The programme for this year's Media & Learning Conference is now available and features a host of engaging speakers, topical discussions and screenings of excellent examples of media supported learning. The conference has three main themes; future trends and developments in media-supported learning, digital and media production skills and competences including media literacy, and the use and re-use of existing media resources in education and training at all levels.
Highlights of the conference include keynote presentations by Belgian child psychiatrist Peter Adriaenssens who argues that creative education is essential for the development of the brain and personality of children and Richard Harper, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. Screenings showing excellent examples of media usage to support learning from Thomson Reuters in the UK, TV.Klasse in Belgium, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and finalists in the MEDEA Awards 2011 along with discussion sessions, workshops and demonstrations combine to create a packed programme of activities.
Registration is now open on the conference website http://www.media-and-learning.eu.
It includes an illustrated presentation by Prof. Dr. Werner Adriaenssens, Curator of Decorative Arts of the 20th Century at the Royal Museums for Art and History. This will be followed by an open discussion ‘Why digitise culture?’ which includes Jef Malliet - Erfgoedplus.be, Provinciaal Centrum voor Cultureel Erfgoed in Hasselt, Sandra Fauconnier - Collection and Mediatheque in the Netherlands Media Art Institute and Gert Nulens - IBBT/SMIT. Admission is free but seats are limited. Please contact email@example.com to reserve your place. The event will be held in English.
When asked recently for his 2007 highlights, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karel de Gucht, identified the March 2007 Brussels Conference on Good Governance. In his interview with Belgian newspaper "De Standaard", de Gucht states "Probably the international conference on Good Governance that we organized in Brussels, with Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson as a speaker. The conference was broad in its approach, the whole world was present and this potentially has impact on the longer term. We don't only have to talk about the security of countries, but also about human security: cluster bombs, water, good governance." ATiT supported the conference through the provision of a live web site and multimedia. For more information about the event, visit the conference web site http://www.improvinggovernance.be
The Indonesian Minister of Education, Dr. Bambang Sudibyo, recently launched the large-scale BERMUTU Programme to upgrade teachers via an extensive videoconferencing network. This network, utilising sites from the GDLN and Inherent networks, linked 15 locations across three different time zones stretching from Aceh in the western tip of Indonesia to Jayapura in the east. Support and training for the participating sites was provided by Mathy Vanbuel and Sally Reynolds during a two week long visit to Jakarta culminating in the event which took place on 18th December.
The Indonesian Government will launch and disseminate information about the new BERMUTU Programme (Better Education through Reformed Management and Universal Teacher Upgrading Project) on December 18th through an event linking 14 local sites via the GDLN and Inherent videoconferencing networks. This major national event will bring together leading national figures, local representatives, provincial and district staff. Mathy Vanbuel and Sally Reynolds are providing support to the Ministry of National Education in the lead-up to this event.
eLearning Africa 2008, takes place from May 28 to 30, 2008 in Accra, Ghana. This will be the 3rd International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, following highly successful conferences in Ethiopia (2006) and Kenya (2007). The deadline for receipt of proposals to actively play a role in the conference agenda is Friday, December 7, 2007. For more information, visit the conference web site http://www.elearning-africa.com/index.php
Researchers, policy-makers, industry and user-group representatives converge on Berlin to discuss the future technology enhanced learning research agenda!