The special edition of the Media and Learning News to celebrate the 4th Media and Learning Conference taking place on 12-13 December in Brussels is now available!
Highlights include articles about PLURAL+: A platform for youth media by Jordi Torrent, Report on media education in 4 countries by Remco Pijpers, EMEDUS maps out the future of media literacy in Europe by Juanfran Martinez, MEDEAnet Report on media literacy and media education in the curriculum plus plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training. Read it now!
The Scientix team at European SchoolNet organised a gathering of people responsible for dissemination of European Science projects on 29 November in Brussels. The idea was to find ways in which to collaborate and to ensure the disssemination efforts of individual projects are as effective as possible.
ATiT was represented by Joasia van Kooten on behalf of the SAILS project on assessment in Inquiry based Science Education and by Janine Duchar on behalf of the Inspiring Science Education project which is running large-scale pilot activities in Europe aimed at enthusing and engaging students in science.
Ideas discussed included the organisation of joint activities, common strategies related to engaging teachers, data exchange and sharing and joint initiatives in addressing policy-makers. This event also provided an opportunity for Sally Reynolds from ATiT to give a presentation about the outputs and results of the Web2LLP project on the use of social media by European project managers.
The November issue of Media & Learning News is online!
Highlights include feature articles about the future of education by Mauro Calise, about media literacy by Martina Chapman, speaker in the Media and Learning Conference 2013 and about lecture capture by Sylvia Moes, VU University, The Netherlands.
Check out these highlights and much more here
The latest issue of the Media & Learning News includes an article by Mark Reid on a Europe-wide investigation into film education provision led by the British Film Institute, an article by Ina Silvia Gray from the University of Weimar in Germany describing how she uses student-made podcasts as an intrinsic part of her teaching and an article by Predrag Pale and Juraj Petrović from the University of Zagreb in Croatia describing LeCTo a highly innovative lecture capture tool that they have developed for students in Zagreb.
It also contains news about recent publications and developments including the controversial new documentary from Beeban Kidron called InRealLife, the EU's new initiative on opening up education and a wealth of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.
The MEDEAnet project, in which ATiT is the managing partner, held a project meeting in sunny Sofia on 19-20 September. One of the main goals of the meeting was to work on this year’s report on “Charting Media and Learning in Europe” a follow-up of the first report produced in 2011. Whereas the first report mainly tried to map the general status of Media Literacy and Media Education in partner countries, the second report aims to go one step further, by making a first comparison between the extent to which Media Literacy and Media Education feature in the curricula of partner countries. During the meeting the team also discussed the planning of workshops and webinars in the coming academic year. With workshops like “Use of Documentary film in the Classroom” in Romania and “The impact of multimedia on reading” in Belgium and webinars on “eBook creation” in German and “Mobile Learning” in English, this academic year promises to bring a lot of interesting new network activities. After the project meeting a small reception was organised by the Bulgarian partner, ITPIO, which gave partners the opportunity to meet interesting people in the field of the education and the University world in Bulgaria. The next MEDEAnet project meeting is planned for April, in Athens, Greece. The next MEDEAnet webinar is planned for 10 October: “Media-supported language learning”.
The latest issue of the Media & Learning News includes an article about the Image Conference written by Kieran Donaghy from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, a review of trends in educational media based on an analysis of 5 Years of MEDEA Awards' entries by Eunika Rukmi, Università della Calabria, Italy, a description of how the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia in Spain is using lecture capture to support their courses and a summary of how secondary school students are developing their media and digital literacies based on a recent book by Reijo Kupiainen, University of Tampere, Finland.
The newsletter also provides information about useful resource materials for teachers and trainers, the latest news from the Media & Learning network and a wealth of other items including news about events and tools related to the use of media in teaching and learning. Read the full newsletter here.
A final conference entitled Media literacy for the 21st century will be held in Opatija. Croatia on 14-15 September 2013, This event is the final event in the one year IPA Project Media Literacy for the 21st century which involves two VET Graphics Schools from Zagreb and Rijeka and the Telecentar from Zagreb. This 2 day workshop will provide an overview of media literacy initiatives in Croatia as well as the general status of ICT use in supporting learning. It will report also on the concrete outcomes of the project. A presentation about the MEDEAnet network will be given by Sally Reynolds from ATiT and about EUscreenXL by Mathy Vanbue from ATiT. More information about the project is available here.
The organisers of the Media & Learning Conference have launched the programme for this year’s conference on 12-13 December. With inputs from media producers, educational policy advisers, innovation experts and inspiring practitioners this event is a ‘must-attend’ for anyone interested in harnessing the power of media to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of today’s learners. Check out the most recent press release for a list of highlights. The programme is available here and you can register here.
Here in ATiT we welcomed a new colleague today, she is Tânia Vargas from Portugal who will be taking over the running of the MEDEA Awards and the Media & Learning Conference Secretariats from Nikki Cortoos who is leaving us after 6 years.
Tânia will also be involved in several European project activities and in managing the planning and delivery of courses run by ATiT on video to support teaching and learning and the creation of educational apps. We are all looking forward to working with Tânia.
Planning is going well for a full day international workshop on Lecture Capture to take place on Wednesday 11 December in KU Leuven Belgium. This workshop takes place right before the Media & Learning Conference and is the final REC:all project event.
This workshop will bring together educators, administrators and suppliers to exchange useful ideas on the future of lecture capture. It builds on the success of the 2012 Lecture Capture workshop organised in Leuven which brought together almost 60 participants from 14 countries.
The day will start with a series of showcases highlighting case studies on the topic of up-scaling and large-scale integration of lecture capture in higher education. After lunch break participants can take part in a series of World Café discussions intended to refine the final guides produced by the REC:all project. These discussions will be followed by Expert sessions on three specific topics: Copyright, Storage and Translation.
For all updated info about the workshop programme and information about registration – check this page.