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Programme for Media & Learning Conference in Brussels announced

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.

5 weeks to go to the MEDEA Awards deadline!

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.

Places available on online social media course in September in either French or English

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 .

Welcome new colleague from Portugal

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.

Large-scale implementation of lecture capture in European Higher Education

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.

Read the latest Media & Learning Newsletter!

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!

Forging links between Media and Arts business and further education institutions for Media

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 looking for a new member of the team!

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.

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REC:all held its final meeting in Valencia and prepares reports and final workshop

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.

ATiT produces video relay for live surgery session at ESHRE Conference London 2013

A team from ATiT produced the live video transmission of three hours of endoscopic surgery at the occasion of the ESHRE2013 Conference in London. More than 1500 delegates attended the live High Definition video relay via satellite in the Capital Hall of the International Conference Centre at the ExCeL in London on Tuesday 9th of July. Three operation theatres were simultaneously recorded and transmitted via satellite to a mobile SNG station outside the conference centre and further relayed into the venue. Questions and discussions from the audience in London were retransmitted and answered in real time by the operating surgeons. The event was a real success thanks to the dedication of all team members.