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Media and Learning Association

This year’s awards ceremony was a long time coming, but finally the winner was announced during a webinar that took place on 28 October 2020.

The agenda on 18 November is all about moving online with speakers including Scott Doyle, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, Maha Bali, American University in Cairo, Egypt, Steven D. Krause, Eastern Michigan University, USA, Jim Bain, Queen Margaret University, Scotland, UK, Olga Lucia Forlani & Silvano Pasquali, Verona University, Italy and Leen Van Rentergem, KU Leuven, Belgium along with a host of others sharing their experience, concerns and advice.

On Wednesday 28 October the winner of this year's MEDEA awards will be announced and you will also discover who has won the audience vote for the most popular finalist. We are planning to ensure that the winner receives the MEDEA statuette in person so all eyes will be on the screen from 14:00 to 15:00 CET on Wednesday 28 October, find our more here

This two day online conference on scaling up and providing access to video based services in higher education will feature talks and discussions drawing in part on the experiences of universities all over the world in scaling up their video based services in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can register now for free for this online event which will include talks, break-out sessions, discussions, showcases and a virtual exhibition of products and services.

We are delighted to announce the 7 finalists of this year’s MEDEA Awards. So far the plan is for finalists to be represented at the annual Media & Learning Conference planned to take place this year in Leuven, Belgium on 12-13 October.
 The Media & Learning Association is delighted to announce that 3 new organisational members have recently joined. The first of these is Universität Osnabrück in Germany, represented by the Center for Digital Teaching, Information Management and Higher Education Didactics (virtUOS) which offers centralised e-Learning services for the university.

The call for inputs to the 2020 edition of Media & Learning – Images and Sound in Higher Education Conference taking place on 17-18 June in Leuven, Belgium closes on 31 January 2020. Submit your proposal for a talk, a demo a workshop or a discussion addressing one or more of the conference themes.

For the past 2 years, the Media & Learning Association has been an active member of the Entrance to Future Education (EFE) project run by the University of Latvia. The role of the association has been to identify innovative teaching methodologies involving the use of media and to provide editorial and promotional support to the consortium.

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.