IWOOTI 2012 - Call for Entries
The Consortium of the European Virtual Academy invites you to submit a paper for the 1st International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives (IWOOTI). The workshop will be hosted by the University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida, Germany, within the frame of the 22nd International Scientific Conference Mittweida, October 24-25, 2012. Papers presented at the workshop will be published in the workshop proceedings.
IWOOTI is seeking to bring top research and proven best practices in online teaching, learning and research together.
IWOOTI 2012 is intended partly as a summary of the results from the two years of the project EVA - EUROPEAN VIRTUAL ACADEMY.
The workshop committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers as well as project reports and short demonstrations.
Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Modern approaches and activities included in virtual teaching
- Online courses, online-learning platforms and virtual universities
- Online pedagogy
- Neurobiological mechanisms of learning, contemporary models of the human brain, memory and cognitive behavior
- Technology enhanced learning
- Digital culture
- Research in progress
- Case studies of eLearning projects
- Evaluation of strategies to achieve/deliver online learning
Please visit the IWOOTI website for more details: www.iwooti.eu
PrävEM – Development of Enterprise Content Management-based Production Pipelines for 3D-Visualization and Animated Movies
The research project "PrävEM" started in July aims to
develop an effective IT-based system enabling media professionals to realize media
productions in one fluid work flow instead of several separated procedures. The
main objective is to create a more flexible, interlinked and efficient way for
producing pre-visualizations and animated scenes. To achieve this, techniques of
3D modeling, video games, television and information systems are going to be
used. By combining those methods it will be possible to create, capture,
interpret and assemble movie scenes within virtual movie shootings. Part of
this process is the development of an enterprise-content-management-system,
that can be used to efficiently administrate and produce animated movies. Media
professionals will be provided with a prototypical solution which grants direct
control over the final product during the entire course of production.
EVA Project Presentation at the Newcastle University
project was presented at SAME
2012 - the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience organised in
conjuction with Pervasive 2012 at the
Newcastle University, UK, June 18-22, 2012. The possibility to set up a lecture
series Ambient Media for the EVA network was discussed. The workshop attendees
are currently compiling ideas for a 12 lecture course intended for students at
bachelor level with basic knowledge of media and technology.
Robert J. Wierzbicki and Christian Tschoeppe presented also the paper "EDIS - Emotion-Driven Interactive Systems", whch was written in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Erlangen, Germany.
Third EVA Meeting at HSMW
Hochschule Mittweida / University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida, Germany, hosted the third meeting of the Consortium of the European Virtual Academy on 30. May - 01 June, 2012. The primary goal of the meeting was to discuss the technology aspects of the EVA platform, especially the design of the data base, including physical design of the data base, data structure, search strategies and access methods.
Further topics on the agenda were the dissemination activities, enrollment and assessment rules as well as regulations and financial aspects.
Guests of the meeting were representatives of the College of Dunaujvaros, Hungary. The college has already developed a number of interactive e-learning courses for the hungarian students and is about to join the European Virtual Academy in the winter semester.
Online-Akademie für Medienstudenten
Read article at medien-mittweida.de
The EUROPEAN VIRTUAL ACADEMY (EVA) is an ERASMUS project funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. EVA was conceived as an innovative space for learning and teaching at universities of the 21st Century. EVA is intended to be a platform which will enhance the quality of teaching and learning and which will likewise increase the amount of European cooperation between universities. The article at mwedien-mittweida.de summarizes some basic principles on which the EVA idea and approach are built.
New York Polish Film Festival 2012
The New York Polish Film Festival was founded seven years ago by Festival Director Hanna Kosińska Hartowicz, in association with FILMART Productions. The Festival aims to foster a community that encourages humanitarian and personal themes to be illuminated through the diverse yet unifying medium of artistic expression. Every year the Festival invites Poland's talented directors, actors and young filmmakers to present their work in New York City and to meet and engage in discussions about their respective crafts with the audience. Professor Wierzbicki is one of the people behind the New York Polish Film Festival project.
EVA Project Management Group at HSMW Established
Three dedicated students of Media Department at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany build-up a new EVA Management Group. Daisy Richter, Florian Pfennig and Elias Hlady (Head of the Group) work on the EVA dissemination strategy and on the EVA branding. The team will organize the upcoming EVA Consortium Meeting in Mittweida end of May and the International Conference in October.
Second EVA Project Meeting in Tampere, Finland, 8-9 March 2012
The University of Appled Sciences in Tampere (TAMK) hosted the second EVA project meeting in Tampere, Finnand.
The European Virtual Academy follows the guidelines of building the European Higher Education Area as they are presented in the ECTS Users' Guide.
In autumn 2011 EVA started a series of online courses about visual culture, developed by professors from arts, media and social sciences. The present project is financed by the EU Long Life Learning Programme and will run until end of 2012. The plan is to continue the project in 2013 with more partners.
FGIT 2011 - Future Generation Information Technology Conference, Jeju Island, Korea
FgAM presented the paper "Blended Nurture" at the FGIT 2011 conference , within the EL 2011 track.
The Third International Conference on Future Generation Information Technology, FGIT 2011 (ASEA 2011, BSBT 2011, CA 2011, CES3 2011, DRBC 2011, DTA 2011, EL 2011, FGCN 2011, GDC 2011, MulGraB 2011, SecTech 2011, SIP 2011 and UNESST 2011.), was held in Jeju Island, Korea, in December 2011. The focus of the conference was put on the various aspects of advances in information technology.
Korea's subtropical volcanic island Jeju is located 130 kilometres off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is known for its scenic mountains, waterfalls, forests, caves and beaches. In 2002, Unesco declared Jeju a "biosphere reserve", and listed it as a World Natural Heritage Site in 2007. In 2010, it was awarded "geopark" status. 2011 Jeju Island was named one of the World New Seven Wonders of Nature, an initiative led by the Swiss-based non-profit New7wonders Foundation.