Next generation ideas for online workshops from the create your world TOUR
Locked out of their schools – socially distanced and isolated – a generation of digital natives were faced with an abrupt and ad-hoc transition to total online education. Under resourced and unprepared teachers made heroic efforts to adapt amongst the perpetual uncertainty of COVID-19, but what the pandemic made abundantly clear is that almost four decades after the first online course, school systems are still failing to capture the vast potential of integrating online education. While it is evident that the advantages of face-to-face teaching and learning in schools are irreplaceable, online education offers opportunities to open classrooms to wider society, where students can learn from artists, researchers, activists, industry leaders and other experts in their field. A New Digital Deal for education should aspire beyond just equipping schools and students with the digital tools and technologies they are sorely lacking, but also tap into the network of knowledge and expertise that is out there in the broader community. Through adopting a philosophy of Online Open Schooling we can unlock schools and open them to the world, a world where young people are not only learning from, but also actively creating.
The create your world TOUR at Ars Electronica was formulated to support such ambitions, acting as a mediator who connects school students and teachers directly to the knowledge ideas of artists and thinkers within Ars Electronica network. The online-versions of the workshops were a great step forward to motivate teachers and students to continue using digital learning platforms regularly. A next generation of online workshops developed by the digital natives themselves has shown us how to translate a hands-on DIY culture of teaching to the digital classroom: In this panel we will hear from the creators of three of the most recent create your world TOURs on the challenges and their experiences in adapting their expertise to online workshops.
Education Inspiration Session I – a create your world TOUR
Anna Kaufmann (AT), Sonja Groiss (AT)
In this Inspiration Session for teachers and educators, you can take part in the online workshop created by Sonja Groiss and Anna Kaufmann that is currently delivered to school classrooms through the create your world TOUR. The workshop is based on their project ‘Generation Y’ that was recognised in the Prix Ars Electronica U19 category in 2018. In their creative and interactive workshop, the topic of digitalization is presented in an informative and understandable way using the game ‘Generation Y’.
Education Inspiration Session II – a create your world TOUR
Michaela Schober (AT), L. Vanessa Gruber (AT)
In this Inspiration Session for teachers and educators, you can take part in the online workshop created by Michaela Schober and L. Vanessa Gruber that is currently delivered to school classrooms through the create your world TOUR. Their workshop Climate Change in Stop Motion: Tell your Story! weaves together storytelling techniques with questions that will be crucial to the younger generation’s future.
Education Inspiration Session III – a create your world TOUR
Beate Absalon (DE)
In this Inspiration Session for teachers and educators, you can take part in the online workshop ‘That could help: Self-Care-Zines’ created by Beate Absalon that will be delivered to school classrooms through the create your world TOUR. There are remedies for many crises: Video tutorials show how to write applications or how to prepare a dish. Magazines provide tips on how to flirt or gaming tricks. Some problems, however, are trickier and more complex. When you feel unwell, tense or tired, there isn’t always a straightforward answer to the problem. Simple advice doesn’t help: “Think about something positive!”, “Don’t be like that!”, “Just try harder!” …
create your world TOUR is part of the OSHub project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement No. 824581