On 22 November 2012 at 16h00 CET you can meet two award winners of the MEDEA Awards 2012 that were announced last Wednesday 14 November. During this one-hour webinar Petros Michailidis (Greece) and Catherine Loire (France) will briefly present their entry and describe how they have successfully used media to enhance the learning process in their specific circumstances. There are still places available and participation to this webinar is free but prior registration is required.
Petros Michailidis (5th Primary school of Alexandroupolis, Greece) will talk about the eTwinning project 'And the Oscar goes to ... ' for which he collaborated with Christelle Vouillot, Ecole Primaire de Rolampont in France and won the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media 2012. This collaborative project incorporates the way storytelling is used in movies in everyday teaching practice for subjects such as language learning, mathematics, social and science studies, art, English, ICT, as well as for learning attitudes like how to handle bullying. This project gives students the skills and competences to create their own videos on these subjects in collaboration with other countries. It gives learners an opportunity to learn to express themselves in other ways beside the traditional written and oral communication.
Catherine Loire (TICE, Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France) will present the entry 'Quand la colère fait tomber les masques' by Université Paris 1 (France), which won the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media 2012. This 35-minute movie with a gripping story of a social conflict between an employee and the new management of a family owned company while becoming a large multinational. The movie shows the events from different angles: human resource management, employees' rights, conflict management, business ethics and corporate law. And in that way it is an interesting case study for Master Students in these areas, a case study that is much more effective and involving than it ever could be on paper.
After each presentation, participants will be given an opportunity to exchange experiences and to ask questions during a moderated online live chat discussion.
This webinar is aimed at teachers and trainers as well as representatives from educational ministries and professional educational media producers interested in finding out more about innovative practices in media-enhanced education and training.
Participation in these webinars is free but prior registration is required via an online form since the maximum number of participants for each webinar is 50. The link will be sent to you after registration as well as close to the event. As seats are limited, come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!
The webinars will be recorded and published online in the Media & Learning Resources Database.
For more information on webinars, please read 'What is a webinar?'.
The winners of the MEDEA Awards 2012 were announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place on 14 November 2012 as part of the Media & Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels. Speaking at the awards, Mathy Vanbuel, Chairperson of the MEDEA Awards Committee, highlighted the fact that both winners have a really strong narrative element which highlights the importance of storytelling for learning. Discover their names here.
French entry 'Quand la colère fait tomber les masques' by is the winner of the MEDEA Professional Production Award and the entry And the Oscar goes to ... is the winner of the MEDEA User-Generated Award, a collaboration between two classes from 5th Primary school of Alexandroupolis in Greece and Ecole Primaire de Rolampont in France. This announcement was made during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place on 14 November 2012 as part of the Media & Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels.
Speaking at the awards, Mathy Vanbuel, Chairperson of the MEDEA Awards Committee, highlighted the fact that both winners have a really strong narrative element which highlights the importance of storytelling for learning. “Narration is increasingly used to capture interest in the learning context, it is a way to keep learners motivated, to encourage them to press forward and to take a real interest in what is going on through their concern for what is happening to the characters in the stories that we tell. Everyone loves a good story, and nowhere is this more evident than in the MEDEA Awards this year.”
This year the Special Prize for European Collaboration was awarded to Historiana - Your Portal to the Past by EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators, The Netherlands. The prize for Educational Media Encouraging Active Ageing, set up to coincide with the European Year of Active Aging and Solidarity between Generations was won by All that Jazz made by Fundación Universidad Carlos III, Spain.
Two additional prizes were awarded: the first, the Special Jury Prize was given to Flying Start made by the University of Leeds, UK. The second, winner of the audience favourite prize, was won by Schoolovision made by schools all over Europe. The other finalists who took part in the MEDEA Awards last night were: Il Girotondo del Tempo made by Hyperfilm srl, Italy; Moving Image Techniques by Christina dePian, Greece; and SignMedia by the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
This year the competition attracted 213 entries from 32 countries. In addition to the finalists, the Organising Committee also announced 15 entries that are Highly Commended.
Find out more about these winners, finalists as well as the 15 Highly Commended in the press release (PDF) and don't forget: the closing date for receipt of entries for MEDEA 2013 is 30 September 2013.
“When I make a film, it’s out of my head”: Expressing emotion and healing through digital filmmaking in the classroom
This article by Brian Bailey was published on Digital Culture & Education, volume 3, issue 2.
This article examines how adolescents are using digital video production in school to express emotions, deal with personal and community problems and even draw on their multimedia compositions as a form of healing. In this sense, youth are using literacy to help them to make sense of their lives while attempting to make changes within themselves and their communities.
The data for this paper comes from a two-year ethnographic study in two high schools. Field observations, interviews, video data, pre-production texts (storyboards, scripts, screen plays etc.) and student films were analyzed to understand what language and literacy look like when students use digital video production and distribution in school to tell stories.
Drawing on a New Literacy Studies theoretical framework, the author argues that the literacy practices in this study allow students to make sense of issues and emotions in their lives and cope with their life circumstances by showing their stories to real audiences both within and beyond their schools.
Das Online-Magazin DIGITAL LERNEN will Pädagogen, Eltern und Politiker ermuntern, die Integration digitaler Medien in Bildungseinrichtungen und zu Hause nachhaltig zu verbessern. Deshalb informiert es darüber, wie Medienkonzepte in Bildungseinrichtungen erarbeitet und funktionsfähig umgesetzt werden können, und wie der Einsatz von Internet und Computer als Werkzeuge den Unterricht bereichern können. Das Magazin ermöglicht einen Informationsaustausch aller Akteure im Bildungsbereich, von der Lehrkraft bis zum Bundestagsabgeordneten, damit jeder von den guten Ideen des anderen lernen kann.
A Pedagogy of Abundance or a Pedagogy to Support Human Beings? Participant Support on Massive Open Online Courses
This paper published at International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol 12, No 7 (2011) examines how emergent technologies could influence the design of learning environments.
The paper examines the roles of educators and learners in creating networked learning experiences on massive open online courses (MOOCs). It proves that it is possible to move from a pedagogy of abundance to a pedagogy that supports human beings in their learning through the active creation of resources and learning places by both learners and course facilitators.
The 9 finalists for the 2012 Annual MEDEA Awards were announced on 22 October 2012.
The finalists are (in alphabetical order): All that Jazz by Fundación Universidad Carlos III (Spain), And the Oscar goes to ... by the 5th Primary school of Alexandroupolis (Greece), Flying Start by the University of Leeds (UK), Historiana - Your Portal to the Past by EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators (The Netherlands), Il Girotondo del Tempo by Hyperfilm srl (Italy), Moving Image Techniques by Hill School (Greece), Quand la colère fait tomber les masques by Université Paris 1 (France), Schoolovision by Yester Primary School (UK) and SignMedia by the University of Wolverhampton (UK).
The overall winner will be announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which takes place on Wednesday 14th November during the Media & Learning Conference 2012 in Brussels.
If you want to learn some more details, please, visist our press section.
The challenge of “video as the new language of learning” will be tackled head-on at this year’s ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN (OEB), the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors, which takes place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin from 28th to 30th November.
“Video is a powerful and increasingly prevalent learning tool,” says international media executive Adam Salkeld, who is curating VIDEO EDUCA. “Generation Z’s learners are typically highly sophisticated consumers of video as well as native video makers. Educators need to respond to this major shift in the way media content is used and perceived by current generations to ensure effectiveness.”
OEB 2012’s programme is now online and features a series of expert-led video sessions grouped under the name VIDEO EDUCA. The VIDEO EDUCA sessions will focus on all aspects of using video in learning, ranging from the practical production process to learning practitioners’ experiences. In the opening plenary session, the award-winning documentary maker Michael Grigsby will deliver a keynote speech on the role of video in education. As well as making nearly 30 acclaimed films, Grigsby co-founded the Abingdon Film Unit, which works with secondary school pupils to create short documentaries and animated films.
Participants will have the unique opportunity to have their own videos critiqued by industry experts such as Steve Anderson, Executive Producer of BBC’s Question Time, in the pre-conference Video Masterclass. Taking place on Wednesday 28th November, the Video Masterclass will provide participants with a detailed overview of using video to communicate learning, as well as insider knowledge of the production process. From script to screen, the Masterclass will cover the key areas of filmmaking and ensure that all participants leave with the tools and techniques to make video a successful component of learning resources, whatever the budget.
Additional expert speakers and session leaders include Rebekah Tolley, an award-winning film-maker and educator who has produced educational resources for the United Nations, the BBC and Channel 4; and Martin Addison, CEO of Video Arts, the company founded by John Cleese. Video Arts remains one of the world’s leading video training companies and has changed the face of corporate training across the globe.
OEB 2012’s programme features over 400 speakers from more than 40 countries and provides an abundance of networking opportunities, as well as an extensive exhibition area with over 90 exhibitors. For more information, please visit www.online-educa.com.
This one-hour webinar on 18 October 2012 (4pm CET) will give you an opportunity to get an insight into different ways to integrate various media education schemes and approaches in the classroom in order to improve your students’ daily engagement with the media.
This is aimed at teachers and trainers as well as representatives from educational ministries responsible for the development of the overall curriculum in different regions and countries.
Nicoleta Fotiade from ActiveWatch in Bucharest, who is an expert in media education, will give a short introduction to various media education schemes and critical thinking methods in training settings that could help your students open their minds towards their critical interaction and use of information media. Using Nicoleta’s presentation as starting point, Marianna Vivitsou from the University of Helsinki in Finland will discuss the examples provided from the pedagogic point of view and extrapolate them into a broader discussion based on her own media education experience.
Participation in these webinars is free but prior registration is required via an online form since the maximum number of participants for each webinar is 50. Come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!
The webinars will be recorded and published online in the Media & Learning Resources Database.
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!