The MOOC “Addressing Global Citizenship Education through Digital Storytelling” provides cutting-edge training in a constructive and participatory way. It has been developed in the framework of the European project BRIGHTS, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The MOOC contents and platform have been developed by Maks vzw, Guglielmo Marconi University and Hellenic Open University under the coordination of All Digital from Belgium.

The BRIGHTS MOOC has been delivered in Belgium, Croatia, Greece and Italy by the following organisations:

  • Maks vzw (Belgium)
  • Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka (CTC Rijeka) (Croatia)
  • Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HePIS)(Greece)
  • Centro Studi Foligno (CSF) (Italy)

During this 4-week online course, trainees gained a thorough understanding of how to design and apply the Story Circle Methodology to implement Global Citizenship Education (GCE) using Digital Storytelling (DS) technique with young people both in schools and in non-formal educational contexts. The MOOC responds to crucial training needs that are emerging among young people, such as intercultural and cross-cultural skills, critical thinking, collaborative and project-based learning, creativity and digital literacy. Course participants acquired the knowledge needed to meet the global challenges emerging in contemporary society, including sustainable development and lifestyle, social inclusion and cultural diversity, gender equality, peace and human rights, active citizenship and democracy, and learn how to engage young people in the production of digital stories on these challenges.

Who is the BRIGHTS MOOC for?

The course addresses the needs of individuals having diverse educational backgrounds who share the enthusiasm for implementing Global Citizenship Education using Digital Storytelling with young people both in formal and non-formal educational contexts. In the context of the BRIGHTS project, the course was specifically targeted to secondary school teachers and trainers working with young people aged 13-19 coming from the four project countries (Belgium, Italy, Croatia and Greece).

Which topics does the BRIGHTS MOOC cover?

  • Theoretical and policy framework of GCE
  • Background information on the main GCE goals
  • How to support GCE through DS in formal and non-formal educational settings with young people
  • How to facilitate the development of 21st century skills using DS
  • The Story Circle Methodology (SCM)
  • How to produce a digital story to achieve GCE goals
  • How to effectively share the digital stories about GCE goals

What did the participants achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify diverse understandings of the concept of Global Citizenship
  • Examine the different goals within GCE
  • Compare the GCE practices in EU countries
  • Analyze current global issues within the framework of the major GCE goals
  • Explore the potential of DS as a method to cope with GCE
  • Apply the Story Circle Methodology in formal and non-formal education
  • Use specific digital tools to introduce the GCE topics
  • Empower the development of 21st skills among the students
  • Create a storyboard of your story on a GCE topic
  • Create relevant materials for your digital story (images, voice, music, sounds, texts, titles)
  • Collect relevant materials for your digital story (images, voice, music, sounds, texts, titles) on different media
  • Identify licensing modes and select free material on the web
  • Actively participate in an online learning community

What is the duration of the BRIGHTS MOOC?

The MOOC “Addressing Global Citizenship Education through Digital Storytelling” lasted 4 weeks and required in total 20 hours of learning. Each week a training on a specific module was provided and required approximately 5 hours of study. At the completion of the course participants received a certificate of attendance. The MOOC is free of charge.

These are examples of video materials included in the MOOC. To access the MOOC in your language please use the following credentials.

Username: brights_demo
Password: Br1ght$01

For more information about the course in your country, please contact the National Coordinator: