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The November issue of the Media & Learning News is now available

Highlights of this month include an article by Paolo Celot about the evaluation of Media Literacy Levels in Europe, an article by Núria Aidelman about the film “Cinema en curs” and the pedagogic potential of cinema creation and an article by Prof Vítor Reia-Baptista about the necessity of Media Education for Media Literacy. Also read about the upcoming Media & Learning Conference starting in 2 weeks, the latest information about the MEDEA Awards finalists and news about the renewed website by the EUscreen network with a better and user friendly approach.

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Inspiring Science Education Competition 2014-2015

Calling Inspiring Science Teachers – Enter the competition and share some of your most inspiring teaching moments. All you need to do is run an interesting experiment in your science class before 31 March 2015 on the theme of Playing with Light.
Experiments should involve teachers in 2 or more different countries and be linked to one of the Big Ideas in Science Education. To view the complete set of rules, how to enter and details of prizes visit the Competition web pages. Check out the online resources, opportunities and tools in the ISE Community portal.

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The October issue of the Media & Learning News is now available

Highlights of this month include an article By Sherri Hope Culver about the publication of the International Media and Information Literacy Yearbook, an article By Dr. Anca Velicu about the project Net Children Go Mobile and an article about Nordicom – a knowledge centre on media and communication research by Catharina Bucht. Also read information about the pre-conference workshop: Innovative Use of Video in Higher Education, upcoming webinars on Media & Learning topics, as well as the October launch of the EMMA Project with the first 10 European multilingual moocs that go live.

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MEDEA Awards judging process launched!

The judging process of the MEDEA Awards has just been launched.
The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
More than 110 judges are evaluating the 237 entries from 29 countries received this year.
The winners will be announced during the Media & Learning Conference on 20-21 November 2014.

The September issue of the Media & Learning News is now available

Highlights of this month include an article by Tânia Vargas about charting Media and Learning in Europe 2013 in the MEDEAnet report, an article by Ilkka Kukkonen about studying with recorded lectures and an article about inspiring master students that improve their field research using iPads and a 4G network by Sylvia Moes. Also read and download a book by Media Visions about learning with and from media produced by young people, check out the Media & Learning agenda, take part of the MEDEA Awards by submitting an educational media project before 30 September, read the news about the launch of a new contest by Inspiring Science Education (ISE) and much more.

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Agenda for the Media & Learning Conference 2014 launched!

The conference agenda for the fifth Media & Learning conference taking place in Brussels on 20-21 November has been announced and registration for the conference is now open. 

Media & Learning 2014 is the place to be if you are interested in the latest developments, services and uses of media in education and training. Aimed at both policy makers and practitioners, the purpose of this annual event is to identify policies and initiatives that promote digital and media competence at all levels of education and training as well as to promote best-practice in the take-up and application of media in education and training. 

You can check the conference agenda here, and register for the conference here. For more information, please visit the conference website or the social media channels: facebook, twitter and linkedin.

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STEM related workshops coming up

ATiT will be running a series of workshops for Flemish Science Teachers as part of the Inspiring Science Education project. Workshops with Rhombus and ESERO will focus on different aspects of science utilising their respective expertise in data acquisition and space education. A workshop with Scientix and Technopolis will provide teachers with the opportunity to hear about science related projects in Europe.
For more details on the individual workshops click on the Belgian tab of the Events page on the Inspiring Science Education website or email Belgium@inspiringscience.eu
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The August issue of the Media & Learning News is now available

Highlights of this month include an article by Anne McMorrough about her experience in creative use of digital tools in initial teacher education, an article about learning analytics and the use of online video by students by Pierre Gorissen from Fontys University of Applied Sciences and an article by Astrid Ottenheym on the journey of integrating social media and apps in your classroom. Read also the latest NMC Horizon report, anticipations of the Media & Learning Conference programme and many more.

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EMMA - platform for aggregating European MOOCs - prepares for autumn launch

All 12 partners in the EMMA partnership are having a busy summer as they prepare for the launch of the first 10 MOOCs in Autumn. These MOOCs will be provided in a multilingual setting with translation and transcription services available for certain elements of each MOOC. The course offer is quite varied and ranges for courses aimed at trainers and teachers like the technology-enhanced learning MOOC from the University of Leicester and the e-Learning MOOC form the Dutch OU to courses with a broader target like the course on Climate Change offered by Universidad Aberta in Portrugal. Keep up to date with EMMA via our website and social media channels.

The July issue of the Media & Learning News is now available

Highlights include an article by Susanne Friz about the media portal for schools produced by the Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (FWU), an article by Russell Stannard about his video capture experience with students and free online tools, and an article by Jack Koumi about the possibilities of “audiovision” teachers training of Nomadic children in Nigeria. Read also news about the final MEDEAnet report, the announcements of the Kaltura Connect conference and many more.

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