Conference, 6 — 7 April 2017
Media & Learning 2017 is all about inspiring, informing and sharing great ideas on what it means to be a digital citizen and how media fits into this process. Students nowadays are expected to play an active role online rather than simply being passive consumers of content, but what does it take to really instill them with the skills and competences to be effective, responsible and creative online? What’s the best way to ensure that students can be in the vanguard of taking back the Internet and using it as a tool for growth, harmony and positive development? How can our educational structures and players be part of such a development? These are the ideas we plan to explore in Brussels on 6—7 April in an agenda packed with learning and networking opportunities.
Symposium, 6 — 7 April 2017
This highly interactive symposium, running alongside the conference, is aimed at professionals involved in the use of video to support learning in higher education with inspiring talks, demos, best practice showcases and hands-on sessions.
Carlos Turro Ribalta from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain will be demonstrating how his university is using the Paella Player for lecture recordings. Paella is a HTML5 multistream video player capable of playing multiple audio & video streams synchronously and supporting a number of user plugins.
WHAT WEE ARE is a multifaceted multimedia socio-cultural project aimed at raising awareness on issues to do with e-waste and responsible use of raw materials. During WHAT WEE ARE workshops students create sculpture, art and videos, examples of which will be shown by Alessio De Marchi during a screening session.
Gabriela Ruseva from Telecentre Europe will be describing Youth e-perspectives on Migration - a methodology on photography, storytelling and journalism for young people.
Jonas Köster who is the author of soon to be published 'Video in the age of Digital Learning' and leader of the instructional media group at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business will be leading a master class on Creating effective and engaging instructional videos.
Screening of Conspi-Hunter a documentary on Conspiracy Theory produced by Spicée, France. This documentary shows what happened when a fake conspiracy was created and disseminated via the internet. And is used in French classrooms to encourage discussion and awareness raising about the need to exercise critical thinking about rumours and messages on the internet.
Zhang Haibo director of China’s only national research centre on children’s media education will be presenting research into the impact of new media on children and parents in China and the new Media Literacy Framework for urban children currently being adopted.
CommonSpaces is an online platform that offers collaborative learning environments and e-mentoring programmes to improve employability skills in the EU. Andrea Spila will give a demo based on the creation of a specific learning path built on foreign language learning OERs (Open Educational Resources) to showcase platform functionalities and the underlying educational model. CommonSpaces can be used by secondary school students to improve, among their other skills, foreign language competencies helping them become more successful European Digital Citizens.
Marijn Goossens from Thomas More University College, Belgium will be demonstrating 360˚ Video which given its relatively low production price may well offer the education community lots of new opportunities.
Mariet Vriens from LIMEL in KU Leuven, Belgium will be providing insights into producing really effective knowledge clips based on her experience as advisor for educational video in KU Leuven.
Anusca Ferrari from EUN will be leading a master class entitled Growing Digital Citizens during which participants will explore the controversial aspects of digital citizenship and its implication for education, arguing how and why education systems should consider growing digital citizens rather than teaching digital skills.
Take part in the video in Higher education symposium to hear how universities in Belgium and the Netherlands are increasingly turning to learning analytics to check the effectiveness of video-supported learning.
Veronique De Leener from Maks in Belgium will be describing how she and her colleagues are exploiting digital storytelling as a tool to enable students realise and translate their opinions into personal 3 minute videos.