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A video report is now available of the 'Fight Disinformation with Media Literacy' event held in Brussels on 13 November 2018 which was organised by the Evens Foundation and the Media & Learning and supported by the European Commission. This video provides highlights of the event including interviews with the workshop leaders and short inputs from all 20 presenters in the quickfire sessions. 

Members of the international board of the association met on 30/31 January in Leuven hosted by KU Leuven  to review the work of the association and to make plans for the coming months. During the meeting, the board discussed activitities for the rest of 2019 in detail including the annual conference in June 2019, a possible webinar series and an event on media literacy for autumn. We also talked about expanding the membership and ideas for collaborative projects along with how best to support the members. 

Partners of the European "Entrance to Future Education" Project including the Media & Learning Association met in Lodz, Poland on 10-11 January 2019 where they were hosted by partner AHE (The University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz). The role the association is currently playing in the project relates directly to dissemination and exploitation of project outcomes, the main one being the handbook of innovative teaching methods aimed at academic staff.

This year in tandem with the Video in Higher Education conference organised by the Media & Learning Association with KU Leuven on 5-6 June 2019 in Leuven, Belgium, the annual MEDEA Awards are specifically devoted to higher and continuing education.  In recent years there has been a huge increase in the extent to which media in general and video in particular is playing a role in higher and continuing education and with this year’s MEDEA awards, we aim to identify, recognise and reward the very best of what is happening in these sectors.
Together with our partners in LIMEL, KU Leuven we have now finalised the full list of themes for the 2019 Media and Learning conference on Video in Higher Education taking place in Leuven, Belgium on 5-6 June 2019.

The Evens Foundation and the Media & Learning Association are jointly organising a one day practice oriented event on propaganda, disinformation and fake news on 13 November in the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels. This event is supported by the European Commission and will include a choice of workshops showing you hands-on tools and methods aimed at educators and teachers working not only in formal education, but also in informal settings including youth clubs and libraries.

Partners in the EFE project were recently hosted by project partner UCLL in Leuven for the second partner meeting which tok place on 28-29 June 2018. The focus of discussion was the matrix of methods that have been developed by the partners and which form the basis for the testing that will take place in the coming months. The project website will also be launched shortly. Most of the work of the Media & learning Association to date has been to put forward methods that rely largely on the use of video including lecture capture, flipped classroom and documentary making.

283 people from 22 different countries took part in the recent Media & Learning conference on Video in Higher education held in STUK, Leuven on 14-15 June and hosted by the Media & Learning Association and LIMEL, KU Leuven. Gradually over the summer months the conference report, presentations and photos will be posted on the conference website and social media channels.  News about the 2019 conference will be announced shortly.

Université de Lorraine in France and Ulster University in Northern Ireland took the honours during the MEDEA Awards ceremony which was part of the Media & Learning Conference. The other finalists who took part were Mandoulides Schools in Greece, Leiden University in the Netherlands, Migration Matters in Germany and the National Archives in the UK.

Over 200 people from 23 different countries have now registered for the Media & Learning conference which will take place in Leuven, Belgium on 14-15 June. 2 pre-conference visits are open to participants on 13 June, the first to visit Leuven Institute for Media and Learning (LIMEL) where KU Leuven educators and students find everything they need to produce high quality videos and the second to visit Health House, a showcase location for innovation and cutting-edge technology in the medical domain including medical imaging and image processing, AR/VR, 3D and virtual patients.