DIGITAL DIDACTICS IN ART EDUCATION (DIDAE) is an OER (Open Educational Resources) platform that provides an overview of easily accessible digital TOOLS for art-making, art education, design education and specially developed associated IDEAS for your teaching practice. This website brings together the results of the Erasmus+ project DIDAE, a two-year research project between five European universities.

The DIDAE project consortium consists of:

– Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT) – coordinator

– Bern University of the Arts (CH)

– Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (HU)

– University of Cologne (DE)

– Willem de Kooning Academy from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (NL)


The project emerged out of 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 project partners for selecting and creating the TOOLS and IDEAS included: freely accessible; straightforwarduser interface; low-threshold usability; data protection; online stability; different end devices, peer-to-peer learning among users; social inclusiveness and creative potential.

The DIDAE platform nourishes the use of digital resources for art-making both in pandemic times when distance learning is a necessity as well as in post-pandemic times when students and teachers have returned to physical classrooms. Using both physical and digital tools for art-making will broaden the creative skills of pupils and art teachers. Moreover, digital education has many benefits beyond the needs created by COVID-19. For example,by allowing students/pupils with special needs/health issues or other learners unable to attend physical classes equal participation in education, thus underlying the high potential of DIDAE for fostering various dimensions of inclusion.

The TOOLS were collected, tested, 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 that have been developed and evaluated by members of our team and their students in during their teaching. Here we make the results available. YOU can implement them, use them as inspiration, and/or expand on them.

Accessibility and low-threshold were the main focus in the development of the website. Our team paid attention  to accessibility and usability in classroom situations and, when selecting the exercises, took care  not to use discriminatory content or language. The selection of TOOLS and IDEAS aims to avoid the reproduction of different forms of discrimination in terms of content and language. We have tried to situate each assignment and every idea in the context of our current, digitally globalised 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 finishes in 2023. Afterwards, the content will no longer be updated.


Terms & Conditions: DIDAE OER Standards and CC licenses

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free learning and teaching materials such as text, images and other media that reside in the public domain or are released under an open license. Open licenses have the advantage of respecting the copyright owner’s intellectual property rights while simultaneously allowing others to use, remix, adapt, share and redistribute already existing material. The goal of Open Educational Resources is to share knowledge by decreasing barriers and limitations of access and therefore foster equality in education.

The Creative Commons licenses are currently the most common licensing model 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, such as texts and images made available on the DIDAE platform, have been personally licensed by the respective teachers through a free CC license. The individually selected licenses can be found attached to the various assignments.



This website was designed in good faith and all information reviewed by the DIDAE project team (Team). The website was a conclusion of an international research project. Assuch, it receives no ongoing technical or professional support.

The Team makes no guarantee regarding the content’s adequacy and validity. Although they have tried to verify thoroughlyevery content for copyright infringement, ultimately they are not responsible for the content created by the authors themselves. The Team includes text, illustrations, images, photos or other media. Under no circumstance shall the Team have any liability to you for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of the site or the use of the third-party tools, software, or assignments listed on this website. Assignments listed on the website are meant to inspire  you. The Team takes no liability in how you interpret and apply these assignments in your practice. . Professional translators have translated each original text edited by the Team; as such, differences in the language and versions occur.

Furthermore, the Team takes no responsibility for the longevity of the links published on this website. It may contain links that are no longer accessible or point to websites where the content has changed significantly. In addition, the website may contain links to other websites or content belonging to or originating from third parties, or links to websites that feature advertising.



All IDEAS you find on the DIDAE platform were developed in 2021/2022  by enthusiastic teachers, students and lecturers of art or art education. We are grateful for their inspirational assignments and fruitful contribution.

Thanks to:

Amy Suo Wu

Andrea Páczelt  

Andreas Kohli 

Annabelle Strahl

Annemarie Hahn

Benia Curt Hirsh  

Clara Balaguer 

Daniella Dominika Galla

Emilio Paroni

Esra Üner

Gábor Klima

Gabriel Fontana 

Golnar Abbasi 

Italo Fiorentino

Jan van Heemst  

Julia Wunderlich 

Karoline Schreiber

Luca Ruhri

Mariejke Appelman  

Patricia Schneider 

Rebecca Viola Lobe

Rosa Pons Cerdà 

Rosalie Lorenz 

Sara Gysin 

Samuel Herzog 

Sophie Lingg 

Szilvia Csikó

Teana Boston-Mammah 

Tamás Fogarasy

Vivien Tauchmann 



Essential for realizing DIDAE was the international team of dedicated people from different institutions in five different countries: