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With just under 2 months to go, the organisers are putting the final touches to the agenda and looking forward to welcoming the many people from 21 countries who have already registered for the Video in Higher Education Conference.

The agenda for this year's conference taking place on 14-15 June in Leuven, Belgium is now online and includes a mix of talks, demos and discussions with leading practitioners, service providers and researchers from Europe and beyond. Take a look at the list of contributors here and register now for this conference all about video in higher education.

The Media & Learning Association is delighted to announce that it is a partner in the recently launched Entrance to Future Education EFE project. EFE is a two year project involving universities and organisations in Latvia, Poland and Belgium supported by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme. The main aim of the project is to develop and promote innovative methods and approaches to teaching in higher education institutions. The launch of the project took place in February 2018 in Riga, Latvia with the first meeting of the partners.

The association is delighted to announce that Echo360 have joined as a sponsoring member and will be  a Silver Sponsor of this year’s Media & Learning Video in Higher Education Conference taking place on 14-15 June in Leuven, Belgium. Echo360’s involvement will include demonstration of some of their latest advances in lecture capture technology as well as a workshop and showcases by a number of leading academic innovators putting Echo360 products and services into action.

The organisers of this year's conference are delighted to announce that Mediasite will be the Gold Sponsor of this year’s Media & Learning Video in Higher Education Conference. Mediasite Video Platform is used in 1,500+ colleges and universities around the world for academic video, lecture capture and microlearning. Mediasite boosts student achievement and retention, creates dynamic content hubs and helps schools stay competitive. Learn more here and @Mediasite

The organisers of the MEDEA Awards are delighted to announce that entries for this year’s competition can now be submitted. You can submit your entry for one of the two main awards; the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media or the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media. The deadline for submission is 28 February 2018. Judging by the MEDEA Awards international jury will take place in March and April.
Registration is now open for the Media & Learning Video in Higher Education Conference in June.

The Media & Learning Asssociation together with its partner KU Leuven are planning to organise a conference specifically on Video in Higher Education to take place in Leuven, 14-15 June. The organisers are currently developing the themes for this conference and inviting members of the association to take part in the conference advisory committee. Check out the conference website for the latest news about this conference.

This month's newsletter is now available here.  This months highlights include:
  • Take a free online course and become a mobile journalist by Petra Kovačević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Research and media Literacy practice in China by Zhang Haibo, Deputy Director, Guangzhou Children's Palace, China
  • Campaign for fairer copyright for education
  • Making sense of Media Literacy in Europe, reviewed by Sally Reynolds, M

The 8 finalists for the 2017 Annual MEDEA Awards were announced by the MEDEA Awards Organising Committee today. They are (in alphabetical order):