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.
The world lecture project – (wlp)° is a video library. (wlp)° is the central platform for delivering academic videos from faculties worldwide. You can find videos according to various criteria: theme, faculty, country, language, institution and others. Its aim is to provide video-lectures, -experiments, courses in different languages and visitors are invited to add videos or to edit the video descriptions.
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.
MEDEAnet aims to promote media-based learning to organisations and practitioners through local training and networking events, online resources and knowledge sharing. MEDEAnet will also exploit best practices of the annual competition MEDEA Awards and extend its existing informal network and support the MEDEA Foundation, a membership organisation that ensures the sustainability of the MEDEA Awards.
The MEDEAnet Consortium aims to extend the reach of the informal network of organisations and practitioners linked to the annual MEDEA Awards, a free-to-enter annual European competition that rewards excellence in the use of media to support learning in all sectors since 2008, by providing opportunities for local events linked to the MEDEA Awards and to involve not only early adopters, but also mainstream practitioners in networking opportunities.
MEDEAnet will also support the MEDEA Foundation, a legally constituted membership organisation that is being established in 2012 by the European Commission-funded MEDEA2020 project, and provide a bridge to this foundation by identifying potential members and supporting the recruitment of European practitioners and stakeholders to take up the services and opportunities for partnership offered by the foundation. Through the MEDEAnet partners this network will reach teachers and trainers who are less skilled and motivated to use media-based learning approaches.
In this way, this 3-year networking project will directly address the priority of promoting digital competence in terms of media familiarity and skill as a key transversal competence for life and employability amongst European-wide stakeholders' communities. MEDEAnet partners will:
- organise workshops in its 7 partner countries sharing best practice with the input of MEDEA Awards’ winners and finalists
- provide a 12-part series of public webinars on related topics
- publish an annual report on media literacy, skills in educational media production and the use of media-based teaching resources
- promote knowledge building and sharing amongst practitioners
- roll-out a large-scale dissemination and exploitation strategy on media and learning
MEDEAnet is a 3-year network project funded under KA3 of the Lifelong Learning Programme, running from January 2012 to December 2014.
Program of the 2nd International Conference on Video Game and Virtual Worlds Translation and Accessibility
The complete program of the "Fun for All: II International Conference on Video Game and Virtual Worlds Translation and Accessibility" is now available on the website. Scroll down to check all the speakers that will detail the state of art in this area of elearning today.
The conference is organised by Transmedia Catalonia Research Group and it will take place between 22 and 23 of March 2012 in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
Venue: Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, Room 2
The Journal of Visualized Experiments, JoVE, is dedicated to accelerating biological, medical, chemical and physical research by elucidating techniques through a combination of peer reviewed video and text.