The project "SH.A.R.P - A platform for SHAring and Re-Presenting” is promoted by the University of Pavia (Communication and Psychology Departments) and CEM (Media Education Centre) together with institutions from seven European countries. One of the main objectives is to realize a web-platform to edit shared audio and video products on-line (video representations).
We’ll start with a detailed research on cooperative devices and the mechanism related to the self reproduction and self narration dynamics. Each Sharp’s member will identify in his context people at risk of social or digital marginalization and people who have important but difficult relationships with their area (a great focus is on school reality and “digital natives” generation, who don’t show neither an appropriate digital awareness nor a suitable self-representation).
People identified will be trained to visual communication in a learning-by-doing approach, through their own community video narration, related to their area. Thus, mediators and social operators will guarantee a direct training and will disseminate their competences.
Documentaries will be gathered in the web platform, which represents not only a great database but also a strong device used to modify and mix together videos. In this way, we are realizing new and common area representations and are contributing to create new dynamics to the self construction and to the public and collective construction as well.
What does the future hold for media-enhanced learning? What is the best way to boost skills and competences in media production? What role do media literacy and wisdom play in creating innovative, inclusive, future-proof education? These and other topics will be discussed at the Media & Learning Conference, to be held on November 14 and 15 in Brussels. The full programme is now available online, read on for more on speakers and special features!
The programme for the Media & Learning Conference is now available online, and details the variety of speakers, topics, and special features of the event, to be held in Brussels on November 14 and 15. Three main themes will be explored over the course of two content-rich, full days, which include the future of media-enhanced learning, how to boost skills in media production, and uncovering the importance of media literacy with regards to creating innovative and future-proof education.
Several renowned keynote speakers will touch on these global concepts, but the event also aims to bring these topics down to earth by showcasing specific examples of ideas that work. An online news website run by children living in areas of social disadvantage in Ireland is one example; hands-on-film-making courses for young people is another one. Additionally, the increasingly popular approach to digital storytelling, Transmedia, and the value and impact of three-dimensional learning content will also share some of the spotlight.
The MEDEA Awards Ceremony, which participants are welcome to join, will run alongside the conference.
Registration is now open and includes an opportunity to attend for free by taking advantage of the Media & Learning recommendation offer: get a refund on your registration fee by having your friends and colleagues register with your registration code – if 4 or more do this, you attend for free!
The deadline for MEDEA entry submissions is fast approaching, but there's time yet for participants to send in their videos, right up until September 17.
The MEDEA Awards aim to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
In recent years there has been remarkable interest in the creation and use of digital video and audio in education, boosted by the increasing impact of multimedia and video based websites and applications on the internet and mobile devices. The pedagogical vision is clear: it is only when video and audio are routine components of education and online learning, that we will have an educational environment that reflects the media-rich world in which our learners now live.
Entries need to be submitted via the online submission form and sent to arrive at the MEDEA Secretariat via post, e-mail or fax before the closing date: 17 September 2012 (midnight). All finalists will be notified in the beginning of November and will be invited to take part in the awards ceremony taking place during the Media & Learning Conference 2012, where the final winners will be announced.
2012 Special Theme: New Media, Multi-Modality, and Learning
The International Conference on Learning is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, education at any of its levels – from early childhood, to schools, to higher education – and lifelong learning in any of its sites, from home to school to university to the workplace.
Call Deadline: 14-Nov-2012. The third edition of The Future of Education International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 13-14 June 2013.
The objective of The Future of Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for education. The Future of Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current educational projects.
Call for Papers:
The conference focuses on the following thematic areas:
- Innovative Teaching and Learning Methodologies
- Education and New Technologies
- Media Education
- Learning Games
- Studies on Education
- Studies on Second Language Acquisition
- Art Education
- Music Education
Please notice that this list is not exhaustive and other topics will be taken into consideration.
The Call for Papers, within the New Perspective in Science Education Conference, is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of science education as well as to coordinators of science and training projects. Experts in the field of science teaching and learning are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented during the New Perspective in Science Education international conference. The abstract should be written in English (between 200 and 500 words) and sent via email to email@example.com no later than 14 November 2012.
Belgian entry Monkey Tales Games is the winner of the MEDEA Professional Production Award 2011 and Austrian entry The Merchant of Venice is the winner of the MEDEA User-Generated Award 2011.
The European Collaboration Award 2011 sponsored by SMART was awarded to The European Chain Reaction by Qworzó Primary School (Belgium) and this year’s special Award recognising excellence in the use of media to support volunteering was awarded to Changing Lives by Drogheda Special Olympics Club (Ireland).
This announcement was made during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony (sponsored by Adobe) which took place on 24 November 2011 as part of the Media & Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training in Brussels.
A very fruitful day at the Media & Learning conference 2011 here at the Flemmish Ministry of Education HQ in Brussels. Constantin Van Oranje, Member of Cabinet to Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner in charge of the Digital Agenda, opened the conference and briefly expressed the growing need to adapt skills to the Digital Era.
Numerous constructive presentations followed ranging from the presentation of various elearning platforms such as Scientix, Digital-Earth, IBBT to Game Based Learning applications where presenters such as Monkey tales Games and the “Merchant of Venice” showed that it is possible to have fun and learn at the same time. Topics such as accounting, science and language learning can and are addressed through gaming platforms. The audience also had the chance to learn media related initiatives in various areas such as the Special Olympics in Ireland, a Road Safety project in Italy and many more.
Particular emphasis was stressed upon the need to adapt learning processes to personal experiences and to the need of considering spatial learning. An example from Aston, Birmingham UK showed that some school have taken the next step however current statistics show that there is a need for more.
Elearningeuropa.info has been covering the Media & Learning 2011 conference by broadcasting key messages presented through social media networks and will continue to do so in addition to the stand that will be presenting the portal on the 25 November.
For more information regarding the conference, the topics presented and the presenters please take a look here.
With just over 2 weeks to go the organisers of the Media & Learning Conference are delighted to announce that there are now more than 240 people registered from 40 countries. They include ministerial representatives, teacher trainers, educational media producers and practitioners who are all converging on Brussels to discuss trends, share experiences and plan new initiatives in the field of media supported learning.
A series of five online discussions have been launched in the conference community which is open to all. They are: What is the best business model for a learning game? What are the implications of social networking on media and learning? What impact does the move from a literacy culture to a media culture have on learning? What is the best way to create sustainable, media-rich learning repositories? And can media make a difference in supporting early and special needs education? These discussions will continue live during the conference itself, taking place on 24-25 November. You can join in here.
Confirmed keynote speakers for the Media & Learning Conference are Pascal Smet, Flemish Minister for Education and Training, Constantijn Van Oranje, Cabinet member and senior advisor of European Vice-President Neelie Kroes, Peter Adriaenssens, Belgian child psychiatrist, Conor Galvin, researcher from UCD in Ireland, Richard Harper, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, Nikos Theodosakis, Canadian author of “The Director in the Classroom: How Filmmaking Inspires Learning", Pere Arcas, Head of the department of learning programmes and projects at Television of Catalonia in Spain, Lizbeth Goodman, Director and Founder of the SMARTlab Digital Media, Donald Clark, e-learning advisor and Dom Elliott, from YouTube EDU.
The programme includes screening sessions showing excellent uses of media to support teaching and learning, practical workshops fostering hands-on learning experiences, high level presentations and a wealth of opportunities to exchange, learn, interact and network. During the conference we also provide the Pigeon SMS messaging service which enables participants contact one another easily without revealing their own mobile number.
They also plan on having fun and invite participants to try out different devices in the conference Play Area where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and socialise at any time.
The MEDEA Awards Ceremony will be a highlight of the programme and takes place on Thursday 24 November beginning at 18.15. 9 finalists from all over Europe are competing to win one of the two MEDEA Statuettes this year, you can see who they are for yourself and decide who you think should win. This is an open event, if you would like to come, just let us know.
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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).
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.
This year the competition attracted 115 entries from 28 countries. Those entering could choose between submitting their entry as a production made by a professional company or semi-professional production unit or as one made by individual teachers, students, learners, parents, professors, supporting staff or institutions in all educational levels or training centres. This means that this year there will be two main prizes, one for each category and each winner will receive a MEDEA Statuette. There will also be two additional prizes awarded. The first of these is the European Collaboration Prize which is supported by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, 26 submissions were made for this prize. The second special prize is the special Award for Educational Media Promoting Volunteering 2011, which was set up to coincide with the European Year of Volunteering 2011 (EYV). There were 19 submissions in this category. Prizes in these categories are sponsored by Adobe and Smart.
In addition to the finalists, the Organising Committee highly commended 13 other, exceptional entries. These Highly Commended are: Aula365: Didattica interattiva per la scuola 2.0 by Silva ICT (Italy), Cloudstreet Classroom by Showtime – EA (Australia), Différentiation sociale en situation de confinement physique et social by Vidéoscop Université Nancy 2 (France), Digestive System Animation Projects by the International School of Tanganyika (Tanzania), E-book by Kindergarten Children by Terakki Foundation Schools (Turkey), eduSensus: Complete Solution for Early and Special Needs Education by Young Digital Planet (Poland), eTwinning:all inclusive by Schule Rogatsboden (Austria), Hubblecast by European Southern Observatory (Germany), Medienportal der Siemens Stiftung by Siemens Stiftung (Germany), MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students by Media Awareness Network (Canada), podcASTIng: podcast in libertà by Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado “Brofferio”, Asti (Italy), Serwis edukacyjny e-zadania.pl by Szkoła – Nauczyciel (Poland) and Simply Music - Technology Inspired Music in Education by Simply Music (Ireland).
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.
The finalists were chosen by a jury made up of 75 education and media experts from 15 countries who evaluated the MEDEA entries in late September and early October. All finalists will attend the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 24th November which is a highlight of the Media & Learning Conference and presentations by each of the finalists will be included in the conference programme.
For more information about the MEDEA Awards: http://www.medea-awards.com
For more information and the Media & Learning Conference: http://www.media-and-learning.eu
Nikki Cortoos, MEDEA Awards Secretariat
Address: ATiT, Leuvensesteenweg 132, B-3370 Roosbeek, Belgium
Tel: +32 16 284 040, Fax: +32 16 223 743