Pop Up Museum at the Tate Exchange

The purpleSTARS were invited by the University of Reading to create a Pop Up Museum at the Tate Exchange, London, on Friday 1st March. In a space designed like an airport waiting room, the purpleSTARS group collected stories from people about travel and movement and added them to their Pop Up Museum. Members of the… [more] Pop Up Museum at the Tate Exchange

RIX Research & Media Newsletter 2019

Happy New Year and welcome to the latest edition of the RIX Research & Media newsletter. Our newsletter is designed to keep our friends and colleagues up to date and give new readers a snapshot of our work at the RIX Centre at the University of East London. Some of the highlights in this edition… [more] RIX Research & Media Newsletter 2019

Using RIX Wikis to Close the Literacy Gap

In England, children who are in fostered local authority care are described as Looked After Children (LAC). These young people are sometimes vulnerable, hard to reach and can be left behind in the educational system and wider society. In many ways – their voices are not easily heard. They are overseen at local authority level… [more] Using RIX Wikis to Close the Literacy Gap

PurpleSTARS at Glenside Hospital Museum

On Monday 25th June the purpleSTARS, who work with the RIX team to make Museums more inclusive using sensory and digital interpretation approaches, visited Glenside Hospital Museum in Bristol. The museum is working with RIX and the purpleSTARS team engaging local volunteers with learning disabilities from the Bristol area. The aim is to research and… [more] PurpleSTARS at Glenside Hospital Museum

At the British Musuem, by Ajay Choksi

On Tuesday 17th of July 2018 I attended an interactive ‘Travelling Storytellers’ session at the British Museum. The session aimed to explore stories from India and it was run by Olivia Armstrong. The session was attended by many people with learning disabilities including our friends from the Tower Project. Olivia started the session by welcoming… [more] At the British Musuem, by Ajay Choksi

Social Inclusion for Learners (SOIL) Seminar at the Royal Docks

Gosia Kwiatkowska and Ajay Choksi from RIX Research & Media showcased the RIX Multimedia Advocacy Method to academics, educators and practitioners from across the world at the latest Seminar of the EU ‘Social Inclusion for Learners – SOIL’ Project over three days this week, hosted by UEL at the Good Hotel on the Royal Docks. Delegates from Germany, Austria, Netherlands,… [more] Social Inclusion for Learners (SOIL) Seminar at the Royal Docks

Webinar: Listening to & Involving Young People

Listening to and Involving Young People Free Webinar with live Q&A Aired: Tuesday 6th June 2018, 13:00 – 13:30 Statutory guidance from the Department for Education states that local authorities and schools listen to and involving children and young people when considering how best to provide opportunities for them. Under section 176 of the Education… [more] Webinar: Listening to & Involving Young People

Communication Works 2018

Research & Media were at the Communication Works 2018 conference at Charlton Park Academy, showcasing RIX tools and projects alongside cutting edge leaders in the field of assistive technology. The event, which took place on 25th May, was a large gathering of organisations and individuals disseminating and celebrating technology that continually improves, assists, and includes.… [more] Communication Works 2018

SOIL Conference Opens Eyes to Inclusive Learning

Last Friday 20 April 2018, RIX Research & Media held a conference for the Social Inclusion of Learners (SOIL) project. The aim of the conference was to inspire and inform educators about new and innovative methods of inclusion in schools. The information was facilitated by a range of guest speakers from around the world who… [more] SOIL Conference Opens Eyes to Inclusive Learning

Personalised Education with Tablets Course

Sixteen educators from Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Norway last week attended a five-day ‘Personalised Education with Tablets’ course in which they have learned how to apply Multimedia Advocacy and the Universal Design principles and use tablets in their classrooms to support all learners. The Multimedia Advocacy approach, developed by RIX Research and Media, over many… [more] Personalised Education with Tablets Course

Social Inclusion of Learners – London Seminar June 2018

  The Social Inclusion of Learners project (SoIL) are hosting networking conferences and seminars across Europe to share our research findings and build a network of professionals.  RIX Research and Media are hosting the SoIL conference in London and we would like to welcome educators and teachers to join us from the 14th June – 16 June 2018.… [more] Social Inclusion of Learners – London Seminar June 2018

‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Report Recognises RIX Wikis at Charlton Park Academy

We would like to wish huge congratulations to our friends and co-developers at Charlton Park Academy for achieving a rating of ‘Outstanding’ in the recent Ofsted inspection of their residential school provision. RIX Research & Media have worked closely with Charlton Park Academy, a residential special school in South–East London, for many years. Our UEL… [more] ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Report Recognises RIX Wikis at Charlton Park Academy

College students’ trial a new ‘Multimedia Advocacy Toolkit’ to support their peers from local schools

Social Inclusion of Learners Conference – London – April 2018

  The Social Inclusion of Learners project (SoIL) are hosting networking conferences and seminars across Europe to share our research findings and build a network of professionals.  RIX Research and Media are hosting the SoIL conference in London and we would like to welcome educators and teachers to join us on the 20th April 2018. Conference details: Date:… [more] Social Inclusion of Learners Conference – London – April 2018

RIX Community Event – Making Information Easier to Understand

Our RIX Community Event on Tuesday 27th February may have taken place in blinding snow blizzard, but everyone attending walked away from the day with a clearer vision of how they can use Wikis to make information easier to understand and more person-centred. The aim of the day was to go back to basics and re-calibrate… [more] RIX Community Event – Making Information Easier to Understand

RIX hosts visit by Actress & Advocate Sally Phillips

Actress Sally Phillips was hosted by the RIX Research & Media team this week and introduced to our RIX Wiki software, when she made a public appearance at UEL on Monday to talk about her career and her advocacy work for people with Down’s. Sally is well known for her role in TV and Film,… [more] RIX hosts visit by Actress & Advocate Sally Phillips

RIX Community Event 27th Feb – Reset your Wiki Button!

  Re-set your Wiki Button! RIX Wiki Community Event Tuesday 27th February 2018 – 10am – 4pm RIX Research & Media, University of East London Docklands Campus, London. E16 2RD Calling all Wiki Coordinators! The next RIX Wiki Community Event is going back to basics: Rethinking Wikis for Information Making images work for you Gearing… [more] RIX Community Event 27th Feb – Reset your Wiki Button!

Webinar: Successful Implementation of SEND Reforms

How Do RIX Wikis Impact the Effectiveness of SEND Service Delivery? Free Webinar with live Q&A Aired: Wednesday 19th February 2018,  13:00 – 13:30 Andy Minnion MBE discusses findings from our research, which included nine Local Authorities, showing the impact of RIX Wikis in making SEND provision more efficient.   Key Findings discussed:   How… [more] Webinar: Successful Implementation of SEND Reforms