SilverCoders project multiplier event 11/7/2022

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly (THMMY), and more specifically the Creative Technologies Learning Lab (http://ctll.e-ce.uth.gr) research group, organizes a free digital skills training program aimed at adults over 40 years old from 11 to 13 July 2022. The training program takes place in the computer laboratory of the new building of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which the department makes available in the context of extroversion and connection with society. Digital skills are essential in today's interconnected world, where the use of digital applications and services in both professional activities and everyday life is commonplace. However, as a result of the digital divide, namely wide differences in digital competences among individuals and/or groups, not all fully benefit from the digital age.…
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Instructor training on design thinking and gamification in Hanoi 27/6/2022 – 1/7/2022

An instructor training event was organized in the context of our Capacity Building in Higher Education project ICT-INOV at Hanoi University in Vietnam. The event was attended by higher education instructors from Porto Polytechnic (PT), University of Malaya (MY), University Tenaga Nasional (MY), ISRA University (PK), NUCES (PK), Tribhuvan University (NP), Kathmandu University (NP), Tallinn University (EE), and the University of Thessaly see more
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ICT-INOV webinar at the Digital Ecosystems Workshop, 20th National Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources, Romania 3/6/2022

A webinar was delivered with the title "Modernizing ICT Education for Harvesting Innovation" in the context of the Digital Ecosystems Workshp at the 20th National Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources, Romania on June 3, 2022. The webinar was attended by an international audience of 28 individuals from European academia and industry see more
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NATURE project kickoff meeting 2-3/6/2022

Erasmus+ project NATURE aims at developing a serious digital game that raises awareness, promotes preparedness, and develops knowledge and skills for natural resources management. The kickoff meeting of the project took place in Volos, Greece on June 2 and 3, 2022. At this early stage of project implementation partners discussed different aspects of game design, including different terrains, such as deserts, savannas, steppes, forests, lakes, and rivers, differnt fauna and flora, and conditions such as wind and elevations and their influence on ecosystems. These will allow the development of a game engine that supports interesting scenarios related to the preservation of natural econsystems see more
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ICT-INOV project instructor training at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UTH, 27/5/2022

A first instructor training event for project ICT-INOV, which focuses on developing innovation skills in Computer Science and Engineering education, took place at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly on May 27, 2022. The event was attended by 10 higher education instructors. The event took place in one of the two computer labs of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It was promoted via email to the faculty department. The audience experienced a demo of the ICT-INOV platform for innovation. The audience had the opportunity to be exposed to design thinking and gamification principles, which are the backbone of the proposed ICT-INOV methodological learning approach for developing innovation skills in higher education. In addition, the audience was exposed to examples of exercises that…
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High5 international summer school on innovation presentation on Magnesia News 21/5/2022

Magnesia News outlet made a lengthly presentation on the High5 International Summer School on Innovation following a radio interview that was given by Hariklia Tsalapatas on Radio Vera on May 19, 2022. The presentation focused on the methodology used in the summer school for introducing out of the box solutions. In addition, it focused on the solutions designed by students on sustainable tourism, sustainable mobility, mitigating plastics pollution, sustainable consumption, and sustainable buildings see the article on-line
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TEAMStar consortium meeting in Volos 20/5/2022

CTLL hosted the TEAMStar project meeting in Volos. The meeting was attended by 14 members of the partner organizations from Latvia, Bulgaria, Italy, and Greece. During the meeting partners discussed the TEAMStar learning platform, the TEAMStar educational game, piloting activities, the organization of multiplier events, and instructor training see more
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International School on Innovation, project High5, 5 – 9/5/2022

An international school on innovation is organized from May 9 - 15, 2022. The event is attended by 26 students and 10 mentors from Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Bulgaria, and Greece. During the event students apply an integrated method of design thinking and problem solving for addressing sustainability challenges, such as sustainble energy, tourism, buildings, production and consumption, and more. Students have the opportunity to engage in international teams, starting with team building activities, which are followed by a city game for getting to know their host town for the rest of the week. Then, they work on problem discovery, user analysis through interviews, problem definition, ideation, prototyping, and evaluation see more
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