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.
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.
#HackCultura2019 encourages Italian school students to take charge of their national cultural heritage - tangible, intangible and digital - through the development of digital products. It is an initiative of The Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities School network (DiCultHer) in cooperation with the Italian ministries of education (Miur) and culture (MiBAC), INDIRE, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (ICCU), Scholas Ocurrentes, Rai Cultura and Europeana.
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.