Contexts, Culture and Creativity
The National Resource Centre for Dance (NRCD) and University of Surrey School of Arts (Dance) have been awarded a grant from JISC of £122,391. The project, Contexts, Culture and Creativity: Enriching E-Learning in Dance (CCC-EED), part of JISC’s content programme for 2011-13, aims to create and embed Open Educational Resources, which enhance student-centred learning and maximize the use of digital resources and collections, in the dance education sector.
University of Surrey academic dance staff, led by Professor Rachel Fensham, will collaborate with staff in the NRCD to design enriched e-learning packages utilising the NRCD’s archive content and which will be distributed via the VLE and Digital Dance Archives (DDA) website. The learning packages will emphasise cultural and contextual content, and creative modes of using digital resources in the learning environment.
The project started in November 2011 and will run until January 2013. It will employ two project staff and University of Surrey staff involved in the project’s development and management are: Professor Rachel Fensham, Dr Melissa Borelli-Blanco, Dr Jean Johnson-Jones, Jennifer Jackson, Efrosini Protopapa, and Sharon Maxwell and Helen Roberts from the NRCD.