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Read the latest news and announcements from the MEDEA:EU project and the MEDEA Awards

Newsletter renamed to Media & Learning News - First 2011 issue available

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Media & Learning News - January 2011 issue

The Media in Education Newsletter has been renamed 'Media & Learning News' and will continue to be published every month. From March onwards, this newsletter will be available every two months in Spanish, Italian, French, Polish and German as well as English. 

 

Highlights in this month's newsletter include: an update on the highly successful BBC News School report and how non-UK schools can get involved in News Day on 24 March; an invitation to the International Council For Educational Media; one mother's experience of how media-rich learning materials are challenging traditional maths teaching; tools of the Trade: fancy creating your own 3-D Video? It also contains the confirmed dates for the Media & Learning Conference 2011 and plenty of other news items, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training as well as the MEDEA Awards 2011.

MEDEA Awards represented at BT Young Scientist 2011 in Ireland

MEDEA Awards 2010 website

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2011 was held in Dublin from 13 to 15 January 2011. This event is widely recognised as the largest exhibition of its kind in Ireland and Europe showcasing students’ talents in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Distributing MEDEA Awards leaflets that continue to highlight the MEDEA Award for European Collaboration at the booth of MEDEA:EU partner IADT, Philip Penny had the opportunity to promote the MEDEA Awards and the MEDEA:EU project in its final month.

December issue of Media in Education Newsletter online

Tuesday 15 December 2010

Media in Education Newsletter - December issue

The December issue of Media in Education is now available online. In this month's newsletter you will find a short report about the Media & Learning Conference. Video recordings, presentations, photos and a final report about the conference are now available from the conference website.

 

You will also find a report on how media is being implemented in French universities and a feature article by Paul Bottelberghs on a radical new approach to media literacy in education, based in the new digital culture. This issue also contains an article on electronic whiteboards, an announcement of the winners of the MEDEA Awards 2010 and lots of other news and information.

 

Media in Education will be re-launched in January 2011 as "Media & Learning" and bi-monthly editions will be available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish as well as in English.

It gives a tour on Federica, the web-learning multimedia-rich portal of the University of Naples Federico II and offers an introduction to webcasting as well as MEDEA's new national contact point in Luxembourg and plenty of other news items, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

BBC News School Report the overall winner in the MEDEA Awards 2010 and Evolution of Life wins the European Collaboration Award

Friday 26 November 2010

MEDEA Awards Ceremony, 25 November 2010, Brussels
MEDEA Awards Ceremony, 25 November 2010, Brussels
MEDEA Awards Ceremony, 25 November 2010, Brussels
MEDEA Awards Ceremony, 25 November 2010, Brussels

BBC News’ highly engaging project School Report which gives 11-14 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience was announced the overall winner of this year’s MEDEA Awards as well as the winner of the Professional Production Award sponsored by AVID.

 

The European Collaboration Award, organised in the framework of the MEDEA:EU project and sponsored by Adobe, went to Evolution of Life, a website created by LMU Munich in Germany and CNDP (Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique) in France and represented by Yannick Mahé, offering original teaching materials about the evolution of life.

 

To find out about the other 2 award winners, the finalists and the Highly Commended which will all be promoted on the MEDEA Awards website through online showcases, read the press release here and view the ceremony's photographs in the awards' media gallery.

 

The awards ceremony was held last night during the Media & Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels, which attracted over 230 participants from 31 countries and provided an important context for this year’s MEDEA Awards. During the conference, all the finalists gave presentations and several previous winners and finalists of the MEDEA Awards led workshops.

BBC News School Report the overall winner in the MEDEA Awards 2010

Friday 26 November 2010

logo of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning programme

MEDEA2020 is a new project supported by the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme which will build on the experience of the MEDEA:EU project in further expanding the work of the MEDEA Awards community.

 

This project will expand the reach of the MEDEA Awards by involving partners in Italy, France, Spain, Ireland and Poland and will provide the resources to support an ever-growing community of practice interested in the use of media for teaching and learning. Concrete outcomes include national workshops, the continuation of the annual Media & Learning Conference, multilingual newsletters and the support of an online community of practice as well as an online searchable database of relevant materials.

 

ATiT will lead this project which will begin officially on 1 November.

November issue of Media in Education Newsletter online

Monday 8 November 2010

Media in Education Newsletter - November issue

This issue's highlights include how documentary film is being used to tackle integration issues in a learning project with significant social impact and publishes a snippet from the diary of Belgian media-savvy teacher Lucas Van der paer.

 

It gives a tour on Federica, the web-learning multimedia-rich portal of the University of Naples Federico II and offers an introduction to webcasting as well as MEDEA's new national contact point in Luxembourg and plenty of other news items, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

New National Contact Point in Luxembourg

Friday 10 October 2010

University of Luxembourg, DICA-lab research unit

We have established a new national contact point within the framework of the MEDEA:EU project. This new NCP is located in Luxembourg and managed by Mrs Katerina Zourou and Prof Gudrun Ziegler of the University of Luxembourg, Unit for Socio-cultural Research on Learning and Development (LCMI), DICA-lab research unit.

 

DICA-lab is a research collective that has been active since 2007. Putting diversity, multilingualism, multi-modality and multi-mediality at its center, the lab is stressing basic and applied research on Processes of Learning and Development, Data-driven Interaction and tool-bound Activity Research.

 

 

9 MEDEA Finalists announced who will all be at Media & Learning showing their entries

Monday 4 October 2010

9 MEDEA 2010 Finalists
9 MEDEA 2010 Finalists
9 MEDEA 2010 Finalists

This year the competition attracted 140 entries from 31 countries, a very high number of entries despite the earlier closing date. After a really busy judging period and the active involvement of 74 judges, the MEDEA Secretariat announced the 9 finalists of the MEDEA2010 competition today. The finalists are (in alphabetical order): BBC News School Report by BBC (UK), Bla Bla Bla edemocracy e minori by Civil Life Lab (Italy), Et si c'était toi by Lycée Technique du Centre
(Luxembourg), Evolution of life by CNDP (France), Level 7 by Careersbox (UK), Monkey Labs by Die Keure/Larian Studios (Belgium), Pocket Anatomy by eMedia Interactive (Ireland), Theorem of Fire by Nafta Films (Estonia) and The Classroom by Cornerhouse (UK).

 

Representatives of all the finalists will be presenting their entries during the Media & Learning Conference 2010 Brussels and will be taking part in the MEDEA Awards ceremony which takes place this year on Thursday 25th November in Brussels as part of this conference. During this ceremony winners in the different categories of the competition will be announced, including a special prize, the European Collaboration Prize which is supported by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Prizes are sponsored by Adobe, Smart and AVID.

October issue of Media in Education Newsletter now online

Monday 4 October 2010

Media in Education Newsletter - October issue

In this issue you will discover news on a guidance paper by JISC on the legal implications of recording lectures, an e-VITA invitation to test out their multilingual learning games aimed at tackling issues related to European life experiences. It also includes the announcement of the 9 MEDEA Awards Finalists, an introduction to Kennisnet's support of Dutch schools in their take-up of video. You will also find out how iPhones can be used to support teaching and learning in secondary schools and read about WEBstroom, MEDEA's NCP in The Netherlands, plus there are plenty of other interesting news items, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

MEDEA Awards presented at ICL conference

Monday 20 September 2010

ICL2010
Photography credits: Image Design

The European National Contact Points Network, that has been building up around the annual MEDEA Awards in the framework of the MEDEA:EU project, further expanded during the 13th annual ICL conference held in Hasselt from 15-17 September when Sally Reynolds presented MEDEA and the MEDEA:EU project.

During her presentation, Sally described the way in which the competition operates and the type of entries it attracts.This presentation included a discussion about the selection criteria used in the judging process and highlighted the growing level of interest in the use of media in teaching and learning. It also included samples of entries from previous years.

New Courses on 'Using Video for Teaching and Learning' available in 2011

Monday 13 September 2010

Using Video to  Support Lifelong Learning

A week-long training course on using video to support lifelong learning being run by ATiT in February 2011 has proven so popular that two further courses on the same topic are being run in 2011. The first takes place from 4 to 9 July and the second from 24 to 29 October.  All courses are being held in the renovated Institute for Ireland in Europe, in Leuven, Belgium.

 

Funding to cover the full costs of participation including accommodation and flights is available through the Comenius/Grundtvig programme of the European Commission. Full details are available from the European Commission database: the July course deadline to apply for funding will likely be in January 2011 and the October course deadline is likely to be in April 2011.

MEDEA Promoted at ALT in Nottingham

Thursday 9 September 2010

ALT-C 2010 logo MEDEA poster presentation at ALT-C 2010

The ALT (Association for Learning Technology) conference took place this year from 7-9 September in Nottingham, UK and attracted over 500 people to what is probably one of Europe's leading academic conferences on educational techology attracting more and more participants and members from non-UK organisations.

ALT this year offered a terrific mix of provocative presentations, really stimulating discussions and workshop sessions and a rich mix of networking opportunities. Despite the general atmosphere of doom and gloom in the UK Higher Education sector, ALT-C was awash with new initiatives, innovative developments and a great sense that education technology held the key to many of the challenges facing universities.

Sally Reynolds was there to highlight the MEDEA Awards and the Media & Learning Brussels 2010 conference as well as to promote the Media in Education Newsletter. She was also there to explore opportunities for collaboration particularly in relation to the use of media in teaching and learning. Interest in the use of video is high within the ALT community where a new Video in Teaching & Learning special interest group was launched this year. This year the ALT conference also included the Epigeum video awards, now into its third year.

Media in Education Newsletter's September issue available now

Monday 6 September 2010

Media in Education Newsletter - September issue

This month's newsletter includes news about a new multimedia game called Poverty Is Not a Game (PING) raising awareness during this European year for combating poverty and social exclusion and reflections on how university library services in the US are embracing multimedia in an effort to expand their service offer to media-savvy students.

You can also read a review of pocket video cameras like FlipCams and how they can be used for teaching and learning, learn more about ActiveWatch, MEDEA's new national contact point in Romania, and you can learn more about an ambitious plan to use video to help build peace and minimise ethnically-framed violence in the next round of elections in Kenya and plenty of other news items, notifications and announcements related to the use of media in education and training.

Deadline for Grant applications for Video in Learning course 15 September!

Friday 27 August 2010

Using Video to  Support Lifelong Learning

These are still some spaces available in the week-long course "Using Video to Support Lifelong Learning" being organised 14-19 February 2011 in Leuven. This course will provide participants with the basics of video capture and editing as well as training on how to publish their video materials online. Funding to cover the full costs of participation including accommodation and flights is available through the Comenius/Grundtvig programme of the European Commission, full course details are available here. The deadline for application for this funding is 15/09/2010.

For information about how to apply for funding in your country, contact your national agency.

Two new National Contact Points for MEDEA:EU European Network

Friday 6 August 2010

Zinev Art Technologies logo

The MEDEA:EU partnership has established two new national contact points in the framework of the MEDEA:EU European network. They are both involved in the On air Project, researching effective use of media for School Education with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme Comenius Programme:

 

Zinev Art Technologies Ltd. (ZAT) in Bulgaria is a company which has been set up to develop, implement and manage European projects in Bulgaria and to provide consultancy services in the following spheres: culture, art, tourism, Internet-based activities and vocational training.

 

ActiveWatch - Media Monitoring Agency (MMA) in Romania is a human rights organization that advocates for free communication in the public interest and besides promoting media monitoring and analysis it is also advocating media education and E.U. integration.

 

We welcome the following NCP representatives to our network:

August edition of Media in Education Newsletter available

Wednesday 3 August 2010

August Newsletter downloadable online

This month's newsletter includes a feature article on the educational outreach programme of the San Francisco Film Society which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011.

It also includes a description of the programme for the Media and Learning conference in November 2010 which combines a variety of presentations, discussions and online activities. The tools and services section contains an article about developments in camera technologies which are making high quality video recording far more affordable for educational video producers. The newsletter also contains a reminder about the grant deadline for taking part in an educational video production workshop for teachers and trainers in Leuven, Belgium in February 2011 - the closing date for grant applications is 15 September.

Other articles include news about a new WEBTV service in Italy launched by CSP and an introduction to MEDEA's new national contact point in Bulgaria, Zinev Art Technologies Ltd. (ZAT).

July press release published online

Tuesday 13 July 2010

July press release downloadable online

A new press release was published, reminding the MEDEA Awards Network that the closing date for the MEDEA awards is coming up soon and to invite all producers of media resources a final time to submit their entries by 31 July.

This press release reminds possible participants of the different prizes and awards, such as the European Collaboration Award, recognizing excellent media-based productions and projects that come about as a result of European cross-border collaboration. Also, this year the organisers are making a distinction between professional and non-professional producers, awarding the best entry in each category. Finally, this publications also includes an invitation for volunteer judges.

It is available in multiple languages: English, German, French and Turkish, and can downloaded online.

MEDEA Awards leaflets distributed

Monday 12 July 2010

logo of the DIVERSE 2010 Conference in Maine
logo of the DIVERSE 2010 Conference in Maine
MEDEA Awards 2010 Leaflets

The MEDEA leaflets were distributed at two conferences in the first half of July: EDULEARN10 and DIVERSE2010

EDULEARN10, the annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies was held in Barcelona (Spain from 5 to 7 July 2010, aiming to promote and disseminate the experiences in New Technologies and E-learning applied to Education in all fields and disciplines. Its topics also included Mobile/Wireless technologies, Videos for Learning (YouTube Generation) and Serious Games.

The DIVERSE 2010 Conference was the 10th annual gathering of academics, teachers, technologists and students that engaged participants in an ongoing dialogue on the effective uses of visual media in education. It took place in Maine (USA) from 6 to 8 July 2010, and included the MasterClass "Youth as Video Pros!" by Project AWARE, which with a mission to “Empower young people to lead”, produces high-quality educational movies that are written, directed and acted in by young people.

July Issue for monthly Media in Education Newsletter online

Friday 9 July 2010

Screenshot of July Issue of Media in Education Newsletter

Hopefully, you will be glad to hear that the Media in Education Newsletter is also published throughout the summer!

The July issue includes lots of interesting news items related to video and media in education. You can read about possible educational uses of iPads, our French NCP, Université Nancy 2’s Vidéoscop, and the film archiving project 'European Film Gateway'.

Among the many news items, you will find an update on the agenda for the Media & Learning Conference 2010 and several calls for educational filmmakers in specific sectors and other relevant news. Download this issue on the Media in Education website.

Hands-on course on educational video for teachers

Friday 25 June 2010

Using Video to  Support Lifelong Learning
Using Video to  Support Lifelong Learning

A week-long course entitled ‘Using Video to Support Lifelong Learning’ is being organised in the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe in Belgium from 14 February 2011. This course will provide participants with the basics of video capture and editing as well as training on how to publish video materials online. Aimed at enthusiastic newcomers, this course will also address issues to do with video as a learning tool and how best to use video at all levels of teaching and learning.  One of the goals of the course will be for participants to create their own educational video resource during the week-long workshop.

 

Participants will stay in the centre of the historic city of Leuven in the recently renovated Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe which is where the course will take place.

Funding to cover the full costs of participation including accommodation and flights is available through the Comenius/Grundtvig programme of the European Commission, you can access the course details here. The deadline for application for this funding is 15/09/2010.

MEDEA's Best-Practice examples of educational media presented at EDEN 2010

Sunday 13 June 2010

EDEN 2010 Valencia - Media Inspirations for Learning

Almost 400 people attended the EDEN annual conference held in the beautiful city of Valencia from 9 - 12 June. The theme of the conference this year was 'Media Inspirations for Learning' and so a presentation of the MEDEA Awards was given by Sally Reynolds from ATiT together with Deborah Arnold (Vidéoscop, Université Nancy 2), the French national contact point that was established as part of the MEDEA:EU project and the creation of a European network of national contact points.

 

This presentation, on 12 June 2010, turned out to be a popular choice for lots of participants and provided a snapshot of how the MEDEA awards scheme has been growing since its launch in 2007, with the support of the MEDEA:EU project. Sally and Deborah shared a description of the types of entries the MEDEA Awards receive with the participants and involved the audience in a discussion about what they considered effective educational media and efficient judging criteria. It was also a timely reminder that the closing date for receipt of entries this year is 31 July.

Download the Media in Education Newsletter June issue now

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Media in Education newsletter - June issue

The Media in Education Newsletter's June Issue highlights:

Dissemination in May 2010

Friday, 28 May 2010

Logo Multi-Mania 2010 Conference
MEDEA Awards Leaflets in French 2010

The MEDEA:EU partners have identified multiple interesting conferences and events in 2010 that are relevant in the field of media in education to distribute project materials at and spread the word on the MEDEA:EU project's efforts relate to the MEDEA Awards. The MEDEA Awards 2010 leaflets that are specifically mentioning the European Collaboration Award 2010, which is made possible by the MEDEA:EU project, have been distributed this past month at:

MEDEA's experiences presented at EdTech 2010 in Ireland

Friday, 21 May 2010

EdTech 2010 logo
EdTech 2010 logo

The MEDEA Awards was recently included in the Irish EdTech 2010 Conference where Philip Penny (IADT) highlighted the MEDEA competition and our promotion of best-practice showcases in the framework of the MEDEA:EU project as a poster presentation.

 

The 10th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference EdTech 2010 was held on May 20th - May 21st 2010 at Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Six new national contact points in MEDEA:EU European network

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Since February 2010 up until now we have been establishing several new national contact points in our European network. They are:

Pedagogiska Centralen (PEDC) Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE), Trinity College Dublin Confederación Española de Centros de Enseñanza (CECE) ELEARNING3D: Learning in Virtual Worlds ALT - the Association for Learning Technology Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra

May Issue of Media in Education Newsletter now online

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Media in Education newsletter - May issue

The Media in Education Newsletter's May Issue highlights:

  • an introduction to EuroCreator, offering video resources to European teachers
  • an insight into an innovative special interest group on educational podcasting
  • an article about the MEDEA 2009 Finalist, Studiecoach, produced by the Dutch Open University
  • an introduction to KlasCement, offering video resources to Dutch-speaking teachers
  • several calls for related competitions such as the EUROPRIX Multimedia Awards and the JAPAN PRIZE
  • and an interesting collection of articles and announcements about developments and publications in the field of media and education

MEDEA Awards Showcases to be presented at ALT-C 2010

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Logo ALT Conference

A presentation proposal about the MEDEA Awards Showcases for ALT-C 2010 has been accepted! Part of MEDEA:EU’s Work Package 5 is about setting up a process whereby those submissions that are short-listed for awards in 2008 and 2009 are investigated and analysed to identify best practice and to be promoted as case examples of how high-quality media-enhanced learning comes about. It is in this light that Sally Reynolds (ATiT) will give a co-presentation at ALT-C, together with Deborah Arnold (Vidéoscop, Université Nancy 2), the French national contact point that was established as part of the MEDEA:EU project and the creation of a European network of national contact points. ALT-C 2010, "Into something rich and strange" - making sense of the sea-change will take place from 7 to 9 September 2010. For more information visit the conference website.

Participants' feedback on MEDEA Awards 2009 summarised in report

Friday, 30 April 2010

Report summary of feedback from entrants 2009

The MEDEA Awards 2010 website, which is translated into French and German as part of the MEDEA:EU project to enhance the European character and impact of the awards, has gone through a yearly redesign and this year, as part of our evaluation process (WP4), we have asked for external feedback on our web interface and usability, but also requested feedback from the MEDEA Awards participants. In early February we invited all 2009 participants to complete a simple online questionnaire 2010, and we just published a summary of feedback from entrants 2009 under the Outcomes section of this website or download the PDF now.

Two new supporting partners were added to the MEDEA Awards network

Monday, 19 April 2010

EUROPRIX Multimedia Awards logo

 

KlasCement

In the framework of the MEDEA:EU project, we are keen to identify relevant competitions and teacher organisations and collaborate with them so we can broaden our network and work towards the sustainability of the MEDEA Awards and the European Collaboration Award (set up thanks to the MEDEA:EU project support). That is why we are delighted to announce two important new partners in the MEDEA Awards network: EUROPRIX Multimedia Awards and KlasCement.

 

The EUROPRIX Multimedia Awards is a European contest aimed at students and young professionals who work on innovative projects in the field of e-contents and design - using whichever multimedia channel or platform they prefer. With a history of 9 years and this year even 9 categories, EUROPRIX is an exemplary competition organisation. Closing date for receipt of entries is 1 July 2010!

 

KlasCement is a Belgian web2.0 organisation that gathers more than 60,000 teachers and student-teachers that share theirlearning objects online such as presentations, courses, articles and sites and since last school year, this has also included media. KlasCement also participates in the EduTubePlus project (under the eContentplus programme).

New Media in Education Newsletter website with April issue

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Media in Education newsletter - April issue
Media in Education newsletter - website

The Media in Education Newsletter is now published on its own website with its own layout. Visit this news repository to read the April issue of the Media in Education Newsletter with the following highlights:

MEDEA:EU's project website online

Tuesday, 8 April 2010

MEDEA:EU project website

This MEDEA:EU website is launched! News items will be added to it, links to relevant EU and media-in-education projects, ... and so this website will be your official haven when you are searching for information about the MEDEA:EU project, network and outcomes.

MEDEA's experiences will be presented at EdTech 2010 in Ireland

Tuesday, 1 April 2010

EdTech 2010 logo
EdTech 2010 logo

A proposal by Philip Penny, from MEDEA:EU partner IADT, has been accepted by EdTech 2010. The 10th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference EdTech 2010 is being held on May 20th - May 21st 2010 at Athlone Institute of Technology in County of Westmeath in Ireland and is attended by a community of professionals from across third level higher education sector and from industry, who are all committed to the development and exchange of knowledge by sharing expertise and promoting best practice in technology-enhanced learning. Philip will be sharing experiences from the MEDEA Awards.

New Media & Learning Conference incorporates MEDEA Awards

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Logo of the New Media & Learning Conference New Media & Learning Conference's website

The MEDEA Awards 2010 and prizegiving ceremony will be incorporated into a new conference entitled Media & Learning: towards the era of digital fluency, which will be organised in Brussels, 25-26 November 2010. This conference will bring together practitioners and policy makers and will highlight the latest developments, services and digital and media competences in education and training. Proposals for presentations, demonstrations and workshops at this conference must be submitted before 1 June 2010.

Positive review for MEDEA:EU project!

Monday, 22 March 2010

The MEDEA:EU project has received a positive intermediate review from the European Commission after submitting the Progress Report at the end of January 2010. Overall, the assessment was very positive and we will be following up on the useful feedback recommendations given in the assessment of the report. We have therefore created a separate project website to make the distinction between the MEDEA Awards and the MEDEA:EU project. This website will also publish news items specifically related to the MEDEA:EU project and give an overview of all of our outcomes, including screenshots of the website from time to time to show the change with regard to translated webpages and updated information.

Media in Education Newsletter - March issue

Monday, 22 March 2010

Media in Education newsletter - March issue

The March issue of the Media in Education Newsletter was published on 15 March 2010 and it included news such as:

  • an announcement of the Media & Learning Conference, entitled 'Media & Learning: towards the era of digital fluency', organised in Brussels in November in collaboration with the Flemish Ministry of Education and the European Commission Directorate-General for Education and Culture
  • a report on Finnish Media Education Policies, by the Finnish Society on Media Education
  • an update on the online survey about the educators’ selection and use of video clips in their classrooms, by the University of Hull (UK)
  • an article on the E-MOTION project, encouraging young people to re-start learning activities through ICT and music
  • feature article on the winner of the MEDEA European Collaboration Award 2009: Traditions Across Europe from Italy
  • a profile of the FH JOANNEUM in Austria, a national contact point of MEDEA
  • news of interesting events, websites, tools and information about various festivals related to the use of media aimed at the education and training sector

6 Showcase Interviews online and counting!

Friday, 5 March 2010

M6 Showcase Interviews online and counting! 6 Showcase Interviews online and counting!

MEDEA:EU partner IADT has been very busy with the editing of the recorded interviews with MEDEA 2009 award winners, finalists and participant that were recognised as Highly Commended. Interviews with participants from submissions Know IT All for Primary Schools, Daisy and Drago, Traditions across Europe, Eyes on the Skies, Planet SciCast and Neu in Berlin are now published on the MEDEA YouTube Channel, which layout is adapted to the 2010 website. You can subscribe to the MEDEA Awards YouTube channel and let us know what you think by rating and commenting.

MEDEA presents showcases at WEBstroom meeting

Friday, 12 February 2010

MEDEA presents showcases at WEBstroom meeting

WEBstroom, the MEDEA National Contact Point in the Netherlands, is a Special Interest Group of the Dutch SURFfoundation that focuses on streaming media in higher education. It organised a meeting in the Netherlands on 11 February 2010 about user generated content. Among other highly interesting and relevant presentations about best-practice examples, Nikki Cortoos from ATiT presented the MEDEA Awards in Dutch and included a selection of online showcases featuring user generated online video. View the presentation with integrated YouTube videos on our showcases on Slideshare. WEBstroom has recently moved its discussion group to LinkedIn.

Media in Education Newsletter - February issue

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Media in Education newsletter - February issue

The February issue of the Media in Education Newsletter is now online. Highlights in this month's newsletter include:

  • a description of BaKaFORUM 2010, Europe's annual meeting of educational broadcasters
  • a feature article on the winner of the MEDEA Special Jury Award 2009: Eyes on the Skies from Germany
  • a profile of the Masaryk University Language Centre, MEDEA national contact point in the Czech Republic
  • information about various festivals related to the use of media aimed at the education and training sector
  • a selection of interesting websites and tools related to the use of media in education

MEDEA:EU spread the word at CESI 2010, "CT2: Creative Technology in Challenging Times"

Friday, 5 February 2010

CESI Conference (Computers Education Society Ireland) in Portlaoise, Ireland

MEDEA:EU partners ATiT and IADT representatives are present today and tomorrow at the CESI Conference (Computers Education Society Ireland) in Portlaoise, Ireland. Sally Reynolds (ATiT) co-presents “The Potential Use of Social Software in Rural Irish Schools” for the European Commission supported SoRuraLL project, Ciaran McCormack (IADT) presents “FIS - User Generated Content and the Role it has to play” and together with Philip Penny (IADT) they will be able to promote the MEDEA:EU project and the MEDEA Awards at this conference and spread leaflets.

Media in Education newsletter - January issue

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Media in Education newsletter - January issue

The latest edition of the Media in Education Newsletter is available for download. This newsletter is aimed at anyone interested in developments, best practices, news and resources related to the use of media in education and is linked to the MEDEA Awards.

Highlights in this month's newsletter include:

  • feature on the winner of the MEDEA Award for Creativity and Innovation 2009: Daisy and Drago from Turkey
  • updates on related EU-funded projects such as EUscreen, EdReNe and DIVIS
  • profile of the Estonian e-Learning Development Centre, a National Contact Point of MEDEA
  • information about various awards schemes related to the use of media aimed at the education and training sector

Launch of the MEDEA Awards 2010 website

Thursday, 28 January 2010

MEDEA Awards 2010 website

The MEDEA Awards 2010 have been launched with the publication of a brand new website which features samples and stories from winning entries in 2008 and 2009. The deadline has been set earlier this year as online submissions are welcome up to the closing date for receipt of entries which is 31 July 2010. Have a look at the Showcases to see the winners and finalists from previous years and find out more on how to participate.

MEDEA Awards leaflets at BT Young Scientist 2010

Friday, 16 January 2010

MEDEA Awards 2010 website
MEDEA Awards 2010 website

These past few days, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition took place in Dublin, Ireland (12-16 January 2010). The event is widely recognised as the largest exhibition of its kind in Ireland and Europe showcasing students’ talents in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. MEDEA:EU partner IADT had an interesting booth at this conference and Philip Penny from IADT promoted the MEDEA Awards and the MEDEA:EU supported European Collaboration Award there and distributed leaflets and posters. Tomorrow is the last day of the exhibition.

The MEDEA Awards and MEDEA:EU project have also been promoted at a number of conferences or events including BaKaFORUM, DIVERSE, EDEN and ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN. You can find out more about these presentations on the MEDEA Awards' Press and Publications page or on SlideShare.


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The MEDEA Awards competition is all about recognising, encouraging and rewarding excellence and creativity in media in education. MEDEA aims to highlight the educational environments that reflect the media-rich world in which our learners live nowadays.