About this Project

In 2002, Northern Ireland Screen, the Nerve Centre and CCEA received funding from NESTA - the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts to carry out phase two of Creative Learning in the Digital Age.

The pilot encouraged the use of moving images in the classroom as part of whole-class teaching and project work across the curriculum and was developed from Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive. Phase one concentrated on History at Key Stage 3 (year 10) with Union to Partition (1910-1922) and the Twentieth Century World (World War One). Phase two expanded into Moving Image Arts (MIA), while continuing to support the History teachers.

Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive was originally constructed as a public access resource of moving image material of Northern Ireland from 1897-2000. The Creative Learning in the Digital Age website included an archive of moving images with exemplars including teachers' notes, exercises and contextual and assessment material.

The original project helped support pilot teachers through:

  • The provision of teacher and pupil training, delivered by the Nerve Centre and
    Studio ON
  • An online resource for MIA, with film clips, curriculum information, assignments and assessment information, as well as an area to post pupils’ work.
  • The provision of 6 Apple Media labs (power book, dv camera and a digital camera) available for loan from the Northern Ireland Screen for project work.

The initial pilot phase of the project concluded in 2005. In 2007 Northern Ireland Screen handed management of the CLDA website over to CCEA. In 2011 the Moving Image Arts site was relauched as a CCEA microsite, with the Creative Learning in the Digital Age History site relaunched in September 2012.