I feel excited. I am going to be the principal lead on a project that will turn a research-led activity for youth into an Open Educational Resource and practice that will better enable educators, parents, carers and community leaders alike to engage youth in a conversation about their digital rights (iRights).
What are the iRights Youth Juries?
The iRights Youth Juries are special events to allow children and young people (aged 16-25) to have a say about their rights on the internet. At the Youth Juries participants will be asked to consider, debate and share ideas about the future of the internet.
You can read more about the original CaSMa project here.
What is iRights Youth Juries OER?
The juries were originally co-designed by Elvira Perez and the CaSMa team, at Horizon Digital Economy Research (University of Nottingham) and Professor Coleman (University of Leeds). Some of the research findings have also been presented to the House of Lords by Derek (Mac) McAuley. With the success of the delivery and feedback of the project we are working towards establishing the juries as an open initiative, enabling anyone anywhere to facilitate one.
However, it is my job to take a practice that is intrinsic to Horizon research and make it accessible, usable and adaptable by others. I am looking for people who work with youth (aged 12-25) and are interested in facilitating a jury. I am looking for your valuable input so that we can collectively recreate the juries an Open Educational Resource that is usable, enjoyable and informative.
- Previous juries have typically taken between one and two hours, but this is up for remixing (of course!)
- Should there be any publications from this project, all participants will be co-authored
Jury participants’ feedback:
‘It made me think about how it would be if the Internet would not be around, how different it would be.’
‘I think it was a good experience, I learnt a lot about the Internet. I would not change a thing [about the iRights Youth Juries], I think it was quite interactive and pretty good with the videos.’
Pre-print draft of the iRights Jury Project Report: http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Draft-Internet-on-Trial-iRights-youth-juries-resport.pdf
Guardian article on iRights movement: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/29/give-kids-rights-over-their-digital-world-stupid-and-foolish-suzanne-moore?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2