European Virtual Academy

European Virtual Academy

2. International Workshop on Online Teaching Imnitiatives - IWOOTI 2014

2. International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives

European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2014

European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2014

Wednesday
28
May 2014

IWOOTI 2014 - Second International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives

Most Modern Academic Media Center in Mittweida set to Open in July 2014

The 2. International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives is comming up on November 6., 2014.  A more detailed information on the workshop will be published soon.

Monday
21
Apr 2014

WIERZBICKI.ORG is Media Sponsor at NYPFF 2014

WIERZBICKI.ORG is media sponsor at the 2014 New York Polish Film Festival in the USA.

The 10th Anniversary edition of The New York Film Festival will present at Anthology Film Archives eclectic program which reflects diversity of styles and subjects of newest Polish cinema. Most of feature films presented at NYPFF was awarded and have been earning wide acclaim on numerous international festivals. “Wałesa : Man of Hope” ( Wałęsa: Czlowiek z nadziei) by Master of Polish cinema (and our festival’s Honorary Patron) Andrzej Wajda, is an amazing story of “Solidarity” leader and was Poland’s Oscar submission this year.

Friday
10
Jan 2014

3th European Conference on eLearning - ECEL 2014

Aalborg University Copenhagen

The 3th European Conference on eLearning - ECEL 2014 - will be held at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark on 30-31 October 2014.

The call for papers will be kept open until the April 2014. For more information, please refer to the ECEL site.

ECEL invites contributions for academic research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters, PhD research papers, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes.

Sunday
29
Sep 2013

Behavioural Research in Virtual Environments

Blended Nurture Concept

Prof. Wierzbicki and Peter Böhnke continue their research on human behaviour utilising virtual environmants.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter Böhnke is member of a Junior Research Group at the University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida. The research is beeing done within the context of the project PrävEm supported by The European Social Fund (ESF) and the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts (SMWK) in 2013.

The research follows the concept of "Blended Nurture" which aims at modelling social and/or personal behaviour through participation in virtual reality based games ("Nurture Games") combined with a moderated live part.  A coach (psychologist) must ensure that experiences are correctly classified and that the correct behavioral patterns become fixed in the mind.

Thursday
1
Aug 2013

NUMA2013 Wake-up Call!

NUMA2013 Wake-up Call! 2013

As to date we received quite a few great entries to NUMA2013, but the jury still hungers for more.

This is a "NUMA2013 Wake-Up Call" for your ubimedia submissions and we hope that all of you aspiring ubimedia innovators out there take the chance to join people like Wilken, a former NUMA Winner and co-inventor of Cubodo, who now runs a successful start-up. Reminder: We have €6000 price sum and trips to MindTrek 2013 to give to three outstanding projects from the vast field of ubimedia. All we need is a description of your project and if possible a short demonstration video. And we need it til August 19th. We do especially encourage student and PhD-projects, as well as innovative start-ups.

Saturday
20
Jul 2013

InfoTech 2013, Dalian, China, June 20-22, 2013

InfoTech 2013, Dalian, China, June 20-22, 2013

BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of Emerging InfoTech-2013 (InfoTech-2013) was held in Dalian, China on June 20 to 22, 2013. The theme of the conference was “The World IT Frontier Trends: Challenge and Opportunity".

The annual congress comprised 10 chapters following the ceremony, including "Web Applications and Services", "E-Business and E-Government", "Mobile Communication I, "Mobile Communication II, "High-End Software Engineering", "Next Generation Network", "IT Security", "High Performance Integrate Circuit", "Computer Education", "Information and Knowledge Management", "Novel IT Device" and "Communication Technology".

Prof. Wierzbicki chaired the session "Computer Education".

Saturday
1
Jun 2013

Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Competition 2013

Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Competition 2013

Two weeks left to submit your entry to NUMA2013!

The last day of the call for entries to NUMA2013 competition, June 15, is getting closer. That’s to say there is roughly two weeks left to polish your entry and take part in the competition!

Rules, schedule and more information about the competition: www.numa.fi.

Wednesday
24
Oct 2012

IWOOTI Workshop 2012

IWOOTI Workshop 2012

IWOOTI was set up by the EUROPEAN VIRTUAL ACADEMY in 2012. IWOOTI was seeking to bring top research and proven best practices in online teaching and learning. IWOOTI 2012 was intended partly as a summary of the results from the two years of the project EVA, funded by the European Commission. Project Number: 509941-LLP-1-2010-1-RO-ERASMUS-EVC.

The IWOOTI workshop committee welcomed 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 included, among others, the following:

  • Online courses, online-learning platforms and virtual universities
  • Modern approaches and activities included in virtual teaching
  • Online pedagogy
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Research in progress
  • Case studies of E-Learning projects
  • Evaluation of strategies to achieve/deliver online learning

 

Wednesday
1
Aug 2012

IWOOTI 2012 - Call for Entries

1. International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives (IWOOTI).

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

Thursday
12
Jul 2012

PrävEM – Development of Enterprise Content Management-based Production Pipelines for 3D-Visualization and Animated Movies

EU fördert Sachsen

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.

 

Monday
18
Jun 2012

EVA Project Presentation at the Newcastle University

EVA Presentation at SAME/Pervasive 2012, Newcastle Universiy, UK

The EVA 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

Thursday
31
May 2012

Third EVA Meeting at HSMW

EVA Meeting in Mittweida: Doru Pop (RO), Cai Melakoski (FI), Saskia Langhammer (DE) und Robert J. Wierzbicki (DE) - Click to read a NOVUM article

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.

Monday
14
May 2012

Online-Akademie für Medienstudenten

Read article at medien-mittweida.de

Online-Akademie für Medienstudenten - an 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.

Tuesday
29
Jul 2014

New York Polish Film Festival 2012

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.

Monday
26
Mar 2012

EVA Project Management Group at HSMW Established

Daisy Richter, Florian Pfennig and Elias Hlady - EVA Management Team at HSMW

 

Three dedicated students of Media Department at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany build-up a new EVA Management Group.  Daisy RichterFlorian 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.

 

Thursday
8
Mar 2012

Second EVA Project Meeting in Tampere, Finland, 8-9 March 2012

Cai Melakoski from TAMK Finland with Robert J. Wierzbicki, Hochschule Mittweida (Photo by Dezso Szenkovics)

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.

Thursday
8
Dec 2011

FGIT 2011 - Future Generation Information Technology Conference, Jeju Island, Korea

Stone Park, Jeju Island, South 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.