Media and Learning 2011

  • Friday Plenary
    09:00 - 10:30
  • Coffee Break
    10:30 - 11:00
  • Sessions
    11:00 - 12:30
  • Lunch
    12:30 - 13:30
  • Sessions
    13:30 - 15:00
  • Coffee Break
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Closing Plenary
    15:30 - 17:00
  • Hadewych

Enhancing Learning Through the Power of Media

Plenary

This plenary session takes the conference theme 'Harnessing the power of media to enhance learning' and demonstrates the reality of this statement. It includes examples of how and where media can really transform the learning experience from all over the world and highlights ways and means of overcoming challenges and barriers to a truly media-enhanced learning experience.

  • Creating media projects that matter
    Nikos Theodosakis, Advocate for Meaningful Learning, OliveUs Education Society, Canada
  • Living the Questions Now: Almost-too-late Technologies and On-demand Practice-based Media Research Models for Inclusive Learning
    Lizbeth Goodman, Founder/Director, the SMARTlab Digital Media Institute and MAGIC Multimedia and Games Innovation Centre, UCD, Ireland
  • Searching for New Non-linear Narrative Formats: The Experience of Catalan Public Television
    Pere Arcas, Head of Learning Programs, Television of Catalonia (TVC), Spain
Chairperson: Jim Devine, JD Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland
  • Cafeteria

Coffee break

According to wikipedia, the 'coffee break' allegedly originated in the late 19th century in Wisconsin, USA with the wives of Norwegian immigrants - but in conference terms it has come to mean the time when you meet old friends and catch up on news and developments. During Media and Learning we plan to improve on this idea by making sure you also meet new people and will be providing you with a participants list and a code for contacting anyone attending the conference using your mobile phone. This way you can use the coffee break to really expand your network .... and don't worry - we will also be providing coffee, tea and fresh drinks!

Come and play
During the coffee breaks and lunches you can also visit the dedicated Play Area in the dining and networking space where you can try out and use different devices and applications in an informal and friendly manner. This Play Area is managed by conference staff and with the input of several teachers. Companies displaying devices and applications in this area include Adobe, Microsoft and Apple. Fancy a try-out of Kinect? Or interested to see how you can use Adobe software on different Tablets and Smartphones? Then come and play!

  • Hadewych
  • Cailliau Room
  • Baekeland Room
  • Otlet Room
  • Lobby

Screening session highlighting excellent examples of media being used to support teaching and learning

Screening

Each screening includes a guided tour of a specific production or media-supported service, project or initiative followed by a short question and answer and discussion opportunity.
This screening session focuses on productions and media-supported services, initiatives and projects aimed at supporting special needs learners and marginalized learners.

  • Spe-Ler: Serious (fun-) gaming for youngsters with mental disabilities
    Joan De Boeck, K-Point, Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, Belgium
  • eduSensus – the importance of Early & Special Needs Education and how multimedia can enhance the early development
    Jolanta Galecka, Young Digital Planet, Poland
  • How to use media in a class for children with severe mental retardation
    Hilde Hoornaert, BKLO Het Noordveld, Belgium
Facilitator: Jacques Denies, Microsoft, School Technology Innovation Center (STIC)

Media Literacy – embedding core skills and competences in the curriculum

Presentation

Presenters in this session will describe the current position of media literacy in Europe and will outline strategies for embedding media literacy in the curriculum.

  • European-wide studies on Media Literacy
    Paolo Celot, European Association for Viewers' Interests (EAVI), Belgium
  • Young people in the digital media culture and the need for media literacy. Reflections from a Nordic horizon
    Catharina Bucht, International Clearinghouse for Children, Youth and Media, Sweden
  • Teaching media literacy for science communication; learning from children, students, librarians and researchers
    Richard Holliman, The Open University, UK
Chairperson: Ilias Sotirchos, European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, Media Literacy

What impact does the move from a literacy culture to a media culture have on learning?

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Media and Learning Circle

Telling a story with pictures instead of words, communicating with images and sound, our whole cultural context is undergoing profound change as we move from what in many ways was a largely literacy culture to a media culture. What are the main impacts of this change on learning, what does it mean for students at every level of education. Join the discussion and share your opinions.

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Moderator: Carlos Barrios, Training Management Specialist & Educational Adviser, Belgium

YouTube – a tool to support learning?

Workshop

Paul Ashton from TSL Education has been devoting lots of time and energy to discovering educational nuggets in YouTube. Join Paul for this workshop where he will show you what he has been finding and share his ideas on how YouTube can be used to support learning in all sorts of different ways.

Every minute an hour of material is uploaded to YouTube; this is a colossal and free educational resource providing one has the time to find the best clips and assemble them in useful packages. For the first thirty minutes of this workshop Paul will be showing thematic clusters of YouTube clips that support the curriculum, particularly for the 7-11 age range. He will also show clips that go beyond the curriculum and stimulate creativity, thinking skills and interest in current affairs. He hopes the people who attend will comment on and discuss his work, and share whatever experiences they might have of using YouTube for learning in the broadest sense.

  • Cafeteria

Lunch

Lunch will be provided in the conference venue and is free to all registered participants. It will be served buffet-style providing you with plenty of opportunities to meet existing friends and colleagues. You can also use the time to visit the stands hosted by various organisations active in the Media and Learning sector. In addition, you can use the conference SMS messaging system to make contact with anyone attending the conference whom you do not already know in order to expand your professional network.

Come and play
During the lunches and coffee breaks you can also visit the dedicated Play Area in the dining and networking space where you can try out and use different devices and applications in an informal and friendly manner. This Play Area is managed by conference staff and with the input of several teachers. Companies displaying devices and applications in this area include Adobe, Microsoft and Apple. Fancy a try-out of Kinect? Or interested to see how you can use Adobe software on different Tablets and Smartphones? Then come and play!

  • Hadewych
  • Cailliau Room
  • Baekeland Room
  • Otlet Room
  • Lobby

Screening session highlighting excellent examples of media being used to support teaching and learning

Screening

Each screening includes a guided tour of a specific production or media-supported service, project or initiative followed by a short question and answer and discussion opportunity.
This screening session highlights the impact video can have on learning with excellent examples from a range of different learning contexts.

  • A Journey from Dry to Dynamic using online video
    Andy Jones, Thomson Reuters, UK
  • KlasseTV and LesTV services
    René Visser & Evelien Abendanon, KlasseTV, The Netherlands
  • The Irish FíS Awards for Primary Schools
    Anne White, NCCA, Ireland
  • Here's one I made earlier! Supporting learning for the preservation of arts and crafts traditions through visual media
    Deborah Arnold, Vidéoscop, Université Nancy 2, France
Facilitator: Eleonora Pantò, CSP - Innovazione nelle ICT, Italy

Enhancing teaching practice with video and social media support

Presentation
  • Electronic portfolio in the teacher training programme: using social networking site NING as a community for digital storytelling, (video) reflection and (peer) feedback
    Petra Fischer, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • TV.Klasse, the infospiration of images
    Hans Vanderspikken, TV.Klasse, Belgium
  • Teaching apprentices collaborate to learn from Video
    Jack Koumi, Educational Media Production Training, UK
  • Working with teachers in School Report
    Carla Pickering, BBC News School Report, UK
Chairperson: David Seume, The Ashcombe School, UK

What is the best way to create sustainable, media-rich learning repositories?

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Media and Learning Circle

Already there are several different models of educational repositories in place, those that offer a subscription service and those that are funded by either their own funding or external support. In the last 12 months we have seen the demise of two well-known educational repositories with a huge amount of valuable video content, TeachersTV in the UK and AthenaWeb in Belgium while the largest video repository of them all – YouTube - goes from strength to strength.

Join the panelists:

Moderator: Annemie Boonen, Merzouga media and communications, Belgium

Choosing the right tool for the job – putting various tools and devices through their learning paces

Workshop

Join Lieve as she demonstrates live how she prepares learning content using different tools and technologies. The audience is invited to discuss the design decisions she makes and the tools she uses and to relate this to their own practice and experiences. Discover together with practitioners various ways to create dynamic, media-rich learning content using various devices and applications.

Practitioner:

  • Lieve Weymeis, KaHo Sint-Lieven, Belgium
Facilitator: Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium
  • Cafeteria

Coffee break

According to wikipedia, the 'coffee break' allegedly originated in the late 19th century in Wisconsin, USA with the wives of Norwegian immigrants - but in conference terms it has come to mean the time when you meet old friends and catch up on news and developments. During Media and Learning we plan to improve on this idea by making sure you also meet new people and will be providing you with a participants list and a code for contacting anyone attending the conference using your mobile phone. This way you can use the coffee break to really expand your network .... and don't worry - we will also be providing coffee, tea and fresh drinks!

Come and play
During the coffee breaks and lunches you can also visit the dedicated Play Area in the dining and networking space where you can try out and use different devices and applications in an informal and friendly manner. This Play Area is managed by conference staff and with the input of several teachers. Companies displaying devices and applications in this area include Adobe, Microsoft and Apple. Fancy a try-out of Kinect? Or interested to see how you can use Adobe software on different Tablets and Smartphones? Then come and play!

  • Hadewych

Media and Learning – Sharing Practices and Promoting Innovation

Plenary

The Media & Learning Conference brings together an ever-widening community of stakeholders, practitioners and policy-makers interested in the ways in which traditional and social media can enhance learning in all its manifestations. What are the necessary conditions for real change and how can we best equip schools, colleges and lifelong learning centres with the skills and means to make the most of the media revolution.

  • From Gutenburg to Zuckerberg Media mix - why this matters in learning, why learning professionals need to know that it matters and why most get it wrong
    Donald Clark, Board Member of Ufi LearnDirect, LearningPool and Caspian Learning, Deputy Chair of Brighton Arts Festival & Dome, UK
  • Making Learning Magical: The Value of Online Education
    Gráinne Phelan, Google Apps for Education, EMEA | Google, Ireland
  • Media Literacy in Flemish Schools
    Pascal Smet, Flemish Minister for Education, Youth, Equal Opportunities and Brussels Affairs, Belgium
Chairperson: Jo De Ro, Administrator General, Agency for Educational Communication, Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, Belgium

24 - 25 November 2011 Flemish Ministry of Education Headquarters, Brussels
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