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Media & Learning Conference 2016 themes announced

The core themes for the next Media & Learning Conference which will be held on 10–11 March 2016 at the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training in Brussels were announced today. Organised under the banner title of Enriching learning through media education and media literacy, Media & Learning 2016 is all about sharing ideas, comparing experiences and building robust solutions to create learning that matters.

The ten core themes underpinning the programme are: Media literacy and radicalisation, Pedagogically effective use of media and film in schools, Innovative use of video in MOOCs, Making media matter for science education, Social media policies and practices, Special needs education supported by media and digital tools, Using media in higher education, Building design thinking skills through making games, The role of media in cultural education and Practices, platforms and resources for media education and media literacy

Pre-conference workshops are also planned including a full day workshop on 9 March on the Use of Video in Higher Education.

Visit the conference website if you want to submit a proposal. The closing date for submission of proposals is 1 November 2015. Registration to the conference is now open.


The August issue of the Media & Learning newsletter is out!

Highlights in this month's newsletter include an article on "Rethinking the use of video in online learning", by Christopher Newman and Anna Hansch, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin, Germany; a book review "Going Mobile – teaching with hand-held devices", reviewed by Joasia van Kooten, ATiT, Belgium, a video app for mobile devices "Pro Smartphone video tools" and news articles about "M&L Conference - agenda preview", "European Project supporting social media verification", the "EMOOCs 2016 – call for papers", and plenty of other notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

You can see the newsletter here.