Digital learning? Even easier, with the new Archive for Education22 Sep 2020
We’ve been providing high-quality images and audio tailored for educational purposes at The Archive for Education since 2016. This summer we updated the platform. The main news? Secondary school teachers can now use our image database to offer watching and listening assignments thanks to the new student area.
The launch follows extensive preliminary research into educational and teacher requirements, which highlighted a need to set students work using audiovisual content. We’ve also paid close attention to user-friendliness in the new Archive for Education – inspired, customised and selected by and for teachers.
Thanks to our content partners, we can make current and Flemish (so mostly Dutch-speaking) audiovisual content available. And our optimised search function now makes it quick and easy to filter results, too.
‘The updated site loads faster than ever,’ says history teacher, Bart Laureys. ‘The improved interface makes it even easier to include audiovisual content in my lessons. I can already see myself creating great assignments for my students!’
Continued support for teachers
The updated platform satisfies the demand for digital learning tools in education even more than before. We’ve improved the search function – teachers can filter by subject and level of education, and find content that’s been selected and edited by seconded teachers, partners and educational publishers. It offers a unique collection of images and audio from our content partners’ archives, selected on the basis of current teaching objectives and learning outcomes.
In order to provide maximum support to teachers using images and audio in the classroom, we’re focusing on the teach-the-teacher principle and providing free workshops, online webinars, an extensive FAQ section and interactive tours. This teaches teachers how to work with our platform, so they can teach their students how to use images and audio in a media-savvy way. We also offer (content) partners a range of webinars, training and customised support.