The current study materials have been created by the University of Tartu’s transmedial research group, which functions under the state rubric of cultural semiotics deemed as research of national importance, and began with the scientific project: Kultuur kui haridus: transmeedialisus ja digitaalsus kultuurilises autokommunikatsioonis (“Culture as Education: Transmediality and Digitality in Cultural Autocommunication”). Our objective is to develop a methodology uniting transmedial studies and semiotics which creates study materials useful in general education and schools. Earlier we have created four learning environments:
Semiotics allows studying culture in all possible forms. We believe that the stories about the past can be told in different cultural languages and from different perspectives. To make our approach more graspable for students, we have used various formats: videos, illustrations, test, tasks and theoretical introductions written in a simple language. Since cultural research is an essentially creative process, the platform offers many games and ideas for independent projects.
Estonian Film Institute
Content creation: Alexandra Milyakina, Alexandr Fadejev, Merit Rickberg, Maarja Ojamaa
Translation: Erik Kõvamees, Saara Liis Jõerand, Alexandra Milyakina.
Design and technical support: Redwall OÜ.