Conference Publication Details
Mandatory Fields
McHugh, S., Concannon, F., & Hall, T.
OpenSym 2017, the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration
Everyday Creativity on a University Campus: Crafting a challenge to journey beyond the formal
In Press
Optional Fields
Open online collaboration; creativity; higher education; informal learning; digital literacy; participatory culture
NUI Galway
This paper reports on an initiative to encourage staff, students and the wider community of an Irish university to engage in open, daily creative challenges, mediated by technology. The aim was to encourage creativity as a ritual practice, and to develop digital literacy, in an open forum. We explore how the ideas and methods of DS106[1], a course in Digital Storytelling from the University of Mary Washington (UMW) and other accessible open courses on the web, were appropriated for use within a university campus. The project, known as Campus Create, became both a virtual space and daily practice, encouraging creative thinking across the campus in a fun and playful way. In this paper, we describe the approach taken towards building an open, inclusive online community of learners, with a shared intention to make creativity a more frequent habit.
NUI Galway Explore Initiative
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Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Humanities in Context, Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences