Using media to support learning from pre-school through to University
The Greek Ministry of Education - Educational RadioTelevision, along with the University of Crete - Faculty of Education, Department of Preschool Education, organised the scientific meeting 'Using media to support learning from pre-school through to University' on 31 May 2013 in Greece. This meeting explored how the use of media supports learning and provided not only the means to enhance the learning process and make it more accessible and engaging as media can also play a significant role in fostering creativity and innovation. The event brought together several experts and experienced practitioners who shared their ideas and experiences in creating and using media resources to support learning in various contexts, the importance of media literacy and role of communities of practice at a European level in supporting the exchange of experience and know-how.
Sofia Papadimitriou presented Educational RadioTelevision (Greece), a multimedia platform connected to social networks which offers students and teachers the environment and the tools to design and create their own multimedia projects. She also presented the methodology for the pedagogical use of video in class and the benefits of publishing and disseminating videos in social networks.
Michail Kalogiannakis, lecturer at the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete in Greece explored the use of digital media in early childhood education.
Sally Reynolds from ATiT (Belgium) presented the MEDEA Awards and showed samples of award-winning entries as well as presented the new Media & Learning Association and the many communications and collaboration channels associated with the Media & Learning network.
Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT (Belgium) presented REC:all and the potential of lecture capture in universities and higher education institutions.