Milena Popova is the Head of the Re-use services team at Europeana which aims to increase re-use of digital cultural content in education, research and by the creative industries. Milena is responsible for the development of distribution partnerships with diverse networks (from innovative labs and start-up hubs to educational associations and publishers) and oversees the promotion and uptake of Europeana incubation services (challenges, match funding).
Between 21 and 25 August 2017, Europeana will be at Ludovia, France's leading event on digital education. Described as a summer university in digital education, this is the perfect home to discuss how best to embed Europeana's digital heritage content in education.
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.
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.
The latest Europeana #edTech Challenge invited entrepreneurs, developers, designers and creative thinkers to submit their best ideas for using cultural heritage and digital technologies to foster innovative learning and teaching. We had allocated a prize fund of 30,000 EUR to support the further development of the projects with highest potential.
The purpose of this communication is to use the topic of migration to look at what is needed by the educators from the cultural heritage institutions to help them teach with more resources and greater nuance.