Our content partners’ audiovisual content in the classroom: VRT case study26 Nov 2020
How do you keep inspiring and captivating students in the classroom? Our answer: with The Archive for Education. This platform enables us to share a wealth of audiovisual content, provided by our content partners, with teachers.
It currently contains images and audio from over 30 content partners working in the fields of Flemish media, culture and government. Teachers select relevant visual and audio excerpts that they want to use based on their teaching objectives and learning outcomes.
Belgian public service broadcaster VRT is an important partner for The Archive for Education. And because VRT is a meemoo content partner, we are responsible for digitising their audiovisual content and ensuring it is stored sustainably. We’re constantly looking at relevant ways to make audiovisual content available, and this includes via The Archive for Education.
A good example of this is De dokter Bea show, which is available on The Archive for Education, and helps primary education teachers to discuss relational and sexual issues in an engaging and up-to-date way in the classroom.
Want to find out more? VRT has made a short film about it (in Dutch):
Working together to create added value for education
What is the added value of The Archive for Education, and why do we collaborate with partners to make audiovisual content available? As well as being an image database, the platform is also a useful tool for preparing lessons. Teachers and trainee teachers can browse through collections on specific lesson topics, create their own collections, and prepare teaching materials. The URLs also remain available at all times, so you don’t run the risk of content suddenly disappearing in a subsequent school year. We also recently added a student area for secondary education students. The platform is free for teachers and trainee teachers to use.