Training

ATiT organises, creates and delivers customised training courses for clients in the use of technology for education and training purposes. This includes training in the creation and use of video resources for teaching and learning, the capture and use of audio including radio production and effective use of videoconferencing for communication and learning purposes. It also includes training in media selection, delivery mechanisms and distance teaching.

38 participants take part in live quiz webinar on IPR and copyright rules for educational media

On Thursday 13 December 2012 MEDEAnet organised a live, online quiz programme with 38 participants from 10 countries learning about the most important IPR and copyright rules you have to respect when you are developing your own media content for educational purposes. Quizmaster Mathy Vanbuel (ATiT, Belgium & MEDEA/Media & Learning Association) and main jury member Jeroen Verschakelen (ICRI - KULeuven) are still available to answer copyright-related questions in the Media & Learning Community of Practice until the end of this year.

REC:all Lecture Capture workshop attracts over 60 people

Last Tuesday, on 13 November 2012, ATiT organised a workshop together with KU Leuven (Teaching and Learning Department) about lecture capture in the context of the European Lifelong Learning project REC:all. The workshop called “Lecture Capture: current best practices and future developments in universities” was held in Heverlee, Belgium and was attended by over 60 people and included a mix of people from different countries (Belgium, Estonia, France, Italy,  the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, UK, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, USA) with various backgrounds (academics, industry experts, students, ICT staff etc.).

The first part of the day included presentations that highlighted best practices in lecture capture in different institutions: KU Leuven (by Roman Verraest), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (by Daniel Tan), Estonian Information Technology College (by Marko Puusaar), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia  & the TransLectures project (by Carlos Turro-Ribalta), University of  Manchester & Opencast Matterhorn (by Stuart Phillipson).

After the presentation sessions the participants took part in a World Café where pedagogy, technology, IPR and organisational issues where discussed in small groups.

The agenda also included opportunities for one-to-one discussions with industry experts from Polycom (Marci Powell), Techsmith (Anton Bollen) and Mediasite by SonicFoundry (Matt McCurdy).

The day ended with a final panel discussion which included a strong message from industry representatives: “please give us more of your feedback, so together we can improve products to better meet your needs”.

Recordings of the workshop will be online very soon on www.rec-all.info.

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

Webinar on integrating media education schemes and approaches in the classroom

The next webinar in the MEDEAnet series, 'The Case for Media Education in the Classroom', takes place on 18 October at 16.00 CET and features media education expert Nicoleta Fotiade from ActiveWatch in Bucharest. Nicoleta will be introducing various media education schemes and critical thinking methods that can help students become more critical in their use of information media. Nicoleta will be joined by Marianna Vivitsou, a teacher from Greece who will discuss the examples provided based on her own media education. Participation is for free but prior registration is required.

ATiT wins prize at the GINCO Awards 2012 - Best Practice in ICT Use

ATiT was runner-up at this year’s GINCO AWARDS 2012 with the course “Using video to support lifelong learning” in the category: “Best Practice in ICT use”. This hands-on course has been organised three times a year since 2011, and aims to teach teachers and trainers how to use and create their own educational video from scratch. The GINCO Award Ceremony took place on 28 September in Hasselt during the international conference “Quality Course Provision for Grundtvig". There were three award categories:  “Innovative use of ICT in all aspects of course delivery”, which was won by the TACCLE IST course, a course where participants create their own e-learning content. The award in the category of “Excellence in validating outcomes for participants”, went to the course “The Glottodrama Method” which aims to provide language teachers with more creative tools with the help of theatre. The last category: “Quality of course content and pedagogy” was won by ‘UNEC - Stars under the cobblestones’, a course to improve multi-cultural skills for teachers and trainers.
ATiT’s next video course for teachers & trainers will be organised in March 2013 in Leuven. More information can be found on http://www.atit.be/video-course.

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ATiT wins prize at the GINCO AWARDS 2012 – Best Practice in ICT use

ATiT was runner-up at this year’s GINCO AWARDS 2012 with the course “Using video to support lifelong learning” in the category: “Best Practice in ICT use”. This hands-on course has been organised three times a year since 2011, and aims to teach teachers and trainers how to use and create their own educational video from scratch. The GINCO Award Ceremony took place on 28 September in Hasselt during the international conference “Quality Course Provision for Grundtvig".

There were three award categories:  “Innovative use of ICT in all aspects of course delivery”, which was won by the TACCLE IST course, a course where participants create their own e-learning content. The award in the category of “Excellence in validating outcomes for participants”, went to the course “The Glottodrama Method” which aims to provide language teachers with more creative tools with the help of theatre. The last category: “Quality of course content and pedagogy” was won by ‘UNEC - Stars under the cobblestones’, a course to improve multi-cultural skills for teachers and trainers. ATiT’s next video course for teachers & trainers will be organised in March 2013 in Leuven.

GINCO Quality Award nomination for video course

The hands-on video course ‘Using video to support lifelong learning’ ATiT organises has been nominated for an award. During the week-long residential course, teachers and trainers from all around Europe create an educational video from scratch. The GINCO Quality Awards, a quality label for adult learner courses where participants apply for a Grundtvig grant to cover their costs, will be presented on 28 September 2012 in Hasselt, Belgium during the international conference “Quality Course Provision for Grundtvig" on 26 – 29 September. The award categories are: ICT use, quality care and validation of learning outcomes, and the winners will be presented as examples of good practice in the conference workshop sessions.

Ministry of Culture staff from southern Iraq and Baghdad complete course in Leuven

30 officials from the Ministry of Culture in Iraq took part this week in a training course organised by ATiT in Leuven in the use of social media. Speakers from the media and political life in Belgium gave talks to the group during the week on topics like journalistic freedom, dealing with the press and government communications. The group visited the European Parliament, broadcasting station VRT and the European Commission and visited local sites and buildings in Leuven.