22 January 2016: Best Practice for Education Workshop

Onasis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece

Workshop Venue:  Athens, Onassis Cultural Centre

During this workshop, current best practices for environments/applications to facilitate re-use of digital cultural heritage content in an educational context were examined. ‘Education’ here refers not only to the general school system but also to educational services in museums or lifelong-learning programmes.

This workshop presented the E-Space Educational Demonstrators, and also served to gain more feedback and see how further implementation of the developed tools in an educational context could best fit.

The Europeana Space MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was also presented. A Demo room was open to allow workshop participants to explore the Demonstrator prototypes. the brand new E-Space for Education web environment was also officially launched!


Read the story of the event and see some photos HERE

Access the E-Space for Education website! 



The slide presentations of the speakers are available HERE

09.30     Registrations
10:00     Opening
Welcome message to the workshop by Christos J. Carras, General manager at OCC
Introduction to the workshop by Prodromos Tsiavos, Head of Digital Development at OCC
Presentations by keynote speakers:
> Europeana Space: creative re-use perspectives for cultural heritage – Antonella Fresa, Promoter srl, Technical Coordinator of Europeana Space & General Manager at Promoter
> The Cavafy Archive in the sharing economy: the Europeana opportunity – Thodoris Chiotis, Project Manager at Cavafy Archive, Onassis Foundation
> Maintaining openness and diversity in the global MOOCs environment: The OCC approach – Prodromos Tsiavos, Head of Digital Development at OCC
> What is the meaning of open in education? From OER to MOOC – Ignasi Labastida, CRAI (Library), University of Barcelona
> Open: bridging heritage and education –  Alek Tarkowski, Director of Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska
11:45     Break, coffee & snacks
12:15     E-Space Education: Introduction to E-Space Educational Demonstrators:
> Photographic investigation of art works: Frederik Temmermans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – iMinds
> Irish poetry & folk tales: Ruth Montague LGMA
> Cavafy Archive demonstrator: Thodoris Chiotis, Cavafy Archive, Onassis Foundation
> 3D archeological demonstrator: Marinos Ioannides, Digital Heritage Research Lab – Cyprus University of Technology
> Rode altarpiece: Hembo Pagi, Estonian Ministry of Culture
13.40     Lunch and visit to the Demo Room with possibility of using the prototypes
14.15     E-Space Education: the MOOC
> Yes you can! How to become a creative contributor to online cultural heritage: the Europeana Space MOOC, by Professor Frederik Truyen,  Faculty of Arts KU Leuven
Q&A about Educational Demonstrators and MOOC – Moderator: Antonella Fresa, Promoter srl
15.00     Case Studies and presentation of best practices:
> The online platform Testbeeld: bringing audiovisual heritage into the classroom, Barbara Dierickx, PACKED vzw, task leader on education in EuropeanaSpace
> The Greek Open Courses Program, Dr. Balaouras Pantelis, Greek Academic Network, University of Athens
> Collective memory and the future of the book, Thanasis Deligiannis,  Political Scientist, Coordinator of the Open Hardware Working Group at the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society
Q&A about the Case Studies – Moderator: Moderator: Frederik Temmermans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – iMinds
16.00     Closing Remarks by Prodromos Tsiavos, Head of Digital Development at OCC

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This event is also part of the Hack the Book festival, the hackathon  event of Open & Hybrid Publishing pilot, exploring the book as an evolving, visual and open medium: designers, artists, publishers, programmers, authors, poets, hackers and entrepreneurs were invited to a marathon on creative programming, design and entrepreneurial innovation which will redefine the book.