The Third Conference of Media Education and Digital Competence (III Congreso de Educación Mediática y Competencia Digital) builds on the work of international scholars and practitioners from the fields of education and communication who participated in two previous conferences held in Barcelona (2013) and Segovia (2011). In an ongoing effort to support a vibrant discourse about promising directions for media education, these participants have joined forces with people across the world to initiate a virtual, collaborative space open to anyone who is willing to propose actions and strategies for teaching and research in the field of Media and Information Literacy (MIL). In addition, the virtual space will provide a community forum for debate and reflection about a diverse range of relevant issues in media education.
The III International Conference on Media Education and Digital Competence consists of both a virtual and an online component. These components represent two dimensions of the same Conference that begins the discourse online and culminates in face-to-face interaction in Segovia in a traditional conference format. Although connected and complementary, the two components operate independently.
As a continuation of the participatory and collaborative spirit of previous conferences, we are currently soliciting input from diverse individuals, organizations, and other stakeholders who would like to work with us on the design and construction of the two-phased Conference. Our primary goal is to share ideas, documents, multimedia materials, and proposals in multiple formats that support ongoing presentation and discussion of our theories, shared experiences, and best practices. We also want to look for opportunities and synergies for collaborative projects and partnerships. In the process, we seek to contribute to field-building and sustainable practices for the field.
Our vision for media education, digital competency, MIL and educational technology is grounded in integrative, interdisciplinary and global approaches, as can be seen in final reports of previous conferences in Segovia and Barcelona.
Our main approach to MIL is to promote media education for critical and transformative citizenship in a global world. We seek to empower people through Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems that contribute to public discourse.
We currently have commitments from international Universities, Associations and Research Groups involved in the Organization for this initiative and we continue to seek new opportunities for collaboration.
For the third Conference in June, 2017 we are joining forces with high profile organizations who are central to the continuing development of MIL. These include GAPMIL: Global Alliance for Partnerships on MIL (UNESCO); CEMP: Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (UK); CIESPAL (CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES DE COMUNICACIÓN PARA AMÉRICA LATINA en Quito; UNAOC: Alianza de Civilizaciones de las Naciones Unidas; la cátedra UNESCO “Savoir devenir à l’ére du développement numérique durable”, o la Cátedra de Educomunicación “Mario Kaplún” en el CIESPAL; Società Italiana di Ricerca sull’Educazione Mediale (SIREM); Red Universitaria de Tecnología Educativa (RUTE) and some others.
For 2017, MES / “Media Education Summit 2017”) forms a thread, in English, of the Third Conference of Media Education and Digital Competence.
Virtual phase: Month of May, 2017
Face-to-face phase: Segovia, Spain, 15-17 June, 2017 (Thursday-Saturday).
The two-phases of the III International Conference on Media Education and Digital Competencies will provide ample opportunities for the development of a rich and continuous discourse about the field. The online component extends the time for dialogue and provides ideas and archives that can be used to shape and support the face-to-face conference proceedings and post-conference field-building. Through the online and face-to-face approach, we wish to avoid scenarios where a few speak and many listen. We intend to make the most of each space, each medium, and each moment.
The network, in the virtual stage, provides a space to share information, experiences and opinions. It is a first step to get to know each other and each other’s work through the Internet. During the on-site or attendance stage in Segovia we will have the opportunity to personally meet those colleagues with whom we have already shared information and interests in the on-line phase. We will use the virtual space to present ideas, documents and multimedia materials, and to introduce our theories on the Internet. In the face-to-face conference phase in Segovia, we will prioritize the development of interpersonal relationships by facilitating meetings among attendees from different backgrounds. We will also schedule times and spaces for the design of joint projects and partnerships.
We are conscious of the fact that for many it will be difficult to attend the conference in person, so the virtual stage also offers those who can’t make it to Segovia the chance to register their voices in the discussion. To the extent possible, we intend to stream online several sessions of the main conference.
Participants can register either for both phases of The Third Conference of Media Education and Digital Competencies (III Congreso Internacional de Educación Mediática y Competencia Digital), or just for the virtual phase (II Congreso Virtual de Educación Mediática y Competencia Digital) . In the first case (full registration) each participant will receive a certificate of participation of 60 hrs. In the second case, when registering for the on-line phase only, each participant will receive a certificate of 30 hrs.
Conference in Segovia, Spain: 15-17 June, 2017 (Thurs-Sat).
Virtual, or online, conference: May 1-31, 2017
Prior to April 1, 2017: 75 € Or Students and underemployed: 50 €.
After March 31, 2017: 100 € Or Students and underemployed: 75 €.
Prior to April 1, 2017: 20 €
After March 31, 2017: 30 €
|Event Name for registration
|III Congreso Internacional de Educación Mediática y Competencia Digital||Congreso ON LINE + PRESENCIAL||15/06/2017 – 17/06/2017||05/08/2016 – 04/06/2017|
|II Congreso Virtual de Educación Mediática y Competencia Digital||Congreso ON LINE SOLAMENTE||01/05/2017 – 31/05/2017||05/08/2016 – 30/04/2017|
INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS:
For 2017, MES forms a thread, in English, of the Third Conference of Media Education and Digital Competence. Acepted papers and contributions in English will be included in “Media Education Summit 2017”
Proposals are invited for MES DISCUSSIONS (from material provided during the online phase) or open forum MERJ EXPERIENCES related to original pedagogic / educational research in the broad fields of media education, media literacy education and media / technology in education.
MES Discussions (1 hour) – these will not be formal presentations of individual work, but rather to group debates introduced and chaired by the proposal leader, related to the themes above.
MERJ Experiences (1 hour) – the range of possible formats for these is very broad, they may be more formal presentations of materials or sharing of media education experiences, video-forum panels, interactive modes, visits to educational centres, research group meetings or other group meetings, they may involve games or leisure activities, or other kinds of group experience.
How to submit your file:
In the subject line, indicate that your submission is for the MES thread of the conference and whether it is a discussion or MERJ experience – eg MES Discussion submission or MES MERJ experience submission
In the body of the message, please indicate:
Author details (name, D.N.I., organization) including e-mail address
Title of submission
Please send the submission as an attachment to the message. The attachment should include the same title and summary/abstract, but no author details. The name of the attachment should be based on the first two or three words of the title. For example, if your submission is called “Augmented reality in the school environment,” then title the attachment “Augmented reality.doc/pdf/rtf/etc”
In the case of videos or other attachments too large to send by e-mail, the author can submit them to accessible spaces on the Internet (Youtube, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) and provide a link in the body of the e-mail submission message.
In order for a submission to be accepted, at least one author must register for the conference. No author can participate in more than three submissions.
The submissions will be made available online to all participants during the virtual phase of the conference. In this phase, conference presenters should present their work in the manner that best suits the content: this can range from a text, video and slide presentation.
During the in person phase of the conference, there will be no formal presentations of individual work, but rather contributions to group debates based on the conference threads that are moderated by facilitators.
Publication of submissions:
-Unless authors indicate otherwise, all selected presentations will be included in an electronic publication of Selected Proceedings of the conference with a corresponding ISBN
–A Selection Committee will choose some of the best submissions for publication in indexed journals.
-The journal EDMETIC, Journal of Media Education and ICT will publish a monograph with some of the best pieces.
– The Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER): After the review of the Conference Scientific Committee, some especially significant submissions, based on scientific rigour and educational relevance, will be chosen for the NAER. This will involve further editorial review by the Journal and the likelihood of some required revisions.
Thread 1-PUBLIC POLICIES ON MIL AND DIGITAL COMPETENCE.
-Media and Internet policy.
-Digital divide, participation, citizenship, activism and new media
-Educational policies for the development of media, informational and digital competence.
-Youth and digital production as educational activities
-Transmedia, gamification and media competence
Thread 2 -MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS, FORMAL AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION: CURRENT SITUATION, EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR THE FUTURE
-Legislation and curricular integration of media education and ICT policies
-MIL and digital competence in different areas of the school curriculum. Primary and Secondary education.
-Digital competence and non-formal education: MOOCs, open educational resources, online training.
-Gamification and teaching. “Ludoliteracy”
-Experiences of media education at the University level especially in the training of professionals of communication and education.
Thread 3-EXPERIENCES AND ACTIONS RELATED TO THE MEDIA EDUCATION OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL
– MIL for children, young people, adults and senior citizens (outside of the formal educational environments).
-Social interaction: Dynamics and methodologies of participation and collaboration in media education experiences.
-The media as a dynamic education to address multiculturalism and the coexistence between cultures.
-Social and cultural initiatives that use multimedia authoring, related to the field of media education.
– Media education initiatives developed by media stakeholders.
Thread 4- MEDIA AND DIGITAL COMPETENCE, AND “EDUCOMMUNICATION” RESEARCH
-The social function of the researcher in educational communication in the digital age.
-Economics, knowledge & research policies on media education and digital competence.
-Dissemination of knowledge and application or research findings in teaching and learning MIL
-Media education and young researchers
-Interdisciplinarity in “educommunication” research
Thread 5- MEDIA EDUCATION PEDAGOGIES
Dominant pedagogy – knowledge packaged in to learning objects (books, multimedia, virtual classrooms, learning management systems, etc.).
Alternative pedagogies: experiential learning in cyberspace
Pedagogical approaches to the creation of learning spaces online.
Learning activities in media education
The role of the instructor and pedagogical innovation with technologies and in online spaces.
MEDIA EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION.
Media education and life skills
Salutogenesis and digital humanism.
Emotional well-being, neuroscience, and knowledge transfer.
Strategies of media education from and for healthy environments.
Blogosphere and techno-utopias.
Protocols for best practices with social media and TRIC (tecnología+relación+información+comunicación)
Thread 7- “MEDIA EDUCATION SUMMIT 2017” The content of thread 7 will be developed by the partners of CEMP who are celebrating their Media Education Summit 2017 incorporated to the Conference
It is also possible that GAPMIL, UNAOC and other associations organize sessions in English on the aforementioned issues.