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The 9th edition of the annual MEDEA Awards has been announced, the deadline for submissions is 1 December 2016. The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education as well as recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources. There are two main awards, the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media and the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media.

Read this month's newsletter here. Highlights include an article by Gwen Lawrie on video blogs as a way to support chemistry students in Australia, Aleksandra Andonoska writing about her eTwinning project for schools, Fiona L. Scott describing her research into the media practices of pre-schoolers and announcements about the forthcoming Media & Learning Conferene and MEDEA Awards.

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A new M&L webinar is taking place next week and we would like to invite you to join and to give your contribution to the discussion. The details: 

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3000 people from all over the world took part in the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) which took place in Baku. Azerbaijan on 26-27 April. Set up in 2004 to explore the roots of polarisation between societies and to recommend a program of action to address this issue.

Media and Learning News is published at the beginning of each month and is sent to about 12,000 readers. It highlights general news and information about the use of media in education and training including interesting publications, events, initiatives, websites, projects, tools and information about various festivals and other competitions related to the use of media aimed at the education and training sector.

The next M&L webinar "4K, 3D and other video-related developments" will take place on 21 April 2016 at 15:00 CEST. Is 4K video just another hype or does it offer new possibilities in education? During this webinar we will be discussing 4K as well as 3D and several other new developments of particular interest to the higher education community.

Our two speakers will be:

This year the MEDEA Professional Production Award went to Multimedia Wismo produced by Nadasdy Film in Switzerland. The overall prize for the MEDEA User-Generated Award went to Labhair Linn! Cabhraigh Linn! - Speak with Us! Support Us! submitted by Edel Crosbie in Ireland. The winners were announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place as part of the Media & Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training Headquarters in Brussels on Thursday 10 March 2016. 

Media and Learning News is published at the beginning of each month and is sent to more than 12,000 readers.