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Podcast title Urban Learning Space Seminars (Enhanced)
Website URL http://www.urbanlearningspace....
Description This podcast series features inspirational talks by some of the most innovative educational consultants and developers in the world. They have been recorded at the Urban Learning Space in The Lighthouse in Glasgow, Scotland. Urban Learning Space is a learning lab equipping the people of Scotland with the capabilities to face the challenges of 21st century life. Urban Learning Space was established with core funding from Scottish Enterprise Glasgow. We are working with people around Scotland to address real life challenges. Our network of experts are using transformational design practice to promote individuals’ capacities for change. Nurturing an innate capacity for learning by using collaborative design processes, we create new approaches. These range from the building of creativity tools to support innovation, transforming public spaces into learning landscapes, and harnessing emerging technologies to explore new learning contexts.
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Episodes

1. Ourselves, Online: A Musician's Quest For A New Business Model In The Age Of Networks (part 2)
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Description: The music business is in meltdown - and professional musicians are having to re-assess everything about how they sustain their livelihoods. If people simply won't pay £15 for a CD from the high street, what will they pay for? Recorded music is tending towards being ubiquitous and free(ish), but live music is tending towards high prices for a unique experience. In the face of these trends, how can the power of the internet - particularly broadband and social networks - be used to forge a new connection, both cultural and commercial, between musicians and their audience? With a new self-financed Hue And Cry album in his USB, Pat Kane set out on a journey with his brother Greg to find a new way to being 'Ourselves, Online'. This seminar tells the story of that journey, which might (or might not) end up happily ever after...

2. Ourselves, Online: A Musician's Quest For A New Business Model In The Age Of Networks (part 1)
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Description: The music business is in meltdown - and professional musicians are having to re-assess everything about how they sustain their livelihoods. If people simply won't pay £15 for a CD from the high street, what will they pay for? Recorded music is tending towards being ubiquitous and free(ish), but live music is tending towards high prices for a unique experience. In the face of these trends, how can the power of the internet - particularly broadband and social networks - be used to forge a new connection, both cultural and commercial, between musicians and their audience? With a new self-financed Hue And Cry album in his USB, Pat Kane set out on a journey with his brother Greg to find a new way to being 'Ourselves, Online'. This seminar tells the story of that journey, which might (or might not) end up happily ever after...

3. Understanding the Peer to Peer Revolution
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Description: Because of the increased distributed nature of production technology, not just for immaterial production but for physical production as well, it is increasingly possible to imagine modes of social life which combine re-localised production with global open design communities. How can we move away from a world that is based on a false notion that the natural world is abundant, and on a equally false notion that we need to impede the free sharing of social innovations through the creation of artificial scarcities in the digital world? The answer may be a reliance on the emerging peer to peer dynamic, and the emergence of peer production, peer governance, and peer property formats as an alternative ways of organizing social life. The increasingly global availability of social cooperation technologies is empowering and enabling the creation of global-local communities that are able to directly create social value, through new types of for-benefit institutions. In this lecture, Michel Bauwens, founder of the Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives, will examine the key characteristics of this new mode of production, how it creates new business models, and how it could be enabled and empowered by new Partner State-based approaches by public authorities at all levels.

4. The EUREKA! Process and Pathways to Creativity
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Description: Creativity is a highly valuable and desirable quality, which appears to defy our attempts at understanding it. Despite much scientific research effort, creativity remains infuriatingly elusive. It seems that the very act of scientifically researching creativity makes it evaporate like Daphne. Could it be that we are looking in the wrong place? If however, we try to understand creativity from the *view of the creative practitioner*, suddenly valuable insights open up, which promise to let us understand and apply creativity effectively and profitably. This research indicates that people can enhance their creative processes and realize their creative potential to maximum effect. Creativity is emerging as a different cognitive entity in comparison with traditional scientific, logic, deductive thinking. Once we realize and accept this, the *EUREKA! process* can be nourished, strengthened and applied.

5. Assessment 2.0: Modernising Assessment for the 21st Century
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Description: This talk challenged orthodoxy in assessment. The speaker, Bobby Elliot, has overall responsibility for all vocational (ICT) assessment within the college and workplace sectors in Scotland. Bobby has a professional and personal interest in assessment (particularly e-assessment) and digital technologies (Web 2.0)...hence the blending of the two into "Assessment 2.0". He evaluated past and present forms of assessment and considered new approaches. He was introduced by Brian Dickson of AOK Learning.

6. Everybody Get Loud: Consumer Generated Content Monitoring
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Description: In an age where a blog post or a video on YouTube is challenging mainstream media as a source for global attention, it becomes increasingly important for business and the community to be aware of what is happening online in social networking spaces. But when MySpace has 200 million users, and Facebook 55 million, YouTube has around 57 million videos uploaded, and consumers are spending more and more time on their PC instead of in front of the television, there is also the confusion of choice: how do you track what consumers are accessing? How do you maintain corporate reputation in a mass of unmitigated opinion? How do you determine what is useful commentary from what is mere chatter?

7. Podcasting in Creative Business Development (part 3)
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Description: The third part of the Podcasting in Creative Business seminar recording is the presentation by each of the three groups to everybody participating of the plans they devised during the afternoon session. We listen to each of the presentations and discuss how we think each one would work in the real world. Everybody is encouraged to join in.

8. Podcasting in Creative Business Development (part 2)
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Description: The second recording from the Podcasting in Creative Business Development seminar contains extracts from the three group discussions. Group one was discussing how to create a podcast series as part of a marketing campaign for Innocent Drinks. Group two were planning to use podcasting in internal communications for East Lothian Council. The third group had to make money from selling their podcast of Time Out Travel guides.

9. Podcasting in Creative Business Development (part 1)
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Description: Part one of the recording from new media production company Inner Ear's Podcasting in Creative Business Development seminar contextualises the medium, showing how it fits within social networks, online communities and blogging. Examples are drawn from the three areas Inner Ear cover in the course of this seminar: external marketing, internal communications and business development. After going over background, context and examples, participants are split into three groups and each group is presented with a different scenario. They must devise a plan to create a podcast to enhance a given business activity, within a specific budget.