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Cultural heritage has a crucial role to play in education. While languages, syllabi and curricula may change across the globe, the challenging need to look at the past to understand the present is shared among generations and it is universal.

With the aim of increasing digital cultural data as a trusted primary source – essential in this era of disinformation – to implement innovative pedagogies, the Europeana “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage” MOOC Rerun empowers teachers and educators to use digital technologies, essential to develop learners’ key competences for lifelong learning. This online course will explore the educational potential of digital cultural heritage, improving teachers’ and educators’ understanding so they can efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices, regardless of the subject they teach. The final goal is to design engaging and deep-learning content for students, museumgoers, or lifelong learners to prepare them as active and responsible citizens with key competencies to thrive in life.

This MOOC makes use of Europeana’s digitised collection of cultural heritage and content from the Teaching with Europeana blog, where participants will find resources in multiple formats (such as pictures, videos, texts, 3D) and multiple languages, various tools like Transcribathon and Historiana and other ready-made materials that they can easily integrate in their educational activities. Moreover, the course will introduce the learning scenario template and guide participants to use it and build their own. To help participants, the course offers a selection of videos with tested learning scenarios designed by educators from different countries.

Additionally, this course will foster the employment of innovative pedagogical approaches and facilitate open schooling and hybrid spaces for education by connecting museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions with schools through educational activities based on cultural heritage assets.

The course can be followed at individual paces. Each module opens at the beginning of each week, with only a few deadlines to pay attention to (quizzes and/or peer-review activities).


  • Module 1: Europeana: Transform Education with Digital Culture – opens on 07/02/2022
  • Module 2: Search and Use Europeana Website to Conduct your Educational Activity – opens on 14/02/2022
  • Module 3: Explore Europeana Educational Tools and Resources – opens on 21/02/2022
  • Module 4: Design Learning Scenarios with Europeana Content and Resources – opens on 28/02/2022
  • Module 5: Assess Cultural Heritage Lessons – opens on 07/03/2022

More about the course, and online registration:

The “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage” online course was produced under the Europeana DSI-4 project, which is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union. The course content has been produced by the Europeana DSI-4 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.