MEDEAnet webinar “Mobile Learning”
Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have changed the way we communicate and become an integral part of our daily life. Using mobile devices in a learning context - mobile learning or m-learning - carries great potential for enriching education. But what has to be considered if you want to use smartphones and tablets in education and what are the concrete benefits and advantages of m-learning? During this one hour webinar you will have the chance to get introduced to this interesting topic. This session will help you to understand the possibilities mobile learning is offering and how it can be used in a fruitful and educationally valuable way. This webinar is aimed at educators, teachers, trainers and media producers interested in mobile learning.
The speakers in this session were Prof. Tania Jadin from University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and Serge de Beer, Technology coach, LearningTour, The Netherlands.
This webinar was held on 14 November 2013, 4pm CET and attended by 29 particpants from 14 countries.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/mobile-learning-medeanet-webina...
MEDEAnet webinar "How to integrate gaming in the classroom"
Game-based learning offers a variety of opportunities to teachers to stimulate pupils' engagement and to strengthen their collaborative learning skills. During this one hour webinar on Monday, 25 June 2012 (4 - 5pm CET) participants received an insight into what it's like to integrate games into their teaching practice. 27 participants took part in this webinar aimed at teachers, educators and school directors interested in getting to know more about the different ways in which they can integrate digital games into learning activities.
The speakers that MEDEAnet lined up for this webinar are Steven Ronsijn, teacher and educational ICT-coordinator at Sint-Lievenscollege Gent (Belgium) and Jolanta Galecka from Young Digital Planet (Poland). Steven described the concrete benefits and experiences he has had as a teacher when using games in his lessons. Jolanta's focus was on how you can use games in different learning settings to better motivate children to learn from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/how-to-integrate-digital-games-...
Creating video in school: A collaborative learning activity
"Creating video in school: A collaborative learning activity" was presented at the eTwinning Ambassadors Online Conference on 18th October 2014.
Video has been used effectively in various educational contexts in multiple ways to support learning as a dynamic medium of visualization, narration, abstraction and recognition. Last years after the digital technology evolution, video can easily be used and produced in the classroom in order to record and analyze interactions, develop critical thinking, creativity and enhance collaborative learning.
This presentation focuses on designing and implementing learning collaborative activities towards the creation of video in the classroom and also on the ways to collaborate with a partner school through video production. Furthermore, basic concepts from film literature are presented and particular proposals for entwining schools’ collaboration based on best practices of using videos in school setting.
Flipping the Classroom to shift from passive to active learning. An example based on LAMS
The webinar focuses on the educational model «Flipping the classroom» and the innovation that it brings to education. It presents the methodology, the pedagogy behind it, the strengths and how this new trend in educational practices, approaches the challenges of education in 21st century. Using technology to provide students “control of their interactions” has a positive effect on student learning. It increases the ability to review parts that are misunderstood, which need further reinforcement, and/or those parts that are of particular interest.
LAMS could be an important factor of the flipped classroom as it can be used to provide: i) opportunities for interaction in and out of class, ii) key content for students to access at their own convenience and to suit their pace of learning and iii) immediate feedback for teachers and students.
Workshop M-Learning von A-Z. Rechercheauftrag.
This presentation on research about m-learning was used during the MEDEAnet workshop on mobile learning (Linz, March 21 and 22, 2014).
This website offers information about digital competence in general and a lot of resources to be used in primary, lower secondary or higher secondary schools.
Self study courses on Special Needs Education
In the COMENIUS project SENNET, 2 Moodle courses on Special Needs Education for teachers were prepared which focus on the support computers and the Internet can provide.
Prepare for Success
Prepare for Success is a free set of interactive multimedia learning resources to help international students prepare for life and study at university in the UK. Students can also use the resources on the website for language learning. The website resources are also available for educators at other institutions to use and link to for teaching purposes.
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Differences in university study
Listen to international students talking about differences in study they experienced when they came to the UK. Find out what differences there might be for you.
The language challenge
How prepared are you for the language challenge ahead? Watch a video to learn how other international students faced the challenge when they arrived and find out how you can prepare yourself.
Ways of being taught on your course
Explore four common ways of being taught on academic courses in the UK. Find out what to expect in a lecture, a seminar, a tutorial and a workshop.
Preparing for online study
Do a quiz to discover how much of your time will be spent online during your studies. Listen to an academic course tutor talking about the technologies used by students that she teaches.
Adapting to a new life
Watch a video in which students talk about the cultural challenges for students coming to the UK. Then assess yourself to find out how ready you are for them.
Consider different advice about how to study independently and then assess your own study habits.
Academic writing at university
Do a quiz to find out how prepared you are for the academic writing you will need to do on your university of college course.
Explore what critical thinking involves and identify any skills that you might need to develop.
Studying science, engineering or technology
Find out what particular skills and abilities students studying science, engineering or technology need, and explore the range of writing tasks you may be required to do on your course.
Understanding course assignments
Compare course assignments in the UK with those in your home country and practise interpreting essay titles set by British course tutors.
Using what you read in your academic writing
Learn about the correct ways to reference what you read in your own writing. Find out how to avoid plagiarism.
Your relationship with your tutors
Listen to a British student talking about his relationship with his tutors. Do a quiz to find out what to expect of tutors and lecturers in the UK.
Using study time effectively
Discover what the best study routine for you might be. Practise organising a day's timetable for an international student on a university course in the UK.
Managing your course work
Consider how you would manage the production of a 2000-word assignment.
Taking part in seminars
Listen to a British tutor talking about what seminars are like and explaining what is expected of students.
Listening to lectures
Find out how lectures in the UK might be different from those you have attended before and listen for clues in a lecture that can help your understanding.
Reading for your course
Find out how you can manage your course reading list and learn to read more efficiently.
Skills for presenting in seminars
Think about the skills you will need if you are asked to give a presentation on your course. Watch a video of a student presenting to identify some useful techniques.
Working with others
Discover what group work involves and the kind of skills that students need to work together effectively.
Preparing for course work and exams
Listen to an interview with a student comparing exams in the UK with exams in her home country. Identify ways to deal with some common course work problems.
Settling down to study
Listen to student advice on how to settle down to study in the UK. Find out about an exciting competition for international students.
Reaching the end and taking the next step
Do a fun quiz to find out how much you remember. Send some feedback to us on what you think of Prepare for Success.
Creative Commons - Get Creative
Get Creative is a short (6 mins) film that covers the basics of Creative Commons: it starts off with the example of an album of the White Stripes and then continues to explain how Creatove Commons turns the copyright issue around by encouraging people to make their media reusable from the stage of creation. Excellent introduction and promotion of CC.
Wideo is an online platform providing the users with a way to create, edit and share their videos for free. The service is web-based so the only requirement is a browser. Users can choose (or upload) the images, fonts, animations, videos and audios. By uploading one’s own audio it is possible to make videos with voiceover explanations.
The system is currently in Beta version.