The Viducate Network has launched a new version of its guide to promote video production and media education in Europe.
The document, targeted to teachers and educational professionals, provides an introduction of how to use video production in the classroom. It includes first ideas for different school subjects and an updated background to what production involves and needs.
The project Ed2.0Work (European network for the integration of Web2.0 in education and work) is inviting stakeholders to join its recently created Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Stakeholders include education administrators, teachers and university staff. From the world of work, the project welcomes the participation of companies, chambers of commerce, trainers, associations and government staff.
Three SIGs have already been opened, in order to encourage debate around:
- Web2.0 and Internet resources – how do we evaluate these tools and their uses
- Learning and training pedagogies – how do we teach and train using Web2.0
- Curriculum including criteria for excellence and quality – how do we build curricula for Web2.0 or integrate Web2.0 into existing ones
The Ed2.0Work project SIGs are open communities and are free to use. Click here to register and indicate your area or areas of interest.
Ed2.0Work is a transnational EU-funded project involving partners from the UK, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey. For more information you may visit this website.
The University of Amsterdam recently launched the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Communication Science. ‘Introduction to Communication Science’, taught in English, lasts 8 weeks and covers history, theory, and the influence of media on society, through a series of video lectures.
The University of Amsterdam's Communication Science programme was ranked as best in Europe last year (QS World University Rankings 2012). It makes sense, then, that this institution should be the first in the world to inaugurate a Massive Open Online Course on the art and history of persausion, Communication Science.
'Introduction to Communication Science' marks the first of various ICT initiatives by the university, best described by the motto "For All. For Free." A growing number of lectures will be made available online in the near future, but current interested learners can peruse this and other courses here.
Extended Deadline for Abstracts Submission – 28 February 2013
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.
The Call for Papers, within the Future of Education Conference, is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of education as well as to coordinators of education and training projects.
Experts in the field of teaching and learning are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented during the Future of Education International Conference. The abstract should be written in English (between 200 and 500 words) and sent via e-mail to email@example.com no later than 28 February 2013.
- 28 February 2013: Deadline for submitting abstracts
- 08 March 2013: Notification of Acceptance / Rejection
- 25 March 2013: Deadline for final submission of papers
- 3 May 2013: Deadline for speakers registration
- 13-14 June 2013: Dates of the conference
There will be three presentation modalities: oral, poster and virtual presentations.
All papers presented during the conference will be published on an ISBN publication.
ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) is an international non-profit association that aims at providing a discussion forum where researchers and others involved in communication and information research can meet and exchange information and documentation about their work.
Högskolan Dalarna arrangerar på Campus Falun 5 december en konferens om kommunikation på nätet såväl praktiskt som teoretiskt.
En allt större del av Sveriges befolkning spenderar allt mer tid uppkopplade. Med sociala medier, användargenererat innehåll och ögonblicklig tillgång till all världens information är det ingen överraskning att utbildning och kommunikation över nätet blir allt vanligare såväl inom ungdomsskolan som inom vuxenutbildningen och den högre utbildningen.
Med avstamp i utvecklingen av nätbaserade utbildningsalternativ arrangerar Högskolan Dalarna en konferens med fokus på kommunikationen på nätet, såväl teoretiskt som praktiskt. Som deltagare på konferensen så kommer du få ta del av forskning och praktiska exempel kring kommunikation på nätet, direkt eller indirekt relaterad till utbildning.
Building Bridges Today that Society Tomorrow Can Walk Across - Connect, Collaborate, Change
The aim of the Flat Classroom® Conference is to bring together geographically dispersed participants with a view to sharing ideas while using mobile computing, learning about Web 2.0 communication and collaboration tools in a flattened world, and, in the case of the workshop, working on a project theme that can be transplanted back into their home school.
The selected theme will inspire unity and action as well as fostering continued connections after the actual event. It is envisaged this will improve global understanding and cement friendships for ongoing collaborations. It is also envisaged that this will provide an opportunity for students and teachers together to 'create the future' through exploration of a global or social issue and developing an 'action' plan to work globally to overcome this.
To provide an opportunity for participants and supporters of Flat Classroom® Projects to have an educational and cultural exchange via an organized gathering.
To promote connection and understanding between geographically dispersed, ethnically and culturally diverse groups of students in meaningful, global cooperative authentic learning experiences.
To focus on enhancing digital citizenship and fostering best practice methods for online learning in ways that can be shared synchronously and asynchronously with other schools around the world.
To provide further opportunity for pedagogical development using emerging technologies in differing modes.
To promote leadership skills for 21st century learning amongst participants of all ages with an increasing leadership role for students in education practice.
To provide an opportunity for participants to explore and experience what it means to learn in a global classroom where the learning has been flattened and includes extensive involvement from students and teachers, both face-to-face and virtually.
To advance our approach to the next stage in the establishment of educationally viable and valued global classroom(s) and all this means for relationship building and the development of independent and cultural learning for teachers and student