Read first the results of the DELTA research report!

delta-logoThe DELTA project aims at designing and developing an innovative, open, blended course in order to train students in digital competences and the use of new technologies in Archaeology.
Before designing the DELTA course, the consortium carried out an extensive Desk and Field Research with the following aims:

  1. to record the existing situation mainly in the three participating countries concerning:
    (a) higher education courses on excavation methods and techniques
    (b) the use of digital applications in archaeological excavations
    (c) the use of digital educational tools in courses about excavation practice
  2. to explore, assess and understand the expectations and desires of students and professionals of archaeology concerning the use of digital tools and applications in Archaeological excavations and Courses on excavation practices, methods and techniques.

The first Intellectual Output “Digital Excavation blended Course” concerns the design of the DELTA course after taking into consideration (a) the skills needed for new archaeologists and (b) the syllabus of training courses already available at Archaeological departments.

In this report (short, long) you will find out the current trends as well as needs of archaeologists in Greece, Italy and Czech Republic!


ALL DIGITAL 2020 Summit on Competences of the Future

alldigital-summit-2020On 7-8 October 2020, ALL DIGITAL will organise its 13th annual Summit entitled “Competences for the Future”. The Summit brings together representatives of networks and organisations working to enhance digital skills of European citizens. Due to the current restrictions, the Summit will take place as an online event. The Summit programme offers keynotes, panels, workshops and lightning talks, and is organized around four streams:

  • Towards a version 2.2 of DigComp > DIGCOMP
  • The future of digital competence centres > FUTURE
  • Recognition of digital competence certificates in Europe > CERTIFICATION
  • Lessons learned during Covid-19 > LESSONS

ALL DIGITAL is a Brussels-based network of organisations and it is working to enhance digital skills of Europeans. Nowadays, it is a major European Association in the field of digital inclusion and empowerment, but also a family united by one purpose: empower Europe through digital skills. DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University is a member of ALL DIGITAL and will participate in different workshops and panels during the Summit.

The ALL DIGITAL Summit is one of the leading public events in Europe on digital competences. It provides a unique platform where trainers and facilitators working for digital competence centres, ICT learning centres, adult education centres are joined by education and employability experts, private and public stakeholders, including policy makers, to exchange experiences and share knowledge, reflect together on strategies to expand the number of digitally literate citizens, while networking to identify new potential partners in future projects.

You can find out more about the Summit at and by following the associated social media accounts:

Facebook: @AllDigitalEU

Twitter: @AllDigitalEU

Hashtags: #AllDigitalEU; #DigitalSkills #AllDigitalSummit20

Blogging space (on the ALL DIGITAL community website Unite-IT):

Participation in the Summit is free. Note however that registration is mandatory!

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Μαζικό Ανοικτό Διαδικτυακό Μάθημα (MOOC) με θέμα τη Διαγενεακή Μάθηση

toy-logoΗ ερευνητική ομάδα DAISSy του ΕΑΠ διαθέτει για 6η φορά το Μαζικό Ανοικτό Διαδικτυακό Μάθημα (MOOC) με τίτλο “Together Old and Young: An Intergenerational Approach” και αντικείμενο τη Διαγενεακή Μάθηση (Intergenerational Learning). Το MOOC θα ξεκινήσει στις 5 Οκτωβρίου 2020 και θα παραμείνει ανοικτό για 5 εβδομάδες.

Η δωρεάν εγγραφή στο MOOC είναι ανοικτή για κάθε ενδιαφερόμενο μέχρι τα μεσάνυχτα της 30ης Σεπτεμβρίου. ΕΓΓΡΑΦΕΙΤΕ ΤΩΡΑ στο σύνδεσμο εδώ.

Παρακολουθώντας το μάθημα θα μάθετε για τη διαγενεακή πρακτική με παιδιά (3-8 χρονών) και ηλικιωμένους (65+ χρονών) και θα ανακαλύψετε πρακτικούς τρόπους να δημιουργήσετε ευκαιρίες για ποιοτικές και βιώσιμες δραστηριότητες Διαγενεακής Μάθησης.

Το MOOC διατίθεται στα Αγγλικά. Η συμμετοχή είναι δωρεάν. Περιλαμβάνει τέσσερις εβδομαδιαίες ενότητες με βίντεο, άρθρα, ομάδες συζήτησης, κουίζ και παιχνίδια. Κάθε ενότητα απαιτεί περίπου 6 ώρες μελέτης. Μετά την επιτυχή ολοκλήρωση του MOOC, μπορείτε, πληρώνοντας 50 ευρώ, να λάβετε το πιστοποιητικό ολοκλήρωσης του μαθήματος και απεριόριστη πρόσβαση στο εκπαιδευτικό υλικό.

Μπορείτε να λάβετε περισσότερες πληροφορίες στέλνοντας μέηλ στη διεύθυνση


9th ENCATC Members Talk on “Cross-disciplinarity and Innovation in Cultural Heritage Training”

euheritage-logoThe 9th ENCATC Members Talk on “Cross-disciplinarity and Innovation in Cultural Heritage Training” on 25 September from 14:30-15:30 (CEST) will bring together members of ENCATC, AAAE, TACPS, and representatives of EU projects researching and developing innovative training schemes for cultural heritage professionals.
This conversation, which will be moderated by ENCATC member, Alberto Gulli, Head of Training at Fitzcarraldo Foundation, aims to discuss about the gaps in training and how to adapt to new demands in the new normal.

For this edition, ENCATC invited Erminia Sciacchitano, Officer – Minister’s Cabinet presso Italian Ministry for Culture, Heritage and Tourism along with special guests from EU heritage projects:  Emmanuele Curti, Materahub, Italy; coordinator of the EU Heritage project; Karin Drda-Kühn, Kultur und Arbeit e.V., Germany; coordinator of the HERITAGE-PRO project; and Joanna Sanetra-Szeliga, the International Cultural Centre (ICC), Poland; coordinator of the ILUCIDARE project on behalf of ICC.

This event is proposed by ENCATC member Fitzcarraldo Fondazione in the framework of the Erasmus+ EU Heritage project, aimed to create a new transnational curriculum for cultural heritage professionals, focused on digital skills, transferable and transversal competences, soft skills and skills connected to “experience tourism” in the field of cultural heritage. DAISSy research group, HOU is partner in EUHeritage project.

Registered participants will receive the Zoom access link in a separate communication.


IT Professionalism Online Conference

itpe-logoIT Professionalism Online Conference’ hosted by IT Professionalism EuropeeSkills Malta and the Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The conference will take place on:

12 October 14:00-16:45 CEST
Agenda and registration here.

The event will explore the ways in which IT professionalism can contribute to Europe’s Covid-19 recovery as well as provide an in-depth look at the e-Competence Framework (e-CF) and how it is applied by relevant stakeholders. Speakers include officials from the European Commission as well as other industry and public sector representatives. The programme consists of keynote speeches followed by two panel discussions – ‘Spearheading the Covid-19 recovery through digital skills: challenges and solutions’ and ‘e-Competence Framework in Practice: Companies and Higher Education’.

You may find the full agenda and registration details on the website. If you have any questions, please ask directly to

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BIBLIO exploits the valuable experience of Mu.SA. project

photo-BIBLIO and MuSAProject Mu.SA: Museum Sector Alliance targeted the museum sector and addressed the skill gaps and increasing disconnection between the formal education (and training) and the employment sector, which are mainly due to the emergence of new job roles and the quickening pace of the adoption of ICT in the sector. Mu.SA was coordinated by Hellenic Open University–DAISSy Research Group (GR) and was implemented between 2016 and 2020 under the Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliances framework by a consortium of eleven partners from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

Project Mu.SA created and offered a set of online and offline learning opportunities and contributed to the development of essential digital skills by museum professionals. Firstly, the project described four emerging job profiles: Digital Strategy Manager, Digital Collections Curator, Digital Interactive Experience Developer and Online Community Manager. A complete training curriculum was designed and implemented for each of them, consisting of two major stages: a MOOC, which was common for all profiles, followed by a blended course, which was specialized for each profile; the last stage of the course included an extensive workplace learning phase.

The Mu.SA training methodology, shortly presented in this article,  provides an excellent basis for BIBLIO! It is true that the two projects share common characteristics and that is the reason why, they are strongly interrelated. The Massive Open Online course (MOOC) entitled “Essential Digital Skills for Museum Professionals” is especially designed for the museum community, targeting professionals, students, volunteers and unemployed, who wanted to pursue their future career in the museum sector. The Mu.SA MOOC is a flexible, self-paced course organized in modules that allows trainees to develop a set of 22 core digital and transferable competences required for the museum sector.

The Mu.SA MOOC extends over eight (8) weeks of training, each week consisting of 2-3 training modules. For each one of the 22 competences, a separate training module has been designed, the material of which was grouped into units, which include presentations, videos and study material related to a set of learning outcomes that are assessed at the end of the module. Each week focuses on one competence coming from e-CF (the European standard of IT competences) and combines related competences from DigComp (the global standard of digital literacy of the average citizen) and P21 (a 21st century skill model) frameworks. Beyond the ability to develop digital strategy, digital content or use digital tools and platforms, trainees advance their skills like time management, communication, team-working, leadership and creative thinking. During the deployment of the MOOC, online tutors monitored, assisted and facilitated learners’ training. Once enrolled, trainees had guided access to all videos, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated training platform based on the popular Moodle platform was developed by the HOU-DAISSy Research Group and the course was designed so as to facilitate active participation, peer-learning and open discussion among the course participants. After the completion of the training course, successful learners were able to develop and use digital and transferable competences necessary for professionals working in the museum sector. The instructional design was based on learning outcomes and was modular, in order to allow each trainee to study based on his / her pace and availability.

The Mu.SA MOOC is a unique combination of the European Frameworks and standards, and for this reason it is considered as best practice at European level. The impressive element in the Mu.SA training course was that the enrollment to the MOOC attracted more than 5.000 people from more than 45 countries from all around the world! After the successful completion of the MOOC, almost 1400 people [coming from Greece (400 people), Italy (491), Portugal (137) and other countries (371)] were certified, having attended more than 80% of the whole course and succeeding in at least 80% of graded activities; all candidates were able to download their digital certification through the Moodle Platform.

Learners who successfully completed the MOOC were eligible to continue their learning journey by applying for an advanced, six-month specialization course. Selected students, based on specific criteria, could choose a specialization training in one of the four emerging job profiles: Digital Strategy Manager, Digital Collections Curator, Digital Interactive Experience Developer and Online Community Manager. Open Educational Resources (OERs) were offered in these four specialized courses, for a total of 27 digital competences, 21 (e-CF) and 6 (DigComp) as well as 15 transferable competences, through blended learning (e-learning and face-to-face lectures) and work-based learning in a museum in Greece, Italy or Portugal. A total of 79 museum professionals completed the course successfully and were specialized in one the four job profiles. Forty two online selected OERs were designed and developed for Mu.SA courses and are available today.

It is noteworthy, that Mu.SA has been included in the DigComp User Guide (2018) as one of the 38 existing inspiring practices of DigComp implementations and it is selected as one of the 9 best cases that use DigComp for employment. In addition, Mu.SA project has been proposed as Good Practice under the “Initiative 8 – Heritage-related skills / Component 3: Opportunities for cultural heritage professionals” by European Commission. Recently (2020), Mu.SA project was included in the “DigComp at Work” report issued by EU, as best practice for implementing the DigComp framework for digital competences (!).

It is clear that the effective structure of Mu.SA methodology and the project accomplishments about applying the DigComp framework in the employment sector (for museums) provide an excellent example to be fully exploited and adjusted when developing the respective BIBLIO methodology for the library sector. The Mu.SA lessons learnt will be transferred effectively by HOU-DAISSy Reseach Group within the implementation of BIBLIO project, so that the current partnership and BIBLIO beneficiaries fully gain through this valuable experience.

For further information on Mu.SA project, please check:

For more information on BIBLIO project and other activities of DAISSy:

BIBLIO Sept meeting

Ενεργός συμμετοχή της DAISSy στη 2η Συνάντηση Συντονισμού του έργου BIBLIO

BIBLIO Sept meetingH Ερευνητική Ομάδα DAISSy του Ελληνικού Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου (ΕΑΠ), φορέας εταίρος του Ευρωπαϊκού έργου BIBLIO στην Ελλάδα, συμμετείχε ενεργά στη 2η διακρατική συνάντηση συντονισμού του έργου.

Η αρχικά προγραμματισμένη δια ζώσης, 2η διακρατική συνάντηση συντονισμού του εταιρικού σχήματος του έργου #DigitalBiblio, η οποία είχε προγραμματιστεί να λάβει χώρα στη Σόφια, τελικά πραγματοποιήθηκε διαδικτυακά στις 10 και 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020.

Στο επίκεντρο των εργασιών βρέθηκαν τα αποτελέσματα της ερευνητικής φάσης με την ολοκλήρωση της αναφοράς & για την ανάλυση των αναγκών κατάρτισης 1 στον τομέα των Βιβλιοθηκών, καθώς και η ανάπτυξη του περιεχομένου του προγράμματος σπουδών και η πρώτη φάση της εκπαίδευσης!

  • Η Ερευνητική Ομάδα DAISSy του ΕΑΠ, παρουσίασε την προτεινόμενη δομή και περιεχόμενο του σχετικού MOOC που προβλέπεται ως ένα από τα παραδοτέα του έργου BIBLIO. Στόχος είναι η δημιουργία ενός σύγχρονου MOOC που θα υποστηρίξει την ανάπτυξη των Βιβλιοθηκών και των ικανοτήτων των επαγγελματιών του χώρου, διασφαλίζοντας τη δυνατότητά του (MOOC) να προσελκύει και να εξυπηρετεί αποτελεσματικά και αποδοτικά τους επαγγελματίες των Βιβλιοθηκών.
  • Έμφαση θα δοθεί στην ενεργό εμπλοκή όλων (εκπαιδευτών, εκπαιδευομένων και προσωπικού των Βιβλιοθηκών) ώστε τουλάχιστον 400 άτομα από τις χώρες εταίρους (Ιταλία, Βουλγαρία, Λετονία, Βέλγιο και Ελλάδα) να αξιοποιήσουν το MOOC και να το αξιολογήσουν, δίνοντας τις παρατηρήσεις τους. Όσα άτομα ολοκληρώσουν επιτυχώς το MOOC, θα έχουν τη δυνατότητα να συνεχίσουν την κατάρτισή τους σε επόμενο στάδιο του έργου.
  • Η DAISSy συντονίζει την υλοποίηση του εν λόγω παραδοτέου, καθώς διαθέτει, μεταξύ άλλων, πολυετή, συναφή, αξιόλογη εμπειρία στο σχεδιασμό και υλοποίηση MOOC, που εγγυάται ποιοτικό αποτέλεσμα για το έργο BIBLIO.

Σύντομα θα δημοσιευτεί η αναφορά για την ανάλυση των αναγκών κατάρτισης καθώς και οι πληροφορίες για τα αναδυόμενα προφίλ εργασίας (job profiles) που έχουν δημιουργηθεί!

Μείνετε συντονισμένοι και μην ξεχάσετε να επισκέπτεστε την Ιστοσελίδα του BIBLIO και να παρακολουθείτε τις ιστορίες (“Stories”) από τους φορείς εταίρους του έργου!


Η Ιστοσελίδα του έργου CDDC είναι εδώ!

CDDC-logoΣτον ακόλουθο σύνδεσμο μπορείτε να δείτε και να πλοηγηθείτε στην Ιστοσελίδα του έργου Crowddreaming: Youth co-create digital culture (CDDC):

Η Ιστοσελίδα περιλαμβάνει την περιγραφή του έργου, μια σύντομη παρουσίαση του Εταιρικού Σχήματος καθώς και πληροφορίες σχετικά με τα παραδοτέα που ολοκληρώνονται στο πλαίσιο του κι άλλα ενδιαφέροντα σημεία.

Το έργο CDDC συγχρηματοδοτείται από το Πρόγραμμα Erasmus+ της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης (EE) και υλοποιείται στην Ελλάδα από την Ερευνητική Ομάδα DAISSy του Ελληνικού Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου (ΕΑΠ).


DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) at the national Education Sector Working Group

mile-logo-300x215In the framework of MILE – Migrants Integration in the Labor Market in Europe project, DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) actively participates in the meetings of the national Education Sector Working Group (ESWG) organized and hosted by Greece I UNICEF with the participation of a large number of interested Bodies that are actively involved in Migration specific actions.

Target of the ESWG is to inform and coordinate participants on the relevant issues at the national level. Specifically, main objectives of the ESWG are the coordination of the actions of Bodies dealing with issues of Formal, Non-Formal and Informal Education concerning Migrants in Greece, and the dissemination of relevant information.

The ESWG meetings that used to take place on a periodic basis (per week or per two weeks), since the beginning of the COVID 19 crisis turned online in an effort to cope with the multiple implications caused at this period. From March 16 till this day, more than 15 ESWG meetings have taken place online. DAISSy Research Group has participated in the total of the meetings in an effort to be constantly updated about the situation in Greece as well as in order to promote all MILE relevant actions.


Greek case study on the role of STE(A)M educators presented at IISA Conference

steamoneduiisa2020On July 17, at the IISA2020 Conference, Natalia Spyropoulou and Achilles Kameas, members of the STEAMonEdu project team of Daissy Research TeamComputer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” (CTI), presented the scientific paper “Investigating the role of STE(A)M Educators: a case study in Greece”.

The IISA (Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications) Conference was the eleventh in a series of international conferences, which offers a forum for the constructive interaction and prolific exchange of ideas among scientists and practitioners from different research fields – such as computers, mathematics, physics, biology, education, chemistry, experimental psychology, social sciences, linguistics, and engineering.

The presented paper summarized a study that compares the outcomes of previous research with the results of a survey of 59 Greek educators, who have implemented STE(A)M-related courses. Based on the responses through the specially designed close-ended questionnaire, the educators’ perceptions were identified and analyzed. Based on these, the authors assessed the importance of different traits and competences that a STE(A)M educator should have. Furthermore, the research showed evidence that there are some differences in educators’ perceptions depending on their academic background, mostly on teaching and professional development aspects.

The presentation led to a fruitful exchange of ideas during the discussion that followed, also causing strong interest of the participants for the activities and future actions of STEAMonEdu project related to the development of the competence framework for STE(A)M educators and the training curriculum to support their professional development.

You can find out more about STEAMonEdu and DAISSy Research Group activities here: