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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 over 11,000 email 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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Two new organisational members joined last month which pushes the overall membership of the association to almost 40. The first to join was Lund University, represented by AHU, the division for educational development. The second new member is Université de Montréal, our first member in Canada. Université de Montréal is represented by the Centre de pédagogie universitaire (University Centre for Pedagogy) which facilitates the development of online courses and media resources.

Over the past couple of months, the membership of the association has been growing. Just before our conference in June we were delighted to welcome  the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University as a new member. The Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team (interaction designers, learning experience designers, media makers – 36 staff members in all) exploring how education can be innovated with digital technologies.