More than 50 teachers from primary through to senior schools coming from the municipality of Blagoevgrad in Bulgaria are taking part in a 2 day workshop organised by MEDEAnet partner ITPIO in association with the Regional Inspectorate of Education on 3-4 April.
This workshop being led by Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT in Belgium includes practical exercises whereby teachers created their own video resources for use in a flipped classroom. Other presentations included inputs from teachers about specific IT related initiatives in the region. These were a project about the use of 3D with autistic children, an experience with an audience respose system and the experiences of a teacher on the use of software for web development.
This is the first workshop to be organised in Bulgaria in the context of the MEDEAnet project. Information about other workshops and webinars being organised is available on the project website: www.medeanet.eu.
Web2LLP project partners have launched a series of free online training courses about the use of web strategies and social media tools aimed at anyone involved in European projects supported under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
These courses are made up of 5 modules each lasting 2 hours which will be delivered via webinar sessions taking place at different times in April and May. There will be three such courses, one in French (starting on 19 April), one in Italian (starting on 23 April) and one in English (starting on 30 April). To find out more and to register for one of these courses please visit the online course information. The number of people who can be accommodated is limited so early registration is encouraged.
The project web site now contains a wealth of resources on the topic of social media including video tutorials, showcases, downloadable versions of the 3 handbooks, video tutorials as well as showcases of good-practice LLP projects with interviews, along with links to other useful materials and resources.
Materials available from the fifth MEDEAnet webinar, on videos for teaching and flipping the classroomSubmitted Monday, March 25, 2013 - 13:50
On 21 March 2013 ATiT organised a one hour webinar in the framework of the MEDEAnet project. The webinar entitled Videos for Teaching had a special focus on the recent trend 'Flipping the Classroom', which attracted 40 participants from 15 countries. The invited speakers were Olaf de Groot (De Verdieping, Stichting Kennisnet, the Netherlands) and Bram Faems (Jonatan Academie and KlasCement, Belgium), who also answered questions from the online audience in an open discussion. A recording and the presentations are now available online.
The main theme for the 2013 edition of the Media & Learning conference taking place in Brussels on 12-13 December is Media Education and Literacy: Equipping Learners for Open, Creative Learning Futures. This theme will be at the heart of a unique conference programme aimed at exploring the role of creativity and innovation in education and training against the backdrop of dramatic change in how, where and what learners learn. Conference themes include e-Safety, Media-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching, Creating and curating open educational media resources and data analytics. See the full list on the conference website.
Partners from 22 different countries got together in Utrecht this week to launch the new EUScreenXL project. Over the past 4 years, its predecessor, the EUscreen project has put more than 40,000 televisual items online in an act to make historical audiovisual content widely accessible. EUscreenXL, will invest even more in the online accessibility of European Television Heritage.EUscreenXL will extend the core collection with another 20,000 high quality TV items and will make more than 1,000,000 metadata sets of the consortium's 22 content partners' collections searchable and accessible on Europeana. ATiT is a partner in this new project where staff will be involved in the evaluation of the revised portal.
Teachers and trainers from 7 different European countries are taking part in a training course this week in Leuven on the use of video to support learning. They include primary and secondary school teachers as well as adult educators and university staff and are working together in teams to produce short educational video clips as part of this highly interactive and practical workshop. Despite the sudden snow storm that descended over Leuven this week, they have already begun to make recordings and are looking forward to visiting the Future Classroom Lab in the European Schoolnet premises in Brussels. Find out more about these courses.
This week ATiT is organising a week-long course on Webstrategies and Social Media for LLP Projects in the framework of the Web2LLP project. 8 highly motivated LLP project managers from 6 European countries (Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Spain) are working together in groups to create dissemination strategies and action plans to improve the dissemination and reach of lifelong learning projects.
Beside domain experts and trainers from within the Web2LLP partnership, guest speakers include Bernard Van Isacker (PhoenixKM), Kamakshi Rajagopal (Open University, The Netherlands) and Valentina Garoia (European Schoolnet).
Those who missed this hands-on course can visit the project website for video tutorials, video showcases, 3 handbooks and resources. In April-May the partnership is also organising a free online course series of 5 webinars in English, French and Italian, contact us for further information.
21 teachers and trainers from all over Europe have converged on Leuven this week to discover how to create and use educational apps.This week-long hands-on training course is providing them with the basics of creating simple apps for the classroom and their goal is to conceive, plan and create a simple app for teaching purposes utilising the skills and knowledge they have gained by the end of the week. Course participants have a variety of experience but all share an enthusiasm for the task ahead. As well as finding out more about creating educational apps, they are also enjoying the experience of getting to know one another and to enjoy visiting the city of Leuven.
On Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January 2013 Mathy Vanbuel participated in the Forward Look Final Conference “Media Studies – New Media and New Literacies” organised by the European Science Foundation that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Forward Look on Media Studies – New Media and New Literacies was designed to address some of the societal challenges posed by the profound changes in media and communication technologies and cultures over the past two decades, namely by defining a common European research agenda for media studies and specifying the institutional frameworks that would promote the organisational cohesion of media research in Europe.
The Final Conference followed closely on the four thematic workshops in 2012 which were devoted to defining challenges in key areas of research in media studies (see www.esf.org/mediastudies). The Final Report of the activity that includes research and policy recommendations, was discussed during the conference which brought together a broad audience of key stakeholders: researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and others. The conclusions of the conference will feed into the final report that is expected to be widely disseminated among academic and policy audiences in April 2013.