The June issue of Media & Learning News was published this week, highlighting the MIT-K12 student-produced educational video project, feature articles about On Air, a European project on media education, as well as about transLectures.
Other articles include an announcement of a free MEDEAnet webinar on games in the classroom, a call for papers to PATCH2012MM and an announcement of 60 second science video competition plus plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training. Read it here now.
During this one hour free webinar you will get an insight into what it's like to integrate games into your teaching practice. Game-based learning offers a variety of opportunities to teachers to stimulate pupils' engagement and to strengthen their collaborative learning skills. This webinar is aimed at teachers, educators and school directors interested in getting to know more about the different ways in which they can integrate digital games into learning activities. The webinar takes place on Monday, 25 June 2012, from 4 to 5pm CET and you can register for free through this online form.
This webinar is part of a 12-part series of public webinars on topics related to media use in education and training, organised by European funded project MEDEAnet. This project is being managed by ATiT and aims to promote media-based learning to organisations and practitioners through local training and networking events, online resources and knowledge sharing.
Social media are increasingly important for Lifelong Learning Programme projects as they provide important validation and verification channels. The Web2LLP project is organising face-to-face and online courses on web strategies and social media for managers and members of LLP projects. The week long face-to-face course will take place in Leuven, Belgium on 18 – 23 February 2013 and you can apply for funding to your LLP national agency by September 2012.The online courses will be held in February – July 2013. These 10 hour courses organised in 5 modules of 2 hours each are available in English, French or Italian and will be backed up by an online help desk and support service. Furthermore, to help better understand your training needs in respect to social media, you are invited to complete a very short questionnaire which will take no more than 5 minutes to fill in. Find out more from the Web2LLP website http://www.web2llp.eu/
Partners in the VISCED project on Virtual Schools have been meeting this week in Sheffield to discuss the work to date and to plan for the final stages of the project. This meeting also included a gathering of the project's International Advisory Committee where the outputs of the project including critical success factors for the successful deployment of virtual schools were disussed.
These meetings followed the very successful Virtual School Colloquium which brought together virtual schools from 14 different countries, these included schools catering for students that are travelling or seriously ill. It also included schools aimed at marginalised and isolated students.
Full details of the presentations given will be available shortly on the VISCED project website.
Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT led two capacity development workshops in Jordan on 18-19 May for the Jordanian Higher Council for Science and Technology. The workshops were on Guidelines on Proposal Evaluation, Selection Procedures of FP7 projects and Individual Evaluation of FP7 proposals.
These workshops were organised in the context of the Program for Capacity Development for the Jordan Research Community funded by SRSF, the Scientific Research Support Fund at the Ministry of Higher Education.
ATiT recently launched a website for Web2LLP which aims to boost the dissemination strategies of LLP projects by providing personalised support and training on the integration of social media. The team will also identify best-practices and share resources. The partners in Web2LLP are University of Luxembourg, Web2Learn, Coventry University, Pixel and PAU Education as well as ATiT. The project team will provide a pilot online course in autumn followed by face-to-face and online courses in Spring 2013. Find out more from the project website.
The European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL) aims to improve school leadership in Europe by setting up a collaborative network in which members co-construct, manage and share knowledge intended to inform policy in the area of school leadership.
Much of this knowledge sharing is taking place in a portal designed and supported by ATiT and through a series of webinars that have taken place in recent weeks. In the portal you can find academic research materials, interviews with school leaders, recordings of the webinars that have taken place and policy documents.
E-ViEW partners are meeting this week in the University of Porto. The main topics for discussion are the final plans for the international activities amongst students from Portugal, Poland, Ireland and the UK. These activities follow on from the the national activities that have taken place amongst work-based learners in most of the partner countries. Several of these activities will take place against the backdrop of the Olympics taking place in London and the European Football Championship takng place in Poland. Theye will focus on several of the cometencies identified in the E-ViEW Framework for work-based learning and will utilise the online E-ViEW Virtual Campus. Find out more from the E-ViEW project website.
CSP in Italy organised a two day workshop on use and re-use of video resources for teaching and learning on 20/21 April in Torino. This workshop was aimed at teachers and others interested in this topic. Participants learnt more about Italian and European initiatives in this area including EUscreen which was represented by Marco Rendina from Luce in Italy and Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT. This workshop was run in the context of the MEDEA2020 project. Oher inputs came from previous MEDEA Award winner, BBC Schools report which was given by Helen Shreeve.
MEDEA2020 is a project supporting the annual MEDEA Awards which involves partners in Spain, Italy, France, Poland and Belgium. It is led by ATiT and involves the organisation of workshops, the support of the monthly Media & Learning newsletter, the annual Media & Learning conference and other dissemination actions as well as the awards scheme. Project partners met this week in Torino to discuss the progress of the project and to support the organisation of a workshop in Torino on the use and re-use of media resources. Find out more about MEDEA2020.