Partners in the LACE project are organising a high profile meeting in London during the annual BETT show centred on two seminars taking place as part of the Learn Live Seminar Series on Friday 23 January. The first, aimed at the Higher Education sector, takes place from 11.30 to 12.15 in the Learn Live: HE Learning Value and the Future Workforce FE Theatre and is entitled “Creating an action plan for learning analytics”. The second called “Learning Analytics - making learning better?” is aimed more at the schools sector and will take place from 12.30 till 13.15 in the Schools Learn Live: Secondary theatre. LACE will be hosting a lunch after these two events for invited guests including associate partners, find out more here. Registration for BETT is free, sign up for the World's Leading Learning Technology event, which expects to attract over 35,000 visitors this year here.
Highlights in this month's newsletter include an article by Stephen Howell, from Microsoft Ireland on Programming, Software Development, Computational Thinking or Coding, an article by Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT on iPro: finding the competence and skills gaps in the education and training of digital media professionals, an article by Maja Pivec from University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM on Exploring Games for Learning. You can also find news on: Winners announced for the MEDEA Awards 2014, Second AGM of Media & Learning Association, The growth of E-Learning popularity amongst European Universities and a webinar with winners of MEDEA Awards 2014.
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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.
Highlights of this month include an article by Paolo Celot about the evaluation of Media Literacy Levels in Europe, an article by Núria Aidelman about the film “Cinema en curs” and the pedagogic potential of cinema creation and an article by Prof Vítor Reia-Baptista about the necessity of Media Education for Media Literacy. Also read about the upcoming Media & Learning Conference starting in 2 weeks, the latest information about the MEDEA Awards finalists and news about the renewed website by the EUscreen network with a better and user friendly approach.
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Calling Inspiring Science Teachers – Enter the competition and share some of your most inspiring teaching moments. All you need to do is run an interesting experiment in your science class before 31 March 2015 on the theme of Playing with Light.
Experiments should involve teachers in 2 or more different countries and be linked to one of the Big Ideas in Science Education. To view the complete set of rules, how to enter and details of prizes visit the Competition web pages. Check out the online resources, opportunities and tools in the ISE Community portal.
For the last time the partners of the project gathered for their 6 monthly project meeting, this time in Stuttgard, where MFG, the German MEDEAnet partner has its office. The meeting was very fruitful; partners discussed the activities that will be organised in the last months until December: workshops, webinars as well as a contribution about the report on “Charting Media and Learning in Europe” on the Media & Learning Conference in November.
The Media & Learning Association that was founded in September 2012 will be the main exploitation effort of the project: webinars, knowledge sharing and community building will continue in this way.
Highlights of this month include an article By Sherri Hope Culver about the publication of the International Media and Information Literacy Yearbook, an article By Dr. Anca Velicu about the project Net Children Go Mobile and an article about Nordicom – a knowledge centre on media and communication research by Catharina Bucht. Also read information about the pre-conference workshop: Innovative Use of Video in Higher Education, upcoming webinars on Media & Learning topics, as well as the October launch of the EMMA Project with the first 10 European multilingual moocs that go live.
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The judging process of the MEDEA Awards has just been launched.
The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
More than 110 judges are evaluating the 237 entries from 29 countries received this year.
The winners will be announced during the Media & Learning Conference on 20-21 November 2014.