Teachers and trainers from 7 different European countries are taking part in a training course this week in Leuven on the use of video to support learning. They include primary and secondary school teachers as well as adult educators and university staff and are working together in teams to produce short educational video clips as part of this highly interactive and practical workshop. Despite the sudden snow storm that descended over Leuven this week, they have already begun to make recordings and are looking forward to visiting the Future Classroom Lab in the European Schoolnet premises in Brussels. Find out more about these courses.
13 teachers from Croatia, Greece, France, Turkey, Italy, Romania and Belgium have been working all week in Belgium to create educational video materials as part of the course "Using Video to Support Lifelong Learning". This residential training course is aimed at trainers and teachers who would like to find out more about using video to support their teaching activities and covers the use of existing video as well as the creation of their own materials. A presentation of their outputs takes place on Friday 6 July in the Irish Institute in Leuven.
12 teachers and trainers from Finland, Romania, UK, Ireland and Italy are taking part this week in the March 2012 edition of the training course, "Using Video to Support Lifelong Learning". This week-long residential training course which is managed by ATiT and takes place in Leuven is aimed at educational practitioners who would like to find out more about creating and using video materials to support their work. During the week, participants work in teams to crate their own 3 minute educational video clip which is then presented to an invited audience on Friday 23 March. You can find out more about these courses here.
Aimed at enthusiastic educators who would like to create their own educational video materials, this week-long residential course organised by ATiT combines theoretical and practical elements and will raise your awareness as to the value video can bring to teaching and learning. On the summer course which takes place from 2-7 July, you will work in a small team to produce your own educational video programme and this process is interchanged with theoretical sessions and visits. The course culminates with a public showcase of the videos produced by the different teams to an invited audience.
Funding under both the Comenius and the Grundtvig programmes are available to cover the costs of this training course as part of the in-service training grant offer. Grants cover the cost of the course, travel and full accommodation. If you are interested in the July course then apply to your national agency before 16 January. More information about the course and how to apply for funding is available from the ATiT video training course site
On Wednesday 1st of June 2011, the MEDEA2020 consortium gathered at the Ramada Viking hotel in Waterford, to discuss the progress of this European Project. The project partners also participated in the EdTech conference where the MEDEA Awards were presented.
The annual assembly and conference of the European Society for the Systemic Innovation of Education (ESSIE) took place on 27 May in Leuven and attracted about 100 researchers from different parts of Europe. Peter Sloep from the Open University, the Netherlands set the tone for the day in his inspiring keynote presentation entitled 'Networked Learning, a Paradigm Shift'. A presentation from ATiT which elaborated on the role of educational media in general and video in particular in the new digital culture described ways in which video can contribute to innovative learning practices. This was also an opportunity to promote various initiatives where educational media is nurtured and supported including the MEDEA Awards and the Media & Learning community.
Two week-long residential courses combining theory and practice are taking place in Leuven later this year. The first takes place on 4-9 July and the second on 24-29 October. Places are still available for these courses which provide participants with the necessary basic skills to create and share their own educational video materials.
During these courses, participants work in teams to produce their own educational video programme and this process is interchanged with theoretical sessions and visits to ensure a good balance of work. The number of participants is limited to 20 and the course culminates with a public showcase of the videos produced by the different teams to an invited audience.
Find out more from this site which includes information about how you can apply for funding to take part.
The first 'Using Video to Support Lifelong Learning' course was held in the Irish College in Leuven from 14-19 February. 12 participants took part from 9 different European countries. As part of their practical work, course participants created educational video clips in small teams and presented them to an invited audience on Friday 18th Feb which included Renilde Reynders from EPOS, Belgium and Schepen Mohamed Ridouani. The next course takes place from 4-9 July, for more information, go to the video course pages.
ATiT is organising the next week-long course Using Video to Support Lifelong Learning from 4-9 July in the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium. This week-long course will provide participants with the basics of video capture and editing as well as training on how to publish their video materials online. Aimed at enthusiastic newcomers, this course will also address issues to do with video as a learning tool and how best to use video at all levels of teaching and learning. Funding to cover the full costs of participation including accommodation and flights is available through the Comenius/Grundtvig programme of the European Commission, full course details are available here. The deadline for application for this funding is 14 January 2011.