ATiT met with its 7 MEDEAnet partners in Bucharest on 23-24 April for an appraisal and planning meeting. Hosted by the Romanian partner, the NGO ActiveWatch, this meeting focused on supporting the developing the Media & Learning network, how to facilitate the steady growth of the network and plans for the coming 6 months. Partners’ workshop and webinar plans and the preparation of the 2012 report on the status of media education and media literacy in partners’ countries occupied much of the discussion along with discussions about the launch of the new Media & Learning Association.
If you would like to Join us in Brussels on 11-13 December 2013 for the Media & Learning Conference to meet fellow practitioners and policy makers who are interested in media-supported learning you are invited to apply for a grant under the Comenius, Grundtvig or Erasmus funding programmes of the European Commission to attend this conference before the deadline of 30 April 2013.
The full cost of participation in this 3-day residential course is € 873.50, this covers the costs of accommodation, conference registration and materials, as well as travel. Funding to cover the full cost of participation is available to non-Belgian residents within the European Union, and is available through the European Commission programmes Comenius (for staff in school education) and Grundtvig programme (for staff in adult education).
The main theme for the 2013 edition of the Media & Learning conference taking place in Brussels on 12-13 December is Media Education and Literacy: Equipping Learners for Open, Creative Learning Futures. This theme will be at the heart of a unique conference programme aimed at exploring the role of creativity and innovation in education and training against the backdrop of dramatic change in how, where and what learners learn. Conference themes include e-Safety, Media-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching, Creating and curating open educational media resources and data analytics. See the full list on the conference website.
A series of 3 hour-long webinars will take place in December on the subject of work based learning and the experiences of the E-ViEW project team who have been developing and piloting a European Virtual Campus aimed at learners who want to enhance their management skills and competences within a European context. Each webinar lasts from 16:30 to 17:30 CET and they will take place on 5 December, 12 December and 19 December. Participation in these webinars is free but you need to register online to be sure of a place.
The Media & Learning Conference 2012 was a splendid success with 282 participants from 41 countries and tons of interesting presentations about developping digital and media skills in education and finding new and effective ways to embed media into the learning process. The conference took place on 14-15 November 2012 in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels. Presentations and recordings will be shared on the conference website shortly.
This annual conference is organised by the Flemish Ministry of Education and ATiT with the support and help of the European Commission DGEAC.
The French entry 'Quand la colère fait tomber les masques' is the winner of the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media 2012 and the Greek entry 'And the Oscar goes to ...' is the winner of the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media 2012. These and 4 special prize winners were announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place 14 November 2012 as part of the Media & Learning Conference 2012 in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels.
Find out about each of the winners and finalists in the press release (PDF) and meet them online in the MEDEAnet webinar series 'Meet the MEDEA Awards 2012 Finalists'. Showcases on each finalist and Highly Commended will be added to the competition's media gallery soon.
The REC:all project management team met in Amsterdam to discuss the progress of the project over the last year. The first draft versions of the pedagogical, technological and legal reports are being discussed in order to present them to the European lecture capture recording community during the first REC:all workshop in Leuven on 13 November 2012.
At the workshop case studies will be presented about different forms of lecture capture use. Amongst the speakers there are Dr Daniel Tan from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Roman Verraest from the KU Leuven, Carlos Turro from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Stuart Phillipson from the Manchester University & Opencast Matterhorn, Marko Pussaar from the Estonian Information Technology College.
After the presentations there will be a Q&A session where you have the opportunity to connect with industry experts on video conference, lecture capture and screencasting. There you can expect: Anton Bollen from TechSmith, Linda Storey from Echo360, Marci Powell from Polycom and Ray Hassell from Mediasite.
In the afternoon everyone is invited to attend a World Café to discuss the main challenges and the issues around the use of lecture capture nowadays. The day will be concluded with a final panel to discuss the main outcomes of the World café.
Where? Teaching and Learning Department, KU Leuven, Kapeldreef 62, 3001 Heverlee (Leuven)
When? 13th November 2012, 9:30 - 16:00
How? For registration (and more info) please send an e-mail to Joasia van Kooten at email@example.com
ATiT staff met with its Web2LLP partners at the second project meeting which took place last week on 4-5 October 2012 in the warm and culture-rich city of Florence, Italy. With this project we aim to improve web strategies and maximise the social media presence of lifelong learning projects.
During the meeting the partners discussed the results of the user needs analysis of LLP project managers' use of social media in their web strategies.120 responses are being analysed which are being used to inform both the online and face-to-face training which will take place in the first part of 2013 and which ATiT is organising. In the coming months, the partners will be finalising and publishing interviews with project managers showcasing good practice in the use of social media for dissemination and valorisation purposes as well as preparing 2 handbooks on establishing efficient web strategies and integrating social media.
On Tuesday 25th of September 2012, the MEDEA: Media & Learning Association was formally launched at the office of Public Notary Guillaume Roberti de Winghe in Leuven.
Until the first annual general meeting of all members in December 2013 Eleonora Pantó (CSP, Italy), Gerard Casanova (Aunege, France) and Mathy Vanbuel (ATiT, Belgium) will act as President, treasurer and secretary, with Ene Koitla (EITF, Estonia), Bernard Mullarkey (IADT, Ireland) and Wim Van Petegem (DOeL K.U.Leuven, Belgium) acting as additional board members.
The MEDEA: Media & Learning Association has the statute of an iVZW and its main aims are to promote and stimulate the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education and training in Europe. In order to achieve this objective, the Association will amongst other things continue to organise the MEDEA awards and international conferences and workshops. The MEDEA: Media & Learning Association will also provide online support services including workshops and newsletters and will encourage participation of its members in national and international projects. Membership to the association will be open to all individuals and organisations that are interested in taking these objectives forward. More information on how to become a member can be obtained from the firstname.lastname@example.org
The REC:all team held its second project meeting on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June in London. An important outcome from this meeting is the planning of a series of seven webinars which will be held during the coming months. During these webinars speakers will discuss how lecture capture can be used in higher education in an innovative way, discussing best practise examples as well as addressing legal, technical and pedagogical issues (the detailed program will be online soon). Two key reviews which will be major outcomes of the project were also central to the discussion that took place during this meeting. The first focuses on pedagogy and looks at how learning goals can best be reached when using video in educational settings. The second deals with technical developments in lecture capture and the various approaches that institutions can take when seeking to implement robust infrastructure.