The MEDEA Awards 2009: Encouraging Innovation and Good Practice in the Use of Media in Education

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On 24 June 2009, a MEDEA presentation was given at the DIVERSE Conference in Aberystwyth by Sally Reynolds from ATiT in Belgium. The presentation, called "The MEDEA Awards 2009: Encouraging Innovation and Good Practice in the Use of Media in Education" was also recorded: http://echo360.aber.ac.uk:8080/ess/echo/presentation/f8e04175-8efc-44dd-aedc-5577f8d335da

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The MEDEA Awards 2009: Encouraging Innovation and Good Practice in the Use of Media in Education

  1. 1. MEDEA Awards 2009 The MEDEA Awards: Encouraging Innovation and Good Practice in the Use of Media in Education
  2. 2. History and Operation Launched 2007 to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media in education by a dedicated community of practitioners Organised Secretariat located in ATiT and managed on a day-to-day basis by Nikki Cortoos, Core organising group meets monthly and a wider list of advisory group members and supporting organisations
  3. 3. Participants MEDEA 2008 121 Submitted 109 accepted UK Belgium 25 4 3 21 23 countries 6 Turkey 7 10 France 19 Denmark and Ireland Portugal and Romania Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden Finland, Malta, Morocco
  4. 4. Participants MEDEA 2008 Submitted by professional production facilities, schools, audio-visual departments of universities, training providers, public authorities, public service broadcasters and content providers….. Types of media Linear video productions, web sites, educational games, courses, resources, online, offline, audio materials, multimedia.....
  5. 5. Judging Criteria • The MEDEA Awards judges recognise the primary role of effective and innovative educational design in the use of moving images with learners. • The judges will be looking for materials and approaches that demonstrate original and successful use of media with learners to achieve clearly defined educational outcomes
  6. 6. 5 Criteria – marked 0 - 5 • Pedagogical Quality: quality of didactics and of communication, clear learning objective? Will material result in good learning? • Use of Media: the choice and selection of media, type of media chosen used appropriately and in exemplary fashion? • Aesthetic Quality: attractiveness of materials, style and design consistent and appropriate for target users? Appealing? • Usability: intuitiveness of the material, easy to use the application? Is there support, guidelines, feedback or help? • Technical Quality: flaws in the system? compatibility issues? necessity to have advanced technical knowledge?
  7. 7. Judging Process • 36 judges from 11 countries • Each received between 6 – 11 entries • All entries judged by 3 judges • Approx 30 minutes for entry and supporting materials • Online process • 2-3 weeks to carry out judging
  8. 8. Finalists • Anti-Anti by Sint-Lievenscollege Gent (Belgium) • ArtisanCam by Artistsatwork.org (UK) • Canal Educatif (France) • Patient Safety - Mildred's Story by University of Leicester (UK) • Pronunciation Tips by BBC Learning English (UK) • Rättegångsskolan på webben/Court introduction by Brottsoffermyndigheten Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Sweden) http://www.medea-awards.com/show-reel-summarising-2008-winners- projects/
  9. 9. Finalists • Anti-Anti by Sint-Lievenscollege Gent (Belgium) - Special prize winner! • ArtisanCam by Artistsatwork.org (UK) • Canal Educatif (France) • Patient Safety - Mildred's Story by University of Leicester (UK) • Pronunciation Tips by BBC Learning English (UK) • Rättegångsskolan på webben/Court introduction by Brottsoffermyndigheten Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Sweden) Overall winner!
  10. 10. Awards Ceremony and Prizes • MEDEA08: alongside Online Educa Berlin conference • Session on conference agenda, 6 finalists invited to Berlin • Ceremony on 3 December • Prizes: MEDEA Statuette for overall winner, plus hardware and software (Adobe Production Premium suite + iPod), MEDEA Medals and hardware and software for 5 runners up and Special Prize to Belgian School of 3 MAC books
  11. 11. Judges comments and feedback This learning object Imaginative use of repository of media new media that resources is an engendered an The product is excellent level of generally attractive, excellent resource for teachers and participation especially within segments students Learning objective is clear with a variety of activities for self Very high aesthetic study! quality in keeping with the theme Fast and efficient navigation and show
  12. 12. General Feedback and Comments • Lack of Awareness of IPR is really worrying! • Professional vs non-professional an issue for some • Categories – including student production category? • Language and the extent to which support materials are available in English has an impact • Category between good and perfect, just like in life! • Sometimes hard to distinguish between usability and technical quality • Suggestion for a possible budget category • Tools are quite difficult to judge
  13. 13. MEDEA:EU KA4 LLP 2008-2010 Partners ATiT (BE), UNI-C (DK), IADT (IE) Objectives Extending the reach of MEDEA – enhance language support Identify best-practice and share this experience Recognise the role European Collaboration plays Support the move towards self-sustainability Outcomes European Collaboration Award Best Practice Analyses - Stories posted on site Network of Contact points throughout Europe Large scale Dissemination Action Evaluation and Quality Enhancement Framework
  14. 14. European Collaboration Award Criteria! Result of collaboration by organisations Deadlines! in 2+ European countries Provide rationale and description of 1 March web collaboration 30 September entry deadline 1 November Prizes How to Enter! 6 finalists Money! Submit online as normal 3 December Software! MEDEA entry Winner! Equipment! Mark entry to be considered for this award
  15. 15. Creativity Award No fixed criteria – open to anyone who considers their Deadlines! entry to be particularly creative and/or innovative! 1 March web 30 September entry deadline How to Enter! 1 November Prizes Money! Submit online as normal 6 finalists Software! MEDEA entry 3 December Equipment! Mark entry to be Winner! considered for this award
  16. 16. National Contact Points • Promote MEDEA through newsletters and Press Releases • Leaflets and Posters in EN, DE and FR • Links on relevant web sites • Connect with relevant competitions/awards • Help identify Judges
  17. 17. National Contact Points • VIDEOSCOP, France • Lambrakis Foundation, Greece • Danish IT Centre for Education and Research (UNI-C) • Information Design at the FachHochschule JOANNEUM,Austria • Estonian e-Learning Development Centre, Estonian Information Technology Foundation, Estonia • Terakki Foundation Schools, Turkey
  18. 18. National Contact Points Confirmed or about to be! France, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Malta, Romania, Norway, Belgium, Lithuania, Spain
  19. 19. National Contact Points Still Looking! Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, UK
  20. 20. Other Resources • Interviews and briefs on 10 submissions from 10 entries to MEDEA08 including winners – first stories online and interviews to follow • EduTubePlus project which aims to create a multi-lingual curriculum-related video-based e-service for European schools – see http://www.edutubeplus.info/ • Solus: http://edutubeplus.atit.ie/ repository of materials for schools, teachers and pupils to create or adapt your own video resources
  21. 21. Getting Involved • Submit an entry! • Become a judge! • Help identify sponsors! • Have your organisation become a National Contact Point! • Join our advisory committee and/or have your organisation join as a supporting organisation!
  22. 22. More information http://www.medea-awards.com

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