Elearningeuropa.info at the Media & Learning 2011 conference
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A very fruitful day at the Media & Learning conference 2011 here at the Flemmish Ministry of Education HQ in Brussels. Constantin Van Oranje, Member of Cabinet to Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner in charge of the Digital Agenda, opened the conference and briefly expressed the growing need to adapt skills to the Digital Era.
Numerous constructive presentations followed ranging from the presentation of various elearning platforms such as Scientix, Digital-Earth, IBBT to Game Based Learning applications where presenters such as Monkey tales Games and the “Merchant of Venice” showed that it is possible to have fun and learn at the same time. Topics such as accounting, science and language learning can and are addressed through gaming platforms. The audience also had the chance to learn media related initiatives in various areas such as the Special Olympics in Ireland, a Road Safety project in Italy and many more.
Particular emphasis was stressed upon the need to adapt learning processes to personal experiences and to the need of considering spatial learning. An example from Aston, Birmingham UK showed that some school have taken the next step however current statistics show that there is a need for more.
Elearningeuropa.info has been covering the Media & Learning 2011 conference by broadcasting key messages presented through social media networks and will continue to do so in addition to the stand that will be presenting the portal on the 25 November.
For more information regarding the conference, the topics presented and the presenters please take a look here.