The Media & Learning Association (MLA) or to give it its full name the MEDEA: MEDIA & LEARNING ivzw is an international, not-for-profit association set up in 2012 under Belgian law to promote and stimulate the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. Members include national and regional agencies charged with the promotion of innovation in teaching and learning as well as universities, ministries of education and schools’ networks.
The Media & Learning Association has three different types of members:
- Organisational members, see current list here
- Sponsoring members, see current list here
- Networking members, see current list here
At present the most important activities of the association are:
- The organisation of the annual Media & Learning Conference which is run each year in collaboration with partners who have included in the past the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training and KU Leuven. These conferences attract on average 300 participants mostly from Europe.
- The organisation of online events including the Online Media & Learning Conference series focused largely on Higher Education, the Media Literacy webinar series and bespoke webinars aimed at our members in specific areas, e.g. meeting the requirements of the new EU Accessibility guidelines.
- The organisation of the annual MEDEA Awards, which recognises excellence in the use of media to support learning
The association’s main communication channel is the Media and Learning News site which highlights general news and information about the use of media and film in education and training across all sectors. It also carries news about the various events and initiatives organised by the Media & Learning Association. A monthly Media and Learning Newsletter is published which includes a digest of current items from the news site, this newsletter is sent out to more than 10,000 readers.
The association also provides a European project facilitation and knowledge sharing service for its members including network facilitation. This includes participation in European supported projects and SIGs on topics related to the innovative use of media in teaching and learning.
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