01/2022 to 12/2024

TransACTION! is a project on Media and Learning Design for European Higher Education, it brings together partners from Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Belgium who are involved in activities and projects in the field of media based learning. The overall objective is to develop and up-scale effective media-based learning strategies and resources in Higher Education. The TransACTION! team will develop a series of tangible methods, tools and resources aimed at supporting academic teaching staff and students in using, adapting, designing, and applying multimedia teaching formats, defining a co-creation framework for media design and production, supporting service staff within the universities in designing, developing, and producing scientifically sound innovative concepts and promoting media formats within the European HE researcher and practitioner community.

The project aimed at supporting the development of a common European interest area in the field of research, innovation, and production of media for learning in Higher Education.

TransACTION! addresses teaching and learning support and service centres in universities, lecturers and teaching staff, technical and support staff, educational technologists, innovation specialists, audio-visual staff and others in universities involved in multimedia design and production. The team will also address policy and decision-makers in order to stimulate media-based teaching and learning offers in HE at regional, national and European levels by providing expertise in the effective and efficient large-scale utilization of media-based teaching and learning services.


Members of the TransACTION! Consortium:

Contact project coordinator: Sonia Hetzner

The TransACTION! team plan to develop 5 results:

Co-creation Framework for enhancing and promoting Media and Learning Design in Higher Education. Download ⤵️

  • The Framework describes 5 steps to make qualitative educational multimedia. This document gives you a quick introduction into the framework and adds some context on how to use it. To empower you in integrating this model into your daily practice, we’ve created two additional resources, referred to as the ‘handbook’ and the ‘workbook.’
  • The handbook provides you with concrete scenarios and insights to aid you in producing multimedia. Utilise it as a companion that guides you through every step of producing educational multimedia. The structure of this handbook follows the five phases established in the co-creation framework. For each of the first four phases, you could hold a meeting of approximately 2 hours and fill them in with the scenarios described in this handbook. The fifth phase, the production phase, is less predictable. This handbook gathers some tips and advice for that phase, but lacks timing and scenarios.
  • The workbook follows the five-step structure established in the co-creation framework, aiding in the documentation of multimedia product progress. Each step includes questions, input fields, checkboxes, and tables. Additionally, there’s a companion handbook offering concrete scenarios and insights for multimedia production. While the workbook can be used independently, both resources are tailored for those responsible for educational multimedia in higher education. The flexibility of usage allows users to decide the extent to which they adhere to the guidelines, whether closely following for initial projects or selectively incorporating insights for subsequent productions.

Open Online Courses on Media and Learning Design (will be made available soon)

Hub for Co-learning Media Resources for Higher Education

Training Activities on Media and Learning Design in Higher Education (will be made available soon).

Recommendation Report on strategies for Promoting Media and Learning Design in Higher Education (will be made available soon).

  • MLA 2023 Conference: Workshop on a multimedia learning design framework 20 June 2023, 11:30 – 13:00, led by Evert Binnard & Hanne Tollenaere, KU Leuven, Belgium.
  • MLA 2022 Conference: Workshop on a multimedia learning design framework 2nd June 2022, 11:30 – 13:00, led by Evert Binnard, KU Leuven, Belgium & Tim Wohltmann, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands.

Online events

  • Online Seminar: 23 Nov. 2023, 14;00-15:30.This online seminar comes at the end of the second year of project work and provides an opportunity to share what has been developed thus far by the project team. For more information on the event.
  • Online Seminar: 15 Dec. 2022, 14:00 – 15:30. This online seminar comes at the end of the first year of project work and provides an opportunity to share what has been developed thus far by the project team. For more information on the event.

Would you like to find out more about what the project team is doing and get involved? Then join the TransACTION!+ focus group. This is an informal network of practitioners who are working to create effective media-based learning strategies and resources in their own institution.

Members of TransACTION!+ are asked to:

  • provide feedback about their learning needs in relation to the creation of media-based learning strategies and resources
  • take part in beta testing of the different project results including the course, resources hub and workshops
  • provide input and feedback on the recommendations that we are developing concerning strategies for promoting high-quality media and learning design in higher education.
  • disseminate project outcomes and results amongst colleagues and peers and provide feedback generally on the work undertaken in the project.

For more information on how you can join, contact: Dovile Dudenaite

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme under grant agreement: KA220-HED-891C1312
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. – Nationale Agentur für Erasmus + Hochschulzusammenarbeit. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority  can be held responsible for them.