ATiT participated in the International Media & Information Literacy Research Development Workshop that took place from Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of January 2015 at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. This two-day workshop gathered a group of leading scholars and policy makers in media and information literacy (MIL) to set an agenda and strategy for media literacy research that is global in scope and mapped to policy issues across the European Union and beyond. The workshop will focus on the sharing of perspectives and priorities for international research collaboration in the field of media and information literacy education.
EPOS or 'Europese Programma's voor Onderwijs, Opleiding en Samenwerking' is the Flemish National Agency that is in charge of the European education and training programs. The “Grensverleggers” event that took place on 16 January 2015 in the Flemish Parliament in Brussels is the annual key moment where the Flemish education and training community reflects on the achievements of the past year with regard to internationalisation in the domain. This year the emphasis was on the aspects “dissemination and exploitation of project results”. During their keynote address, Sally Reynolds and Mathy Vanbuel reflected on the experience that ATiT has gathered in this domain over the last 15 years, referring to projects ranging from Schoolsat over MEDEAnet to Web2LLP and iPro. In the afternoon, Sally and Mathy collaborated with a small group of practitioners in a workshop to exchange further experiences and tips and advice. Flemish Minister of Education Hilde Crevits, who again focused on the importance and value of working across borders also in education, closed the meeting.
MEDEAnet and Canon Cultuurcel from the Flemish Ministry of Education organised on 26th of November a Workshop on Use of audiovisual archive material in the class room, specially aimed at teachers special needs elementary education. This well attended workshop was introduced by Dirk Terryn from Canon Cultuurcel. Dalida Van Dessel (Beeld en Geluid Nederland) kicked off the meeting talking about the use of media in the class room, giving practical tips and tricks for the use of audiovisual resources in the teaching practice based on the experience built up in Beeld en Geluid. Leen De Bruyn from the Vlaams Instituut voor Archivering VIAA then introduced Testbeeld, the Flemish audiovisual archive material in the class room. During a hands on session, all participants got an opportunity to work with Testbeeld en provide feedback, ideas and comments about this new platform. More info about the platform presented to day on Testbeeld www.testbeeld.viaa.be, Beeld en Geluid www.beeldengeluid.nl/leer and Werkvormenplanner www.werkvormenplanner.nl which was launched today.
ESHRE, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, started to capture its Campus events systematically in order to create a video repository for its members. ATiT is involved in the recording and production of the videos of the lectures and is recording Campuses and other events since the beginning of 2014 in Brussels, Lisbon, Thessaloniki, Dundee, Liege and Copenhagen. The recordings will be added to ESHRE’s new video portal that will be launched in the coming months.
Sally Reynolds presented the Media & Learning Association at the Telecentre Europe Annual Conference held from 24-26 September in Zagreb, Croatia. Telecentre Europe is about to become the first network member of the Media & Learning Association while the association is in the process of signing a MoU with Telecentre Europe to explore projects and activities of mutual interest which includes in-service and pre-service training in media production for teachers and finding ways to meet the educational needs of SMEs in media-related businesses.
We have just finished implementing a major update of the Online Scoring Platform (OSP) for +he Academy. The OSP offers a mechanism to record training results for gynaecological endoscopists, to hold reporting and certification sessions in accredited centra and to issue accompanying certificates and diplomas. It was officially launched at the 23rd annual congress of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE).
From 24th till 28th of March 24 Mathy Vanbuel visited the Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) (BNPB (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana - http://www.bnpb.go.id) to work with them on the development of capacity in the area of disaster management. As part of a team from the World Bank, he delivered a workshop in the university of Indonesia on GDLN and the use of videoconferencing for distance training. Together with Steffen Janus (WB) and Nicolas Meyer (WB) he provided a well attended workshop titled "The art of Knowledge Capturing" at the University of Gadjah Mada (http://www.ugm.ac.id/en/) in Yogyakarta. More than 40 participants, students of the University's MTPBA Program as well as staff and cadres from the national BNBP and local BPBDs joined the workshop to explore ways in which their experiences and expertise could be captured in order to be shared and exchanged with others. This workshop may be provided to other organisations in the future.
The 9 finalists for the 2013 Annual MEDEA Awards have been announced and will feature in the programme of the Media & Learning Conference. They include excellent examples of user-generated and professionally produced educational media resources coming from 5 countries; Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. They cover all spectrums of learning including cultural awareness, language learning, citizenship, media literacy and science teaching. The overall winner will be announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which takes place on Thursday 12 December at the Media & Learning Conference 2013 in Brussels. For more details check out the press release.