Take a look at the August Media & Learning News, highlights in this month's newsletter include: Creative Use of Digital Tools in Initial Teacher Education by Anne McMorrough, Lecturer in Education (ICT), Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland. Learning analytics and the use of online video by students by Pierre Gorissen, senior consultant / researcher, Educational Development and Research department, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.
The Media & Learning Association just welcomed four new members: University of Amsterdam, Innovation in Learning Institute (ILI) - Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry and Mediawijs. The association, that now includes 30 members, is currently involved in a membership recruitment drive and new members can avail of a special joint offer of annual membership and registration of one participant at the Media & Learning Conference for €600. To find out more about becoming a member, visit the association website.
The FilmEd research project is supporting the European Commission in its current efforts to develop a European wide media literacy policy, especially on the inclusion of European films in school curricula. They are currently doing a research called "Showing films and other audio-visual content in European School – Obstacles and best practice”, which is carried out by a Consortium composed by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the European Think Tank on Film and Film Policy, CUMEDIAE – Culture and Media Agency and Europe and AEDE -The European Association of Teachers. The study will last until October 2014 and will cover the 28 Member States of the European Union, the EEA Member States and Switzerland.