Management

We provide a range of management services in relation to technology enhanced learning projects. This includes the set up and management of pilot projects designed to field test new and innovative tools and platforms and user trials to assess the use and acceptance of new technology enhanced learning services.

Meet EMMA - a brand new multilingual MOOC Platform for Europe

On Monday 14 April 2014, 12 leading universities and companies in 8 European countries announced the launch of the new EMMA project which will provide access to MOOCs in different languages and supported by automatic transcription. The first EMMA MOOCs will go live in September 2014 and are provided by universities in Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK on subjects as diverse as Business Management, Social Innovation and Cultural Heritage, Climate Change and Searching on the Internet. Announcing the launch of EMMA today, the project coordinator Rosanna De Rosa said “EMMA provides an exciting opportunity for both students and MOOC providers in Europe to benefit from a simple user-friendly platform that provides unique multilingual access to MOOCs – we are looking forward to rolling out this service in the coming 6 months”.

Latest issue of Media & Learning News now available

The April issue of the Media & Learning News is now available.
Highlights include an article on Using Primetime Fiction to Teach Politics in the Classroom: TV series The West Wing and Borgen as Media Resources by Maria Cervera, an article on the Eurovision Academy Master Class on Digital Media Literacy by Nathalie Labourdette, an article on Building Media Literacy Skills via Hands-On Production Experience by Julia Griffey, news articles about the fist keynotes for Media & Learning conference 2014, the Media & Learning Association webinars and plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

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.

Media & Learning Conference open for sponsors

The Media & Learning Conference is now actively looking for sponsors. Media & Learning attracts people from all over the world interested in the latest developments, services and uses of media in education and training. If you are interesting in sponsoring the conference, contact the secretariat and we will send you the sponsorship brochure of the conference.

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New issue of the Media & Learning News available!

The March issue of the Media & Learning News is now available.
Highlights include the themes of the Media and Learning Conference 2014, news about the courses offered by ATiT, an article about Tips for Making Online Video a Joined-Up Experience, by Russell Zack, VP and GM EMEA at Online Video Platform Kaltura, an article about Web 2.0 Applications as a Media Literacy Tool, by Julie Smith, Webster University, St. Louis Missouri, USA, an article by Stavroula Sokoli, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain on Dubbing and subtitling for language learning and plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

Check the newsletter here.

Conference themes announced for Media & Learning Conference 2014 on 20-21 November

The main slogan for this year’s edition of the Media & Learning conference is: From passive to active use of media in teaching and learning. This idea of active engagement with media will be at the heart of a unique conference programme aimed at exploring the role of media in fostering creativity and innovation at all levels of education and training.

12 themes have been chosen which will be used to underpin the programme: Effective media literacy schemes, Embedding film literacy in education, Programming as creativity, Best of research outcomes related to media literacy and education, Incorporating video in the design of  Higher Education courses, including MOOCs, Media supported language teaching, Games – an educational media phenomenon, Competent and safe use: teaching and assessing digital competence, Media supported science teaching, Media archives and teaching, Cultural and Remembrance education and the role of media and Curating OER and OER Repositories.

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation, lead a discussion or provide a master class, the closing date for submission of proposals is 31 May 2014. Find out more from our website

Assessing the educational needs of digital media and arts sector workers

A survey organised by partners in the European iPro project was launched on 27 February to identify gaps that exist between the skills and training that professionals in the digital media and arts sector need and the types of courses and educational opportunities provided by higher education institutions aimed at such professionals.

This survey was launched in Belgium, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania and Poland.

If you are working in advertising, digital design, multimedia, web design or any other area in the domain of new media and arts, you can fill the survey here (8 different countries to choose from).

If you are working in Belgium, you have a chance to win an iPad 2 16GB as it will be offered to one of the first one hundred participants in the Belgium survey.

More information about the project here.

EMMA - Platform for Aggregating European MOOCs - presented at eMOOCs 2014

Over 400 people attended eMOOCs 2014 - the second European MOOCs Stakeholder Summit held in Lausanne, Switzerland from 10-12 February. This conference involved representatives from the large MOOC providers like Coursera, edX and Futurelearn as well as many university decision-makers keen to explore the various platforms available for them to use to distribute their MOOCs. Many questions arose about the future of MOOCs in Europe - should we opt for national platforms like FUN in France launched by the Ministry of Education or opt instead for OpenupEd - the MOOCs initiative launched by EADTU. Sally Reynolds from ATiT presented EMMA, a new initiative partially supported by the European Commission under the CIP programme which brings together 9 well-known universities in an effort to establish an open European MOOC aggregator service providing translation and transcription services for the MOOCs it provides. More about the conference.