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Teamwork and Social Media

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The importance of social media in professional, private and academic contexts is something that organisations have been addressing for some years now. The BrainBox project allows students at the Leibniz University to address this hotly-debated theme in a practice related way in a team setting, and to expand their media skills by learning more about the technical aspects involved.

  • Learning objectives

    The learning objectives of the seminar are first and foremost the acquisition of media skills (working in front of and behind the lens, corporate design, data protection, strategies and evaluation, software for photo and film editing), learning to work in a team (interaction of different characters, division of tasks, communication) and developing project management skills (strategies for the successful implementation of your own ideas, self-reflection).

  • Teams and tasks

    The participants decide how to divide the tasks in the seminar themselves. In workshops and one-to-one conversations, the participants reflect on their interests and ideas regarding their future careers and choose their role in the project accordingly. All the students use collaborative platforms to share information (google docs, wikis) and are trained in matters such as project management, communication and presentation.

     


    Content Research

    Content Research comprises researching interesting topics and conducting preliminary discussions with the responsible persons. This not only includes the selection of topics, but also research into the relevant literature and its selection according to relevance, and the planning of a concept. Resulting from this, the material, a draft key questionnaire and ideas are passed on to Content Creation.

     

    Content Creation

    The student in the Content Creation role is responsible for the creative implementation of the project. Using the materials that were selected in the course of the research, they conceptualise a suitable story board and sets, moderate and direct the photography and prepare the material in an attractive way. The major challenge here is to present academic content in an interesting way so that people will want to see or hear it. The completed format is then passed on to Content Management.

     

    Content Management

    Content Management forms the interface between creation and publication of the formats on all the various platforms. The content manager makes decision relating to design and layout and standardised titles and formats. Of particular relevance here are the mechanisms for achieving an effect which are documented and reflected in connection with statistical documentation.

     

    Administration

    Irrespective of the way the project work is divided up into the three areas of work, the participants can also take on administrative tasks. These include IT and the preparation of workshops and plenary sessions.

BrainBox is offered only in German language. You will find further information on the course dates and registration on the German version of this website.



CONTACT

M.A. Mirjam Reale
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
113
M.A. Mirjam Reale
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
113