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Online Teaching Toolkit

With the rapid push toward digital learning and teaching, not least due to COVID-19, the need for specialized knowledge is critical for lecturers teaching theory- and practice-based film and media courses. Not only is it necessary to be able to teach online, but to do so without reducing the quality of education and without sacrificing student access to online resources and technologies. The team has therefore explored various aspects of online teaching in European film and media schools from June 2021 to July 2022.

The result is a toolkit presenting methods, strategies, tools, checklists, guidelines on copyright and self-assessment, training materials and a collection of best practices to inspire and support instructors of film and media schools in preparing their online lessons.

Design & Facilitate

Designing the structure of your online course goes hand in hand with the process of teaching itself. Find out more on how to design your online course.


This is where you will find a selection of useful tools to motivate your students and of course inspiring evaluation (tools) to transform your course from reading into learning.


Let's put your mind at rest with some legal insights. Here you discover how to develop learning materials without infinging on copyright issues - everything from open source online resources to creative commons and data protection.

Best Practices

In early 2022 reached out to professionals of film and media schools. They shared their best practices based on their experience of teaching online at their institutions and on their film and media courses . Here you can find a selection of some best practices from film and media schools worldwide. 


We need to continue exploring new models for online teaching, which sustain film schools’ artistic, experimental and practice-based approaches to learning. This goes hand in hand with the need to create inventive, inclusive and supportive learning arrangements and materials for students from highly dissimilar backgrounds and with different personal lives.

Mission Statement is a collaborative research project aiming to create a more innovative, inclusive and diverse film and media higher education environment – both on- and offline.
One of the aims of the project is to develop an “Online Teaching” toolkit that helps film school educators to prepare for their online lessons.
Narratives, audiovisual representations, films and digital media strongly affect our understanding and interpretation of the social world. Given the gender inequality and the lack of diversity in contemporary film and media production a reassessment of the possibilities of education at European film schools is pressing.


This self-assessment survey was created to gain information and insights into current online teaching and learning practices in film and media related subjects.