Thanks to the contribution of 130 teachers from across Europe and beyond, educators will find new ready-to-use learning scenarios and stories on how to integrate digital culture in education every week on our new blog.
Today we hear from renowned media artist Nora Al-Badri on the emancipatory powers of technology. Further, she discusses the importance of intersectional feminism and the challenges of producing art in a global society that values culture - but where this doesn't necessarily translate to financial freedom to the artists (especially women).
Last week we introduced you to the content gender gap - and today we introduce you to someone whose initiatives, work and inspirations have added hundreds of thousands of female stories to the Wikipedia platform. Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight is the Vice-president of the Wikimedia District of Columbia, a Visiting Scholar to Northeastern University and on the Board of Advisors for Women in Journalism. We talk about filling the gaps in female history and fighting for girls with impractical dreams.
Want to get involved and show your support for gender parity this International Women’s Day? We’ve listed three key ways to get involved and show your support. So whether you are a woman in the sector or an ally - find out how you can advocate for women in culture and technology (all year round, but especially this March).
Today we hear from esteemed wiki leaders and Wikipedians Isla Haddow-Flood and Florence Devouard as they tackle the gender (digital) content gap and advocate for and promote the contributions of women and girls to our digital archives and media spaces.
In the lead up to International Women's Day (8 March), we speak with an expert in children, gender and IT, Eva Fog, who is a consultant, opinion leader, writer and educator. She is the Founder and Chairwoman of DigiPippi, an organisation which aims to bridge the gender gap in technology (oh, and WonderTech Summit Denmark's Role Model of the year 2018). We discover the importance of empowering girls in tech and why 'nice' and 'perfect' need to leave our professional vocabularies.
The 'Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competencies with digital cultural heritage' MOOC is back in an additional two national languages. If you want to learn how to make use of Europe’s cultural heritage for education in Spanish or Portuguese, join the course and spread the word in your network.
On Wednesday, negotiators from the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on a final compromise text for the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
We believe that a stronger link between the cultural and education sectors is both vital and mutually beneficial. That’s why, over the last year or so, we (the Europeana Foundation’s Reuse team) have been asking questions to our educational audiences and listening carefully to their answers.
The information we have gleaned will help data providers to better understand and cater to the needs of teachers and students by providing high-quality cultural data in relevant formats and on relevant topics. This will translate into more happy educators and more inspiring examples of reuse of their collections in educational settings of all types.