Open GLAM & education. Teacher’s and educator’s perspective on digital resources – description of charts.

Types of digital culture resources used by teachers and non-formal educators

Question: What kind of resources provided by any type of GLAM institutions (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) do you use while conducting educational activities?


  • 85 % Online digital collections and their context information eg image, video, sound
  • 70% Educational interactive materials eg games, quizzes, tours
  • 64% Educational digital resources eg lessons plans, learning scenarios, tutorials

Subjects in which teachers and non-formal educators use heritage-based tools & resources

Question: In which subjects or fields do you use interactive materials and digital resources provided by GLAM institutions (galleries, libraries, archives, museums)? Please choose all that apply. N = 227

Answers: 35 % Reading, Writing, Literature. 35% History. 26% Arts education. 25% Foreign language. 23% Natural sciences. 23% Media education, digital literacy related classes. 21% Social studies. 15 % ICT (Internet Communication Technologies). 13% Technology. 12% Mathematics. 9% Practical and vocational skills. 7% Religion, ethics, moral education. 6% Physical education and health. 4% Business and entrepreneurship. 6% Other subjects.

Benefits and advantages of the usage of heritage-based tools & resources stated by teachers and non-formal educators

Question: Why do you use educational tools or educational resources online collections provided by GLAM institutions (galleries, libraries, archives, museums)? Please choose all sentences that are true for you. N = 227

Answers: 70% They help me prepare more engaging and creative lessons. 55% They represent a modern approach to education. 54% They inspire me to create my own educational materials and tools. 52% They are free of charge. 52% They are easy of access. 52% They are innovative. 48% They are of high quality. 48% They are in line with my teaching methods. 46% They meet my students’ needs. 44% They help me prepare lessons during period of remote teaching. 33% They help me save time. 32% Their legal status is clear to me, I know I can legally use them. 28% Official textbooks do not include this sort of materials. 9% My colleagues recommended them to me. 2% Other.

The most frequently mentioned disadvantages and barriers to the use of heritage-based tools & resources and online collections

Question: What, according to you are the main disadvantages of interactive materials, digital resources and online collections provided by GLAM institutions (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) that may stop others from using them? N = 227

Answers: 40% Sometimes they are hard to find. 34% I need to register to use them. 33% Sometimes they cover only a part of topic I want to cover. 32% They are not gathered in one place, one platform, website, catalog. 32% They are not well promoted. 26% I don’t know the copyright restrictions. 26% Sometimes they do not meet my students needs. 25% Sometimes they do not have the right format. 25% They are not updated regularly. 23% They are too few of them available. 22% Sometimes they are not easily accessible. 22% Sometimes they are not user friendly. 20% They are not clearly link to the curriculum of the subject. 16% Sometimes they are of poor quality. 7% My students don’t find them interesting. 4% Other.