"Crowddreaming": the operational phase of the Europa Square Challenge 2020 is underway


With the launch of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) the operational phase of the project gets underway “Crowddreaming: Youth co-create Digital Culture”. The webinar, which will last 12 weeks, will train and accompany teachers in developing the action plan that will lead students to co-create the digital monument Europe Square, in collaboration with young people from Greece, Croatia and Latvia.

But what happens in this first phase of the project? We ask Paul Russo, Secretary General of the States General of Innovation and President of the CRHACKS LAB F4D, innovation expert in the digital cultural heritage sector. The Art of Crowddreaming and the model of the digital monument arise from one of his ideas, developed as a contribution by the General States of Innovation to the activities of the informal network of Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts & Humanities School.

«The MOOC, developed by our project partner Hellenic Open University, will train teachers on the basics of the Art of Crowddreaming method and elements of media literacy, digital storytelling, digital cultural heritage, project development; they will therefore learn to use the tools for the production of digital content. Furthermore, it will highlight the strong potential of digital cultural heritage in education and introduce teachers to Europeana, the European platform for digital cultural heritage which currently offers free access to cultural documents from museums, libraries, archives and audiovisual collections across Europe. Students of all ages can find images, text, audio, video and 3D content on everything from art, science, history, natural history, fashion and more in over 30 languages. A large part of the collections is openly licensed and can be freely reused in educational contexts».

The first webinar, which took place last Wednesday, represented the official opening ceremony of the Europe Square Challenge – ESC 2020: it was held by an exceptional teacher, Isabel Crespo, Business Developer Coordinator of the Education sector of the Europeana Foundation, who presented Europeana's digital collections and explored topics such as copyright and the licenses necessary for the educational reuse of its contents».

We just have to wish everyone good luck!


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