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The info day of the Chamber of Ileia and the DAISSy Research Group of HOU on “Vocational training in accessible Tourism” was successfully completed

On June 9, 2022, at the Ileia Chamber of Commerce in Pyrgos, a dissemination event took place in the context of the Erasmus+ project “IN-TOUR – INclusive TOURism Professions. European Curricula For Accessible Tourism Manager And Frontline Staff”.

In his opening speech, the President of the Ileia Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Konstantinos Nikoloutsos, welcomed the event as an important step in highlighting the contribution of accessible Tourism to the Tourism growth, its interconnection with the cultural heritage and the role of vocational training as a tool for professional development, but also as a link to employment policies.

The event was greeted, online, by Dr. Achilles Kameas, Professor at Hellenic Open University, Head of the DAISSy Research Group, who presented the research projects and activities of the DAISSy Group.

Then Ms. Vicky Maratou and Ms. Panagiota Polymeropoulou, Researchers with the DAISSy Group, presented the European curricula of IN-TOUR, as well as the new professional profiles for the manager and the frontline staff in accessible Tourism. As they mentioned, next October, the Hellenic Open University, through the Center for Training and Lifelong Learning, will offer the two courses, one for each profile.

The importance of accessible Tourism for Tourism growth was the main speech topic of both Mr. Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director and Mrs. Katerina Papamichael, Accessibility Expert of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), who presented good practices, measurable indicators as well as strategies and concrete steps to highlight the economic and development dimension of accessible Tourism, in order to be incorporated as a valuable tool in the design of relevant measures and policies.

After a short break, the event continued with the presentation of Mr. Konstantinos V. Antonopoulos, MSc Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of Ileia, who presented the very interesting recent actions and achievements regarding accessibility in the archeological sites and museums of the Region of Ileia.

The event closed with the speech of Ms. Panagiota Stathopoulou, Employment Counsellor, DYPA, who focused on the importance of the integration of training in accessible Tourism, and the employment policies that could actively support companies in the search for qualified and highly skilled personnel.

The event was attended, among others, by representatives of the Members of Parliament for Ileia, members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Ileia, representatives of DYPA, representatives of hotel and tourist units, VET providers, students, tour operators and others.

The event was streamed online through the official YouTube channel of the Chamber of Ileia and is available here. The event was mentioned in the local press.

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The Training of Tutors of the CrAL project

The Training of Tutors of the project Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy has been accomplished! What’s next?

The CrAL Tutors’ team of the DAISSy Reserach Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) participated at the Training of Tutors of the EU project Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy on May 23, 24 and 25th. DAISSy’s tutors were among the 25 tutors from Italy, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Croatia and Lithuania who were trained by the experts in audiovisual writing and reading Annio Gioacchino Stasi and Mery Tortolini. The three day Training of Trainers of CrAL project was a live event and was hosted by the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

The Training of Tutors of the CrAL project

The Training of Tutors of the CrAL project

During these three days, the 25 tutors of the partnership had the chance to familiarize with and better understand the audio-visual writing and reading methodology through the deeper analysis of the theoretical content and the narrative audiovisual content as well as their practical involvement in the creation of the educational material.

The tutors underlined the role of images as a means of providing experiences that help to better understand reality and culture. They pointed out the urgent need of the youngsters in secondary education to obtain media literacy education as media affects their daily lives, viewpoints and thoughts. They agreed that applying audiovisual media education through the innovative methodology of the Creative audiovisual writing and reading will help students to possess sufficient knowledge about the real world and the way the audiovisual content is given to the media, to analyze audiovisual content (Images, films), to make effective interpretations,  to critically evaluate it and develop the ability to create it.

After the Training of Tutors, the 25 European tutors will communicate the methodology developed by the two experts Annio Gioacchino Stasi and Mery Tortolini to teachers from all the countries participating in the project, and support them in implementing it in the classroom with their students. The teachers will encourage media literate youngsters and will help them become role models of their ideas and inclusivity perspectives all over the world!

So, the CrAL-Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy- is starting to create the CrAL European Communty of Practice!!

Will you join the CrAL Community of Practice?

This audiovisual experience will really meet all your expectations!



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Press release for the Hybrid Conference of DELTA project

delta-logoThe DAISSy research group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) organized successfully the Hybrid International Conference on “Digital Transformation of Archaeology”, in the framework of the DELTA project, on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Electra Palace Hotel, Athens (starting time 10.00).

The conference was opened by Mrs. Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, General Director of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. In the first part, the programme started with a description of the DELTA project by the scientific coordinator of the project and professor of SST HOU, director of the DAISSy research group- HOU, Mr. Achilles Kameas. The first part of the conference included presentations of the results and deliverables of the DELTA project by the project partners. The blended course “Digital Excavation” and the DELTA Platform were presented by Mrs. Panagiota Polymeropoulou, senior researcher of the DELTA project. Then, the content and learning objectives for each of the modules developed in the DELTA course were presented to the audience, namely: module 1 by Mr. Peter Tóth, Masaryk University, module 2 by Mr. Yannis Papadatos, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, module 3 by Mrs. Francesca Sogliani, University of Basilicata and module 4 by Mrs. Panagiota Polymeropoulou, DAISSy research group – Hellenic Open University.

The students from Greece (Eleni Gourgouleti, Georgios Tasopoulos, Georgios Ntzoufras), from Italy (Mariangela Maura) and from the Czech Republic (Filip Ševčík) spoke about their experience from their participation in 2021 in the DELTA blended course and especially their training and participation in the DELTA Intensive Study Programme, which took place at the University excavation of the University of Athens, at Plasi of Marathon.

The conference hosted live and online speeches from Greek and foreign institutions. The second part of the programme included speeches by invited speakers, researchers, archaeologists and professors, such as Mrs. Despina Tsiafaki, Athena Research Centre, Mr. Dimitrios Planzos, Department of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mr. Dimitrios Rubis, Italian Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences, Mr. Petr Dresler, University of Masaryk, Mr. Ascanio D’Andrea, Ministry of Culture – Special Service of Archaeology of Rome, Fine Arts and Landscape, Mr. Gabriele Gattiglia, University of Pisa and finally, Mrs. Hana Kubelková, University of Masaryk. The state of the art regarding the profile of the archaeologist in each partner country, the training and upgrading of future archaeologists, as well as digital tools, excavation data management and the infrastructure used for excavation and archaeological issues, are some of the topics presented. The conference provided an open platform to discuss the latest innovations, trends and concerns, as well as practical challenges and digital solutions being adopted in archaeology and excavation.

The conference was attended by 65 people in person, 84 people remotely (via Zoom), while there was a live broadcast on the YouTube channel of the DAISSy research group – HOU with 60 participants (on the day of the event). The international conference addressed students, professionals, educators, researchers and practitioners in the fields of archaeology, digital education and vocational training, as well as training providers, decision-makers in the field of education and culture, representatives of municipalities and cultural associations.

The project DELTA – Digital Excavation through Learning and Training in Archaeology is funded under the Erasmus+/ KA2/ Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education programme. The project is coordinated by the DAISSy research group of the Hellenic Open University. The consortium consists of Universities from three countries (Department of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Greece, Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Basilicata – Italy and Department of Archaeology and Museology, University of Masaryk – Czech Republic). The DELTA project developed a Massive Open Online Course aimed at students and teachers of Archaeology, combining the physical space of an archaeological excavation with the digital space of online learning.

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DAISSy participation in the second partner meeting and the first multiplier event of the NEFELE project

logo-nefeleOn June 6, 2022, the School of Psychology and Speech Therapy (Salón de Grados) in Spain hosted the second meeting of the NEFELE project partners – Neet prevention in Educational systems through positive Future vision Enhancing Learning and teacher Education. The meeting was attended live by partners from the University of Naples (UNINA), the University of Valencia (UVEG), the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and members of the DAISSy research team of the Hellenic Open University (ΗOU) and start-up SMARTED SRL. Partners from EADTU University and also members of the DAISSy research team participated online.

The meeting started with an overview of the project and the work that is in progress or is expected to start in the near future. Afterwards, it was presented the effect of teachers as well as the importance of well-being on the professional development of adolescents. During the meeting the partners discussed, among other technical issues, the methodology of creating Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs-Tangible User Interfaces) and their utilization.

As the DAISSy Research Team of the Hellenic Open University will be the partner that will coordinate the development of the educational material and will technically support the creation of the educational videos, was presented by A. Kameas, Professor of EAP and Scientific Officer, material on how the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can be developed and some example of previous MOOCs that has been created for other projects. The partners agreed on the value of the courses and discussed the design of the basic learning modules that will be developed during the program.

The meeting closed with the communication policy in terms of an effective dissemination of the project results and the optimization of the platform.

The next day, on June 7, the hybrid multiplier event of the project took place also, at the School of Psychology and Speech Therapy (Salón de Grados), where it was open to the public by registering on the respective website. At the event, basic information of the NEFELE project (framework, objectives, etc.) and its results so far were presented. Then a presentation was conducted on the role of teachers in the professional development of adolescents and how the method of Positive Psychology promotes well-being.

Finally, there was a presentation on the widespread use of Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) and how they will be used in the project.



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Υβριδική ενημερωτική εκδήλωση του Επιμελητηρίου Ηλείας & της DAISSy Group του Ελληνικού Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου με θέμα «Επαγγελματική κατάρτιση στον προσβάσιμο Τουρισμό»

intour-imerida-posterΗ εκδήλωση διοργανώνεται στο πλαίσιο του Έργου «IN-TOUR – INclusive TOURism Professions. European Curricula for Accessible Tourism Manager and Frontline Staff» το οποίο χρηματοδοτείται από το Πρόγραμμα Erasmus+ της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.

Το έργο IN-TOUR έχει ως στόχο να καλύψει το κενό που υπάρχει στο εκπαιδευτικό σύστημα της Ευρώπης σχετικά με τον προσβάσιμο Τουρισμό και να εφοδιάσει τους διευθυντές και το προσωπικό πρώτης γραμμής που εργάζονται στον τομέα του Τουρισμού, μέσω του ορισμού δύο επαγγελματικών προφίλ και της υλοποίησης δύο Ευρωπαϊκών προγραμμάτων σπουδών, με τις απαραίτητες γνώσεις, δεξιότητες και ικανότητες για την παροχή κατάλληλων υπηρεσιών σε πελάτες που έχουν ανάγκη υποστήριξης.

Κατά τη διάρκεια της ημερίδας θα γίνει παρουσίαση των δύο Ευρωπαϊκών προγραμμάτων σπουδών και των αντίστοιχων επαγγελματικών προφίλ του έργου, ενώ οι εκλεκτοί προσκεκλημένοι – ομιλητές θα αναπτύξουν θεματικές σχετικά με τη συνεισφορά του προσβάσιμου τουρισμού στην τουριστική ανάπτυξη, τη διασύνδεσή του με το πολιτιστικό απόθεμα καθώς και το ρόλο της επαγγελματικής κατάρτισης ως εργαλείο επαγγελματικής ανέλιξης, αλλά και ως σύνδεσμος µε τις πολιτικές απασχόλησης.

Η παρακολούθηση είναι δωρεάν και οι δια ζώσης συμμετέχοντες θα λάβουν σχετικό πιστοποιητικό παρακολούθησης από το Επιμελητήριο Ηλείας.

Η ημερίδα θα μεταδοθεί και διαδικτυακά από το επίσημο κανάλι του Επιμελητηρίου Ηλείας στο YouTube μέσω του ακόλουθου συνδέσμου.

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The BIBLIO Specialization Courses by DAISSy-HOU attract very positive reactions from the Library professionals in Greece

biblio-logoThe BIBLIO Specialization Courses (SCs) are currently undergoing a modern educational process, that will enable learners to develop digital and transversal skills, fundamental for Library professionals in the digital era.

The Specialization Courses are part of the BIBLIO modular training programme targeting the competencies based on CECO and DIGY job profiles. They are perfectly comparable with the blended training course and the work-based learning activities that will follow.

The BIBLIO SCs in Greece are currently under implementation by DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU). Twenty-eight (28) highly motivated Library professionals take part in them. The trainees are devoted to the learning process. They express very positive impressions and actively use the BIBLIO e- platform, by exchanging with trainers and colleagues who take part in the SCs under parallel implementation in the BIBLIO partner countries Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria and Latvia.

More precisely, half of the Greek participants in the SCs, who are passionate about digitalising books, programming and data management, are specialized as Digital Transformation Facilitator-DIGY, whereas the other half of them who enjoy being in contact with the community, promoting reading and organizing events, are trained as  Community Engagement and Communication Officer-CECO.

The DAISSy Research Group of the HOU, which has longtime experience in the development of educational tools, MOOCs and learning platforms, has worked thoroughly to deliver a modern content of various BIBLIO SCs, such as ¡Browsing, valuing, searching, and filtering trusted data, information, and digital content ¡Collaboration and sharing through digital technologies ¡Copyright legislation ¡User support (Identifying needs and responses) ¡IT skills and troubleshooting ¡Spotting opportunities ¡Development of sustainable digital services ¡Fundraising and Crowdsourcing

Participants who complete the BIBLIO SCs will be awarded a Certificate of completion and have the ability to experience the work-based learning activities of the BIBLIO blended training course.

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The DAISSy Research Group of the HOU is the Greek BIBLIO partner (ERASMUS+ / 612411-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA) and implements the project in cooperation with the Distance Library and Documentation Centre (DLIC) of the HOU.

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Η ερευνητική ομάδα DAISSy του ΕΑΠ διοργανώνει HACKATHON Event για τους 17 Στόχους Βιώσιμης Ανάπτυξης

logo-HE-ENTREDIGCompΗ ερευνητική ομάδα DAISSy του Ελληνικού Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου διοργανώνει  HACKATHON Event στη Λάρισα με θέμα τους 17 Στόχους Βιώσιμης Ανάπτυξης των Ηνωμένων Εθνών. Η διοργάνωση θα λάβει χώρα στις 19 και 20 Μαΐου 2022 και η DAISSy προσκαλεί όλους τους φοιτητές και τις φοιτήτριες Τριτοβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης να συμμετέχουν σε αυτή.

Με τίτλο «Εργαζόμαστε μαζί  και Προτείνουμε λύσεις σε προβλήματα που σχετίζονται με τους 17 στόχους Βιώσιμης Ανάπτυξης των Ηνωμένων Εθνών», το HACKATHON θα πραγματοποιηθεί δια ζώσης στο Μικρό Αμφιθέατρο του Κτηρίου Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας, στη Γαιόπολη (Περιφερειακή Οδός Λάρισας-Τρικάλων). Θα τηρηθούν όλα τα προβλεπόμενα μέτρα για την αντιμετώπιση της πανδημίας.

Το HACKATHON θα είναι μια συναρπαστική διήμερη δια ζώσης εμπειρία μάθησης, συνεργασίας και δημιουργίας. Οι συμμετέχοντες και οι συμμετέχουσες θα έχουν την ευκαιρία να οργανωθούν σε ολιγομελείς ομάδες και να εργαστούν στον ίδιο χώρο για να  βρουν λύσεις σε προβλήματα που σχετίζονται με τους 17 στόχους Βιώσιμης Ανάπτυξης των Ηνωμένων Εθνών. Οι εν λόγω στόχοι, που ορίστηκαν το 2015 ως καθολική έκκληση για δράση κατά της φτώχειας και υπέρ μιας καλύτερης ζωής για τους ανθρώπους και τις κοινωνίες, περιγράφονται εδώ.

Το σύνολο των ενοτήτων εκπαίδευσης και η συμμετοχή στο HACKATHON  προσφέρονται δωρεάν, χωρίς καμία υποχρέωση για τους συμμετέχοντες και τις συμμετέχουσες.

Στο τέλος της δεύτερης ημέρας, μια κριτική επιτροπή θα αξιολογήσει τα πρωτότυπα τα οποία θα παρουσιαστούν και το καλύτερο θα συμπεριληφθεί σε Οδηγό για την Ανάπτυξη της Επιχειρηματικής Ικανότητας και Καινοτομίας.

Θα απονεμηθούν πιστοποιητικά παρακολούθησης και εκπρόσωποι της νικήτριας ομάδας θα έχουν τη δυνατότητα να ταξιδέψουν  στην Άγκυρα της Τουρκίας για να παρακολουθήσουν το Multiplier Event του έργου και να παρουσιάσουν τη λύση τους.

Το HACKATHON  διοργανώνεται στο πλαίσιο του έργου ΗΕ-ENTREDIGComp «Development of EntreComp and DigComp framework in Higher Education» το οποίο  συγχρηματοδοτείται από την Ε.Ε. στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος Erasmus+/KA2 (Project No: 2020-1-TRO1-KA203-094706). Στο έργο συμμετέχει ως Έλληνας εταίρος το ΕΑΠ μέσω της ερευνητικής ομάδας DAISSy. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για το έργο θα βρείτε εδώ και για τις δραστηριότητές του εδώ.

 Πρόγραμμα HACKATHON

Πέμπτη 19/5  16.00-19.00 

  • Παρουσίαση του έργου
  • Παρουσίαση συμμετεχόντων/-ουσών
  • Εκπαιδευτικές παρουσιάσεις- Training Pills
  • Δημιουργία των ομάδων εργασίας

Παρασκευή 20/5 9.30-20.3

  • Ανάπτυξη εργασιών – Training Pills
  • Δημιουργία Πρωτοτύπων
  • Παρουσίαση των Πρωτοτύπων
  • Βραβεύσεις

Την Παρασκευή προσφέρονται διαλείμματα για καφέ και φαγητό χωρίς κόστος για τους συμμετέχοντες και τις συμμετέχουσες.

Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι παρακαλούνται έως και την Πέμπτη 20/5 ώρα 12μ να συμπληρώσουν on-line αίτηση συμμετοχής η οποία βρίσκεται εδώ.

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Summer School “DIGITARCH” – Apply today!



The University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures in collaboration with the Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia and Modena in Italy,  organize the Summer School entitled  “Digital Collection Curator for Archaeology –  DIGITARCH” which offers to participants the opportunity to work on real case studies, applying the knowledge they have acquired during the classroom activities. The Summer School provides a high-level and unique international training aimed at putting into practice the digital and technological competences of students and professionals working in the heritage sector, with a special focus on the archaeological field, in line with the job profile of the Digital Collection Curator. Keynote tutors in the Summer School are Professor Achilles Kameas and Mrs Panagiota Polymeropoulou, from DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University.

Start of the programme: 20th June – 15th July 2022
Scientific Direction: Professor Antonella Coralini

Total hours: 90
CFU: 6
Available places: 30

How to apply
Application Deadline: 30th May 2022
Fee: 200 €
For more information on the application process see:

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“Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking & media literacy- CrAL” featured at the ALL DIGITAL weeks 2022

logo-cralThe project “Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy” (CrAL) was presented at the event  “ALL DIGITAL weeks 2022.

During the event (on 24th March), Gabriela Ruseva (ALL DIGITAL) presented the Italian best practice and made as well a significant reference to the CrAL methodology.  According to Annio Gioacchino Stasi, who is a screen writer, essayist and writer, this methodology “is trying to show the link between images and words. Working with images implies intellectual and above all human honesty. We see the effects of the images that confuse, lie, destroy, and unfortunately, at times convince”.

The innovative CrAL methodology is a result of the research which was carried out within the Laboratory of Image and Creative Writing of “La Sapienza” University of Rome by Annio Gioacchino Stasi, who has been teaching creative processes in writing for 30 years and Mery Tortolini, a painter, essayist and teacher.

CrAL is very close to delivering the innovative methodology to tutors of all participating countries at this stage of the project. A 3day Training of Tutors (ToT) event will take place in Barcelona on May 23-26. Greece will participate with the DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU).

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International Conference of the European project DELTA

int-conf-delta-posterThe DAISSy research group of the Hellenic Open University, coordinator of the DELTA project, invites you to the hybrid International Conference “Digital Transformation of Archeology” that will be organized on Saturday, 4th June 2022 in Athens, within the DELTA project!

The conference is open to all and will be held in English. Certificates of participation will be awarded!

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More information in the Announcement and the Poster.

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