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Welcome to the 'Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun)' MOOC

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The “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun)” MOOC will improve teacher’s understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate this topic into their lessons and practices, regardless of the subject they usually teach.

The integration of digital cultural heritage in the classroom is increasingly important as the 21st century brings further opportunities for digital teaching and learning. While the national curriculum can differ from country to country, the demand to understand our common European history, cultural heritage and challenges for the future stays all-encompassing. Digital cultural heritage can be used not only while teaching Arts, History or Literature, but it also gives an excellent basis for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The MOOC will introduce participants to the Europeana platform, where they will find different resources for educators such as pictures, videos, texts and various tools that they can easily integrate in their lessons. Moreover, the course will help teachers to build learning scenarios using digital cultural heritage, in a framework of 21st-century skills.

Additionally, it will offer a selection of tested classroom activities and resources from different European countries to empower primary and secondary teachers in introducing cultural heritage in the classroom and help them reflect on their own practices.

Learning objectives

In this MOOC, participants will:

  • Understand why it is important to integrate European cultural heritage in education
  • Learn how to use Europeana Collections to teach their subjects
  • Learn how to navigate the Europeana Collections website
  • Explore and become familiarized with the various Europeana apps, tools and materials
  • Learn how to build learning activities using Europeana Collections resources


This course will be open to anyone who is willing to take it, but the main target audience are primary and secondary school teachers and teacher trainers from Europe and beyond who would like to learn more about digital cultural heritage in education. Professionals from cultural organizations such as museums, cultural centers, etc. are also welcome to follow the course.


  1. Module 1: Europeana: transform education with digital culture
  2. Module 2: Search and use Europeana Collections to teach your subject
  3. Module 3: Explore Europeana educational tools and resources
  4. Module 4: Design learning scenarios with Europeana content and resources
  5. Module 5: Assess cultural heritage lessons: towards 21st-century skills


In order to earn a course certificate, course participants need to complete all five modules, including completing the final peer review activity at the end of Module 5. The final deadline to complete all activities is 26 February 2020 23:59 CEST.

Note to teachers from Castilla y León: Si eres profesor de Castilla y León, y además del certificado de la European Schoolnet Academy, quieres recibir un certificado oficial de parte de la Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León inscríbete en la página web del CFP Idiomas de Castilla y León

Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.

Course Staff

Borbala Pocze - course coordinator

(Sociology and Social Policy/Project Coordination and Pedagogy) Bori works in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). She is coordinating the pedagogical activities in BLOOM project (creation of learning scenarios, MOOC design and coordination) and is the coordinator of Europeana DSI-4 on behalf of EUN (teacher coordination, MOOC coordination). Furthermore, Bori supports Scientix by coordinating the Scientix blog and the European Schoolnet Academy by creating a number of MOOCs.

Ivana Stiglec - course moderator

Ivana is an English and German high school teacher who works in I.gimnazija Osijek. She is a Europeana DSI-4 Teacher Ambassador for Croatia and coordinates the Croatian teacher User Group. She has been moderating the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage” online course for the second year in a row. Moreover, she is actively involved in several international projects and is coordinating four Erasmus projects at the moment.

Katalin Lőrincz - course curator

Kati is an English teacher at Szabó Lőrinc Bilingual High School, Budapest, and is the Europeana Teacher Ambassador for Hungary. Furthermore, she is an active eTwinner and Erasmus+ coordinator enthusiastic about the future of learning, sharing good practices and networking. She uses alternative and innovative ways of teaching to inspire her students.

Disclaimer and Copyright

This course was produced under the Europeana DSI-3 project and updated under the Europeana DSI-4 project, which are co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union. The course content has been produced by the Europeana DSI-3 Developer Group of 18 teachers, the Europeana DSI-4 Teacher Ambassadors, the Europeana Foundation and European Schoolnet. The course is the sole responsibility of the organizer and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained. More information about the project here.

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All content on this course unless specified otherwise is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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