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The European Film Gateway (EFG) portal gives you quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films,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.
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.
British Pathe enables schools to download video from over 3500 hours of historic news clips.
On the website you can view and buy films and still photographs from the entire archive of 90,000 videos covering newsreel, sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976.
Whereas all professional usages require a licence fee, free "preview" facilities are also offered on this site.
Unlocking the Archives
Unlocking the Archives brings together three of the UK’s most prestigious collections combining documents from The National Archives, film from the British Film Institute and photographs from English Heritage.
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. On the website there are a lot of materials and resources available free of charge, like an extensive library of 2.100 videos, covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.
Students can make use of the video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web; coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.
FWU - Institute for Film and Picture in Science and Education
The FWU (Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht - Institute for Film and Picture in Science and Education) is a leading producer of media for schools and other educational organisations in Germany. It keeps as stock of about 2,000 titles for almost all school subjects and cross-area education, as well as fictional movies for children and youth.
The Webstroom community
The Webstroom community supports Dutch universities in their use of video streaming and it recently launched a
new communications strategy for its members based on a greater use of LinkedIn. This community provides lots of interesting information about the use of media in higher education and is linked to the SURF MEDIA site, home to lots of video resources that support university level teaching in the Netherlands.
De Webstroom gemeenschap steunt Nederlandse universiteiten bij hun gebruik van video streaming en het lanceerde zopas een nieuwe communicatiestrategie voor de leden, gebaseerd op een ruimer gebruik van LinkedIn. Deze gemeenschap verschaft veel interessante informatie over het gebruik van media in het Hoger Onderwijs en is gelinkt aan de SURF MEDIA site, een plaatst waar veel videobronnen staan, die het lesgeven op universitair niveau in Nederland ondersteunen.
The MEDEA Awards YouTube channel
The MEDEA Secretariat launched a MEDEA channel on YouTube where you can see interviews with previous entrants. Interviews cover topics like how the specific example of educational multimedia was made, how it was used and the equipment and skills required. Subscribe to the channel to be kept up-to-date with new additions!
See also the resource about the MEDEA Awards:
National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR)
The NDLR mission is "to promote and support Higher Education sector staff in the collaboration development and sharing of learning resources and associated teaching practices".
A key impact of the NDLR service is to support greater collaboration in developing and sharing of digital teaching resources and associated teaching experience across all subject disciplines and communities of academics and to promote good practice use and re-use of existing resources.
The aims and objectives of the NDLR service:
• To support individual, group and community HE sector staff in the collaboration and sharing of digital learning resources and associated teaching practices across all subject disciplines in all Irish HE Institutions
• Provide a repository platform for storage, search and retrieval facilities for shared resources
• Provide a Community Portal to showcase and support communication and collaboration across subject areas and institutions
• Support coordination of collaboration within and across different subject communities through the SMART CoPs and partner institutions
• Promote usage and sharing of digital resources and associated teaching expertise through national programme of training and events
• Support open access digital rights management of teaching resources