This website brings together the results of the Erasmus+ project DIDAE, a two-year joint research project by five European universities. The project emerged from the need for more high-quality digital resources to be used in higher education and school education that became evident during the Covid-19 pandemic. The criteria used by the consortium for selecting and creating the tools and ideas included: free access, straightforward user interface, usability, data privacy, online stability, running on different devices, peer-to-peer learning among users, social inclusion, and creative potential.
The DIDAE platform facilitates the use of digital resources for art-making, both in pandemic times when distance learning is necessary and in post-pandemic times when students and teachers have returned to physical classrooms. Using physical and digital tools for art-making will broaden the creative skills of pupils and teachers. The many benefits of digital education are not bound to a pandemic context: Aside from Covid-19, students unable to attend the physical classroom should, in general, be enabled equal participation in education. DIDAE has great potential to foster various dimensions of inclusion.
The tools were collected, assessed, categorized, and filtered by our international team of experts in education, the digital world, and the arts. The selection collected on the platform represents tools that have convinced us in our discussions and practical tests that met our requirements regarding usability and accessibility.
Based on the tools, the platform provides ideas developed and evaluated by members of our team and their students in their classes. Here, we make the results accessible. YOU can implement them, use them as inspiration, and/or expand on them.
Accessibility was the main focus in the development of the website. Our team paid attention to accessibility and usability in classroom situations. The selection of tools and ideas seeks to avoid the reproduction of different forms of discrimination in content and language. We have tried to contextualize each assignment and every idea in our current, digitally globalized present.
The project is funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Its Key Action is cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. The ERASMUS+ project ends in 2023.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free learning and teaching materials such as text, images, and other media that are in the public domain or released with an open license. Open licenses have the advantage of respecting the copyright owner’s intellectual property rights while allowing others to use, remix, adapt, share, and redistribute the existing material. Open Educational Resources aim to share knowledge by dismantling barriers and access limitations, thereby fostering education equality.
Creative Commons licenses are currently the most common licensing models for Open Educational Resources. According to the definition by UNESCO, the following three licenses are valid for OER: CC0, CC BY, and CC BY SA. In addition, the educational materials made available on the DIDAE platform, such as texts and images, were personally licensed by the respective teachers with a free CC license. The individually selected licenses are attached to the assignments.
This website was created in good faith and all contents on it were reviewed by the DIDAE project team. The website is a conclusion of an international research project.
This website was created to the best of our knowledge, and all content was reviewed by the DIDAE project team. The website is the outcome of an international research project. As such, there will be no more technical or professional support after the end of the Erasmus + Programme in 2023.
The team does not guarantee the content’s validity and integrity. Although it tried to thoroughly examine the content for copyright infringement, the team is ultimately not responsible for the content created by the authors.
The team is not liable for any potential harm or loss caused by using the website or any third-party tools, software, or assignments listed. Assignments listed on the website are meant to inspire you.
The team assumes no liability for how you interpret and apply these tasks in your practice. All the original texts edited by the team have undergone professional translation; therefore, language, wording, and expression differences may occur in the versions.
The website may link to websites that are no longer available or changed significantly regarding their content. Moreover, the team assumes no responsibility for the up-to-dateness of the links published on this website. The website may link to websites that are no longer available or changed significantly regarding their content. The website may refer to other websites, third-party content, or websites with advertisements.