The potential for use of digital heritage in education is widely acknowledged, but in order to ensure this use offering access to this heritage is not enough. Sources need to be selected, contextualised, and crucially become part of learning activities for students. Europeana and the European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO) worked together to inspire and support educators to create their own learning activities.
Digital transformation is impacting more than just cultural heritage - it's transforming classrooms. From university assessments to in-class activities, our favourite example of digital transformation, transcribathons, are connecting those in education and research to the past in ways that have more impact than ever before.
The first Europeana Education MOOC, ‘Europeana in your classroom’, delivered by European Schoolnet (EUN), ran between 30 April – 15 June 2018. The course introduced participants to the Europeana platform to help them build learning scenarios using digital culture and fostering the 21st-century skills.
On 5 December 2018, during the Europeana Network Association AGM, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary and the European Year of Cultural Heritage at the Technisches Museum Wien in Vienna, Austria. Today, we’re delighted to announce the first of the conference details.
We spoke to Dr Anette Hagan, Rare Books Curator (for early printed collections to 1700) from the National Library of Scotland about what makes libraries still relevant in a contemporary society, their value for the community, and why literacy is still important today.
Europeana joined the EdTechXEurope Summit in London for the first time in June 2018. The event is Europe's largest summit that spotlights what they call the ’global learning ecosystem’, connecting startup founders, investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies.
A Europeana plugin has been added to the itslearning platform, used to create learning resources by teachers around the world.
Itslearning is a cloud-based learning management system used by millions of teachers, learners, carers and others all around the world. One of its unique features is the extensive capability to integrate with content and applications from other sources - such as Finna (Finnish national archives) and Europeana Collections.