HOU-noBG

Country :

Greece

City :

Patras

Country :

Greece

City :

Patras

Country :

Greece

City :

Patras

Hellenic Open University (HOU) is the only Greek State University that offers formal and non formal lifelong education, in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to more than 40.000 students who are dispersed all over the country. HOU is member of EADTU, EUA, Eurashe and the Greek Digital Skills and Jobs coalition. It applies the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001:2013 and ELOT 1429:2008 quality standards. HOU will participate in this ì proposal through the DAISSy (Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Sociotechnical Systems) research group of the School of Science and Technology. DAISSy (http://daissy.eap.gr, http://gr.linkedin.com/in/daissyresearchgroup) realizes society-centred educational and technological, research, supports communities of practice, develops online learning platforms, MOOCs and 3D environments, enables the development of digital and citizenship skills, promotes inclusion and multiculturalism, and adopts standards (e-CF, DigComp, ECTS, ECVET, EQAVET). Since its establishment, DAISSy has participated in more than 35 national and European projects, in various frameworks (i.e. FP5, FP6, FP7, Lifelong Learning, Erasmus+, etc.) amassing a total funding of more than 2,5 MEuro. Today the group employs more than 20 persons, including University professors, PhD and MSc holders, researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence and social sciences, experienced ICT engineers, programmers and administrative personnel. DAISSy brings expertise in:

  • Design of training curricula: DAISSy can conduct training needs / offers analyses and produce reports at local, regional, national and European levels, through its collaboration with authorities, labor institutes and career advisory centers. Based on the outcome, DAISSy can design education/training curricula to meet these needs based on learning outcomes and encompassing European tools, such ECTS, ECVET and EQAVET. Because of its affiliation with HOU, DAISSy specializes in the design of curricula that use distance / adult training methodologies
  • Design of online material: in HOU, DAISSy has pioneered the development of training material based on learning outcomes combined with taxonomies of teaching subjects. Moreover, DAISSy has developed online guides for the development and educational use of high
    quality training digital material for more than 15 media types (including presentations, videos, games, etc). Finally,
    DAISSy has supported the development of HOU studio and is one of its prime users
  • Development of online platforms: DAISSy specializes in the development and maintenance of online platforms, especially in peer learning platforms that integrate social computing tools
  • Development and delivery of online courses and MOOCs: DAISSy has developed numerous course outlines and online courses for HOU, as well as in the context of European and national projects.
  • Moreover, it has developed MOOCs for the topics “Introduction to Informatics” and “Software Engineering”, addressed to HOU students. DAISSy supports the delivery of courses and MOOCs through online platforms (based on Moodle, WordPress and edX)
  • Quality assurance: DAISSy has designed and applies ISO certified procedures for the development of training curricula and material. Moreover, DAISSy has contributed to the establishment of the training material quality standard, submitted for approval to the National Standardization Organization and participates in the establishment of a European quality framework for MOOCs. Members of DAISSy participate in working groups of CEN
    and ESCO.
  • Networking: DAISSy has established a wide network of educators, students, authorities, businesses, NGOs, associations, chambers, networks, consultants, media enterprises and other stakeholders of the outcomes of its various
    projects. They are regularly updated through DAISSy and HOU web sites, social media, press releases, articles, campaigns and targeted communications. DAISSy organizes periodic events in order to promote their activities.

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