A few posts ago I mentioned the Infuse Radio site and how this could lead to learners uploading their work to C_Space (our intranet) independantly and the ability for peers to review and comment on the published work.
With the Initial Teacher Training Gallery site we have taken our first definite steps in this direction.
Working closely with the teaching and Learning Development team we've knocked together a simple site which allows learners on the Certificate of Education and PGCE to upload images of posters they've created to a gallery page. The posters are all themed to highlight inequalities or misconceptions within education and are used as a basis for further discussion around the topics raised.
The posters themselves are displayed as thumbnails, framed as if hanging on a gallery wall and visitors to the gallery can click on an image to view the full sized version of the poster. The artist can also upload a commentary about their creation, detailing why they chose their subject and how their poster reflects the issue being highlighted.
Peers viewing the posters and reading the commentaries can then add their own comments, reviewing the affectiveness of the artist's work and the validity of their topic. The project has proved to be a great success and a bank of work has been collected for display as well as running commentaries critiquing the work.
We've now got a gallery even Tony Hart would have been proud of!
Hopefully, we'll now be able to roll this idea across the curriculum and get more learners involved in uploading their work for peer evaluation and a demonstration of their achievements whilst studying at the College.