For more than 13 years, the MEDEA Awards has been encouraging innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics, and animation) in education. These annual awards recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources and bring to the forefront those producers, designers and teaching staff who provide such inspiration to the entire educational community, particularly in Europe.
The MEDEA Awards were launched in November 2007 and from 2015 onwards, the MEDEA Awards have been supported by the Media & Learning Association. Learn more about the history, aims and participation guidelines here.
MEDEA Awards 2021 are now open again for all media that are produced in the higher education, continuing education, or training sectors, and that are aimed at all types of learners.
Deadline: 31 May 2021.
EuroClio’s educational platform Historiana won the special prize for European Collaboration in the creation of Educational Media in 2012. Historiana is an online multimedia tool that offers teachers and students multi-perspective and comparative historical sources and learning activities: it represents a digital alternative to a European History textbook and promotes the acquisition of cross-border historical knowledge and the development of critical thinking. Learn more about the benefits of the platform for educators and Cultural Heritage Institutes here.
What the judges said
[su_quote cite=””] Historiana is an educational website that offers young people free access to quality education materials on history and heritage from a global perspective. The quality of the content provided is very good, the learning objectives are clear and properly addressed. [/su_quote]
[su_quote cite=””] An interesting initiative, it is aesthetically well designed and user friendly, and presents a holistic critical perspective about historical facts and social consequences. [/su_quote]
[su_quote cite=””] It is easy to use and has structured guidance questions that work as a table of contents for every subject. [/su_quote]
Since then, a lot has been improved on Historiana: new features were added, new tools, many Source Collections and eLearning Activities. At the moment, Historiana provides access to:
- 50+ source collections
- 5 multistranded timelines
- 14 variety of viewpoints
- 50 eLearning Activities
- 100 learning activities
- 3 modules centered around key moments.
Find out more about why Historiana won the prize here – and have a look at how the platform used to look like by watching this video MEDEA Prize Winner 2012: Historiana – Your Portal To The Past