Consultancy

We provide expert advice and consultancy in a pragmatic and goal driven manner. This includes project design and specification, user needs’ analysis, on-site coaching and event support, technology selection and implementation, evaluation and assessment. ATiT staff regularly provides independent evaluation, review and monitoring support to funding agencies including the European Commission.

Knowledge Exchange Workshop at the Indonesian BNPB, National Agency for Disaster Management

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.

Movies and music top this year’s MEDEA Awards

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.

EUscreenXL Content Providers meet in Mykonos

The EUscreenXL Consortium met from 4 till 6 September 2013 at the KDEPAM in Mykonos, for a workshop focused on content ingestion of audiovisual archives in Europeana and in the EUscreen portals. This workshop organised by Natioanl Technological University of Athens, also provided opportunities to co-design new applications and tools to deploy and exploit the EUscreen content for education or other uses. ATiT will be responsible for evaluation of the EUscreen pilots in the following months. Pilots are planned in the domains of creative reuse, research and public use of audiovisual archives.

5 weeks to go to the MEDEA Awards deadline!

Final countdown begins: with just 5 weeks left to the closing entry deadline on 30 September, a call is going out to educational media producers all over Europe to submit their entries to this year’s MEDEA Awards. Entry to this competition is free and professional and non-professional producers are invited to enter all types of innovative educational media to Europe’s premier educational media competition.

Make way for an even more extensive level of access to European Television archives

Partners from 22 different countries got together in Utrecht this week to launch the new EUScreenXL project. Over the past 4 years, its predecessor, the EUscreen project has put more than 40,000 televisual items online in an act to make historical audiovisual content widely accessible.  EUscreenXL, will invest even more in the online accessibility of European Television Heritage.EUscreenXL will extend the core collection with another 20,000 high quality TV items and will make more than 1,000,000 metadata sets of the consortium's 22 content partners' collections searchable and accessible on Europeana. ATiT is a partner in this new project where staff will be involved in the evaluation of the revised portal.

Information Architecture Students interview eLearning Experts and Practitioners

On this blog (partially in French) PhD students from the study programme INF-1_4 Masters in Information Architecture of the ENS in Lyon (France) interview a selection of researchers, experts and practitioners amongst who we find Preetha Ram, co-founder of Open Study; Mathieu d’Aquin, researcher at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of the Open University UK at Milton Keynes; Johan Palsson, responsible for e-learning with Volvo Penta in Sweden; Marcel Lebrun, Professor and Consultant in Education Technologies at Université de Louvain in Belgium; Shawn Young, teacher and PhD student who got his masters in Education entirely via e-learning; Mathy Vanbuel, consultant and educational media expert; Denis Bédard, Professor at the Faculty of Education Sherbrooke, and director of CEDIT; and finally Thomas Michael Power, Professor at the Faculty of Education Sciences of Université de Laval in Canada. This interesting mix of views and perspectives gives a broad view on technology for education. Mathy Vanbuel talks about usability and learning management systems.

Media Studies – New Media and New Literacies, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

On Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January 2013 Mathy Vanbuel participated in the Forward Look Final Conference “Media Studies – New Media and New Literacies” organised by the European Science Foundation that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Forward Look on Media Studies – New Media and New Literacies was designed to address some of the societal challenges posed by the profound changes in media and communication technologies and cultures over the past two decades, namely by defining a common European research agenda for media studies and specifying the institutional frameworks that would promote the organisational cohesion of media research in Europe.

The Final Conference followed closely on the four thematic workshops in 2012 which were devoted to defining challenges in key areas of research in media studies (see www.esf.org/mediastudies). The Final Report of the activity that includes research and policy recommendations, was discussed during the conference which brought together a broad audience of key stakeholders: researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and others. The conclusions of the conference will feed into the final report that is expected to be widely disseminated among academic and policy audiences in April 2013.

REC:all Project Meeting Amsterdam

The REC:all project management team met in Amsterdam to discuss the progress of the project over the last year. The first draft versions of the pedagogical, technological and legal reports are being discussed in order to present them to the European lecture capture recording community during the first REC:all workshop in Leuven on 13 November 2012.

At the workshop case studies will be presented about different forms of lecture capture use. Amongst the speakers there are Dr Daniel Tan from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Roman Verraest from the KU Leuven, Carlos Turro from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Stuart Phillipson from the Manchester University & Opencast Matterhorn, Marko Pussaar from the Estonian Information Technology College.

After the presentations there will be a Q&A session where you have the opportunity to connect with industry experts on video conference, lecture capture and screencasting. There you can expect: Anton Bollen from TechSmith, Linda Storey from Echo360, Marci Powell from Polycom and Ray Hassell from Mediasite.

In the afternoon everyone is invited to attend a World Café to discuss the main challenges and the issues around the use of lecture capture nowadays. The day will be concluded with a final panel to discuss the main outcomes of the World café.

Where? Teaching and Learning Department, KU Leuven, Kapeldreef 62, 3001 Heverlee (Leuven)

When? 13th November 2012, 9:30 - 16:00

Info: http://www.rec-all.info/events/lecture-capture-workshop-before-media-and-learning

How? For registration (and more info) please send an e-mail to Joasia van Kooten at info@rec-all.info