The Europeana online portal was launched by the President of the European Commission in November 2008 and currently provides access to over 19 million objects from European libraries, museums, archives, galleries, and audiovisual collections.
These objects include:
- Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
- Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
- Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
- Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts
More than 1,500 heritage institutions contribute cultural content in Europeana. Their number and geographic coverage are steadily growing.
The objects relate to science, media and art. They are available in different formats (text, images, audio/video, etc.) and in every European language.
Streaming Media in the Classroom
This is a review written by the eStream partnership, published on the 14th June 2004.
This handbook provides teachers (and pupils), decision makers, educational support staff in schools as well as content developers and distributors with information about state of the art streaming media technologies in education. It highlights the opportunities for their practical use in education, and offers practical, hands-on information for everyone interested in planning a streaming activity. The publication includes a selection of educational projects applying streaming media, as well as relevant tools from all over Europe and beyond.
It gathers best-practises and endeavours both technological and pedagogical issues around the educational use of streaming media.
Also available in Greek and German.
1. Report outline
2. Executive Summary
4. Streaming Explained
5. Streaming in Education
6. Creating Streamed Materials
7. Standards and Multimedia Formats
8. Future Developments
11. Networking and Support Consortia
13. Further Resources
Streaming Media in Education and their impact on teaching and learning
Subtitle: Educational best practices and some first observations of their implementation.
A review written by the eStream partnership, published in July 2005.
The main aim of this publication is to summarise the efforts of eStream undertaken to gain more insight into the impact of streaming media technology on the quality of teaching and learning. The publication, therefore, includes the learning/teaching scenarios developed by the eStream partnership, together with some conclusions. Furthermore, the publication contains considerable information on general aspects of streaming media technology in education, taking into account that readers might be beginners interested in the topic, but with little background in the thematic area. The booklet closes with a chapter dedicated to emerging developments and their impact on streaming media.
Also a German and Greek version available.
2 Streaming technology: a brief account for pedestrians
3 Learning Theories and Learning Styles
4 Information technology and education – Visions of implementation for streaming media 5 Teaching approaches: great opportunities and some pitfalls
6 Examples of implementing streaming media in education
7 The research
8 Emerging developments and their expected impact on streaming media
The Science Laboratory
The physical demo site in Patras has been set up for one part the Science Laboratory of the University of Patras, School of Education. The Science Laboratory is dedicated to carrying out research in Science Education, including the application of science and ICT in education. The laboratory has expertise in evaluating new products and testing them for educational use, be these software, hardware, and/or methods of implementation in class. On a yearly basis, more than 180 future primary school teachers are trained here. The Laboratory also carries out in-service training for teachers in its particular fields of expertise.
Within eStream, schools are invited to come to the university for a day in order to explore the demo site. 15 different science videos (science experiments), produced by the Science Laboratory, can be viewed at the demo site, together with the theoretical background to the experiments, via a website set up to this end:
This is a small web site with recorded science experiments to explain scientific concepts in an understandable manner. The experiments on video are related to theory explanations on the site: http://estream.upatras.gr/index.html.
Also in Greek available: http://users.sch.gr/spilios/air1.htm
e-Streaming Video Clips / recorded experiments such as "An artificial lung", "The atmospheric pressure", ...
Theory explanations such as
1 Pressure of Gases – Atmospheric Pressure
2 Hydrostatic Pressure
3 Fluid Pressure
4 The History of atmospheric pressure.
5 Barometers - Vacuum pumps
6 Homework - an old tale with camels and caravans