ATiT has just announced its new course offer for 2014-2015 under the new Erasmus+ Programme.
The offer consists of three different types of courses:
Aimed at enthusiastic educators who would like to create and use educational materials, these courses organised by ATiT combine theoretical and practical elements and will raise awareness as to the value media, apps and video can bring to teaching and learning.
From 10 till 14 February 2014 ATiT together with Serge De Beer from LearningTour organised a third week-long hands-on training course to provide teachers and education staff and specialists the basics of creating simple apps for use in the classroom. 14 participants from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden were introduced to the general value apps can have in enhancing learning opportunities for learners of every age. Working in teams, participants then proceeded to conceive, plan and create a simple app for teaching purposes utilising the skills and knowledge they gained throughout the course. At the end of the week the group works were shown to all participants and a few invited guests. The participants enjoyed their stay in Leuven, but also worked really hard and the results were impressive.
ATiT will be providing this course as well as other course opportunities in the future, see also the course offer for example the Media and Learning Association website. If you are interested in following or organising a course with us, contact us.
This new European Commission supported network will use the principles of applied game design not just to create useful and meaningful games but also to design the context (such as the classroom or curriculum) in which games can be most effectively implemented and used.
Each year, JamToday will provide opportunities to collaborate at local, regional, national and European levels by establishing a series of game jams around different themes namely improving ICT skills, adopting healthier lifestyles and supporting the learning of maths.
ATiT is involved in this project in support of the training and networking aspects. Find out more.
If you would like to take part in the week-long residential course ‘Creating (Simple) Educational Apps’ running from 10-14 February in Leuven, Belgium places are still available. This hands-on training course provides participants with the basics of creating simple apps for the classroom. There is no need for programming experience as the trainees will work with tools that keep the programming itself to a minimum. Participants will be introduced to the general value apps can have in enhancing learning opportunities for learners of every age, this includes the use of both existing apps and the creation and publication of user-generated apps. Contact Tânia Vargas via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
The second edition of the REC:all Lecture Capture workshop was held on Wednesday 11 December as a pre-conference of the Media & Learning Conference 2013. The workshop was held in the state of the art AGORA Learning Centre of KU Leuven in Belgium, where the innovative Flexispace offered 61 participants from 16 different countries a space to listen, discuss, collaborate and network all in the same place.
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.