Manchester Learning Hive – teaching technology in the gaps

There are many ways to learn about technology. We all know about ICT and Computing lessons as schools but what about other ways. Based on feedback from students, we are are very interested in making connections between learning technology to other areas of interest. To do this we are looking for inspiration from the HIVE Learning Networks especially those in New York  and Chicago.

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We want you to think of activities that can be a good base for future work for the Hive Network in Manchester. These activities could be driven by any passion. It could be interest in Music, interest in changing the world or making your neighbourhood a better place. It could be putting on a fun event.

Digital technology is now everywhere but we are still all learning to use it to make the world a better, more connected place. The key part of this mission is to engage not only with the digital and technology elements of a project but to bring in civil or human rights issues.

About Hive Learning Networks

The following video best explains how a Hive Network can be useful for a city.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyJHY7-hmKQ

MMU student Thomas Payton-Greene made this video about Everybody Loves Robots MMU/ Manchester Hive project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-RvKtKeuJw

More Information:

If you would like to support and develop this project please contact m.chesterman@mmu.ac.uk or edlab@mmu.ac.uk

Partner Name: Manchester Hive

Keywords: civic issues, popular education, hive networks, digital rights