The European co-funded project MEDEAnet and its synergies with all MEDEA related projects

The MEDEAnet Consortium aims to extend the reach of the informal network of organisations and practitioners linked to the annual MEDEA Awards, a free-to-enter annual European competition that rewards excellence in the use of media to support learning in all sectors since 2008, by providing opportunities for local events linked to the MEDEA Awards and to involve not only early adopters, but also mainstream practitioners in networking opportunities.

Since audiovisual activities are an integral part of the educational and cultural best practices and can promote learning, there will be a presentation of the  MEDEAnet activities and all MEDEA related projects (MEDEAnet, MEDEA Awards, MEDEA2020 project, the annual Media and Learning Conference, the Media and Learning Association)
Author: Mrs Xanthippi Tokmakidou Chief Communication Officer at the Managing Authority of the OP „Education and Lifelong Learning“ (Greece); PhD cand in Music pedagogy and foreign language learning; member of the MEDEAnet Consortium and part of its Hellenic management team

Student mobility and academia-industry internships across the Mediterranean area: Experiences from the Electronics Department- T.E.I. of Crete

The Internationalization process in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) integrates international dimensions into academia, teaching and research fields. University cooperation relationships between both economic and social institutions constitute one of the most important aspects of university life. It is also the easiest way in assessing the impact an institution can have in national and in international context. In particular, the Department of Electronics- Technological Educational Institute of Crete (DoE-TEIoC), in line with the internationalization of universities and the Bologna process, is becoming more and more a “cultural bridge” connecting Europe and the other Mediterranean countries, stimulating the inclusion and integration of international activities in all academic, teaching and research activities. Furthermore, it is generally accepted that economic growth is stimulated by technological innovation and that engineers play a key role in this. Thus, a specific dimension of the academia-industry cooperation is related to the workplace learning of current students and future engineers, through the establishment of internships in various sectors of economy that promote the national and regional development.

TEIoC has demonstrated a 20 year experience in European programs of students and staff mobility. This is mainly achieved through its participation in all major European projects (Socrates, Erasmus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Tempus, Alpha, EC/EU and others). These programs and the cooperation with several Higher Educational Institutions all around the world have enhanced the mobility of our students and staff and have extended the DoE’s Erasmus network. More specifically, the DoE the last 6 years has organized, in cooperation with some of the top Institutions in Europe, a number of Erasmus Intensive Programs, in highly technologically scientific topics, like optoelectronics, organic & transparent electronics, spintronics and laser plasma technology. Through this action the Department’s academic staff and students are actively interacted with their colleagues around Europe.

In this presentation we, first, describe how the organization of the aforementioned Intensive Programs promotes and improves the quality of the interaction, scientifically and culturally, between the European Nations and especially the nations across the Mediterranean area. Then, we present the Web 2.0 based methodology adopted by the by the DoE/TEIoC for the workplace learning of our students, as well as examples of students who carried out their six-month workplace learning period in companies and organizations involved in information and communication technology, energy sector, water management, etc. 

Authors:Petridis K., Liodakis G., I.O. Vardiambassis
Department of Electronics, Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Crete – Chania Branch, Romanou 3, Chalepa, 73133 Chania, Crete, GREECE

A view on immersive digital technologies

Reflections, challenges and future possibilities: the rise to power and convergence of immersive digital technologies at the dawn of the 21st century.

Author: David Paquin – Directeur de l’UER en création et nouveaux médias

UM DISCURSO MIDIÁTICO SOBRE PATRIMÔNIO E O TURISMO REGIONAL

This essay is about the rhetoric of Correio Riograndense newspaper. It is a partial result of a research that was developed between 2010 and 2012, named Rhetoric of Violence and Tourism: a study within regional press media. For this communication, results were summarized as for the object and for the studied corpus. The objective is to analyze the discourse of Correio Riograndense, the oldest newspaper in the region, related to patrimony, tourism, and culture. The paper is divided into three parts: the first one presents the Correio Riograndense: a catholic newspaper; the second part is about the patrimony and Festa da Uva (Grape’s Festival); the third chapter analyzes its rhetoric in discourse and in image. The time selection corresponds to the years 2000 until 2010, every two years, when the Festa da Uva is held. From this period of time, we analyzed news in newspapers published between January 1st and March 31st. The newspaper’s discourse and its images reflect its mission, its connections to rural world, to agricultures, and to the Church.

Key words: Correio Riograndense newspaper, rhetoric, patrimony, tourism, culture.

Héritage Latino méditerranéen et Futur partagé: étude de concepts nomades en Information et Communication

Il s’agit en  premier lieu de souligner la dimension de la méditerranée comme espace de rencontre, de complémentarité entre les peuples des deux rives voire comme passage obligé au dialogue, dialogue facilité aujourd’hui par l’usage des «nouveaux médias» tels que la presse électronique, les sites web,  la téléphonie mobile, les réseaux sociaux etc.….
En second lieu il s’agit de relever la dimension de la « culture du dialogue » consacrée dernièrement dans la loi sur l’information ainsi que dans l’exercice des activités d’information sachant que la culture de dialogue est fondée sur les principes de progrès, de tolérance,  de justice et de paix.

Author: Pr. Zoubir CHAOUCHE RAMDANE
Professeur au Département des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication de la Faculté des Sciences politiques et de l’information de l’Université d’Alger 3. Dely- Ibrahim, (Alger)

 

“Le fantasme de Babel aboli” /vs/ Babel ou la facture assumée

« L’ère de la traduction ne fait que commencer », écrit François Ost. Il est indéniable que nulle époque n’a autant insisté, comme c’est le cas lors de ces dernières décennies, pour rendre à la traduction ses lettres de noblesse. On a assisté à la multiplication des études qui prenaient en considération, dans la pratique interprétative, des enjeux auxquels l’humanité n’a pas eu auparavant à faire face. Nous nous proposons dans notre intervention de nous centrer sur une réflexion sur la traduction et les liens qu’elle entretient avec la langue et la culture à partir d’un a priori qui a façonné les rapports de l’imaginaire occidental avec l’imagination, à savoir le mythe de Babel. A bien considérer l’histoire de la traduction, on remarque que, dans son rapport avec la langue et la culture de l’autre, elle paraît, dans une première étape, marquée par le rapport du Même avec une langue originelle et/ou sa langue maternelle, ce qu’on peut résumer par « le fantasme de Babel aboli », alors que la seconde étape dessine un Babel où la fracture est assumée.

Author: Dr. Asma Chamly-Halwani
Professeur titulaire à l’Université Libanaise

L’image de la guerre de libération algérienne dans les médias Des deux rives de la Méditerranée

Le paradigme dominant en science social fait état du rôle de la communication, née dans les sociétés sans mémoire , dans la régulation de l’ordre social. L’histoire, comme étude des faits passés, s’apparente alors à une espèce de contrainte à l’échange discursif dès lors que son approche suppose la prise en compte de la pluralité des faits et de leur caractère, parfois, contradictoire qui empêcherait l’entente communicationnelle. Alors que le tout communicationnel professe que la maximisation des échanges dans les sociétés d’aujourd’hui réduirait les conflits inhérents à toute organisation sociale.

Author: Bouchaala Aldjia Nabila
Maître de conférences à l’école Nationale Supérieure de journalisme et des sciences de l’information d’Alger

Impacts des mondialistes valeurs idéologico-politiques sur la culture médiatique méditerranéenne

Avec la mondialisation qui a pris le relai du projet de Barcelone (1994) après son échec, la culture médiatique méditerranéenne va se retrouver confronter à un univers nouveau de valeurs qui bouscule profondément le patrimoine culturel méditerranéen aussi bien en ce qu’il a de valeurs communes et partagées qu’en ce qui concerne le trésor décati de ses valeurs ancestrales traditionnelles.

Le rôle des nouveaux médias dans le tourisme au Liban

Au Liban comme ailleurs, les nouveaux médias sont investis aujourd’hui par les professionnels du tourisme, qui les utilisent au service de leurs organisations. Dès les années 1960 sont apparus les systèmes de réservation des compagnies aériennes, puis, dans les années 1970, ceux des réservations hôtelières. Mais depuis, Internet est utilisé directement par les touristes.  Le développement des nouveaux médias accroit la marge de manœuvre des touristes, d’une part en leur permettant  de se mettre en relation directe avec les acteurs locaux du tourisme, d’autre part en facilitant la comparaison entre les offres. Internet peut ainsi être utilisé par les touristes  pour accéder à l’information et prendre contact avec les prestataires de service, notamment d’hébergement, nécessaires pour se tenir dans l’autre lieu. On sait que le touriste a recours aux intermédiaires en raison de l’incertitude radicale dans laquelle il se trouve, devant une destination qui par définition est placée hors de son espace quotidien.

Author:  Pr May Abdallah
Université Libanaise

The role of new media in the Internationalization of Education

The New Media is progressively emerging as a reckoning force in education with multi-dimensional effects leading towards formation of a new-culture and affecting existing values and qualities of young population. The last decade has seen an acceleration of certain shifts in internationalization that include a search for like-institutions in terms of prestige and status in rankings, higher education institutions cooperation to create alliances, strategic partnerships linked to economic and geopolitical goals, a pursuit of economic competitiveness leading to a race for access to the best brains worldwide. This presentation attempts to describe the impact of new technology media in education networking and to analyze the effect they create for the future of education.

Authors: Angelo Davaris, Anaxagoras Fotopoulos

Black Sea Region Identity: Mediterranean Heritage and Future

 

The regional identity always occupied important place next to ethnic and national identity. The term “regional identity” used by us is defined as a complex of ideas about our culture, past and future.

Europe is a “community of values”. European values encompass political ones such as democracy, liberty, and tolerance, as well as economic ones such as the social market economy. Georgia has made a decisive choice – to be integrated into Euro-Atlantic community. The Black Sea littoral ties the Balkans and the Caucasus with each other and draws both of them to the Mediterranean littoral and Europe. What unites us around the Black Sea from the socio-cultural point of view and what is to be taken into account and what is necessary to be used to reveal ecological, economical, energy and security interests are joint activities. The cultural factor is very significant from the identity viewpoint: unity of cultural past, the common Mediterranean cultural origins is the important aspects of the Black Sea Basin countries’ identity.

The social and cultural values of the Mediterranean world – freedom, equality, democracy – are still valuable in the modern century of globalization and remain the main landmark of the civilized world. And to share these values means staying in the common cultural area of the Mediterranean world.

In my opinion, the issue of the Black Sea Basin identity is in direct connection with the issue of identification with the Mediterranean world and cultural space. From the point of view of modernity, this model is still active. Today, for the countries of the Black Sea basin, at least for their majority, the strong factor of identity is still the orientation towards the Mediterranean political and cultural area, i.e. European values.

A number of attempts to unite the Black Sea countries with a certain aspect, be it political, economic (BISEK, GUAM), cultural, information (creation of new information and communication network), etc. points to the fact that the Black Sea basin countries are in the active process of creating regional identity and unity. I suppose the process will be promoted and led into a correct path by creating common educational and communication space and unification of the Black Sea basin universities by cooperation agreements as they are the most progressive segments of the country. I think it is a sound idea that can serve to the development of democratic, humanistic ideas and values in the region.

Author: Marina Giorgaze

A new era of mobility: Insights of ESCO programme and the search of incubators/accelerators for start-ups

Abstract
The multivariate economic crisis that started in 2008 continues to affect numerous indicators regarding the employability, business confidence and in general the world trade. This paper presents two possible solutions for the reversal of the negative indicators: a) the reinforcement of efforts for the development of ESCO. ESCO program affirmed at the highest level through “Europe 2020” initiative. The new taxonomy system of skills, competences and occupations will be able to interconnect labor market with higher education institutes providing vital information. b) The techno-economic support of young entrepreneurs for the creation of start-ups through incubation/acceleration programs. Numerous benefits are described for multiple case scenarios of co-operations between HEIs, private sector and government.

Keywords
Mobility, ESCO, incubator, start-ups, economic crisis

Authors: A. Fotopoulos, F. Dukas, A. Davaris