The Musetech name is a combination of two words: “Museum” and “Technology”. Both of these two concepts play a crucial role in reaching DICHE project main aims and goals. The idea of the app was to introduce the social dimension into the DICHE project, involving final users in order to reach a wider audience through the use of major social networks, creating a network of researches, teachers, students and general final users interested into DICHE individuated tools and practices.
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SURF (www.surf.nl/en) is the collaborative ICT organisation for Dutch education and research. SURF offers students, lecturers and scientists in the Netherlands access to the best possible internet and ICT facilities. Related to Dutch teacher training institutes, SURF works on different kinds of innovation projects such as open and online education, the digital assessment and flexible and personal learning environments.
The current outputs of DICHE including the resources database will be presented by Sally Reynolds in the next Media & Learning Conference taking place on 6-7 April in Brussels. The focus of the conference this year is digital citizenship and DICHE will feature in a session about helping students (and their teachers) become more creative online. Read more about the conference here.
Teacher Academy are re-running their popular course on managing cultural diversity in the classroom which will re-start in March. This course is run online as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and you can enrol for free. It offers teachers an opportunity to access useful resources and exchange with peers on the challenging topic of cultural diversity in classrooms. The course is part of a 3-part series of courses exploring the topic of cultural diversity, the situation of newly arrived migrants in general and how to integrate newly arrived migrant students in schools and classrooms.
In July 2015 the Italian government approved a law called “La Buona Scuola" (The Good School) which aims to strongly renovate the Italian educational system. Part of this project is also the creation of a "Committee for the development of scientific culture and technology" and of “Indire”, an organ for the research and innovation for Italian schools.
A Research Agenda to share learning methods and digital resources in cultural and heritage education
DICHE partners Loughborough University (UK) and the University of Roma Tre (Italy) have been leading on the creation of a research agenda for the project. Working with the other 4 partners their work has been to identify some pending research questions which consider digital resources and learning methods in cultural and heritage education and to draft an overview of the state of the art.
DICHE Menu of digital teaching scenarios for cultural and heritage education now available to the public
This growing resource contains both exemplary practices and useful tools that teachers and others involved in cultural and heritage education can use to make learning for 11 to 14 year old's more engaging, effective and fun. Summaries of all entries are being made in Dutch, Italian and English and this resource will continue to grow in the coming months. Contact us if you have any suggestions for inclusions.
For teachers, students, archivists and cultural heritage workers: learn how to engage with digital cultural heritage available online in repositories such as Europeana. Learn how to reuse the content and how to become an active user and reuser of this content: using, remixing, mashing and nore for research, education, entretainment and more.
“Cultural heritage education: Tradition and innovation. A comparison of experiences”. A seminar day at University of Roma Tre.
31. May 2016, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (organised by LKCA and Rijksmuseum)
About 200 museum and heritage professionals attended a lively afternoon dedicated to museum apps, with a mix of lectures and short ‘pecha kucha’-presentations of practical examples.
The Laboratory for Educational Research at the Department of Education of University Roma Tre (LPS) and its Centre for Museum Studies (CDM) research group, partner of DICHE project, designed and realised an internal training module addressed to Educational Sciences students to develop prospective educators’ skills in the fields of cultural and heritage MOOCs implementation.
Despite the terrible weather, all project partners met in Leuven on 8-9 Feb in a very positive mood to discuss how the project is going and to make plans for the next 6 months. The meeting began on Monday with a series of really interesting workshops on digital storytelling, on different apps in use in teacher training and on object–based learning. These workshops enabled everyone to not only update themselves on specific tools and approaches but also as a way to get to know the strengths of each partner.