EUscreen is a network funded within the eContentplus programme of the European Commission and started as a three-year project in October 2009, where you can browse through decades of digitised television and film content made available by 18 European audiovisual archives. The portal offers free access to videos, stills, texts and rich metadata, covering major events in Europe (and beyond) as well as providing insights into how people in Europe have lived for over the last sixty years. You can look for clips and programmes by entering text, clicking on relevant search fields or by using the filters to refine what you are looking for.
European Film Gateway
The European Film Gateway (EFG) portal gives you quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials. Targeted at scientific researchers and the interested public alike, the EFG offers a look at and behind the scenes of filmmaking in Europe from the early days until today.
Il portale European Film Gateway (EFG) consente di accedere rapidamente e facilmente a centinaia di migliaia di documenti cinematografici storici conservati in cineteche europee e cineteche: foto, manifesti, programmi, periodici, documenti di censura, documentaristici e particolari, cinegiornali e altri materiali. Destinato a ricercatori scientifici e al pubblico interessato allo stesso modo, la EFG offre uno sguardo al dietro le quinte del cinema in Europa, fin dai primi giorni fino ad oggi.
EQUNET intends to represent a thematic hub where institutions and individuals working on Higher Education and peers working on equity-assurance can meet, exchange knowledge, and shape a more equitable future for European universities, with an aim to increase access to Higher Education for all marginalised and non-traditional groups based on a principle of equity. With the help of European Commission funding under the Lifelong Learning Programme, the project has brought together a consortium of renowned research organisations and stakeholder representatives to work on the project.
The network deals with:
- policy advocacy, by contributing to shaping EU and if possible national policies in its field
- dissemination and cross fertilisation, acting as a platform for mainstreaming and benchmarking of good practices at the Member states level;
- resources documentation, by supporting the creation of an open archive for equity-related documents and resources.
EquNet also organises an annual Conference and a Competition which awards photos, videos and/or written compositions that covers the topic of equity in higher education.
Share.TEC is a European platform dedicated to teacher educators, pre- and in-service teachers, and educational publishers and content providers who want to learn about, find, share and use digital resources for teacher education purposes. The core comes from the consortium of the Share.TEC project, which is funded by the EC under the eContentplus programme and includes partners in higher education and educational publishing.
On this website you can find a multitude of resource types and forms, including reference material, lesson plans, teaching units, practice examples, presentations, articles, research studies, and so on. There’s a wealth of multimedia content too.
You can also join the community MyShare.TEC, and then create your own profile with your areas of interest, use personalized support and recommendations tuned to your requirements; engage with others in the teacher education community; use social networking tools like bookmarking, rating, commenting, and saving favourite resources;
add your own material.
EdReNe - Educational Repositories Network
Many countries ministries of education/authorities or professional organisations have established national repositories of educational resources. The objective of this Thematic Network is to bring together these web-based repositories of learning resources with content owners and other stakeholders within education in order to share, develop and document strategies, experiences, practices, solutions, advice, procedures etc. on the organisation, structuring and functionality of repositories.
EdReNe’s members include practically all the large-scale repositories run by agencies like Becta (UK), Kennisnet (The
Netherlands), EduLearn (Portugal) and Skolverket (Sweden) for European ministries of education.
Their work is divided into 4 key areas:
1. identifying repository strategies which work: http://edrene.org/results/deliverables/EdReNeD3.4TSR_Repository_strategi...
2. identifying the best ways to engage users and producers: http://edrene.org/results/deliverables/EdReNeD5.4TSR_Engaging_users.pdf
4. Rights Issues:
European Southern Observatory Videos
On this page you can find a lot of videos from the ESO (European Southern Observatory) – Astronomy made on planet Earth.
You can also find ESOcast (http://www.eso.org/public/esocast.html), a video podcast series dedicated to bringing the latest news and research, exploring the Universe's ultimate frontier with Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske. The ESOcast is offered for download in several formats: standard (.mov, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v) and HD (High Definition).
The e-VITA project is co-funded by the Education and Culture DG under the Lifelong Learning Programme, KA 3. It promotes and investigates pedagogy-driven innovation integrating Game Based Learning [GBL] with intergenerational learning concepts.
Trough this project a set of serious games has been developed. Serious games are interactive e-simulations of real situations where the learner develops communication or behaviour strategies to reach an objective, manage situations, take contrasting elements into account and try different approaches to see how the context reacts to different inputs.
e-Vita games intend to increase European cultural awareness by conveying the cross-border experiences of older Europeans, allowing users to experience Europe in a time when strict travelling and migration rules, different economic and monetary systems, and intercultural uncertainty was commonplace.
Here you can find a poster which presents e-Vita games:
Game prototypes are available on the following webpage:
The Divis project (Digital video streaming and multilingualism) is a European funded Project that run from October 2008 to September 2010. It aims to encourage, motivate and equip both teacher trainers and practising language teachers to include video production in their teaching.
The official report of the project is available here:
Initial research was undertaken to establish how teachers feel about the use of video production and what skills and experience they had in this area. From the results of the research, the project team developed a online guide to address the teachers' needs, introducing creative and non-conventional teaching methods and samples to support implementation of video work in the classroom as well as providing technical support. The manual is available in many languages on the following webpage:
On the Divis project website, you can also find very good examples of usage of videos, photo stories, dramas, and television news in education. There is also a useful technical support section:
OnAir - European Media Education Project
The entire school system and teachers above all are experiencing serious challenges in motivating students to develop literacy skills and to prevent them in being passive objects of the messages of the Media.
The project OnAir - Effective use of media for School Education - aims to make teachers being able to exploit the attractive potential that New Media have on young generation in order to raise their attention and motivate them to rediscover the importance of literacy skills (reading and writing) and to approach the flow and diffusion of information that the New Media spread, with the necessary critical skills in order to become aware users.
The outcome of the project are:
- Transnational Report and European profiles of skills on Media education: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/transnationalreport.aspx
- Database of validated experiences in the field of Media Education: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/casestudies.aspx
- Educational paths for Media education: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/educationalpackages.aspx
- Guidelines for the assessment and evaluation of Media education paths: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/2evaluationofeducationalpathsinmed...
There is also a collection of reviewed documents - legislative and institutional and others - in the field of Media Education, available in the Publications section: http://www.onair.medmediaeducation.it/publications.aspx
Managenergy.tv, European Commission webcast portal
The European Commission aims at promoting efficient multilingual communication with the high number of geographically dispersed in the enlarged Union using innovative solutions.
Since 2001, within the ManagEnergy program, the European Commission has been developing and using a combination of multimedia and Internet based streaming technologies to enable more people throughout Europe to benefit from its activities.
From within this portal, you will watch workshops, conferences, programme information days, contract negotiations and other events broadcast live on the Internet. These are combined at times with interactive chats enabling virtual participants to ask questions at the actual event and discuss related topics amongst themselves and with Commission staff.
After the events, online video-recordings provide an easy to use, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly resource.
Images are webcast within a user-friendly interface integrating video, audio, slides, speaker information, interactive chat, polling mechanism and other useful information on a single screen.
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