The closing event of the project ‘CrowdDreaming – Youth co-create digital culture’ (CDDC) in Greece titled “Enhancing the digital skills and the creativity of educators” took place online on 14 April 2021. The entailed presentation of the project CDDC results, its methodology and its contribution to the European dialogue on digital culture and to the advancement of the skills of educators have been the key elements of the event. The event was very successful attracting a large number of educators, future teachers, students, policy makers, field researchers and public. Thus, its number of participants highly exceeded the expected number of 20 attendees attracting more than 80 people, with 55 actively participating in the event.
The event titled started with Professor Achilles Kameas, Head of DAISSy Research Group and Scientific Coordinator of the project CDDC for the Hellenic Open University. Prof. Kameas gave a greeting speech and presented the research activities of DAISSy Group, making a short introduction to the project CDDC and its main results.
Mrs Eleni Sarli, Official Disseminator of European programs of the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Western Greece, hold a presentation about European Programs in the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Western Greece (PDEDE) and their contribution to an inclusive development. She also provided an overview of the educational strategies, European programmes and initiatives that run under the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Western Greece. Emphasis has been given to the importance of digital culture projects and a main note for the project CDDC and its contribution to the dialogue for Digital Cultural Heritage Programs and for the advancement of educators’ and students digital skills as means for inclusive education.
Mrs Eleni Georgakakou, Project Manager & Researcher at DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University
held a most comprehensive presentation to all the main elements of the CDDC project such as the: Partnership, Activities, Methodology, etc, and the Results and Achievements.
Zeta Tsiga, teacher at 2nd Vocational High School of Larissa and Niki Efstathopoulou, teacher at the Patras Model High School described their experience of participation in the CDDC project and shared their valuable experience about: the CDDC course, piloting the methodology in Greece and the implications due to COVID-10 that they encountered, as well as the results of their work with their students.
The event concluded by offering a visit to the Europe Square virtual platform to interested participants.