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The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) Award

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The French ECO team is proud to receive an award granted by UNESCO and the Alliance of Civilizations for the MOOC DIYMIL, Media and Information Literacy.

On behalf of the Global MIL Awards committee, I am writing to inform you that you are a recipient of a Global MIL Award for 2016. Congratulations!

Global Mill WeekThe United Nation Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAoC), and The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) created the awards to recognize the work and contributions of individuals, academics, NGOs, and organizations to the field of Media and Information Literacy and Inter cultural Dialogue.

The recipients will be presented with their awards during the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2016 Feature Event, taking place from November 2 – 5th, at the School of Communication and Arts, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The objectives of our training system are to enable participants to understand the EMI issues in the digital age, to identify the key operational concepts of the EMI, to know and associate the EMI skills in an educational project.

The inter cultural team consists of profiles, both different and complementary, that have developed several learning paths in multiple languages, created resources, facilitated and adapted activities according to the needs of participants.

This team has focused on knowledge co-construction, peer review, exchange and sharing on forums. Therefore, a community was able to evolve around the device and perpetuate the same spirit in the creation of new projects. These are the very motivations of the European ECO project, a project which also focuses on content accessibility, inclusion, intellectuality, and co-creativity.

This MOOC was initiated by Divina Frau-Meigs, Professor at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, it was co-created by Berangere Blondeau, coordinated by Adeline Bossu, run by Elsie Russier and Christophe Gigon and enriched by all the participants.

This project was financially supported by the University Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) and Investissements d’Avenir, with the technical and educational support services provided by Sapiens, led by Hubert Javaux.

« Global MIL » is the price awarded by UNESCO, “The United Nation Education Scientific and Cultural Organization,”The UNAoC, “UN Alliance of Civilizations, and GAPMIL,”The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy”. It recognizes the work and contributions that promote media and information education, as well as inter cultural dialogue.

Best poster on LAK16 conference in Edinburgh

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During the 6th International Conference Learning Analytics & Knowledge in Edinburgh (LAK16) researchers of the Welten Institute won the award for the best poster. Maren Scheffel was awarded the price for her poster on The Dutch xAPI Experience that was partly based on ECO’s learning analytics model developed in WP2 and implemented in WP3.

The online version of the poster is available here.


Image taken from LAK16 website

Author: Francis Brouns (Open Universiteit)