May 19, 2012

Media & Learning Brussels 2011

On November 24 and 25, 2011, took place, as every year, the Media & Learning Brussels 2011 conference. As in previous years, the venue was the Flemish Ministry of Education HQ. With 240+ people from 40+ participating countries, this year's edition added to the history of success this conference has in Belgium.

Apart from meeting some ex-colleagues and attending the debates, in this edition I had the opportunity to help the organization in two ways - by being a member of the jury of the 2011 MEDEA Awards and by moderating a discussion on ICT and learning. Needless to say, the experience was juicy. I could have a deep dive on impressive, high-level, state-of-the-art projects on media for learning, some of them really challenging to score.

As for the moderation of the panel titled 'What impact does the move from a literacy culture to a media culture have on learning?', it took place on Friday 25. Preceded by an online discussion, it allowed an active debate thank to the keen involvement of the audience, and presented the following in-depth analyses from the panelists: