The Open University is a world leader in modern distance learning, the pioneer of teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals studying at times and in places to suit them. OU researchers have a strong record in putting the university’s social mission into practice through applied and participatory research for many years. The university has had a central role in the uptake of PV as a research method and academic subject in the last decade, and has supported a wide range of research and pubic engagement projects, networking initiatives, conferences and events, and PhD research training in the field.
With experience spanning 15 years and across the globe, InsightShare is a leader in the use of Participatory Video (PV) as a tool for individuals and groups to grow in self-confidence and trust, and to build skills to act for change. Our Participatory Video methods value local knowledge, build bridges between communities and decision-makers, and enable people to develop greater control over the decisions affecting their lives.
Become a participatory video facilitator
You are welcomed to join InsightShare’s intensive and rigorous 6-day course for those keen to practice and deepen facilitation skills while learning the basics of participatory video.
In March, 2016 we will host the 26th edition of this training course that we have been running since 2005. The course will run from the 29th of February to the 5th of March. We hope you can join us!
You can find out more about the course by clicking here or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we would love to hear from you.
noun: a meeting or conference held in a virtual space on the internet
verb: to encounter, converse, engage, collaborate in an online meeting space
At Web Gathering we use virtual space on the internet as meeting and conference venues. Using fully featured virtual conference rooms your presenters can deliver their speech live on screen, run slideshow presentations, stream video, use interactive whiteboards, share their desktops and documents and take and answer questions from delegates through interactive feedback during their sessions.
Open Cinema is a national network of participatory film clubs programmed by and for communities experiencing multiple deprivations. Participants are enabled to programme film seasons, hear from guest experts, and create films of their own. Open Cinema works with exemplary partners to catalyse member progressions and the development of individual and community capabilities.
‘Members of Catcher Media Social CIC have worked for almost 20 years in community film-making and participatory video projects. The organisation grew out of Catcher Media Ltd, an award-winning company whose values are rooted in participation and creativity. Groups gain a voice, improve their personal and social skills, receive training to address issues of importance to them.’