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Open Discovery Space: A socially-powered and multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of eLearning resources

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Programme: SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
Programme Acronym: CIP
Contract Type: NO CONTRACT TYPE
Start Date: 2012-04-01
End Date: 2015-03-31
Contract No: FP7-ICT-PSP:297229
Role for TUC/MUSIC: Contractor
Funding for TUC/MUSIC: 180000.0 Euros
Principal Investigator for TUC/MUSIC: Stavros Christodoulakis

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The Open Discovery Space project addresses various challenges that face the eLearning environment in the European context targeting three principal objectives: Firstly, it will offer a single, integrated access point for eLearning resources from dispersed educational repositories. Secondly, it will promote the engagement in meaningful educational activities by using a social-network style multilingual portal, offering eLearning resources as well as services for the production of educational activities. Thirdly, it will assess the impact of the new educational activities, which could serve as a prototype to be adopted by stakeholders in school education.

The Open Discovery Space project is bringing innovation to three key areas:

  1. Proposing innovative ways to encourage educational communities to use eLearning resources and exchange their experience and views on ease of use and quality of those resources.
  2. Proposing an innovative educational design and an educational metadata organisation scheme. These measures will seek to exploit the elements of the learning context in eLearning resources (i.e., educational objectives, pedagogical models, learners’ personal characteristics and needs, etc), as well as the teachers’ competence profiles (knowledge, skills and attitudes) making it possible to measure and assess the impact of eLearning resources ON schools both in terms of learning outcomes and learning activities.
  3. Proposing innovative solutions that could remove linguistic and cultural barriers, improving the ease of use in existing repositories in order to deliver relevant Learning Resources to teachers, students and parents more effectively.

Upon the completion of this project, Open Discovery Space will have contributed to the modernisation of school education, supported stakeholders in acquiring digital competences, stimulated demand for innovative eLearning resources and engaged teachers and pupils in the development of innovative educational practices. Crucially, this project will strengthen European integration by increasing cooperation across state borders, bringing together different cultures and supporting multi-lingual practices

Project Publications

(11) Block-C: A block-based programming teaching tool to facilitate introductory C programming courses

Publication Authors: Kyfonidis C., Moumoutzis N., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Athens, Greece, 25-28 April 2017
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(10) Playful creation of digital stories with eShadow

Publication Authors: Moraiti A., Moumoutzis N., Christoulakis M., Pitsiladis A., Stylianakis G., Sifakis G., Maragoudakis I., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: 11th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP), Thessaloniki, Greece, 20-21 Oct. 2016
Publication Type: Workshop Proceedings

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(9) Block­C: A block­based visual environment for supporting the teaching of the C programming language to novices

Publication Authors: Moumoutzis N., Kyfonidis C., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: 9th International Conference “New Horizons in Industry, Business and Education” (NHIBE 2015) 27-29 August 2015 Skiathos Island,Greece 2015
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(8) Cross-curricular approaches for digital storytelling with eShadow

Publication Authors: Moumoutzis N., Moraiti A., Christoulakis M., Pitsiladis A., Maragoudakis I., Sifakis G., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: In Proceedings of the 2nd Conference for the Free and Open Source Software in Education, Chania, Crete, 8-10 May 2015
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(7) Towards the gamification of inquiry-based flipped teaching of mathematics a conceptual analysis and framework

Publication Authors: Lameras P., Moumoutzis N.
Publication Info: 2015 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL), Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-20 Nov. 2015
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(6) COLearn: Supporting Collaborative Learning on top of Existing Learning Infrastructures,

Publication Authors: Stylianakis G., Moumoutzis N., Arapi P., Mylonakis M., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology, Volume 17, Number 1-2, April 2015
Publication Type: Journal Publications

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(5) eShadow – Digital openings of communication and learning

Publication Authors: Pitsiladis A., Christoulakis M., Moumoutzis N., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: In Places for Learning Experiences: Think, Make, Change (Symposium with international participation) 2015
Publication Type: Workshop Proceedings

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(4) The ALICE experience: A learning framework to promote gaming literacy for educators and its refinement

Publication Authors: Moumoutzis N., Christoulakis M., Pitsiladis A., Sifakis G., Maragoudakis I., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL) 2014
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(3) Creative collaborative experiences with interactive shadow theater

Publication Authors: Christoulakis M., Pitsiladis A., Stergiopoulos P., Moumoutzis N., Moraiti A., Maragoudakis I., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: Formazione & Insegnamento XII – 2 – 2014 ISSN 1973-4778 2014
Publication Type: Journal Publications

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(2) COLearn and open discovery space portal alignment: A case of enriching open learning infrastructures with collaborative learning capabilities

Publication Authors: Stylianakis G., Moumoutzis N., Arapi P., Mylonakis M., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL) 2014
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(1) Octopus: A Collaborative Environment Supporting the Development of Effective Instructional Design

Publication Authors: Mylonakis M., Arapi P., Moumoutzis N., Christodoulakis S., Ampartzaki M.
Publication Info: The Second International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2013), Sept. 23-25 Poland 2013
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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