Category: Events

ViPi presentation at ITAG 2013

NTU presented ViPi outcomes at ITAG 2013.

ViPi at ITAG 2013

ITAG 2013 LOGO

On 17 October, the ViPi paper “Piloting the ViPi curriculum and games with young people with learning disabilities” (Andy Burton, Nick Shopland, David Brown and Lindsay Evett) will be presented at ITAG 2013 at 10.00 AM GMT. There will be social media support throughout via https://www.facebook.com/iTAG.conf which will disseminate the presentations, pictures and video.

ViPi at Online Educa Berlin 2013

Online Educa Berlin 2013

ViPi will participate in ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN which will take place on 4-6 December 2013 in Berlin, Germany. This is the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors. Now in its 19th year, the conference will bring together over 400 speakers and more than 2000 participants from over 100 countries. In this environment which promotes international networking for all sectors ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is the event for learning professionals to discover innovative solutions, absorb new thinking and bring home ideas in order to take action, implementing change in the field of technology and learning.

Learning is changing. Learning is also changing us. The world seems ever more complex, presenting education with new challenges. New technology can seem complicated too but it offers unparalleled opportunities, changing learning and enabling us to inspire others to learn. How is the world of learning changing? How does technology help us to change the world? With a particular emphasis on how Learning Moves, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 will focus on change and the role of technology in promoting creativity and innovation.

ViPi pilot training sessions progressing well in Cyprus

EuroCy organised a formal ViPi pilot training session on Wednesday 31 July 2013, in cooperation with the G. E. English Center. During the session, the participants had the chance to see and play with the games (PC and mobile) and some of the training content (through the e-Learning environment) created in the framework of the ViPi project, as well as to discuss about the (accessible) adoption of games and new technology in general in the education domain.

Very useful feedback was collected by the participants on the spot, while they will continue using the produced material in the next months and send also their structured feedback using the dedicated questionnaires/forms of the project.

 

Participants at CY pilot training session. Picture of a room.

Special Needs Education Working Group workshop

ViPi will be presented at the “Special Needs Education Working Group / SENnet” workshop entitled “Serious games for inclusion” on 13 June 2013 in Brussels by our colleagues at NTU. The aims of the event are:

  • To raise awareness of the potential of serious games for learners with special needs;
  • To share successes and issues;
  • To identify future actions.

ViPi pilots started

Participants in the Belgian pilot training sessions

Participants in the Belgian pilot training sessions

Pilot training sessions of ViPi are now becoming active in Belgium (Ypres), Cyprus, Greece (Athens), Lithiania (Vilnius) and the United Kingdom (Nottingham). If you want to participate as well, contact us.

Local Training Workshop, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2013

In the framework of the ViPi project, G.M EuroCy Innovations Ltd has organised a local training workshop in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 22 March 2013. The scope of the workshop was to present the outcomes of the ViPi project to local stakeholders and train them on how to use these outcomes in view of the ViPi pilot phase. The workshop was very interesting and helpful for all participants. The local stakeholders had the chance to see a full list of the ViPi outcomes, play with them and discuss about their potential exploitation. Participants were also informed about the local pilot procedures and they expressed their interest to participate and contribute to the success of the project. For those interested, the current status of the outcome of the ViPi project can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8jyle4q3nu49tfq/yL-O0fq5TR .
The material is freely available under proper Open Source Software licenses and Creative Commons agreements. Everybody is welcome to disseminate the material. We will be glad to answer any questions and organise further training events.

Yes, I can! ICT and ICT-AT skills development for all – event

Final symposium of the ViPi and ATLEC projects.

Date: 4 December 2013
Venue: VLEVA (Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap vzw), Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Participants: 100-120
Duration: 9:00 hours – 18:00 hours
Language: English

Two European lifelong learning projects (the VIPI and ATLEC project) will come to an end and the final Symposium will present their outcomes within a wider framework of learning, employment and independent living for people with disabilities.

The two projects are complementary as VIPI focuses on the development of skills in ICT for (young) adults with disabilities and ATLEC on skills and competences in ICT based Assistive Technologies.

The Symposium has a twofold aim: raising awareness among gatekeepers and policy makers on the need for ICT and ICT_AT training and on the other hand providing concrete curricula, methods and tools produced in the project. Highlighting needs and showing material to tackle those needs, is considered a valuable contribution to further equal opportunities and the participation of people with disabilities in learning and employment.

The symposium therefore presents academic and experience-based contributions, while interactivity, dialogue and information exchange is sought in parallel sessions and in the exhibition.

Other relevant projects and experiences are therefore invited to contribute with a poster or by sending leaflets to enrich the exhibition.

The participation of people with disabilities is incentivised by an accessible venue and by accessible presentations.

Please consult http://www.vipi-project.eu & http://www.atlec-project.eu for more information on the projects and for programme updates.

Registration is now available. Note that participation is only confirmed after receiving a formal confirmation email from us.

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(Accessible) social media training

ViPi team gave a training in Leuven on 19 February about the efficient and effective use of social media in the context of project promotion. This training session was part of the Web2LLP social media training sessions. It also focused on ensuring disseminated information and material is available for all in an accessible format.

LLL Projects Meeting in Brussels

ViPi project attended the LLL Projects Meeting in Brussels on 4-5 February, and also gave a presentation on (Accessible) social media usage in the KA3-ICT session on social media usage by projects. The presentation can be found below.