MEDEAnet webinar: Media Resources in the Classroom. Historiana and Europeana, Thursday 20 February, 4-5pm CET

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On the internet teachers and trainers can find excellent media resources on platforms like Historiana and Europeana. These online platforms allow access to millions of media resources resp. historical sources that can be used in the classroom. In this MEDEAnet webinar participants learnt more about how to enrich teaching and learning with such media resources. The speakers in this webinar were Ad Pollé from the Europeana Foundation, Netherlands and Steven Stegers from EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators, Netherlands.

The webinar was held on Thursday 20 February 2014, 4 pm CET and attended by 36 particpants from 13 countries.

On the internet teachers can find media resources on platforms like Historiana and Europeana 1914-18. Both are excellent educational resources for history, heritage and citizenship education. Europeana is an access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitized throughout Europe. Europeana 1914-18 will make more than 400.000 digitized items from the First World War freely available through the Europeana platform. Various materials including books, newspapers, propaganda leaflets, photographs etc. from different war parties, groups and individuals emphasize the importance of the “Great war” for a common European identity.  Europeana


The EUROCLIO programme Historiana is an online tool that offers students multi-perspective, cross-border and comparative historical sources. Historiana is designed primarily for students and their educators. It is an outstanding tool to supplement textbooks and helps to reflect critically on national and regional discourses and promotes the development of critical thinking, digital and other transversal competences. Moreover, Historiana also won the MEDEA Awards Special Prize for European Collaboration 2012.

These online platforms allow access to millions of media resources resp. historical sources that can be used in the classroom. In this MEDEAnet webinar you will learn more about how to enrich teaching and learning with such media resources and what you have to consider for a fruitful pedagogical use. Following each presentation of around 20 minutes, webinar participants have the opportunity to exchange their experiences and ask questions during a moderated online live chat discussion. This webinar is aimed at educators, teachers and people interested in the pedagogical use of historical sources.

Join our online discussion

You can still join our Online Discussion where you can connect with the speakers and participants, share your experiences or ask questions. To contribute to this forum topic in our online community of practice for those interested in media-based learning, you can register for free here. This webinar will be included in the Media & Learning Resources Database.




Ad Pollé, Senior Project Coordinator, Europeana

Steven Stegers,Deputy Director, EOROCLIO


Steven Stegers, EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators

Steven Stegers works at EUROCLIO since 2006 and is responsible for fundraising and for the management of three long-term programmes (Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues – Innovating History in the Black Sea Region, Mediterranean Dialogues in the Euro-Med region, and the international programme Historiana – Your Portal to the Past). Steven has been consultant to the International Baccalaureate for the History Curriculum Review in 2012. Since 2006, he has been involved in the implementation of events related to the promotion of innovative and responsible history-, heritage and citizenship education in different countries around the world.

Steven Segers

Ad Pollé

Ad Pollé is Senior Project Coordinator at Europeana, he has dedicated his professional as well as his personal life to cultural heritage. He has a background in book publishing and in audio-visual archiving and restoration. In 2012 he joined Europeana to help provide access to Europe’s digital heritage as a member of the Distribution and Engagement team, focusing on user generated content.  He currently manages the Europeana 1914-1918 and Europeana 1989 projects.


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