The Searchlight Archives – Archives in the Classroom: Blended Learning Project Launch

Event Date: 15 February 2017
Grendon Lecture Theatre
University of Northampton
Park Campus
Northampton NN2 7AL

The Searchlight Archives at the University of Northampton present:

The Searchlight Archives – Archives in the Classroom: Blended Learning Project Launch

As part of a funded ILT innovation bid, the Searchlight Archive has been piloting an exciting new scheme to provide Waterside-ready blended learning components to modules across the University using archive material. Pilot modules have received digitised material via NILE for students to engage with us by online learning, and then boxes of duplicate material for the classroom, and our first bits of student feedback are in. We have also begun preparing the general theme boxes which will be available to all staff for their modules for the next academic year via NILE.

There will be a talk by veteran anti-fascist and journalist Gerry Gable, editor of the magazine Searchlight, as well as from local heritage lottery funded project Race Act 40, who are looking at people’s memories and experiences of racism and the impact of the Race Relations Act 1976 in Wellingborough. There will also be an update from the team on our project so far, examples of what will be made available and feedback from our pilot modules.

Welcome by Dr Helen Scott (Dean, Faculty of Education & Humanities)

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Introduction to the archive by Daniel Jones  (Searchlight Archive)
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Examples of the digitization of the archive by Billy Mann (Northampton)
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Comments on the Searchlight Archive by Dr Paul Jackson (Northampton)
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Gerry Gable (Searchlight):
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Introduction to Race Act 40 by Siobhan Tatum (Northampton):
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