The sun is finally setting on the OnCreate project the co_LAB team has been undertaking for the past 3 years!
OnCreate is an EU Erasmus Strategic Partnership between 10 European Universities that explores online creative processes and collaborative methods of teaching and learning. The project aims to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration between students and staff from different institutions across Europe. The OnCreate consortium has been developing joint courses that utilise blended and flipped learning; practical workshops; virtual learning environments and collaborative group work. Our work throughout this project has provided a number of opportunities for LSFM students to collaborate with students from across Europe in extra-curricular courses that have explored in branding and logo design, human-centred design and social enterprise, and virtual and augmented reality.
The project culminated in a one-day international symposium hosted by the co_LAB team in May 2017, featuring a key-note from Tom Roope (Creative Lead, Google Digital Zoo). The symposium invited speakers from across Europe to share their research and industry experiences/knowledge around online collaboration and creativity, whilst providing a platform for the OnCreate consortium to disseminate the work that has been undertaken throughout the project. The outputs from the ‘Mixing of Realities’ short course were also exhibited as part of an interactive VR installation