A final conference entitled Media literacy for the 21st century will be held in Opatija. Croatia on 14-15 September 2013, This event is the final event in the one year IPA Project Media Literacy for the 21st century which involves two VET Graphics Schools from Zagreb and Rijeka and the Telecentar from Zagreb. This 2 day workshop will provide an overview of media literacy initiatives in Croatia as well as the general status of ICT use in supporting learning. It will report also on the concrete outcomes of the project. A presentation about the MEDEAnet network will be given by Sally Reynolds from ATiT and about EUscreenXL by Mathy Vanbue from ATiT. More information about the project is available here.
The EUscreenXL Consortium met from 4 till 6 September 2013 at the KDEPAM in Mykonos, for a workshop focused on content ingestion of audiovisual archives in Europeana and in the EUscreen portals. This workshop organised by Natioanl Technological University of Athens, also provided opportunities to co-design new applications and tools to deploy and exploit the EUscreen content for education or other uses. ATiT will be responsible for evaluation of the EUscreen pilots in the following months. Pilots are planned in the domains of creative reuse, research and public use of audiovisual archives.
The organisers of the Media & Learning Conference have launched the programme for this year’s conference on 12-13 December. With inputs from media producers, educational policy advisers, innovation experts and inspiring practitioners this event is a ‘must-attend’ for anyone interested in harnessing the power of media to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of today’s learners. Check out the most recent press release for a list of highlights. The programme is available here and you can register here.
Final countdown begins: with just 5 weeks left to the closing entry deadline on 30 September, a call is going out to educational media producers all over Europe to submit their entries to this year’s MEDEA Awards. Entry to this competition is free and professional and non-professional producers are invited to enter all types of innovative educational media to Europe’s premier educational media competition.
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 .
Here in ATiT we welcomed a new colleague today, she is Tânia Vargas from Portugal who will be taking over the running of the MEDEA Awards and the Media & Learning Conference Secretariats from Nikki Cortoos who is leaving us after 6 years.
Tânia will also be involved in several European project activities and in managing the planning and delivery of courses run by ATiT on video to support teaching and learning and the creation of educational apps. We are all looking forward to working with Tânia.
Planning is going well for a full day international workshop on Lecture Capture to take place on Wednesday 11 December in KU Leuven Belgium. This workshop takes place right before the Media & Learning Conference and is the final REC:all project event.
This workshop will bring together educators, administrators and suppliers to exchange useful ideas on the future of lecture capture. It builds on the success of the 2012 Lecture Capture workshop organised in Leuven which brought together almost 60 participants from 14 countries.
The day will start with a series of showcases highlighting case studies on the topic of up-scaling and large-scale integration of lecture capture in higher education. After lunch break participants can take part in a series of World Café discussions intended to refine the final guides produced by the REC:all project. These discussions will be followed by Expert sessions on three specific topics: Copyright, Storage and Translation.
For all updated info about the workshop programme and information about registration – check this page.
The August edition of the Media & Learning Newsletter is now available for download.
Highlights in this month's newsletter include an article on encouraging teenagers to read by Jan T'Sas and his colleagues at the University of Antwerp, a report on creating effective multimedia courses for older people based on the MEDEA Awards prize winner "All that Jazz" and presented by Raúl Jiménez and his colleagues at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain and a description of how the University of Lorraine is flipping classrooms for first year medical students given by Gérard Casanova.
The newsletter also includes up-to-date news about developments in the media and film literacy sector, notices about innovative media education projects and initiatives, tips about useful apps and resources that you can use and notifications about events and competitions including the MEDEA Awards. Don't miss it!
ATiT is one of the partners in a new European project to foster collaboration between interactive media and arts design businesses and higher and further education institutions for Media and Arts Design Studies. This collaboration will focus on detection of possible skill and competence mismatches between education and the professional world and will put in place a pilot mechanism to address this mismatch by designing and piloting a curriculum design framework for use in this specific sector. This new project called iPro will begin in October and will be led by the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Bulgaria. Funded partially by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme, iPro involves partners in 8 countries; Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania and Poland and is supported by the Media & Learning Association.
ATiT is working in the area of media supported learning and we are looking for a full-time project support person to join our team in several European activities. This work includes:
- Providing the secretariat service for the annual international MEDEA Awards scheme
- Supporting the organisation of the Media & Learning Conference, an annual international conference on media supported learning
- Managing the booking and organisational management of our training scheme aimed at European teachers and trainers
- Providing research and administrative support to several European Commission supported activities in the area of technology supported learning
- Supporting the recently launched Media & Learning Association
Skills required include a good level of English and excellent organisational and communication skills. Proposed start date: mid-August. The initial contract period is for 6 months. We are located in Roosbeek – between Leuven and Tienen.
For more information contact us via e-mail.