Media & Learning Conference 2016 themes announced

The core themes for the next Media & Learning Conference which will be held on 10–11 March 2016 at the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training in Brussels were announced today. Organised under the banner title of Enriching learning through media education and media literacy, Media & Learning 2016 is all about sharing ideas, comparing experiences and building robust solutions to create learning that matters.

The ten core themes underpinning the programme are: Media literacy and radicalisation, Pedagogically effective use of media and film in schools, Innovative use of video in MOOCs, Making media matter for science education, Social media policies and practices, Special needs education supported by media and digital tools, Using media in higher education, Building design thinking skills through making games, The role of media in cultural education and Practices, platforms and resources for media education and media literacy

Pre-conference workshops are also planned including a full day workshop on 9 March on the Use of Video in Higher Education.

Visit the conference website if you want to submit a proposal. The closing date for submission of proposals is 1 November 2015. Registration to the conference is now open.


JamToday Fair held in Brussels

The first annual fair of the JamToday network took place in Unioncamere Piemonte & Neth-ER in Brussels on February 11.  It brought together about 80 different people from different sectors and (new) partners of the network interested in creating game-based solutions for challenging problems. The day was a mix of talks, workshops on setting up and running your own game jam and demonstrations of some of the games created in the last round of game jams organised by JamToday partners. Sally Reynolds gave a talk as part of the programme on the type of issues faced by game producers when creating games to be used in classrooms, where she drew on experiences of introducing teachers to games made during JamToday game jams which aim to teach students how to programme. More here.

Join us for LACE Learn Live events on Learning Analytics on 23 January at the Bett Show

Partners in the LACE project are organising a high profile meeting in London during the annual BETT show centred on two seminars taking place as part of the Learn Live Seminar Series on Friday 23 January. The first, aimed at the Higher Education sector, takes place from 11.30 to 12.15 in the Learn Live: HE Learning Value and the Future Workforce FE Theatre and is entitled “Creating an action plan for learning analytics”. The second called “Learning Analytics - making learning better?” is aimed more at the schools sector and will take place from 12.30 till 13.15 in the Schools Learn Live: Secondary theatre. LACE will be hosting a lunch after these two events for invited guests including associate partners, find out more here. Registration for BETT is free, sign up for the World's Leading Learning Technology event, which expects to attract over 35,000 visitors this year here.

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.


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
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