Generative AI: opportunity or threat?
Technology is transforming the way we all work and learn. Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in software and enables better interaction through text, image and speech understanding. In education, AI brings closer the possibility of personalizing activities and content, but also creates challenges in the educational process. We need additional skills, frameworks and adaptation of pedagogical activities so that digital transformation using advanced technologies benefits the education community in breadth and depth.
Animal Alert: "Caretta - Caretta". Interdisciplinary activity in Language and Environmental Studies
The ancient inhabitant of the Greek seas is in danger. The young students of the 2nd grade, as part of an interdisciplinary activity in the Language and Environmental Studies classes, on the occasion of World Animal Day, learn with the help of modern technology about endangered animals and more specifically about the loggerhead turtle - Caretta.
Elevating the Learning-Experience through Polysensory Technologies including MR, XR, and Sonification
Yiannis provides leadership to drive innovation throughout the Electrosonic organization. He is responsible for connecting our various departments and divisions around technical solutions. He monitors developing technologies, maintains awareness of best practices, drives Research and Development and strengthens industry and vendor relationships to ensure that our clients benefit from the optimum solutions. Yiannis has mastered the ability to solve challenges, deliver solutions and apply technology in unique ways throughout a career spanning nearly 30 years as Design Consultant, Chief Engineer and Vice-President, Operations. His career has provided Yiannis with a solid foundation for applying engineered technology solutions that add value to projects for high-profile clients around the world.
Note: The presentation will take place in English without Greek subtitles
Cutting edge technologies and intangible cultural heritage
The Artifact (Artificial Intelligence for Culture) / SKEL The AI Lab team, of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of EKEFE Dimokritos, will present two projects that utilize cutting-edge technologies to bring the public into contact with intangible cultural heritage. The project Shelter of Greek Ideas aims to create a model exhibition space of ancient Greek ideas and ancient Greek philosophy. The goal is to create an experiential browsing experience using technology. The project VAST: Values Across Space and Time, inspired by art as a tool of the educational process, studies the communication and perception of values in space and time. Among other things, it collects and digitizes the capture and capture of values by audiences and spectators through theatrical performances, museum visits and educational programs.
Extending the concept of STE(A)M learning through the use of emerging teaching and learning technologies: Making sense of students' active engagement with learning (STEM) beyond the classroom
In an era of rapid and continuous change in education, this talk focuses on redefining STE(A)M teaching and learning to extend beyond school time. The effort is focused on extending learning, on the one hand making afternoon learning more active and participatory, and on the other hand focusing on the use of new, emerging technologies for STE(A)M learning that offer additional pedagogical value to the process. The whole effort will be supported by our experience of practices to avoid, but also actions to pursue when engaging students in STE(A)M activities beyond morning education hours, as emerged from the time of the pandemic and not only. Redefining STE(A)M learning uses the ideas proposed by the philosopher Thomas Kuhn for the emergence of new paradigms in education.