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Latest issue of Media & Learning News now available

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.

Media & Learning Conference open for sponsors

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.

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New issue of the Media & Learning News available!

The March issue of the Media & Learning News is now available.
Highlights include the themes of the Media and Learning Conference 2014, news about the courses offered by ATiT, an article about Tips for Making Online Video a Joined-Up Experience, by Russell Zack, VP and GM EMEA at Online Video Platform Kaltura, an article about Web 2.0 Applications as a Media Literacy Tool, by Julie Smith, Webster University, St. Louis Missouri, USA, an article by Stavroula Sokoli, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain on Dubbing and subtitling for language learning and plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

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Conference themes announced for Media & Learning Conference 2014 on 20-21 November

The main slogan for this year’s edition of the Media & Learning conference is: From passive to active use of media in teaching and learning. This idea of active engagement with media will be at the heart of a unique conference programme aimed at exploring the role of media in fostering creativity and innovation at all levels of education and training.

12 themes have been chosen which will be used to underpin the programme: Effective media literacy schemes, Embedding film literacy in education, Programming as creativity, Best of research outcomes related to media literacy and education, Incorporating video in the design of  Higher Education courses, including MOOCs, Media supported language teaching, Games – an educational media phenomenon, Competent and safe use: teaching and assessing digital competence, Media supported science teaching, Media archives and teaching, Cultural and Remembrance education and the role of media and Curating OER and OER Repositories.

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation, lead a discussion or provide a master class, the closing date for submission of proposals is 31 May 2014. Find out more from our website

Assessing the educational needs of digital media and arts sector workers

A survey organised by partners in the European iPro project was launched on 27 February to identify gaps that exist between the skills and training that professionals in the digital media and arts sector need and the types of courses and educational opportunities provided by higher education institutions aimed at such professionals.

This survey was launched in Belgium, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania and Poland.

If you are working in advertising, digital design, multimedia, web design or any other area in the domain of new media and arts, you can fill the survey here (8 different countries to choose from).

If you are working in Belgium, you have a chance to win an iPad 2 16GB as it will be offered to one of the first one hundred participants in the Belgium survey.

More information about the project here.

EMMA - Platform for Aggregating European MOOCs - presented at eMOOCs 2014

Over 400 people attended eMOOCs 2014 - the second European MOOCs Stakeholder Summit held in Lausanne, Switzerland from 10-12 February. This conference involved representatives from the large MOOC providers like Coursera, edX and Futurelearn as well as many university decision-makers keen to explore the various platforms available for them to use to distribute their MOOCs. Many questions arose about the future of MOOCs in Europe - should we opt for national platforms like FUN in France launched by the Ministry of Education or opt instead for OpenupEd - the MOOCs initiative launched by EADTU. Sally Reynolds from ATiT presented EMMA, a new initiative partially supported by the European Commission under the CIP programme which brings together 9 well-known universities in an effort to establish an open European MOOC aggregator service providing translation and transcription services for the MOOCs it provides. More about the conference.

February issue of Media & Learning News available now!

The February issue of the Media & Learning News is already available.
Highlights include the dates of the Media and Learning Conference 2014, news about the MEDEAnet spring webinar series programme, an article about a study into the Media Environment of Japanese Schools by Sachiko Imaizumi Kodaira, an article by Carol Summerside on Scaling-up lecture capture – a perspective from Newcastle University, an article about Supporting primary school students with their writing in the ‘City of Film by Franziska Florack and plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

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Save the date: Media & Learning Conference 2014 to take place 20-21 November 2014

The Media & Learning Conference is an annual event aimed at policy makers and practitioners who want to find out more about how media can be used to enhance learning for people of every age. This year the conference will again take in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, Brussels.
We invite interested individuals, project teams, institutions and organisations to submit proposals to give presentations, demonstrations and workshops at this conference, the closing date for submissions is 31st May 2014. More information about the themes for this year will be available from the Media & Learning Conference website shortly.
Check the press release here.

Launch of Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE project) in Brussels

The LACE project brings together existing key European players in the field of learning analytics & Educational Data Mining (EDM) who are committed to build communities of practice and share emerging best practice. LACE will run for 30 months and is led by the Open University in the Netherlands and during its lifetime will organise a range of activities designed to actively and passively integrate communities that are conducting LA/EDM research, early practitioner adopters, and those who are building first-generation commercial or open-source software. ATiT is a partner in this project which had its kick-off meeting in Brussels on 22-24 January. Find out more and join this community.

Latest issue of Media & Learning News now available

We have just published the January issue of Media & Learning News!

Highlights include articles about Infrastructure for Lecture Capture on a national scale in Norway by Thorleif Hallén, about the Second annual MEDEAnet report by Sally Reynolds, information about the First AGM of the Media & Learning Association, an article about the Creative Europe Call programme, among many others.

Check out these highlights and much more here!