And the oscar goes to... is an e-Twinning project created in 2012 by Petros Michailidis of 5th Primary school of Alexandroupolis in Greece together with Christelle Vouillot from Ecole Primaire de Rolampont in France. In this project 8-9 year old pupils from the 3rd grade in France worked together with 11-12 year pupils from the 6th grade in Greece to create short videos on topics such as traditional food and customs, but also bullying and hooliganism. Through the video production and storytelling they learned to express themselves in a new way and were made aware of international collaboration.
The MEDEA Awards was set up to recognise and reward excellence in the field of media-enhanced learning in Europe. These awards were launched in 2007 by a small consortium of partners who are active in the field of media enhanced education and who are committed to raising awareness and promoting best practice in the innovative use of media to enhance education. The awards are managed by a small organising committee with experience in the area of education, e-learning and media production.
Bird's-eye view of an Organising Committee meeting
The founders of the MEDEA Awards were brought together by their wish to promote the use of media and video in education and their desire to encourage educators and trainers to benefit from the advantages of integrating new technologies and video in the curriculum. As the MEDEA Awards has grown, the team has been expanded to become the MEDEA Awards Organising Committee. The day-to-day activities of this competition are managed by the MEDEA Secretariat, which is based in ATiT, Belgium.
Current members of the organising committee are:
- Deborah Arnold, Université de Bourgogne, La Passerelle, France
- Gérard Casanova, Université de Lorraine, France
- Jim Devine, JD Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland
- Eleonora Pantò, CSP - Innovazione nelle ICT, Italy
- Philip Penny, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT), Ireland
- Sally Reynolds, Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics and Telecommunications (ATiT), Belgium
- Mathy Vanbuel, Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics and Telecommunications (ATiT), Belgium
These committee members also represent their companies, institutions and organisations which are partners in the MEDEA Awards.