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Welcome to the VideoAktiv website!

A picture paints a thousand words and nowhere is this as true as in education. Multimedia – video, text and audio – can capture students' attention and engage them in richer, more meaningful and vivid learning experiences. The web provides immediate and ubiquitous access and it opens up new ways to represent, deliver and share educational content. With tools such as video streaming that are now readily available, you can show a chemical experiment or how an engine works, you can demonstrate how leopards move or bring literature to life by showing theatre performances. You can use the power of the image to move beyond the limitations of text. Students can be really 'present' and can overcome the constraints of time, cost, space and safety.



Free 'VideoAktiv Handbook on Digital Video and Audio in Education' now available!

The Handbook contains over a hundred pages of information about all aspects of using digital video and audio in education, including links to other useful resources. It is directed to both new and experienced users and contains theoretical, empirical and practical chapters that help you in deciding why, when and how to use digital video and audio in education. Whether you have existing material or want to create new videos, this handbook is a Must-Have!


Download the Handbook

Who are VideoAktiv?

VideoAktiv is implemented by six leading institutions in five different countries:

• Glasgow Caledonian University (UK, coordinating institution)

• ATiT - Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics and Telecommunications (Belgium)

• The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)

• Université Nancy 2 (France)

• University of the Basque Country (ES)

• University of Groningen (Netherlands).


The project that runs from October 1, 2004 to December 31, 2006 is granted by the European Commission under the Socrates/Minerva programme.


VideoAktiv includes:

A series of 20 workshops have been developed. These will introduce the basics of video and audio creation for educational purposes. The aim is to support the participant to acquire the basic skills, subject jargon and process understanding to be able to initiate their own video and audio projects.
Virtual Workshops
The objective of the virtual workshop is to disseminate more widely the staff development programme and to generate a greater impact on visual literacy awareness.
This site offers you a wealth of resources on audio and video in education.