Digital auto-ethnography as practice: Research with students
Students studying on creative art and design based programmes from University Centre Blackburn College have been invited to participate in a digital auto-ethnographic research project. The research asks students to use digital auto-ethnography approaches as part of their usual working practices.
Can using digital technologies to examine and document the creative working process help to develop greater insight into work and a richer creative practice? I am also interested in whether these approaches help students gain confidence in their transition from student to creative professional.
Students will have:
- Access to online support materials for equipment and platforms (hosted on this blog)
- Access to face to face workshops for the use of equipment, social media tools and platforms
- Mentoring/tutorials to support their area of work
- Invitations to optional group crit/tutorials across discipline areas
The tools come in the form of kit bags and include go-pro headcams, digital voice recorders, pulse reading wristbands and camcorders which allow for recordings to be instantly projected back to them. Students will also use public/private blogs and e-portfolio platforms like Evernote for example.
Project Blog Site: https://seeingpracticeblog.wordpress.com/