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Association members have access to the Media & Learning Workshop Bureau. This bureau contains information about how to set up workshops and training events on different media & learning related topics with the names and background information on suggested workshop leaders and trainers. Sample workshop programmes are provided as well as basic information about the type of training that can be provided, language availability, duration and technical requirements.

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The communication service that is available to members is made up of several elements. First of all members have preferential access to the monthly Media & Learning Newsletter, now being distributed to almost 10,000 emails addresses. Most of those addressed in the newsletter are based in Europe and includes a significant number of stakeholder and decision-makers as well as practitioners. Secondly, members can access the Media & Learning webinar service which provides them with both advisory services on how to successfully set up and use webinars for teaching and learning purposes as well as usage of the service itself. Finally, members can avail of specialised advice on how to set up and manage a Europe-wide dissemination campaign based on having access to multiplier channels in different parts of Europe.

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One of the flagship services offered to Media & Learning Association members is their access to a project facilitation and knowledge sharing facility operated by the association secretariat. In practice this service provides members with regular updates on potential relevant funding opportunities including those offered by the European Commission as well as private funding schemes. These updates also include notices about impending competitions and calls for tenders.

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Since it started in 2010, this annual conference has established itself as the largest and most influential conference of its type dedicated to the topic of media supported learning. Attracting up to 300 stakeholders and practitioners and organised in collaboration with the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training it provides a significant opportunity to share knowledge and experience, develop your network and be inspired in how best to use media to really enhance teaching and learning.

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The call for entries to the MEDEA Awards 2014 was announced today. The aim of this annual competition is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.

Organisers of the annual Media & Learning Conference held this year on 20-21 November in Brussels are happy to announce the names of their first 2 confirmed plenary speakers. The first is Lord David Puttnam, renowned independent producer of award-winning films, Chancellor of the Open University and champion of the creative arts in education. He will be joined by Stephen Howell, Academic Engagement Manager from Microsoft who is a passionate defender of teaching programming to pupils from an early age.