Autumn edition of the course on "Using Video to Support Teaching and Learning" attracted teachers from 7 different countriesSubmitted Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 16:30
The autumn edition of the course on “Using Video to Support Teaching and Learning” was organised by ATiT between 21-25 October. 9 teachers attended the course and they came from 7 different countries: Turkey, Poland, Romania, Italy, Reunion (France), Portugal and the Netherlands. 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. Via practical exercises the participants learned how to write, shoot and edit their own short educational film. A presentation of the films they produced took place on 24 October followed by a small reception. The next course organised by ATiT will be held in February on “Creating (simple) Educational Apps” for more info about this course have a look here: http://www.atit.be/apps-course
A 10 hour course on the use of social media to support LLP managers and partners beginning in September is now open for registrations. This course is made up of 5 one hour webinars and a series of tasks and activities carried out by participants in their own time. Drawing on the expertise of the Web2LLP project partners, this course will also feature inputs from colleagues with experience in the use of social media to support LLP projects. The course in English will begin on Wednesday 4 September at 15.00 CET, and in French on Friday 6 September at 10.00 CET. Register for the English course here and for the French course here .
ATiT met its partners from the REC:all project in a final face-to-face meeting on 20 and 21 June at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, in Spain. REC:all is a transnational learning technology project supported by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme and aims to explore new ways in which lecture capture can become more pedagogically valuable and engaging, and is investigating a variety of learning design, technical and legal issues.
An important part of the meeting focused on the review of the 3 different reports that REC:all will publish by the end of the project (December 2013): a Pedagogy Guide, which describes how to use lecture-capture solutions at universities in a good didactic way. The second report, the Technology Guide, will give an insight into different technological trends and will provide an overview of the most important lecture-capture service providers. The third document is a Legal Guide focusing on the legal aspect, for example copyright and intellectual property right issues.
A final REC:all workshop will be organised as a pre-conference event before the Media & Learning Conference on 11 December where the community of practitioners together with lecture capture suppliers will come together to discuss the latest issues, needs and developments in the field. After the official end of the project in December 2013 the REC:all community website will stay active for at least 2 years and also after this period there are plans to find a new context to continue the exchange of information amongst European practitioners in the form of a Special Interest Group in the recently launched Media & Learning Association. This group is made up of practitioners, suppliers, teachers, developers, educational technologists and others who share an interest and experience in the field of lecture capture and video for learning.
The first online social media course for LLP project managers the Web2LLP project organised attracted 35 people who attended one or more sessions. This course delivered in Italian consisted of online preparation tasks and 5 webinars that were conducted from 4 June to 2 July 2013. The course organiser PIXEL, with support from ATiT, organised this webinar series so that managers of lifelong projects could find out how to set up a web strategy and communication plan, discover different social media tools and how to manage them and analyse their impact. Other topics included sharing online content (through curation), and the final session consisted of a round-table with 3 experienced managers who described how they used social media and how they solved common issues when implementing social media to disseminate their work in LLP projects. View the recordings and presentations of this course here.
If you would like to participate in the English course (4 September – 2 October) or the French course (6 September – 4 October), you can register for one or more sessions for the English course and for the French course via the project website. You will receive an automatic e-mail with the webinar link(s).
ATiT organised the MEDEAnet sixth webinar on 6 June 2013, which focussed on Creative Commons (CC) licences. As CC licences define how content shared with others can be used freely (if the terms of CC licensing are respected), it offers teachers and trainers a lot of opportunities when developing their own teaching materials and media. We invited Billy Meinke from the Creative Commons headquarters in the USA who gave the 35 participants from 16 different countries first-hand insight into the different CC licences.
On 6 June 2013 MEDEAnet will organise a one hour webinar where teachers and trainers can learn more about the application of different Creative Commons licenses and find out what you have to respect when you produce your own media. Billy Meinke (Creative Commons, USA) will give insights into what it means to use licensed materials or develop licensed materials. Register for free here.
ATiT is managing the MEDEAnet project, which aims to promote media-based learning to organisations and practitioners through local training and networking events, online resources and knowledge sharing.
The online social media course aimed at Lifelong Learning Project managers and staff being run by ATiT as a partner in the Web2LLP project is now fully operational. The first two weekly sessions of this 5 week course have been delivered to up to 30 participants and responses have been really positive so far. This course serves as a pilot for the full version of the course which will be run in Italian in June and in French and English in September. To find out more including how you can register, visit the Web2LLP online training site.
ATiT is organising two teacher courses in October 2013 on the topic of creating educational videos or apps. These 5-day courses will take place in the lovely University city of Leuven in Belgium and are open to European teachers and trainers. For more information see the course pages:
- ‘Creating (simple) Educational Apps’ on 7-12 October 2013
- ‘Using videos to support lifelong learning’ on 21 - 26 October 2013
Apply for funding before 30 April 2013!
Teachers, trainers and staff working in schools or higher education and residing in the EU (with the exception of Belgian participants) can apply for funding to cover the full participation costs including travel and accommodation, which is available through the Comenius/Grundtvig programme of the European Commission.