We have just published the April issue of Media & Learning News, which includes an article about Building Virtual Exhibitions with Video from European Archives, and news from the MEDEA Awards as entries are now welcome until 17 September 2012.
Other highlights are: Research meets schools with CSP@scuola, the call for input to Media & Learning Conference 2012, the MILID Week 23-25 May in Barcelona and an announcement of the Why OER Matters video competition.
This, and plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training, is available for you to read online.
Articles in this month's multilingual issue announce the launch of EMEDUS Project about Media Education in the EU, the themes and topics of the Media & Learning Conference and include a feature article about using media to support the transition of research to education in higher education. This publication also highlights a new European Project tackling issues to do with digital plagiarism and ethics, a film competition promoting solidarity between generations and showcases Simply Music – ‘Highly Commended’ at the MEDEA Awards 2011. You can find plenty of other interesting news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training here. This issue is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
This month's issue of Media & Learning News was published on 7 February 2012 with highlights such as EUscreen adding Television History to Europeana, EAVI’s Investigation into Media Literacy in Europe and the Making of Monkey Tales, winner of the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media 2011.
Other articles include a review of 3D Television, a book review of Designing Video and Multimedia for Open and Flexible Learning by Jack Koumi, the announcement of the first University Educational Film Festival in Lyon and the DIVERSE Conference's call for proposals. You will find plenty of other interesting news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training in this issue that you can download online.
The first 2012 issue of Media & Learning News has just been published and in it you can read articles such as 'Media Literacy – a View from the US', 'Belfedar, a fun way to learn to cooperate and manage conflict', and a feature article about the Merchant of Venice, one of the MEDEA Awards 2011 winners, on which you can read more in 'Having fun and learning accountancy at the same time'.
Other highlights include a 'New initiative on Lecture Recording', Tools of the Trade: Animation, what software or tools to use…', the 'New Voices in Media Education event in London' and 'Commonwealth film competition about relationships'. As always, you will find plenty of other news, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training in this issue.
The December issue of Media & Learning News was published yesterday. In it you will find news about the winners of the MEDEA Awards 2011 and a feature article on "Developing media literacy skills for science communication", as well as information about the iTEC Designing the future classroom project, and an insight into the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media based in Sweden.
You can also read about The Center for Media Literacy in the US and the Media & Learning Conference in Brussels which attracted 298 people from 39 countries,as well as plenty of other news items, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.
The 9 finalists for the 2011 Annual MEDEA Awards were announced on 28 October 2011.
The finalists are (in alphabetical order): Armi di distruzione di massa by ITIS Avogadro di Torino (Italy), Changing Lives by Drogheda Special Olympics Club (Ireland), IMPRINTING by Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado “Brofferio”, Asti (Italy), INgeBEELD by CANON Cultural Unit (Belgium), Monkey Tales by Die Keure and Larian Studios (Belgium), The European Chain Reaction by Qworzó Primary School (Belgium), The Merchant of Venice by University of Education Salzburg (Austria), Twig by Twig (UK), and Werner Heisenberg by INTER/AKTION GmbH (Germany).
This year the competition attracted 115 entries from 28 countries and the overall winner will be announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which takes place on Thursday 24th November during the Media & Learning Conference 2011 in Brussels.
A further 13 entries were highly commended by the international jury. All those entries which are finalists as well as those who are highly commended will be added to the MEDEA Awards’ media gallery of showcases highlighting excellence in the use of media to support teaching and learning.
For more information visit the MEDEA Awards site.
The MEDEA2020 partnership recently launched a community of practice focused on media-based education! This multilingual online community of practice (CoP) called Media & Learning Community, was created for practitioners interested in the use of media in education. As a community member you can connect with other community members, start and join discussions related to media and learning related topics, and promote your own initiatives and events, as well as find and share educational resources focused on media and learning.
If you speak French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish, you can participate in language-specific discussions that are moderated by a native speaker and expert. To explore and join the community, see www.media-and-learning.eu/community
The Media in Education newsletter has been renamed 'Media & Learning News' and will continue to be published every month. From March onwards, this newsletter will be available every two months in Spanish, Italian, French, Polish and German as well as English.
Highlights in this month's newsletter include: an update on the highly successful BBC News School report and how non-UK schools can get involved in News Day on 24 March; an invitation to the International Council For Educational Media; one mother's experience of how media-rich learning materials are challenging traditional maths teaching; tools of the Trade: fancy creating your own 3-D Video? It also contains the confirmed dates for the Media & Learning Conference 2011 and plenty of other news items, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training as well as the MEDEA Awards 2011.
The December issue of Media in Education is now available. In this month's newsletter you will find a short report about the Media & Learning Conference. Video recordings, presentations, photos and a final report about the conference are now available from the conference website.
You will also find a report on how media is being implemented in French universities and a feature article by Paul Bottelberghs on a radical new approach to media literacy in education, based in the new digital culture. This issue also contains an article on electronic whiteboards, an announcement of the winners of the MEDEA Awards 2010 and lots of other news and information.
Media in Education will be re-launched in January 2011 as "Media & Learning" and bi-monthly editions will be available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish as well as in English.
The Media & Learning Conference Brussels 2010 on 25 and 26 November 2010 addresses how new media can contribute to improve learning. Media literacy and digital fluency are amongst the most important skills young people can learn in order to find, use and create accurate information to become the creative citizens of a future society. But how can educators be sure that learners are learning better thanks to media?
During this conference practitioners, experts and researchers will discuss how learners handle video and audio in a meaningful and thoughtful manner to support their learning, how media repositories complement existing teaching and learning materials effectively, how young people learn by creating their own media and how ICT can enhance the teaching and learning process. The programme for the conference is now finalised and available online and it will be supported by an online discussion to facilitate networking and exchange of ideas before, during and after the conference within the Media & Learning community of practice.
The MEDEA Awards Ceremony takes place on Thursday 25th November alongside the Media & Learning Conference, where the winners of this year’s awards will be announced. More information from the conference website.