Media and Learning 2014

The Media & Learning conference will include:

Plenary Sessions
Plenary sessions include well-known and provocative speakers on the overall topic of Media Education and Literacy and how best to equip learners for open, creative learning futures. Elaborated profile pages about these speakers and their interests are available online. During plenary sessions, conference participants are invited to put forward their comments and questions to the speakers via the conference interaction service, Pigeon. These sessions are streamed live and will also be recorded and made available online after the conference.
Screening Sessions
Each screening includes a guided tour of a specific production or media-supported service, project or initiative followed by a short question and answer opportunity. The emphasis is on 'show-and-tell' which includes demonstrations of applications in some cases.
Presentation and Discussion Sessions
These sessions will be devoted to each of the main conference themes. Where relevant, experiences will be presented and examples shown and where relevant each session will be linked to an online curation space. This space provides links to relevant websites and resources many provided by the experts taking part in the session.
Discussion Sessions
These sessions provide an opportunity to engage in discussion on a specific related topic. They are led by a group of panelists with a background and interest in the discussion topic and everyone taking part in the session is invited to take part. Where relevant each discussion session is linked to an online curation space.
Pecha Kucha Session
Pecha Kucha 20x20 is an attractive presentation format originating in Japan where Pecha Kucha means ‘chitchat’. It is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Pecha Kucha presentations last a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Master Classes
These classes provide an opportunity to go in depth into a particular subject. They will be led by experts, the numbers of participants will be limited and the objective is to provide participants with a specialised introduction which will include providing them with an extended list of references and useful resource material. Conference participants will be invited to book for these sessions beforehand.
Pre-conference workshops
Several half and whole day workshops will be organised on Wednesday 19 November in Brussels and in association with Media & Learning 2014. These events provide an opportunity to explore several specific topics in depth and are linked to on-going initiatives. Conference participants will be invited to book for these sessions beforehand.

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