Connect, Learn, Grow: Join the Media & Learning Association Community

The Media & Learning Association an international, not-for-profit association set up 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.  

In a nutshell ⤵️ 

  • 90+ organisations 
  • 24 different countries 
  • 350+ representatives in special interest groups 
  • Currently involved in 5 international projects 
  • Annual MEDEA Awards (16 editions)
  • Annual Media & Learning Conference (13 editions)
  • 5 Special interest groups ⤵️

Membership of the association is open to 

  • Organisations including higher education institutions, national or regional platforms or government agencies and any other organisation that shares our goals and interests. Annual membership costs 500 Euro. 
  • Sponsoring partners including tools and platform providers and any other company offering materials and services of potential interest and value to our membership. Annual membership costs 1,500 Euro. 
  • Networking partners including International, European, national and regional networks who share a common interest in the use of media to support learning. Details about membership cost upon request. 

7 reasons why your organisation should consider joining the MLA 

  • Expertise and Collaboration: The MLA currently has 80+ active members who have a wealth of expertise and experience in innovative media usage for teaching and learning as well as media literacy. By becoming a member, organisations gain access to a collaborative network of like-minded experts and practitioners, fostering knowledge exchange and joint initiatives. 
  • International Platform: The MLA is an international association, providing members with opportunities to connect and collaborate with professionals from various countries. This can lead to cross-border partnerships, exposure to diverse educational practices, and the potential to engage in EU-funded projects. 
  • Access to Resources and Best Practices: The MLA offers its members access to a wide range of resources, including research, case studies, and best practices. These resources can support organisations in their efforts to integrate media effectively into their teaching methodologies. 
  • Professional Development: The association organises workshops, seminars, conferences, and webinars to facilitate professional development. Members are invited to participate in these events to enhance their skills and stay up to date with the latest trends and advancements. 
  • Research and Innovation Opportunities: Through its collaborative nature, the MLA provides members with opportunities to participate in research projects and innovative initiatives. This involvement can contribute to the organisation’s reputation and foster ongoing growth and improvement. 
  • Networking and Partnerships: Membership offers opportunities to build valuable connections with potential partners, including educational institutions, media organisations, and technology providers. Such partnerships can lead to joint projects, knowledge sharing, and increased visibility. 
  • Collective Growth and Support: Joining the MLA allows organisations to be part of a community that collectively aims for the advancement of media-supported learning and media literacy. The support and collaboration from other members are valuable in achieving mutual goals. 

The benefits of membership include:

  • Free access to our online workshop and seminars for individuals from the member organisation (non-members pay a fee of 50 euros per person per event)
  • 20% reduction on the conference fee for any face-to-face events for individuals from the member organisation including our face-to-face conference planned for June 2024 in Leuven, Belgium. 
  • Access to the moderated members’ mail lists and Teams environments, which are used to share updates about opportunities for collaboration, new resources, events, etc. Members use these channels for relevant messaging.
  • Preferential publication for member organisations in the Media & Learning news site and associated monthly newsletter currently sent to over 10,000 email addresses. 
  • Involvement in association initiatives such as project incubation activities with a view to applying for joint funding from for example the European Commission. 
  • Support to members dissemination activities particularly regarding Europe project collaboration through dedicated promotion of specific events and outputs. 
  • Access to dedicated special interest groups (SIGs) established on specific topics: Media, AI, XR in Higher education, OEMR, Digital Media Literacy and Teacher Education in Digital and Media Literacy 

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