MEDEA Awards 2008 - Encouraging the use of video and sound in Education


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On 3 Jul. 2008, Dr. Clive P.L. Young (University College London in United Kingdom) and Helle Meldgaard (The Danish IT Centre for Education and Research (UNI-C) in Denmark) presented "MEDEA Awards 2008 - Encouraging the use of video and sound in Education" at the DIVERSE conference in 2008. A recording is available online:

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MEDEA Awards 2008 - Encouraging the use of video and sound in Education

  1. 1. The MEDEA Awards 2008: encouraging the use of video and sound in education Clive Young and Helle Meldgaard Diverse 2008
  2. 2. ubiquitous video
  3. 3. “at the beginning of something” o “watching YouTube, I feel like the first cinema audiences must have felt… o …when I look at these clips, I sense I am at the beginning of something: a medium that hasn’t yet found its feet but any day now will burst into life.” (Mark Ravenhill, The Guardian UK, 26/11/07)
  4. 4. the video blizzard - outcomes o ownership of the means of production (and, importantly, distribution) o new visual representation of the self (the Skype syndrome) o ‘fit for purpose’ quality o human web ‘people2people’ o yearn to learn + need to teach
  5. 5. visual learning
  6. 6. visual learners o visual learning: it is everywhere!!! resistance is futile!!! (Curt Bonk, Indiana) o Millenial learner: “fluent in multiple media… values each for the types of communication, activities, experiences, and expressions it empowers.” (Chris Dede, Harvard) o but…
  7. 7. “top 10” educational uses 1. Students design and shoot own video 2. Presentation/performance skills, feedback 3. Videoing 'real events' in situ 4. Video case studies, sims etc 5. Video blogs 'think aloud' 6. Interview expert / expert presentation 7. Instructional 'how to' 8. Animated screen shots 9. Authentic archive video 10. Talking head lectures etc
  8. 8. more about this in
  9. 9. many projects and networks
  10. 10. “the trend is very clear…” now that video is easily o created (cheap cameras, cheap and easy editing) or o found (eg on the web, Google/YouTube), o transported (video is compressed and thus small: on laptop, over the internet) and o displayed (more DVDs and videobeamers in classrooms, videoplayers on all PCs, easy embedding in web and in learning platforms) “video is now being used increasingly on all levels and all forms of education and training: primary and secondary, HFE, lifelong learning and in company training” (Mathy Vanbuel, Nov 2007)
  11. 11. a shared pedagogical vision… “only when video and audio are routine components of education and online learning will we have an educational environment that reflects the media-rich world in which our learners now live”
  12. 12. what next? o “nobody seems quite sure what to do with the possibilities of the new media, or even what the new possibilities are. But somewhere out there are new ways of telling dramatic stories, new ways of viewing ourselves as human beings. Well I’m up for it. I’m excited. I want to experiment with the possibilities.” (Mark Ravenhill, The Guardian UK, 26/11/07)
  13. 13. a new award… o Informal group of experts o Moving Images in Education European Award o Est: 2008 o “to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of digital moving images and sound in education”
  14. 14. the MEDEA awards o typically online / internet / virtual learning environment o used as an integral part of a programme of study o open to anyone working with or in European education at all levels
  15. 15. MEDEA Criteria o materials and approaches that demonstrate original and successful use of media with students to achieve clearly defined educational outcomes. o may range from ‘courseware’ and resources to support specific learning activities to student productions integrated into a programme of study. o the quality of the materials themselves is important and judges will also consider the aesthetic, usability (e.g. interface design), accessibility and technical criteria appropriate to the learning context. o MEDEA is particularly keen to encourage groundbreaking applications of moving images and sound in education. – In addition to the main award, the judges may at their discretion present a special award to an approach or production in recognition of exceptional innovation in pedagogic or technical design.
  16. 16. What can I win? o The 5 finalists will be invited to the MEDEA Award Ceremony that will take place on 4 December in Berlin at Online Educa Berlin 2008, the world's largest international conference on technology supported learning and training. o Finalists will have the chance to win the first MEDEA Award. o Prizes for 2008 will include the award itself and hardware to the value of 6,000 Euro.
  17. 17. who’s behind all this? o MEDEA committee and jury (provisional list) Coordinators: Helle Meldgaard (UNI-C, Denmark), Mathy Vanbuel (ATiT, Belgium), Clive Young (Imperial College, UK), Nikki Cortoos (ATiT, Belgium) o steering committee: In the steering committee European and international organisations will be represented that are involved in promoting and advancing the use of digital video and audio in education. The steering committee will be asked to give recommendations about the entries. The final decision will however be in the hands of the jury. o jury members: The jury will be composed of key players in the field, representatives of higher education institutions, research centres, production houses and broadcasters specialised in the use of audio and visual material in education. Jury members cannot submit any entries in this competition.
  18. 18. how do I enter? o entries must be submitted by 5pm on the 30th September 2008 using the form provided on the website. o MEDEA @ Online Educa, Berlin 3 - 5 December 2008 o a special session featuring the 5 MEDEA Award Finalists will be included on the conference agenda. o MEDEA Award ceremony 4 December 2008
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