ATiT met with its 7 MEDEAnet partners in Bucharest on 23-24 April for an appraisal and planning meeting. Hosted by the Romanian partner, the NGO ActiveWatch, this meeting focused on supporting the developing the Media & Learning network, how to facilitate the steady growth of the network and plans for the coming 6 months. Partners’ workshop and webinar plans and the preparation of the 2012 report on the status of media education and media literacy in partners’ countries occupied much of the discussion along with discussions about the launch of the new Media & Learning Association.
ATiT staff met with its Web2LLP partners at the second project meeting which took place last week on 4-5 October 2012 in the warm and culture-rich city of Florence, Italy. With this project we aim to improve web strategies and maximise the social media presence of lifelong learning projects.
During the meeting the partners discussed the results of the user needs analysis of LLP project managers' use of social media in their web strategies.120 responses are being analysed which are being used to inform both the online and face-to-face training which will take place in the first part of 2013 and which ATiT is organising. In the coming months, the partners will be finalising and publishing interviews with project managers showcasing good practice in the use of social media for dissemination and valorisation purposes as well as preparing 2 handbooks on establishing efficient web strategies and integrating social media.
The REC:all team held its second project meeting on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June in London. An important outcome from this meeting is the planning of a series of seven webinars which will be held during the coming months. During these webinars speakers will discuss how lecture capture can be used in higher education in an innovative way, discussing best practise examples as well as addressing legal, technical and pedagogical issues (the detailed program will be online soon). Two key reviews which will be major outcomes of the project were also central to the discussion that took place during this meeting. The first focuses on pedagogy and looks at how learning goals can best be reached when using video in educational settings. The second deals with technical developments in lecture capture and the various approaches that institutions can take when seeking to implement robust infrastructure.
Partners in the E-ViEW consortium are preparing to roll out a pilot series of management courses early in 2012 aimed at work-based learners and are currently developing the approach which will taken for elements within these courses. As part of this preparation, ATiT staff helped to organise a meeting of eLearning experts to advise on the current set of plans and to support partners in their work. This meeting took place on 11 October in Leuven and involved partners from Poland, Portugal, Ireland and the UK along with experts from the Netherlands, Ireland, Estonia, Bulgaria and Portugal. Find out more about E-ViEW on the project website.