media in education

Language Learning and Social Media - 6 Key Dialogues

"Language Learning and Social Media - 6 Key Dialogues" is a community where 14 partner institutions of national, European and international reach examine 6 key dimensions of the combination language learning - social media.

These fundamental dimensions are:
- Language learning, social media and social inclusion
- Language learning, social media and development of language resources
- Language learning and teaching through social media in new EU countries: the case of Romania, Latvia and Poland
- Language learning, social media and multilingualism
- Language learning through social media: evolution of teaching practices
- Language learning and teaching in formal and non formal contexts through ICT
- Social media and Interculturality in language education
- Socializing and learning languages in web 2.0 communities

Each key dialogue is enriched by analysis and exploitation of data related to the topic. Reports, comparative studies, special issues of online journals, field analysis and open competitions complete the range of network outcomes.
A database of resources is also available here:

Viducate Network

The Viducate Network is an initiative to promote video education across all educational sectors in Europe.
Their vision is: "Viducate is concerned with the development of active citizenship in intercultural contexts at all levels of formal and informal education. Video and multimedia form the core of this non-prescriptive pedagogy of production in the information society."

On the website you can find a lot of interesting documents about the use of Media in Education and a video gallery.
You can also subscribe and receive the Viducate monthly newsletter.

PrestoPRIME - Keeping Audiovisual Contents Alive

PrestoPRIME project, funded by EU, aims to research and develop practical solutions for the long-term preservation of digital media objects, programmes and collections, and to find ways to increase access by integrating the media archives with European on-line digital libraries in a digital preservation framework.

To find out about the previous project, PrestoSpace and Digital Preservation of audio/visual material, go to

Knowledge Pills

Knowledge Pills Methodology is a new method of education strengthening professional competences by the usage of short multimedia advises (knowledge pills). The main tool of KPM is a short instructional movie – presenting how to conduct certain activities in the work station, by reproducing day-today tasks in a appealing format.

The main aim of the Knowledge Pills project is the transfer of the Knowledge Pills Methodology (KPM) to be used by knowledge moderators in SMEs of Poland, Spain and Greece. It makes possible the efficient education of employees conducted in-company. Another goal is to conduct pilot phase of KPM use for Polish and Spanish companies, gathering feedback from knowledge moderators and SMEs participating. The project also fosters understanding of the use of the innovative learning processes and introduces learning exchange mechanisms between the project partners, beneficiaries and training institutions.

You can find a lot of examples of Pills in the Multimedia section:
A detailed PDF document about Knowledge Pills Methodology applied to Small and Medium-size Enterprises is available at the following webpage:

G@me - Gender Awareness in Media Education

The Comenius 2.1 project G@ME (Gender Awareness in Media Education) is a European cooperation project which undertakes research concerning teacher students and pupils pedagogical thinking in the context of the use of ICT taking into account gender aspects; it also develops diagnostic tools to improve reflection of genderspecific perception and communication.
The outputs are:
- Country reports on the project theme (available at
- Manual with diagnostic tools on genderspecific perceptions (go to the resource
- Comenius 2.2. course "Gendersensitive Media Didactics in Teacher Education" (the course flyer at

You can also find a research report about "Media education and pedagogical thinking in pupil‘s mindset":

European Film Gateway

The European Film Gateway (EFG) portal gives you quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials. Targeted at scientific researchers and the interested public alike, the EFG offers a look at and behind the scenes of filmmaking in Europe from the early days until today.


Il portale European Film Gateway (EFG) consente di accedere rapidamente e facilmente a centinaia di migliaia di documenti cinematografici storici conservati in cineteche europee e cineteche: foto, manifesti, programmi, periodici, documenti di censura, documentaristici e particolari, cinegiornali e altri materiali. Destinato a ricercatori scientifici e al pubblico interessato allo stesso modo, la EFG offre uno sguardo al dietro le quinte del cinema in Europa, fin dai primi giorni fino ad oggi.


Share.TEC is a European platform dedicated to teacher educators, pre- and in-service teachers, and educational publishers and content providers who want to learn about, find, share and use digital resources for teacher education purposes. The core comes from the consortium of the Share.TEC project, which is funded by the EC under the eContentplus programme and includes partners in higher education and educational publishing.

On this website you can find a multitude of resource types and forms, including reference material, lesson plans, teaching units, practice examples, presentations, articles, research studies, and so on. There’s a wealth of multimedia content too.

You can also join the community MyShare.TEC, and then create your own profile with your areas of interest, use personalized support and recommendations tuned to your requirements; engage with others in the teacher education community; use social networking tools like bookmarking, rating, commenting, and saving favourite resources;
add your own material.

A report on “The Digital World of Young Children: Emergent Literacy”

In 2010 Pearson Foundation published a report entitled "The Digital World of Young Children: Impact on Emergent Literacy” which addresses the importance of studying the effect of digital media on young minds. Written by Jay Blanchard and Terry Moore from the Arizona State University College of Teacher Education and Leadership, this
report asks as many questions as it answers, will an increased access to digital media lead young children to self-direct their own learning process? What might be the effects of added digital stimuli on attention and comprehension?
On the webpage you can download the full report in pdf format.

Educational Materials - Centre for Literacy of the University of Malta

The production of these media-based materials, for use in both school and adult education formal and non-formal settings, was spearheaded by the Centre for Literacy ( based at the University of Malta (, a research and development centre that focuses on the area of literacy and other basic skills.
One of the priorities of the Centre is to work towards improving and developing the methods of media enhanced learning in and out of schools, with specific reference to literacy, language and other basic skills.

The centre has been involved also in a number of EU-funded projects aimed at improving the teaching and learning of literacy and languages through emerging pedagogies and innovative media. Projects have included:
- Lingu@net, a virtual language learning resource library:
- TOOL, Tools for online and offline language learning):
- Europodians, Language learning via the ipod:

MEL SIG Podcasting Resources

The UK-based Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MEL SIG) brings together practitioners from higher and Further Education in the UK to share their experience and expertise in the uses and benefits of podcasting (both audio and video) to support learning and teaching.

They have emerged from the Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes Special Interest Group and have a wealth of useful resources available on their wiki ( for people interested in using podcasting for teaching purposes, both staff and student generated. These resources include ideas and examples of podcasting, research papers and practical advice.

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