Media and Learning 2014

Chemistry: All About You

Çhemistry: All About You - Teach chemistry in a fun and innovative way is a website whereteachers can find chemistry resources to organise activities in the classroom around the video "Chemistry: All About You" developed by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in partnership with UNESCO and IUPAC. The objective is to propose tools for an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach of chemistry teaching.
Video, teachers'guidelines, lesson plans, documents and experiment modules are available on the website.

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Silvia Miola


Filmmaking Educational Program

The Doha Film Institute (DFI), in Qatar, is an umbrella organisation bringing all of Qatar’s various film initiatives under a single banner. The Institute offers year-round educational programmes of film making for young people, aiming to inspire and support a new generation of Qatari, regional and international filmmakers. These programmes include a full range of high-level courses, from intensive film labs with internationally acclaimed directors to cultural partnerships with other leading film institutions around the world, informative panel discussions, animation classes, weekend workshops and hands-on professional training. Educational support and resources are available to cinephiles of all ages and grants are offered to individuals wanting to make short films, who live in the Middle east.

On the website, video resources are available for each section of the "WORKSHOPS AND LABS" menu (see also the Additional Information below).

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Silvia Miola


Xplore Health

Xplore Health is a European educational portal on cutting-edge health research that offers innovative multimedia and hands-on experiences to young people through the internet, schools and science centres and museums. This project's aims are: to bridge the gap between research and education, to inspire future researchers, to promote scientific literacy and to stimulate dialogue.
On the Xplore Health website, you can find a multimedia gallery with lots of videos, games and experiments and various resources for educators such as classroom activities, educators' guides and experiments protocols.

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Silvia Miola


Media College

MediaCollege.com is a free educational website containing tutorials, reference and other audio and video resources in all areas of electronic media production.

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Silvia Miola


Schools World

Through engaging videos, practical resources and an active online community, SchoolsWorld supports the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. It provides instant access to up to date professional development videos and resources, practical tips and lesson ideas.

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Silvia Miola


Level 7

Level 7, created in 2010 by Careersbox (UK - http://www.careersbox.co.uk), is a modular job application and interview techniques film programme. Aimed at students who are preparing for the world of work, who are often confronted with a disconnect in what is expected by the commercial world and what resources are available to the education world, this project is meant to better prepare and inform young people around the expectations of an employer whilst supporting teachers with an engaging technology based platform to help them do their job more effectively.

This program is designed to offer real employer feedback to help guide young people (aged 14-17) into the world of work. They, as well as information, advice and guidance professionals across all UK schools can use the resources. Due to its delivery method (online, as well as embedded in to schools’ Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), on DVD), Level 7 has been used in a number of contexts but its primary use has been in careers guidance, citizenship and work readiness classes and it can be used in the classroom, at home or with parents or other key influencers.
The pay-off for the employer audience is better prepared applicants who can make the most of their opportunity to join an organisation and Level 7 can help young people raise their confidence levels when seeking employment.

A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/level-7

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Silvia Miola


ASBCAST Mini Lectures

The ASBCAST Mini Lectures ("Vigtigheden af kommunikation ved yringerat") from the Aarhus School of Business (ASB - http://www.asb.dk), University of Aarhus (http://www.au.dk/en) in Denmark are short videos that discuss several subjects of business communication. The viewer (student, teacher of external person) gets a short introduction to a theory, an issue or a current problem from the perspective of researchers from ASB. These mini lectures are targeted at students of degree programmes at bachelor and master level in business and communication studies at ASB, with an age range between 19 and 28 years old. The materials can be used as a standalone mini lecture or as part of a face-to-face lesson as they are reusable.

Students use the materials from home (on their computer or iPod) or in class, and the lecturers make use of the videos in class as well or in blended learning. “With more and more videos being recorded with international guest professors, it also gives students theopportunity to put a face on the authors of some of their reading materials. We have found that many students actually use the videos to supplement their reading material and as a preparation help before exams. With all the standard tools for embedding, sharing and syndicating, the videos are easily distributed and integrated by students, teachers and others.”

The English version of the project is available at http://www.youtube.com/user/asbcast#p/search/0/BqHeujLHPkw.
You can also find a more detailed English description of the project on the MEDEA Awards showcase, at http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/asbcast-mini-lectures.

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Silvia Miola


Court introduction

This web-based court introduction (Rättegångsskolan på webben), created by the lawyer and information officer Ulf Hjerppe and administered by the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (http://www.brottsoffermyndigheten.se), explains what happens before, during and after court proceedings to those people who are required to make an appearance in court (crime victims, witnesses, relatives and perpetrators).

A more detailed English description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/court-introduction

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Silvia Miola


Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools (TILT)

TILT (Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools) works within schools and community-based programs to teach young people the fundamentals of moviemaking and media literacy through hands-on training in video production. Programs equip young people with the tools to critically understand media messages and to create their own alternative media. Through a combination of technical training and hands-on experience we give students the means to gain a meaningful voice in media and to tell their own stories.

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Sally Reynolds


Schools Digital Media Awards (SDMA)

The Schools Digital Media Awards (SDMA), previously named the Schools Video Awards (SVA), is an annual competition for teachers and students with several media categories such as audio and animation. SDMA is organised by the Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education and the School of Film and Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

This competition aims to achieve the following:
- provide students with a platform to express themselves creatively through different media - video, animation and audio
- provide teachers with a platform to engage in media production for educational purposes
- promote the values of teamwork and collaboration among students and teachers
- enhance the development of media literacy among students and teachers

The website also includes a few useful checklists and templates regarding legal issues such as IPR and filming in public: http://sdma.edumall.sg/sdma/slot/u140/sdma2012/resources.html.

There are also some video-editing workshops listed on the website: http://sdma.edumall.sg/sdma/slot/u140/sdma2012/workshops.html

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Mathy Vanbuel

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Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education and the School of Film and Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
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20 - 21 November 2014 Flemish Ministry of Education Headquarters, Brussels #mlconf14
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