Knowledge Pills Methodology is a new method of education strengthening professional competences by the usage of short multimedia advises (knowledge pills). The main tool of KPM is a short instructional movie – presenting how to conduct certain activities in the work station, by reproducing day-today tasks in a appealing format.
The main aim of the Knowledge Pills project is the transfer of the Knowledge Pills Methodology (KPM) to be used by knowledge moderators in SMEs of Poland, Spain and Greece. It makes possible the efficient education of employees conducted in-company. Another goal is to conduct pilot phase of KPM use for Polish and Spanish companies, gathering feedback from knowledge moderators and SMEs participating. The project also fosters understanding of the use of the innovative learning processes and introduces learning exchange mechanisms between the project partners, beneficiaries and training institutions.
You can find a lot of examples of Pills in the Multimedia section: http://en.edupills.eu/knowledge-pills/multimedia/
A detailed PDF document about Knowledge Pills Methodology applied to Small and Medium-size Enterprises is available at the following webpage: http://en.edupills.eu/wp-content/docs/kpm_en.pdf
G@me - Gender Awareness in Media Education
The Comenius 2.1 project G@ME (Gender Awareness in Media Education) is a European cooperation project which undertakes research concerning teacher students and pupils pedagogical thinking in the context of the use of ICT taking into account gender aspects; it also develops diagnostic tools to improve reflection of genderspecific perception and communication.
The outputs are:
- Country reports on the project theme (available at http://www.project-game.eu/docs/country_report_june_07_en.pdf)
- Manual with diagnostic tools on genderspecific perceptions (go to the resource http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/promotion-of-gendersensitive-m...)
- Comenius 2.2. course "Gendersensitive Media Didactics in Teacher Education" (the course flyer at http://www.project-game.eu/docs/helsinki_game_2010.pdf)
You can also find a research report about "Media education and pedagogical thinking in pupil‘s mindset":
Promotion of gendersensitive Media Education
This manual, entitled ‘Promotion of gendersensitive Media Education - Didactic Material for Use in European Teacher Education’, aims at contributing to building gender and media competence by sensitising for the perception of genderspecific differences in media education in school and teacher education and strengthening the diagnostic and self-reflective competencies of future and practicing teachers and teacher educators.
On the webpage http://www.project-game.eu/dissemination.php you can also find the manual in other languages.
EUscreen is a network funded within the eContentplus programme of the European Commission and started as a three-year project in October 2009, where you can browse through decades of digitised television and film content made available by 18 European audiovisual archives. The portal offers free access to videos, stills, texts and rich metadata, covering major events in Europe (and beyond) as well as providing insights into how people in Europe have lived for over the last sixty years. You can look for clips and programmes by entering text, clicking on relevant search fields or by using the filters to refine what you are looking for.
European Film Gateway
The European Film Gateway (EFG) portal gives you quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials. Targeted at scientific researchers and the interested public alike, the EFG offers a look at and behind the scenes of filmmaking in Europe from the early days until today.
Il portale European Film Gateway (EFG) consente di accedere rapidamente e facilmente a centinaia di migliaia di documenti cinematografici storici conservati in cineteche europee e cineteche: foto, manifesti, programmi, periodici, documenti di censura, documentaristici e particolari, cinegiornali e altri materiali. Destinato a ricercatori scientifici e al pubblico interessato allo stesso modo, la EFG offre uno sguardo al dietro le quinte del cinema in Europa, fin dai primi giorni fino ad oggi.
EQUNET intends to represent a thematic hub where institutions and individuals working on Higher Education and peers working on equity-assurance can meet, exchange knowledge, and shape a more equitable future for European universities, with an aim to increase access to Higher Education for all marginalised and non-traditional groups based on a principle of equity. With the help of European Commission funding under the Lifelong Learning Programme, the project has brought together a consortium of renowned research organisations and stakeholder representatives to work on the project.
The network deals with:
- policy advocacy, by contributing to shaping EU and if possible national policies in its field
- dissemination and cross fertilisation, acting as a platform for mainstreaming and benchmarking of good practices at the Member states level;
- resources documentation, by supporting the creation of an open archive for equity-related documents and resources.
EquNet also organises an annual Conference and a Competition which awards photos, videos and/or written compositions that covers the topic of equity in higher education.
Share.TEC is a European platform dedicated to teacher educators, pre- and in-service teachers, and educational publishers and content providers who want to learn about, find, share and use digital resources for teacher education purposes. The core comes from the consortium of the Share.TEC project, which is funded by the EC under the eContentplus programme and includes partners in higher education and educational publishing.
On this website you can find a multitude of resource types and forms, including reference material, lesson plans, teaching units, practice examples, presentations, articles, research studies, and so on. There’s a wealth of multimedia content too.
You can also join the community MyShare.TEC, and then create your own profile with your areas of interest, use personalized support and recommendations tuned to your requirements; engage with others in the teacher education community; use social networking tools like bookmarking, rating, commenting, and saving favourite resources;
add your own material.
EdReNe - Educational Repositories Network
Many countries ministries of education/authorities or professional organisations have established national repositories of educational resources. The objective of this Thematic Network is to bring together these web-based repositories of learning resources with content owners and other stakeholders within education in order to share, develop and document strategies, experiences, practices, solutions, advice, procedures etc. on the organisation, structuring and functionality of repositories.
EdReNe’s members include practically all the large-scale repositories run by agencies like Becta (UK), Kennisnet (The
Netherlands), EduLearn (Portugal) and Skolverket (Sweden) for European ministries of education.
Their work is divided into 4 key areas:
1. identifying repository strategies which work: http://edrene.org/results/deliverables/EdReNeD3.4TSR_Repository_strategi...
2. identifying the best ways to engage users and producers: http://edrene.org/results/deliverables/EdReNeD5.4TSR_Engaging_users.pdf
4. Rights Issues:
Policies and strategies
Quality criteria and assurance
Rights protection and management
Standards and interoperability
Development and harmonisation/mapping of application profiles
Types of learning resources
Involving commercial publishers and associated agreements
Encouraging teachers' knowledge sharing
Linking to reviews and evaluations
Connecting to curriculum
Ethics, screening and clearing, and
Web-services bridging to other portals and local learning platforms.
European Southern Observatory Videos
On this page you can find a lot of videos from the ESO (European Southern Observatory) – Astronomy made on planet Earth.
You can also find ESOcast (http://www.eso.org/public/esocast.html), a video podcast series dedicated to bringing the latest news and research, exploring the Universe's ultimate frontier with Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske. The ESOcast is offered for download in several formats: standard (.mov, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v) and HD (High Definition).
The e-VITA project is co-funded by the Education and Culture DG under the Lifelong Learning Programme, KA 3. It promotes and investigates pedagogy-driven innovation integrating Game Based Learning [GBL] with intergenerational learning concepts.
Trough this project a set of serious games has been developed. Serious games are interactive e-simulations of real situations where the learner develops communication or behaviour strategies to reach an objective, manage situations, take contrasting elements into account and try different approaches to see how the context reacts to different inputs.
e-Vita games intend to increase European cultural awareness by conveying the cross-border experiences of older Europeans, allowing users to experience Europe in a time when strict travelling and migration rules, different economic and monetary systems, and intercultural uncertainty was commonplace.
Here you can find a poster which presents e-Vita games:
Game prototypes are available on the following webpage: