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Divis Project

The Divis project (Digital video streaming and multilingualism) is a European funded Project that run from October 2008 to September 2010. It aims to encourage, motivate and equip both teacher trainers and practising language teachers to include video production in their teaching.
The official report of the project is available here:
http://divisproject.eu/attachments/019_com_mp_141759_divis.pdf

Initial research was undertaken to establish how teachers feel about the use of video production and what skills and experience they had in this area. From the results of the research, the project team developed a online guide to address the teachers' needs, introducing creative and non-conventional teaching methods and samples to support implementation of video work in the classroom as well as providing technical support. The manual is available in many languages on the following webpage:
http://divisproject.eu/categoryblog/143-mini-guide-download-page

On the Divis project website, you can also find very good examples of usage of videos, photo stories, dramas, and television news in education. There is also a useful technical support section:
http://divisproject.eu/technical-support

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Photo story, Video words, school presentations, drama, television news, technical support, Video gallery, download guide

OnAir - European Media Education Project

The entire school system and teachers above all are experiencing serious challenges in motivating students to develop literacy skills and to prevent them in being passive objects of the messages of the Media.
The project OnAir - Effective use of media for School Education - aims to make teachers being able to exploit the attractive potential that New Media have on young generation in order to raise their attention and motivate them to rediscover the importance of literacy skills (reading and writing) and to approach the flow and diffusion of information that the New Media spread, with the necessary critical skills in order to become aware users.

The outcome of the project are:
- Transnational Report and European profiles of skills on Media education: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/transnationalreport.aspx
- Database of validated experiences in the field of Media Education: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/casestudies.aspx
- Educational paths for Media education: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/educationalpackages.aspx
- Guidelines for the assessment and evaluation of Media education paths: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/2evaluationofeducationalpathsinmed...

There is also a collection of reviewed documents - legislative and institutional and others - in the field of Media Education, available in the Publications section: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/publications.aspx

European Commission´s Audiovisual Service

The European Commission´s Audiovisual Service is the "EU related news and archive service providing indispensable information tailored for professionals in the media. We supply up to the minute audiovisual news coverage to the media around the world and deliver unique archive on the history of the EU.

We offer video, photo and sound coverage of European news. We also provide assistance for journalists wishing to cover EU subjects. Get the sights and sounds of Europe directly onto your screen – via the Internet and via Europe by Satellite. All our materials are available in professional standards. European audiovisual material dating from the 1940s is also available."

europarlTV

This streaming portal collects and shares videos related to its four themes: yourParliament, yourVoice, youngEurope, parliamentLive. YourParliament "today inside the parliament" is a news channel with debates, interviews, analysis and plenary sessions. There are often several subtitles and audio (dubbed voices) available to accommodate the different languages.

TVLink Europe

"The site enables journalists to illustrate European subjects through the distribution of video reports that can be ordered directly on-line. These video reports are also accompanied by a full description of the images used in each film, transcripts of the commentary and interviews."

This video repository is targeting journalists who would like to include the videos in their segments, but the videos are viewable online and could be shown in classes.

This site is managed by MOSTRA on behalf of the European Commission.

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The videos are divided in the following themes:
- Environment
- Transport and Energy
- Health and Consumer Protection
- Research
- Enlargement
- EU and the World
- Other issues

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Europeana

The Europeana online portal was launched by the President of the European Commission in November 2008 and currently provides access to over 19 million objects from European libraries, museums, archives, galleries, and audiovisual collections.

These objects include:
- Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
- Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
- Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
- Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts

More than 1,500 heritage institutions contribute cultural content in Europeana. Their number and geographic coverage are steadily growing.
The objects relate to science, media and art. They are available in different formats (text, images, audio/video, etc.) and in every European language.

Managenergy.tv, European Commission webcast portal

The European Commission aims at promoting efficient multilingual communication with the high number of geographically dispersed in the enlarged Union using innovative solutions.

Since 2001, within the ManagEnergy program, the European Commission has been developing and using a combination of multimedia and Internet based streaming technologies to enable more people throughout Europe to benefit from its activities.

From within this portal, you will watch workshops, conferences, programme information days, contract negotiations and other events broadcast live on the Internet. These are combined at times with interactive chats enabling virtual participants to ask questions at the actual event and discuss related topics amongst themselves and with Commission staff.

After the events, online video-recordings provide an easy to use, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly resource.

Images are webcast within a user-friendly interface integrating video, audio, slides, speaker information, interactive chat, polling mechanism and other useful information on a single screen.

The information on this site is subject to Disclaimer, Copright and Private Policy Notice.

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Streaming Service of the Council of the European Union

On the site of the Streaming Service of the Council of the European Union you can select to view live transmissions of ongoing public events at the Council or browse in thearchives.

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EU Tube

EUtube is a Youtube channel dedicated to the European Union to allow visitors to find out more about a Europe of actions and results.

The videos vary in length and type (promotional, informative, awareness raising), ... and users can comments on the videos of this video library.

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Its playlists / themes are:
- Culture, education and youth
- Energy and natural resources
- Environment, consumers and health

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Webcasts of European Central Bank press conferences

The ECB offers a live webcast of the press conference of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) about the their monetary policy decision for the euro area after every first meeting of the month. In the press conference, the President of the ECB explains the decision in an introductory statement, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with media representatives and a few hours later the transcript of the press conference is published on this website. Users can subscribe to receive automatically an RSS audio or video feed.

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