media education

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

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. On the website there are a lot of materials and resources available free of charge, like an extensive library of 2.100 videos, covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.
Students can make use of the video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web; coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

FWU - Institute for Film and Picture in Science and Education

The FWU (Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht - Institute for Film and Picture in Science and Education) is a leading producer of media for schools and other educational organisations in Germany. It keeps as stock of about 2,000 titles for almost all school subjects and cross-area education, as well as fictional movies for children and youth.

A Manifesto for Media Education

The project 'A Manifesto for Media Education' aims to develop a shared understanding and some shared reasons for media education. They hope that by the end of the project (which will start life as a website and then result in a book) they will have a better, more sustaining understanding of media education. To kick-start the manifesto they asked a few media educators to provide them with their view on the purpose of media education (media studies/practice/production and media literacy). On the website you will find contributions from leading researchers in this field including Professor Henry Jenkins, Professor Natalie Fenton and Professor David Gauntlett.

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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

CANON Cultuurcel

CANON is a cultural cel of the Flemish ministery of education.

CANON wants to connect culture with education. That is why CANON invests in research, discussion en seminars. CANON wants to show a wide public the way to cultural education. Therefore, CANON stimulates the creative practice of school. With stories from schools en with money for concrete projects. And with an own, well-chosen offer of publications and methods.

Agency for communication of Education
CANON is an entity of the Agency for communication of Education, that is responsible for the external communication of the Education and Training field. The agency informs the diverse target groups about education policy, with the purpose of more engagement and participation.

CANON is de cultuurcel van het Vlaamse onderwijsministerie
CANON wil bruggen slaan tussen cultuur en onderwijs. Daarom investeert CANON in onderzoek, overleg en studiedagen. CANON wil een breed publiek wegwijs maken in cultuureducatie. Daarom stimuleert CANON de creatieve schoolpraktijk. Met verhalen uit scholen en met geld voor concrete projecten. En met een eigen, welgekozen aanbod van publicaties en methoden.

Agentschap voor Onderwijscommunicatie.
CANON is een entiteit van het Agentschap voor Onderwijscommunicatie, dat instaat voor de externe communicatie van het domein Onderwijs en Vorming. Met het oog op een grotere betrokkenheid en participatie, informeert het agentschap uiteenlopende doelgroepen over het onderwijsbeleid.
www.ond.vlaanderen.be/wegwijs/com

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