Media and Learning 2013

Future Classroom Lab Visit

Location: European Schoolnet’s premises, Rue de Trèves 61 (3rd floor), 1040 Brussels, Belgium (close to the Maelbeek metro station)
11th December 2013, session 1 at 10:00-12:30 and session 2 at 14:30-17:00.
Registration is available through the Media & Learning Conference registration page.

The Future Classroom Lab has been created to help visualise how conventional classrooms and other learning spaces can be reorganised to support changing styles of teaching and learning. It has been designed as a “Living Lab” for how ICT can be implemented in schools and where policy makers, ICT suppliers, teachers and educational researchers can come together to:

  • Rethink how new technologies can support the educational reform process at both national and European level.
  • Engage in regular workshops, seminars and courses on how existing and emerging technologies can have a transformative effect on teaching and learning processes.
  • Develop new economic models in order that teaching and learning activities designed for the future classroom can be mainstreamed and taken to scale.

During the visit to the Future Classroom Lab you will be able to:

  • Discover six different learning spaces, each of which highlighting specific areas of learning and teaching and helping to rethink different points: physical space, resources, changing roles of student and teacher, and how to support different learning styles;
  • Learn about EUN projects linked with the Future Classroom Lab (iTEC, CPDLab, Living Schools Lab);
  • See and test learning technologies for schools.

The number of places in these two visit sessions are limited so an early booking is recommended.

Games@School Info & Demo Event

Location: Centre for User Experience Research (CUO - KU Leuven/iMinds), Parkstraat 45 bus 3605
3000 Leuven, Belgium (see map). Transportation will be organised at 11:15 am at the conference venue.
11th December 2013, 11:15am-6pm

This pre-conference event will present research findings and demos on next-generation educational game platforms, including lessons learned on authoring, adaptive content and feedback, user and market insights, and legal and distribution issues. Examples from the iMinds project Games @ School (G@S) will be used to illustrate and demonstrate innovations in these domains.

The schedule foresees in a mix of presentations and demos. There will be time for Q&A and networking so that participants can connect with industry and research experts.

  • 11:15 am bus transport Brussels – Leuven
  • 12:00-1:00 pm welcome + sandwich lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm presentations
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm coffee break + demos
  • 3:30 - 4:40 pm presentations
  • 4:40 - 6:00 pm Q& A, reception & demos
  • 6:00 pm bus transport Leuven-Brussels

View or download the pre-conference brochure now for a more detailed version of the program.

Contact persons G@S: Stefan Van Baelen (iMinds contact) and Swen Vincke (Project Lead)
Pre-conference organisers: Prof. Dr. Bieke Zaman (Research Lead), Stefan Vermeulen (iMinds)

Registration: To register for a combination ticket to the Media & Learning Conference + workshop go to the Conference registration page. If you only want to come to the workshop, register here. The number of places in this pre-conference is limited, so an early booking is recommended.

Lecture Capture Workshop: Moving beyond the pilot stage: large-scale implementation of lecture capture in European Higher Education.

Location: AGORA Learning Centre, E. Van Evenstraat 4, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
11th December 2013, 9:30 - 18:00 (transportation will be organised from and into Brussels)
For conference participants the registration is available through the Media & Learning Conference registration page, for those coming only to the workshop, please contact Joasia van Kooten:

This year the theme is: "Up-scaling and large-scale integration" and the workshop is intended as a way to bring together educators, administrators and suppliers to exchange useful ideas on the future of lecture capture. Click here to view the press release of 18 September.

Confirmed speakers are:
- Leon Huijbers, Head of the Library NewMedia Centre, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
- Thorleif Hallén, Senior adviser, UNINETT, Norway
- Stuart Phillipson, Media Technologies Coordinator, Manchester University, UK
- Dr. Daniel Tan, Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The day will also include a World Café (discussion tables), special Expert Sessions (on Copyright, Translation and Storage) and several technical suppliers and solution integrators including Mediasite by Sonic Foundry & TechSmith are also joining the discussion.
Have a look at the first version of the programme here.

The cost for this workshop is 50 Euros (plus 21% VAT) per person which includes lunch. It will also cover transport to the workshop from Brussels, leaving the Flemish Ministry of Education, Hendrik Consciencegebouw, Koning Albert II-laan 15, 1210 Brussels and returning to the same address at the end of the workshop.

For more info you can visit: the project website.

The number of places in this workshop is limited and so an early booking is recommended.

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