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Scientix 10th SPNE Brussels 26 Feb 2016: Digital School


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Presentation of "Digital School", held during the 10th Scientix Projects Networking Event, Brussels, 26 February 2016

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Scientix 10th SPNE Brussels 26 Feb 2016: Digital School

  1. 1. Computer Technology Institute & Press “DIOPHANTUS” Digital School Interactive textbooks, Photodentro Educational Repositories and National Aggregator, and the Digital Educational Platform “e-me” Elina Megalou & Christos Kaklamanis Presenter: Nikos Palavitsinis
  2. 2. “Digital School Platform, Interactive Books, and Learning Object Repository” Coordinated and implemented by CTI Duration 5 years (2010-2015) Budget 9.5 M euro ~ 200 teachers, academic professors, pedagogical and domain experts, ~ 80 engineers and technical personnel
  3. 3. Digital Educational Content (
  4. 4. Digital School: Content-based e-Services 1. Interactive Textbooks ( The official portal of the Greek Ministry of Education for hosting and delivering digital school textbooks 2. The Photodentro Content Repository Infrastructure ( An ecosystem of educational content repositories and the Greek national aggregator for school educational content 3. The Digital Educational Platform e-me ( A Personal Learning Environment for pupils and teachers 1 2 3
  5. 5. Interactive Textbooks ( The official portal of the Greek MoE for hosting and delivering digital school textbooks,14384/
  6. 6. Learning Objects Small, reusable units of learning Semantically autonomous Open Licenses (CC BY NC SA)
  7. 7. Educational Videos Short length (<10min) Curriculum related Core-concept, suitable for in class use Open Licenses (CC BY NC SA)
  8. 8. Educational Software (for download) Educational multimedia titles Sets of learning scenarios Educational Software Tools Open learning environments
  9. 9. User Generated Content Open Educational Resources Goals: • Provide a place where teachers can publish and share their own Open Educational Resources • Build a community of teachers No prior evaluation of resources Teachers have a Public Profile Overall Approach: Trust teachers first Non-checked content
  10. 10. User Studies, Work experience, Interests, Publications, Skills
  11. 11. An OEP is a teaching technique which: • is based on the use, reuse, or creation of Open Education Resources to facilitate collaborative and flexible learning • has been used in a classroom setting or outside of the classroom, and • teachers openly share the results with other colleagues
  12. 12. 1. Short Description of OEP (with a focus on how OERs have been used in earning activities and pupils creations) 2. OEP design and didactic goals 3. The educational context where the OEP has been applied (what, where and how) 4. Open Educational Resources used 5. Documentation of the OEP extensibility and reusability  Results / Impact (Added value, unexpected pedagogical outcomes, changes to the initial design etc)  Innovative characteristics / Relation with existing OEPs  Extensibility / Reusability to other educational contexts 6. Other resources
  13. 13. Metadata EXTernal Metadata Records (links to external resources) An intermediate repository supporting the selection and the metadata enrichment of harvested metadata records
  14. 14. Europeana Cultural Collections (8.000 selected resources, enriched with educational metadata)
  15. 15. Open Educational Resources from: • Internal Photodentro Repositories • External Repositories & Aggregators
  16. 16. Digital Educational Platform (e-me ) • A “container” for content and applications a safe working space for pupils and teachers with a modern and intuitive interface • Provide some basic functionality: store and share content, communicate and collaborate publish their work, exploit efficiently learning resources. • E-me App Store
  17. 17. Profile Contacts
  18. 18. Hives
  19. 19. App Store Files
  20. 20. Content from external repositories in e-me Calendar functionalities Blog – Publishing content outside e-me Repository Calendar Blogs
  21. 21. Dr. Elina Megalou Prof. Christos Kaklamanis Dep. Project Coordinator Project Coordinator Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus (CTI) Strategy and Digital Educational Content Directorate Mitropoleos 26-28, P.O. 10563, Athens Tel: 0030 210 3350 600 Digital School ( Interactive textbooks, Photodentro Educational Repositories and National Aggregator, and the Digital Educational Platform “e-me”