Learning Sprint 4: BarCamp

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Learning Sprint 4: BarCamp

Weeks 8 & 9

Scenario : Sprint 4

I have created and licenced an Open Toolkit for Artistic Learning. I’d like to organise a public event within which to present and run this Open Toolkit that will attract like-minded peers. I’ve heard that “unconferences” are ways of organising such participatory events, but I’m not sure what unconferences are, or how to find out about them. It all seems so daunting. Where should I start?

Pre-Sprint: Assignment ahead of your first class

What a BarCamp? FISh model of Collective Inquiry into Unconferences

You will use the FISh model of Collective Inquiry to quickly gain a working understanding of Unconference formats such as BarCamps.

FISh stands for Focus > Investigate > Share

Before you meet to work in your Basho, you must all do the following:

Focus: Find out what a Baramp is. How are they organised? What are the ‘rules’ of a BarCamp?

Investigate: What other sort of Unconference formats are there are there and how do they work?

When we meet for the first workshop, you will Share: Pool and share your BarCamp Research

Focus > Investigate = Swarm Reading

What are you going to focus on, what will you investigate?

You will use the swarm reading model to distribute the labour involved in researching BarCamps. You can read about how to use this model here: swarm reading (link).

You must all read the following key resources to ascertain some of the foundational rules of BarCamps:

BarCamp.org The Rules of BarCamp (link)

Neil Mulholland – Ten Rules for your Basho’s Barcamp (link)

Topps D, Dennerlein S and Treasure-Jones T. Raising the BarCamp: international reflections, MedEdPublish 2017, 6:122 (https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2017.000122) https://mededpublish.org/articles/6-122 (link)

You are, additionally, each assigned to read one of the following readings:

(You will be assigned one resource in your Basho’s Miro board)…

8 Resources = 1 Resource Each

    1. Chapter 1: Traditional Conferences: What They Do and How They Get It Wrong in Boule, M. (2011) Mob rule learning camps, unconferences, and trashing the talking head / Michelle Boule. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/7g3mt6/alma9924437276102466

    2. Chapter 2: (Un)Defining a Camp or Unconference in Boule, M. (2011) Mob rule learning camps, unconferences, and trashing the talking head / Michelle Boule. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/7g3mt6/alma9924437276102466

    3. Chapter 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Unscripted in Boule, M. (2011) Mob rule learning camps, unconferences, and trashing the talking head / Michelle Boule. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/7g3mt6/alma9924437276102466

    4. Chapter 4: How to Plan and Execute a Successful Camp in Boule, M. (2011) Mob rule learning camps, unconferences, and trashing the talking head / Michelle Boule. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/7g3mt6/alma9924437276102466

    5. Chapter 5: Unconference Case Studies in Boule, M. (2011) Mob rule learning camps, unconferences, and trashing the talking head / Michelle Boule. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/7g3mt6/alma9924437276102466

    6. Chapter 6: Applying the Unconference Structure Beyond Conferences and the Future of the Movement in Boule, M. (2011) Mob rule learning camps, unconferences, and trashing the talking head / Michelle Boule. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/7g3mt6/alma9924437276102466

    7. Ethan Watrall, et al. “Unconferences.” in Hacking the Academy : New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities, University of Michigan Press, 2013. p. 132–.Cohen, Daniel J., and Joseph Thomas Scheinfeldt.  ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ed/detail.action?docID=6819946.
    8. Budd, Aidan, et al. “Ten Simple Rules for Organizing an Unconference: E1003905.” PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 11, no. 1, 2015, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003905. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/1viuo5v/cdi_proquest_journals_1685036835
    9. Topps D, Dennerlein S and Treasure-Jones T. Raising the BarCamp: international reflections, MedEdPublish 2017, 6:122 (https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2017.000122) https://mededpublish.org/articles/6-122 (link)

Focus, Investigate, Share

Each student will give a 5min presentation on the reading resource they were assigned during – BarCamp 101 – your first class on Tuesday.

So, you need to share your Research in preparation for – Barcamp 101.

Your Basho’s Miro board has a space for sharing your thoughts on the reading resource assigned to you.

Ensure that you make notes in this board so that you can present your findings to your peers on Tuesday.

Further Reading on BarCamps and Unconferences:

BarCamp – How to Run Your Own https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/BarCamp_-_How_to_Run_Your_Own

Barnhart, Anne. “The Course-Integrated Unconference: A Pedagogy of Courage and Mutual Trust.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021, https://doi.org/10.3138/jelis-2020-0096. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/1viuo5v/cdi_crossref_primary_10_3138_jelis_2020_0096

PhD by Bradfield, Marsha. “Utterance and Authorship in Dialogic Art : or an Account of a BarCamp in Response to the Question, ‘What Is Dialogic Art?’” University of the Arts London, 2013. https://discovered.ed.ac.uk/permalink/44UOE_INST/1viuo5v/cdi_britishlibrary_ethos_oai_ethos_bl_uk_577484


Example of a digital BarCamp programme. Source: https://698margiebishopviral.blogspot.com/2022/10/barcamp-methode-digital.html

Week 8

Barcamp 101

Tuesday 8th November 2022 | 1.03, 7-8 Chambers Street, Central (link to timetable)

Workshop facilitated by Neil, Jake and Beth.

From today, you seven days to learn about BarCamps and to create one.

 

What is a BarCamp? FISh model of Collective Inquiry 
10:00-11:15

 

barcamp Logo Illustrator CS2 Template for modding available here: http://barcamp.org/w/page/405009/SpreadBarCamp

First thing today, we will use the FISh model of Collective Inquiry to gain an understanding of Barcamps.

Working in your Basho, you will be doing the following:

Share: Meeting with your Basho to present and discuss your BarCamp Research.

Each student will give a 5min presentation on the reading resource they were assigned. We will hear all the presentations before we have a discussion about the rules of BarCamp.

We will be working in your Basho’s Miro board. It’s important that you have used the Miro board to share your thoughts on the reading resource assigned to you.

Ensure that you make notes in this board so that you can present your findings to your peers on Tuesday.

BarCamp Infra/structure Design and Programme Publication
11:30-12:30

By way of an induction to the final Sprint in this course, we will use the remaining hour today to examine the Sprint 4 Scenario in more detail.

The final Scenario outlines what you have to to do for your summative assignment.

To clarify what is required, we will look at two essential components of collectivised planning:

  • Swarm designing your BarCamp’s infrastructure to support each Open Toolkit
  • Swarm Drafting your Basho’s BarCamp Programme for Publication

BarCamp Programming Meeting 1 (CAT Students only)

Thursday 10th November 2022 | Basho meet in venue of your choosing

How-to guidelines on creating your BarCamp can be found on this wiki (link) https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/B2CAOL

Each Basho will meet independently today to design and develop your Basho’s BarCamp Programme.

There are two components to this:

BarCamp infra/structure design

The design of your BarCamp’s infrastructure will determine the success of each Open Toolkit. (see: Ten Rules for your Basho’s BarCamp for info on what you need to work on here).

Please complete your own Open Toolkit plan within your Basho’s Miro Board to ensure that you have the your own infrastructure information in place.

You will need to carefully plan and organise all of the resources needed for each CAT in your Basho ahead of the event on Thursday 1st December 2022 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

This means focusing on how you will design the BarCamp site (the Sculpture Yard of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop). When considering how to use this site, it helps to do so in situ, so you might want to have this meeting at ESW.

Draft for Programme Publication

You must publicise your Basho’s BarCamp Programme.

This will include all information on each Open Toolkit contribution from all MA CATs in your Basho.

Please complete your own Open Toolkit plan within your Basho’s Miro Board to ensure that you have the draft programme information in place.

You will use this information to carefully design the BarCamp timetable as it will run on Thursday 1st December 2022 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Deadline for copy

The copy deadline for your Basho’s BarCamp Programme is Friday 25th November 5pm Please submit the copy via this form:

https://forms.office.com/r/wcNLSndh4Q (link)

Week 8 or 9

1:1 Open Toolkit Tutorial

In Week 8 or 9 you will have a tutorial with your Basho’s tutor.

This tutorial will support you in creating, licensing (OER), presenting and distributing your modifiable Open Toolkit for Artistic Learning as part of your Basho’s BarCamp Programme.

Before you come for your tutorial can you please create an outline of the 20mins Open Toolkit you plan to run at ESW.

As you know already, there a space in Miro for sketching out your Open Toolkit – you must use this to board to outline what you are planning to do. This will enable all of your peers in your Basho to see what each other are planning – vital for the organisation of your Basho’s BarCamp.

Please make sure you complete your draft of your 20mins Open Toolkit before this tutorial.


Detail of an impromptu BarCamp programme

Week 9

BarCamp Programming Meeting 2 (with your Tutor)

Tuesday 15th November 2022 | 1.03, 7-8 Chambers Street, Central (link to timetable)

BarCamp infra/structure design

10:00-10:50  Each CAT will give a 5min presentation on their Open Toolkit.

11:00-11:45 Each Basho will then walk through the design of your BarCamp’s infrastructure plan and clarify how it will determine the success of each Open Toolkit ahead of the BarCamp public event on Thursday 1st December 2022 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Final Copy of Programme Publication

11:45-12:30

Staff will spend remaining time this morning working with their Basho to ensure that the Barcamp programme is populated and ready for publication.

This will include all information on each Open Toolkit contribution by each CAT in your Basho.

You will need to carefully design the BarCamp timetable as it will run on Thursday 1st December 2022 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Please ensure that you update your own Open Toolkit plan within your Basho’s Miro Board to ensure that you have the final copy of the programme information in place.

Copy-editing will be started before the end of today’s class.

The copy deadline for your Basho’s BarCamp Programme is Friday 25th November 5pm https://forms.office.com/r/wcNLSndh4Q (link)

BarCamp Programming Meeting 3 (CAT Students only)

10:00-12:00 Thursday 17th November 2022 | Basho meet in venue of your choosing

Meet in your Basho today to complete your

BarCamp infra/structure design

and the

Final Copy of Programme Publication

both are due tomorrow….

The full programme must be in a full draft ready for publication Friday 25th November 5pm https://forms.office.com/r/wcNLSndh4Q (link)

Week 9 Sprint 4 | 500 word Blogpost

Due Friday 18th November 2022 | Post in your Portfolio (link). LEARN > Portfolio (WordPress Student Tool). 

For your final 500 word blogpost, you should write some friendly ‘how-to’ advice for the Scenario’s character:

I have created and licenced an Open Toolkit for Artistic Learning. I’d like to organise a public event within which to present and run this Open Toolkit that will attract like-minded peers. I’ve heard that “unconferences” are ways of organising such participatory events, but I’m not sure what unconferences are, or how to find out about them. It all seems so daunting. Where should I start?

Begin by addressing their key concern (i.e. their anxiety: ‘Where should I start?’).

You should try to draw on your own experience here. Given what you know now, what would you do?

If you wish, you can write out a set of ‘rules’. If you want to modify some existing rules, you can do so provided you fully cite all of your sources.


Week 11 BarCamp Assignment

BarCamp takes place Thursday 1st December at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Create, licence, present and distribute your own modifiable Open Toolkit for Artistic Learning as part of a BarCamp programmed by your Basho. Working with your Basho, collaboratively research unconference formats, collectively create a viable BarCamp infrastructure, publicise your Basho’s BarCamp Programme on Friday 25th November 5pm, and run it on Thursday 1st December 2022 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Checklist:

☑️ Did you complete the Pre-Sprint Reading and create a 5min presentation for BarCamp 101?
☑️ Did you consult and read from the Resource List for this Sprint? BarCamps and Unconferences (link)
☑️ Did you do any of the further reading on BarCamps suggested on this page?
☑️ Did you attend and participate in BarCamp 101 in Week 8?
☑️ Did you attend and participate in BarCamp Programming Meeting 1 in Week 8?
☑️ Did you attend and participate in BarCamp Programming Meeting 2 in Week 9?
☑️ Did you attend and participate in BarCamp Programming Meeting 3 in Week 9?
☑️ Did you complete your own Open Toolkit plan within your Basho’s Miro Board and include both your infrastructure information and programme information on your Open Toolkit?
☑️ At the end of Week 9, did you re-visit Sprint 4’s Problem Scenario and complete the Sprint Assignment:  Write a 500 word blogpost in your Portfolio that offers some friendly ‘how-to’ advice for the Scenario’s character?
☑️ In Week 11, did you create, licence, present and distribute your own modifiable Open Toolkit for Artistic Learning as part of the BarCamp held on Thursday 1st December 2022 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop?

If you’ve completed these tasks, then all you have to do now is complete this final component of your Summative Assignment:

Week 13 Project Book Assignment

12th December by 3:00pm

b. A Reflective Analysis of your research for, and contribution to, BarCamp. (1,500 words) (link)

Please follow the link to the Summative Assignment information and follow it very carefully (link).


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