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eSchool News

First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and the companion web site is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 250,000 registered members.

On the website, there is also a recently launched student video network: http://www.eschoolnews.com/video/

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MEDEA Awards

The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.

In recent years there has been remarkable interest in the creation and use of digital video and audio in education, boosted by the increasing impact of multimedia and video based websites and applications on the internet and mobile devices. Their pedagogical vision is clear: it is only when video and audio are routine components of education and online learning, that we will have an educational environment that reflects the media-rich world in which our learners now live.

There is a separate award for User-Generated Educational Media and for Professionally Produced Educational Media, as well as other categories.
Submissions are possible in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
The deadline is usually in September.

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Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI)

The Computer Education Society of Ireland supports the development of methodologies that help to marry new technologies with a sound pedagogy. Organised and driven by practitioners for practitioners, at all three levels of the educational system, CESI promotes the practical implementation of ICTs at school and classroom level. CESI represents the views of a range of professionals involved in mainstream education in Ireland. It publishes regular newsletters, work with local and regional branches and represent the views of its members at meetings with various agencies including NCTE, DES, SARG and NCCA. In addition CESI showcases classroom best practice through Student Fairs and supports ICT-related work of teachers.

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Case studies

The case studies show different ways that filmmaking was integrated into the academic context.

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Genesis and Genre - Since film was a core part of the module, students spent a considerable part of their classroom time studying films and learning about filmmaking. They worked in groups to produce short dramatised sections of novels and plays by Galdós.

Understanding Law II - Students were asked to make a group-based presentation in an electronic format of their choice - video, podcast, screencast or a combination. Students had a two-hour workshop on shooting and editing, then worked independently.

Architecture - Post-graduate architecture students were offered the opportunity to use filmmaking as part of a large final project. They worked with a Norwegian filmmaker and had professional help in the form of 'master-classes' from Sheffield based filmmakers, then went on to make their own films.

Filming Shakespeare - Students were encouraged to creatively interpret a section of a Shakespeare play. Working in groups they storyboarded, directed and edited, with the support of a film crew.

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Claire Allam (content) & Danny Monaghan (design), Learning Development and Media Unit, University of Sheffield

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2007

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Video Modeling: A Visual Teaching Method for Children with Autism

The techniques described in Video Modeling form an easy-to-use method for developing and strengthening communication, academic, play, social and self-help skills in children with autism. Parents, educators, friends, and relatives with access to a camcorder may be able to make a difference in the life of a child with autism simply by creating videos.

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Liisa Neumann

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# ISBN-10: 0615113109 # ISBN-13: 978-0615113104

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webcast.berkeley

Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for live viewing and on-demand replay over the Internet.

Who is responsible for this service?
Educational Technology Services takes care of audio and video capture services. Information Systems and Technology manages the webcast database and streaming media serving/hosting infrastructure.

The webcast capture and archive technology is based on en.DownloadAstro.com (http://en.downloadastro.com/) - A great download site with more than 300K software and games, including professional reviews and user ratings.

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1. Courses: Podcasts and Webcasts of UC Berkeley current and archived courses
2. Events: Prominent speakers and on-campus events, live and on-demand.

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Filme im Unterricht spielerisch erschließen

Ideas about working with movies in class.

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about 20 ideas for the usage of video in class including copy templates

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Acrobat Reader

Project Look Sharp

An initiative to promote and support the integration of media literacy into classroom curricula at all grade levels and instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools.

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Creative activity and its impact on student learning - issues of implementation

(Abstract) The use of filmmaking as a creative learning tool within the academic curriculum has been pioneered at the University of Sheffield. Filmmaking has been found to promote a lively, exciting and challenging environment in the classroom. It produces highly motivated students and makes learning fun by giving them a sense of empowerment and achievement. Perhaps more importantly, it allows students to tap into their creativity and imagination - abilities identified by many as the passport to a successful future. This paper covers a number of examples which describe the benefits to student learning; these include close engagement with their subject leading to insight and deeper understanding, as well as a range of transferable skills. This successful practice is looked at in relation to issues of assessment, evaluation and cost. Using a methodological approach that employs qualitative feedback interviews with students as research data, as well as referring to the literature, it presents a case for sustainable implementation.

Published in journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Volume 45, Issue 3 August 2008 , pages 281 - 288.

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Claire Allam, Learning and Teaching Services, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

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2008

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DOI: 10.1080/14703290802176196

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Towards a learning organisation - Reviewing technologies for company training

Towards a learning organisation' brings human resource managers up-to-date with the various applications that are open to them, such as Electronic Learning Environments, Web based training, Videoconferencing, etc.
This handbook provides user-friendly information about emerging technologies for training, checklists and other decision-making tools.
Based on broad experience and peppered throughout with case studies and examples from leading European companies and institutions, it also offers plenty of background information including an onverview of network options as well as a handy glossary and further resources list.
Related: http://openlibrary.org/b/OL3993552M

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# Introduction
# Foreword: Network Infrastructure
# Chapter 1 : Video and Audio
# Chapter 2: CDs, DVDs and Hybrids
# Chapter 3: Video Conferencing
# Chapter 4: Electronic Mail
# Chapter 5: Electronic Learning Platform
# Chapter 6: Web-based Training
# Resource, Reading and Reference List

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Mathy Vanbuel, Annemie Boonen, Jean-Joseph Scheffknecht

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2000

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ISBN-13: 9789058670724

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