Media and Learning 2014

From passive to active use of media in teaching and learning

Come to Brussels and share your experience in media literacy and education with practitioners, policy-makers and stakeholders from all over Europe and beyond. Find out about the networks and cross-border initiatives that are exploring ways to make learning more creative, inclusive and effective.


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Serious Games - Hill 60

Hill 60 is a serious game in which the player assumes the role of a front-line soldier in the battle of Ypres in...
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Hill 60 is a serious game in which the player assumes the role of a front-line soldier in the battle of Ypres in April and May 1915. The game confronts the player with daily death and the struggle for life. He is trying to survive but cannot escape the war. The survival odds of soldiers on the front are slim. In trench warfare there are mainly losers and therefore Hill 60 is a game you cannot win. More info here.

Open Media Archives Toolkit

The Open Media Archives Toolkit [1] enables teachers to move beyond simply accessing open media resources to create...
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The Open Media Archives Toolkit enables teachers to move beyond simply accessing open media resources to create new designs for learning. Theo Kuechel from the UK will take participants through a demonstration of this tool kit and will show examples of how it can be used in class to create high quality learning experiences using video archives and other open resources.

Educational gaming

The topic of educational gaming will feature in the conference and will include presentations and discussions about...
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The topic of educational gaming will feature in the conference and will include presentations and discussions about what makes certain games more successful than others. Games featured will include several supported by the Flemish Games fund like Kweetet.be from Die Keure.

Jalons pour l’Histoire du temps

INA in France is responsible for the backup, recovery and transmission of French audiovisual heritage and has a long...
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INA in France is responsible for the backup, recovery and transmission of French audiovisual heritage and has a long experience of providing audiovisual resources and materials to French schools. Elsa Coupard from INA will be talking about some of their recent offers including ‘Jalons pour l’Histoire du temps’.

European Schoolnet Academy to be presented at Media & Learning Conference

The European Schoolnet Academy [1] provides a platform based on a MOOC model where teachers can learn about...
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The European Schoolnet Academy provides a platform based on a MOOC model where teachers can learn about innovation in the school and classroom through online professional development courses. Benjamin Hertz from EUN will be talking about the first editions of courses from the academy and how and why they are having an impact on teachers’ skills and competences.

Media Education Towards Media Literacy

Prof Vitor Reia-Baptista from the University of Algarve in Portugal will be sharing his thoughts on the changing...
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Prof Vitor Reia-Baptista from the University of Algarve in Portugal will be sharing his thoughts on the changing nature of media literacy in a contemporary world during his keynote presentation entitled “Media Education Towards Media Literacy”.

Students make instruction videos for online platform

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is using an online video platform to upload instruction videos and has...
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The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is using an online video platform to upload instruction videos and has discovered that students’ academic performance has improved when they use this platform. The University is now going ahead to have students make their own videos for the platform. Javier Ángel Ramírez Masferrer will be talking about the practicalities of setting up this service.

Why and how do explanation videos work?

Jörn Loviscach [1] from Fachhochschule Bielefeld (University of Applied Sciences) in Germany will explore the...
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Jörn Loviscach from Fachhochschule Bielefeld (University of Applied Sciences) in Germany will explore the question ‘Why and how do explanation videos work?’ in his presentation that will analyse the differences between what have become known as ‘Khan-style” explanation videos, educational TV and traditional lecture recordings.

Charting Media and Learning in Europe 2013 Report

The MEDEAnet project team have been charting the status of Media Literacy and Media Education in 7 European countries...
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The MEDEAnet project team have been charting the status of Media Literacy and Media Education in 7 European countries since 2012. This year they will present their latest research findings on the status of teacher training in media literacy and education which emphasizes the importance of high quality teacher training as a crucial factor in making teachers more aware of the value of media education and media literacy. Find the report here.

Special Online World War 1

Susanne Friz from the Institut für Film und Bild [1] (FWU) in Germany will be showing extracts from the Special...
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Susanne Friz from the Institut für Film und Bild (FWU) in Germany will be showing extracts from the Special Online World War 1 Feature made available for schools in Germany and explaining some of the background as to how this and other FWU materials are used by teachers in schools.

Game Jams

Game Jams have been organised for several years around the world and are a powerful instrument to stimulate...
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Game Jams have been organised for several years around the world and are a powerful instrument to stimulate innovation in the creation, development and deployment of educational games. Join team members from JamToday as they describe how Game Jams are organised.
http://www.jamtoday.eu

Cross-sector partnerships

There is considerable potential in cross-sector partnerships to unlock funding and creativity for media literacy...
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There is considerable potential in cross-sector partnerships to unlock funding and creativity for media literacy projects. Martina Chapman from Mercury Insights in the UK will be leading a session exploring different examples of cross-sector partnerships

LEGO Education’s digital storytelling tools

For 34 years Education has collaborated with educators to increase engagement in the classroom, thereby ignite...
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For 34 years Education has collaborated with educators to increase engagement in the classroom, thereby ignite learning through the hands-on experience gained when using the LEGO brick. Part of LEGO Education’s involvement in Media & Learning this year includes a master class on how to teach programming to young students as well as an introduction to LEGO Education's digital storytelling tools.

European Media & Film Literacy Observatory

José Manuel Peréz Tornero head of research for the EMEDUS Group will be talking about the recently launched European...
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José Manuel Peréz Tornero head of research for the EMEDUS Group will be talking about the recently launched European Media & Film Literacy Observatory as well as important research findings emerging from the UNESCO network of university Chairs on Media Literacy and GAPMIL (UNESCO Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media & Information Literacy).

Big Bang Lab

Join Sergio López Figueroa from the Big Bang Lab [1] in the UK as he talks about and demonstrates some of the...
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Join Sergio López Figueroa from the Big Bang Lab in the UK as he talks about and demonstrates some of the remembrance projects he and his team are leading in the UK which are based on the use of media resources.

appPEACE at the Media & Learning Conference 2014

Jordi Torrent from UNAOC will demonstrate and talk about appPEACE [1], an initiative of the UNAOC in partnership with...
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Jordi Torrent from UNAOC will demonstrate and talk about appPEACE, an initiative of the UNAOC in partnership with UNDP that invites app and video game developers to create apps or mobile games designed to generate new opportunities for intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention.

Copyright Restrictions as a challenge

Copyright restrictions pose a big challenge to everyone interested in showing more films in schools. The agenda will...
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Copyright restrictions pose a big challenge to everyone interested in showing more films in schools. The agenda will feature a discussion on the current copyright legal framework and the ongoing review at EU level

Learning analytics

Learning Analytics can provide the teaching and learning community with really important information about how and...
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Learning Analytics can provide the teaching and learning community with really important information about how and why some approaches are more successful than others. The programme will include a Master Class on different visualization techniques that non-experts can use to make sense of their educational data. This class will be led by the Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE) team.
http://www.laceproject.eu

EMMA - New European multilingual MOOC aggregator

Discussion about the value and impact of video in MOOCs will form part of the Higher Education agenda. This includes...
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Discussion about the value and impact of video in MOOCs will form part of the Higher Education agenda. This includes a discussion on what distinguishes effective videos and will draw on the experience of the new European multilingual MOOC aggregator EMMA as well as other providers. More info here.

Innovation in technology enhanced learning

One of the pre-conference workshops offered to conference participants will be a half day event co-organised with the...
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One of the pre-conference workshops offered to conference participants will be a half day event co-organised with the HoTEL project which is all about designing, developing and testing a support model for innovation in technology enhanced learning. During this workshop, participants explore what constitutes innovation in a learning context.

Open Educational Video Resources

Sofia Papadimitriou from the Educational Radio-Television Dept. of the Ministry of Education in Greece will describe...
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Sofia Papadimitriou from the Educational Radio-Television Dept. of the Ministry of Education in Greece will describe how her department has gone about creating and making available a large body of Open Educational Video Resources for Greek schools. Part of this work has involved reusing and remixing EduTV’s traditional science videos – making them available in a new format.

Magic Valley

Miklos Császár from the National Media and Infocommunications Authority [1] in Hungary will be talking about the new...
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Miklos Császár from the National Media and Infocommunications Authority in Hungary will be talking about the new media literacy centre in Hungary called Magic Valley and describing the impact this centre is having on media education generally in Hungary.

Film Literacy Europe

The first roll-out of pilots of the successful UK FilmClub [1] model is taking place in Romania, Spain and Cyprus,...
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The first roll-out of pilots of the successful UK FilmClub model is taking place in Romania, Spain and Cyprus, join Mark Higham from Film Literacy Europe, as he talks about their progress.

Special one-day programme for managers of European Science Projects

The conference this year will offer a special one-day programme for managers of European Science Projects interested...
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The conference this year will offer a special one-day programme for managers of European Science Projects interested in the value and impact of media both as a teaching tool and as a means to share information about project activities and outcomes. This programme is being organised with Scientix, Europe’s community for Science Education.


20 - 21 November 2014 Flemish Ministry of Education Headquarters, Brussels #mlconf14
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