60Sox and the 2bobmob : mentoring in an online learning community for creative industries graduates

Brow, Justin, Hearn, Gregory N., & Bridgstock, Ruth S. (2008) 60Sox and the 2bobmob : mentoring in an online learning community for creative industries graduates. In Proceedings of World Graduates Conference, Melbourne.


Knowledge intensive services are the fastest growing segment of the international economy and the digital creative industries are a key segment therein. Australia is well positioned to exploit this opportunity but has a skills shortage in the digital content industries in terms of commercial ready graduates. We report on a solution to this problem, in the form of an online creative community of practice – www.60Sox.org - where new graduates are mentored by Australian industry leaders - the 2bobmob. We describe this community of practice as a virtual creative ecology and discuss networks, peer feedback and mentoring as key elements of post-tertiary learning, in the context of portfolio career progression.

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ID Code: 32481
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Transition to workforce, , Digital Content Industries,, Skills shortages, Peer-to-peer skills and knowledge transferral, Commercial literacies, , HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Interactive Media (190205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2010 22:16
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2010 14:48

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