Best Practice for Education workshop – Athens 22 January 2016

Best Practice for Education workshop – Athens 22 January 2016

This workshop is the first celebration of the work Europeana Space project is doing in the domain of Education. 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 be presented. A Demo room was open to allow workshop participants to explore the Demonstrator prototypes.

Venue: Athens, Onassis Cultural Centre, 107-109 Syngrou Avenue, Date: 22 January 2016

Programme and registration was available HERE



E-Space: creative re-use perspectives for Cultural Heritage (PDF, 2.2 Mb)

Antonella Fresa, Promoter srl, E-Space Technical Coordinator


The Cavafy Archive in the sharing economy: the Europeana opportunity (PDF, 2.7 Mb)

Thodoris Chiotis, Project Manager at Cavafy Archive, Onassis Foundation


Maintaining openness and diversity in the global MOOCs environment: the OCC approach (PDF, 27 Mb)

Prodromos Tsiavos, Head of Digital Development at OCC


What is the meaning of open in education? From OER to MOOC (PDF, 929 Kb)

Ignasi Labastida, Dissemination of Knowledge and Research Unit at the CRAI (Library) at University of Barcelona


Open: bridging heritage and education (PDF, 2.5 Mb)

Alek Tarkowski, Director of Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska


E-Space Educational Demonstrators and MOOC

Photographic investigation of art works (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

Frederik Temmermans, VUB – iMinds


Irish poetry & folk tales (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

Ruth Montague, LGMA


Cavafy Poem demonstrator (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

Thodoris Chiotis, Onassis Foundation


3D archeological demonstrator (PDF, 1.8 Mb)

Marinos Ioannides, Digital Heritage Research Lab – Cyprus University of Technology


Rode altarpiece (PDF, 1.13 Mb)

Hembo Pagi, Estonian Ministry of Culture


Yes you can! How to become a creative contributor to online cultural heritage: the Europeana Space MOOC (PDF, 3.9 Mb)

Fred Truyen, KU Leuven


Case Studies and presentation of best practices

The online platform Testbeeld: bringing audiovisual heritage into the classroom, (PDF, 2 Mb)

Barbara Dierickx, PACKED vzw


The Greek Open Courses Program, (PDF, 5.4 Mb)

Balaouras Pantelis, Greek Academic Network, University of Athens


Collective memory and the future of the book, (PDF, 5 Mb)

Thanasis Deligiannis,  Political Scientist, Coordinator of the Open Hardware Working Group at the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society


This event was 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.

E-Space Education MOOC

Learn how to become creative with digital cultural content. Cultural heritage is not just to contemplate, but to live with and engage with.

More information on the MOOC.









Europeana Space has received funding from the European Union’s ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, under GA n° 621037

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