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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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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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.
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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Highlights include featured articles about the Media and Information Literacy conference in Paris by Sally Reynolds, an article by Daniel de Luca about Devox4Kids – organising sessions where children can develop computer games, program robots and have an introduction to electronics, and an article by Rauna Rahja: “Coding skills not enough in an information society”.
Amongst other news, read about the Winner of the iPro survey draw in Belgium, tips for using media to engage and teach and News about ELIADEMY – a free platform for teacher and educators for creating free video content for students.
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The Media and Learning Association and ATiT were represented at the Media and Information Literacy Forum which took place on 27-28 May in the Parisian headquarters of UNESCO. Involving about 300 people from all over the world, this forum served to highlight just how much interest there is in the topic of media and information literacy (MIL), and perhaps more importantly, just how wide-ranging this interest is. This forum jointly organized by UNESCO and the EMEDUS project represented the final event of EMEDUS which is a European Commission supported project investigating media literacy in Europe. It made for a fitting end to this project and was very successful in bringing together such a rich diversity of speakers and stakeholders to review the work of the project and consider its recommendations.Read more about the forum.
On Thursday May 22, the winner of the iPro Survey draw in Belgium, Casimir De Kimpe, received his prize - an iPad. Casimir is an editor who works at the Austrian television broadcaster. The prize was delivered by Sally Reynolds, from ATiT.
The iPro project is a project which is all about matching the needs of the interactive media and arts design business and higher and further education institutions for Media and Arts Design Studies.
iPro began in October and is in the process of analysing the answers given in the project survey in order to investigate the potential for a closer collaboration between HEIs and VET providers in 8 European countries focused on detection of possible skills and competences mismatches between education and the professional world. The partners plan to put in place a pilot mechanism to address this mismatch by designing and piloting a curriculum design framework for use in this specific sector.
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The May issue of the Media & Learning News is now available. Highlights in this month's newsletter include several news items as well as three featured articles: Most young people go online for fun - but they want to learn more... by Alicia McGivern; Students’ documentaristic glances through the VideoMuseums programme by Maria Leonida and Creative Classrooms: Insights from Imaginative and Innovative Teaching in Ireland, North and South (CCIT) by Céline Healy.
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The April issue of the Media & Learning News is now available.
Highlights include an article on Using Primetime Fiction to Teach Politics in the Classroom: TV series The West Wing and Borgen as Media Resources by Maria Cervera, an article on the Eurovision Academy Master Class on Digital Media Literacy by Nathalie Labourdette, an article on Building Media Literacy Skills via Hands-On Production Experience by Julia Griffey, news articles about the fist keynotes for Media & Learning conference 2014, the Media & Learning Association webinars and plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.
The Media & Learning Conference is now actively looking for sponsors. Media & Learning attracts people from all over the world interested in the latest developments, services and uses of media in education and training. If you are interesting in sponsoring the conference, contact the secretariat and we will send you the sponsorship brochure of the conference.