EPSRC Impact Exploration Grant
An interconnecting project with UnBias is an EPSRC Impact Exploration Grant which was awarded to the Nottingham UnBias team. The award has enabled them to engage members of the public of all ages with another output of the UnBias project – the Fairness Toolkit. The workshops focused on a component of the Fairness Toolkit; the UnBias Awareness Cards.
Two workshops each were run with those aged 13-17 years, 18-29 years, 30-50 years and the over 65s to gain feedback on the cards, and to give them the opportunity to co-create games and activities to be used with the cards, to enable these age groups and others to develop their learning as well as discussion on the topic of online fairness. These discussions culminated in the formation of a ‘Facilitator Booklet’ that contained a selection of the games that participants created as well as further information and advice for facilitators, to enable them to run their own sessions using the cards.
The booklet is freely available online to download. We also have a small amount of hard copies of the booklet and are in the process of forming a strategy for wider dissemination of the booklet.
Related to the Fairness Toolkit, we have undertaken other dissemination work to promote the outputs of the UnBias project:
EPSRC Telling Tales of Engagement
Led by Ansgar Koene, this project is a collaboration with Prof. Matthew Daniels (Chair of Law and Human Rights at The Institute of World Politics; Founder of Good of All) to provide an evidence base for the use of youth created short YouTube videos in awareness raising about human rights such as online privacy.
We will soon begin data collection by seeking the responses of undergraduate students to find out whether watching a selection of videos that are produced by the Human Rights Network, are effective in making participants more aware of human rights.