Register now for one of our teacher training courses where you can learn how to create your own educational video (1-6 July) or your own educational app (8-13 July), and get to know other European teachers and trainers in the lovely university city of Louvain.
Funding to cover the full costs of participation including accommodation and flights is available through the Comenius/Grundtvig programme of the European Commission. The deadline to apply for a grant is 16 January 2013 so be sure to apply here as soon as possible.
In October 2012 ATiT won a prize for its video course at the GINCO AWARDS 2012 – Best Practice in ICT use.
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.
Today ATiT published the last issue of this year of the monthly publication Media & Learning News. Highlights in this month's issue include a new publication on teachers’ use of social media networks, news that MEDEA Awards winners were announced in Brussels, and Media & Learning 2013 confirms its 2012 conference dates: 12-13 December!
Feature articles include 'Media literacy: key to coping in today’s media and communications environment' by Brian O'Neill, Dublin Institute of Technology; 'Estonian schools joined together to form a joint lecture capture network around Echo360' by Marko Puusaar, EITF; and 'The experiences of Zaffiria' by Alessandra Falconi, Centro Zaffiria.
Download the pdf now to read these articles and other interested news from the field of media-based learning and media literacy.
Last Friday 30 November 2012 ATiT published the November 2012 edition of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter with a variety of articles, events and reports related to the use of ICT in secondary and post-secondary education for 14-21 year olds in Europe and elsewhere.
This newsletter is created and published in the framework of the VISCED project which is carrying out a systematic review of virtual schools and colleges at international and national levels including a study into operational examples of fully virtual schools and colleges.
A series of 3 hour-long webinars will take place in December on the subject of work based learning and the experiences of the E-ViEW project team who have been developing and piloting a European Virtual Campus aimed at learners who want to enhance their management skills and competences within a European context. Each webinar lasts from 16:30 to 17:30 CET and they will take place on 5 December, 12 December and 19 December. Participation in these webinars is free but you need to register online to be sure of a place.
The Media & Learning Conference 2012 was a splendid success with 282 participants from 41 countries and tons of interesting presentations about developping digital and media skills in education and finding new and effective ways to embed media into the learning process. The conference took place on 14-15 November 2012 in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels. Presentations and recordings will be shared on the conference website shortly.
This annual conference is organised by the Flemish Ministry of Education and ATiT with the support and help of the European Commission DGEAC.
On 22 November 2012 at 16h00 CET you can meet two award winners of the MEDEA Awards 2012 that were announced last Wednesday 14 November. During this one-hour webinar Petros Michailidis (Greece) and Catherine Loire (France) will briefly present their entry and describe how they have successfully used media to enhance the learning process in their specific circumstances. There are still places available and participation to this webinar is free but prior registration is required.
The French entry 'Quand la colère fait tomber les masques' is the winner of the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media 2012 and the Greek entry 'And the Oscar goes to ...' is the winner of the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media 2012. These and 4 special prize winners were announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place 14 November 2012 as part of the Media & Learning Conference 2012 in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels.
Find out about each of the winners and finalists in the press release (PDF) and meet them online in the MEDEAnet webinar series 'Meet the MEDEA Awards 2012 Finalists'. Showcases on each finalist and Highly Commended will be added to the competition's media gallery soon.
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.