[Air-l] student project
adrian.miles at rmit.edu.au
Tue Aug 26 01:59:29 PDT 2003
apologies and some forbearance here, this is a press release from a
group of students who are working on a blog project. They are
primarily international students, have never seen a blog before, and
have formed a production team that has developed all content,
promotional material, etc. the course they are participating in is
largely about teaching about collaborative production and networked
I'm assuming some relevance to this community because they are
playing with what is usually a nonfiction medium in a semi fictional
way, blurring fiction and reality in a way that is reminiscent of
reality TV, which they are realising. No-budget lo-tech intervention
on their behalf.
Professional Communication students at RMIT University have joined
together to create an exciting online Blog called "Hannah's House".
This blog is no ordinary Blog ; but one where an international
student called Hannah, comes to Australia to study at RMIT. Come
along her to experience Melbourne and all the pleasures, problems
and with dilemmas Hannah has along the way!!
Read Hannah's online diary as she takes us on her day to day journeys
and shares her secret findings with us - her readers - about
Melbourne and all its little quirkey but loveable points. You will
hear about the best places to buy a beer, where the closest doctors
can be found, cool dinner ideas to cook at home, great places to eat,
shop and of course where to head for the best entertainment and
information regarding university.
Course Lecturer Adrian Miles believes the project created by the
students will be extremely popular for new RMIT students,
international and local, but will also have a following outside the
university. As Adrian says "This is an innovative use of a blog
because these students are taking a non fiction genre to develop an
online personality to explore the experience of being students".
One of the writers in the class, Lucy Doherty has enjoyed the new
experience and opportunity the project has brought her. "It has been
fantastic to be able to join all of the aspects and qualities we have
gained through our degree in the last couple of years and put them
into a real life situation and gain real results."
Professional Communication is one of the many degrees offered at RMIT
University, it incorporates all aspects of the media industry, such
as journalism, TV and Radio Production and Public Relations. A
combination of all of the skills learnt in this degree have been used
in the development and promotion of 'Hannah's House'.
People can visit Hannah online at http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/~hannah
Or email Hannah at Hannahsblog at hotmail.com
PH: (H) 03 98790948 (M) 0407538127
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