img. KU Leuven/Kaleidoscope project

In the recent project meeting in Pisa, partners of the Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope project – that is focused on offering compelling material about the 1950s in Europe to enrich Europeana and boost users’ interaction with digital content – further progressed on the work about the upcoming MOOC. In this MOOC professionals and volunteers in cultural heritage institutions as well as teachers, students and amateurs can learn how to engage users with digital cultural heritage by using Europeana content. The MOOC is realized in collaboration with the project CULTURE MOVES, as well focused on improving the user experience with Europeana content. The MOOC will guide interested learners – whether they are educators, students, amateurs, GLAM pro’s, entrepeneurs or developers – how to implement and use the digital material and resources to their benefit. For the part developed by Kaleidoscope, it will also introduce the users to the diversity of the Fifties in Europe, stimulating the discovery of Europeana contents and their reuse. The MOOC is planned to start in the next academic semester, from January 2020 onwards, and will be available on the edX platform of KU Leuven. After having followed the course, learners will have explored many examples of user engagement, as well as participated in discussions in the field. They will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to create and critically reflect on strategies for user engagement in cultural heritage institutions.

Presentation of the MOOC progresses at Kaleidoscope plenary in Pisa (PDF, 1.32 MB)

Enrolling will be available from here (January 2020):