On 22 November 2012 at 16h00 CET you can meet two award winners of the MEDEA Awards 2012 that were announced last Wednesday 14 November. During this one-hour webinar Petros Michailidis (Greece) and Catherine Loire (France) will briefly present their entry and describe how they have successfully used media to enhance the learning process in their specific circumstances. There are still places available and participation to this webinar is free but prior registration is required.
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 countdown to the deadline for the MEDEA Awards, the 17th September 2012, has begun! As ATiT is managing the MEDEA Secretariat, we have the scoop on some excellent examples of media-based teaching and learning and are keen to see even more. Help us find the best in Europe and further afield by inviting people in your network to submit their educational media to the MEDEA Awards via the website before 17 September.
There is an award for user-generated educational media and one for professionally produced educational media, as well as special prizes for entries encouraging active ageing and intergenerational learning, or entries resulting from European collaboration. Entry to this competition is free, all finalists will be invited to take part in the awards ceremony taking place during the Media & Learning Conference 2012, where the final winners will be announced.
We have just published the April issue of Media & Learning News, which includes an article about Building Virtual Exhibitions with Video from European Archives, and news from the MEDEA Awards as entries are now welcome until 17 September 2012.
Other highlights are: Research meets schools with CSP@scuola, the call for input to Media & Learning Conference 2012, the MILID Week 23-25 May in Barcelona and an announcement of the Why OER Matters video competition.
This, and plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training, is available for you to read online.
We have just published a press release to announce the renewed MEDEA Awards 2012 website and this year's closing date: interested participants are invited to submit their entries online before 17 September 2012. The five award categories include special prizes such as one for European Collaboration in the creation of Educational Media 2012 and one for Educational Media Encouraging Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012.
Event organisers that would like to promote the MEDEA Awards can also order a free batch of promotional leaflets available in Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian or Spanish through the MEDEA Awards Secretariat.
This press release is available as a separate download in English, Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish on http://www.medea-awards.com/press-and-publications#press-releases.
Articles in this month's multilingual issue announce the launch of EMEDUS Project about Media Education in the EU, the themes and topics of the Media & Learning Conference and include a feature article about using media to support the transition of research to education in higher education. This publication also highlights a new European Project tackling issues to do with digital plagiarism and ethics, a film competition promoting solidarity between generations and showcases Simply Music – ‘Highly Commended’ at the MEDEA Awards 2011. You can find plenty of other interesting news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training here. This issue is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
This month's issue of Media & Learning News was published on 7 February 2012 with highlights such as EUscreen adding Television History to Europeana, EAVI’s Investigation into Media Literacy in Europe and the Making of Monkey Tales, winner of the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media 2011.
Other articles include a review of 3D Television, a book review of Designing Video and Multimedia for Open and Flexible Learning by Jack Koumi, the announcement of the first University Educational Film Festival in Lyon and the DIVERSE Conference's call for proposals. You will find plenty of other interesting news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training in this issue that you can download online.
Last week on 26 January, the Kick-off meeting for the European MEDEAnet project took place in the Irish Institute in Leuven, Belgium. This 3-year networking project resulted out of the success of the MEDEA Awards, an annual competition that encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The motivation behind MEDEAnet is first of all to extend the reach of the network of the MEDEA Awards by providing opportunities for local events linked to the MEDEA Awards and to involve not only early adopters, but also mainstream practitioners in networking opportunities.
MEDEAnet partners will organise workshops in 7 countries sharing best practice with the input of MEDEA Award winners and finalists; provide a 12-part series of public webinars on related topics; publish an annual report on media literacy, skills in educational media production and the use of media-based teaching resources; promote knowledge building and sharing amongst practitioners and roll-out a large-scale dissemination and exploitation strategy on media and learning. Secondly, plans to establish the MEDEA Foundation as a legally constituted membership organisation in 2012 are underway. MEDEAnet, which is supported under the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme, involves partners who either have a national or a large-scale regional brief and who are mandated to support innovation in teaching and learning as part of their organisational responsibility. Through them this network will reach teachers and trainers who are less skilled and motivated to use media-based learning approaches.
The first 2012 issue of Media & Learning News has just been published and in it you can read articles such as 'Media Literacy – a View from the US', 'Belfedar, a fun way to learn to cooperate and manage conflict', and a feature article about the Merchant of Venice, one of the MEDEA Awards 2011 winners, on which you can read more in 'Having fun and learning accountancy at the same time'.
Other highlights include a 'New initiative on Lecture Recording', Tools of the Trade: Animation, what software or tools to use…', the 'New Voices in Media Education event in London' and 'Commonwealth film competition about relationships'. As always, you will find plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training in this issue.