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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds The people who attended for the workshop kind of chose themselves, because word of mouth and expressions of interest grew as it became widely known that we were going to develop a reusable learning objects based on the NMC professional code. We wanted to demonstrate and show a range of experiences, both in the staff and in the student body. For example, we had years one, two, and three students from both Birmingham City University and the University of Nottingham. The workshop itself was tremendous fun. We gave them a storyboarding exercise.

Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds And we asked them to come up with some blue sky thinking, from the sublime to the ridiculous, of what a pictorial structure would look like for the NMC professional code for standards and behaviour. We asked them to come up with ideas that would reflect the code in practise. The value of this stage was collecting this rich range of materials from the staff and the students, and people being given the opportunity to be very creative and very expressive. And they came up with some really fabulous ideas for us to move to the next stage.

The storyboarding workshop stage - Fern's experience

Storyboards: from the sublime to the ridiculous

In this video Fern describes how her storyboard workshop group was formed around her specific learning aim.

To recap, Fern’s project (Step 1.4) is to develop an E-learning resource (specifically a Reusable Learning Object) to explain the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Professional Code of Conduct and its importance to nursing and midwifery students.

Watch the video, consider the questions below and add a comment.

  • How did Fern make sure a range of voices were heard in the workshop?
  • How can a serious learning aim can be turned into a fun and creative storyboard?

Next steps

In the following steps you will see some short videos and hear directly from the workshop participants at each stage of the storyboard process and you will have a chance to reflect on the processes involved.

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