CHESS in Memphis, USA: AIED 2013

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Dr. Maria Roussou of the University of Athens delivered a plenary keynote speech titled "Users at the Center of Designing Informal Learning Experiences" at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013), which took place in July in Memphis, TN. The talk, which focused on the CHESS project, was attended by an audience of ~300 researchers (computer scientists, psychologists, educators).

A video of the presentation is available on the conference website.

 

CHESS presented at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago

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On July 2, 2013, Dr. Maria Roussou of the University of Athens gave a talk about CHESS, focusing on interactivity and learning and on the Cité de l'espace, at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago (the first planetarium built in the Americas, in 1930). The presentation was attended by staff and the President of the Adler.

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Museum education today: synergies and innovations between formal and non-formal educational contexts

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On June 28, 2013 Dr. Laia Pujol of the Acropolis Museum presented "A story for Nikos. Authoring personalized interactive storytelling at the Acropolis Museum" at the symposium "Museum education today: synergies and innovations between formal and non-formal educational contexts". The symposium was part of the 1st International Conference on Reimagining Schooling.


The presentation was proposed for the Best presentation of the Conference Awards.

Training curators and educators at the Acropolis Museum and the Cité de l'Espace

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In May 2013, several training sessions concerning the use of the CHESS Authoring Tool (CAT) were held for authors (curators and educators) at the Acropolis Museum and the Cité de l'Espace.

Users, who were non-technical, were guided through the entire authoring process and were able to provide feedback to the developers of the authoring tool, which is in a nearly final stage of development.

Trainees were very enthusiastic and enjoyed creating their first CHESS experience on their own.

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CHESS at the VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGY: Museums & Cultural Tourism Workshop

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The CHESS project will be presented at the VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGY: Museums & Cultural Tourism Workshop, to be held in Delphi Greece, September 25-28, 2013, as part of an invited keynote speech to be delivered by Maria Roussou of the University of Athens and representatives of the Acropolis Museum.

The 1st Call for Abstracts is out.

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Presentation of CHESS at the Cyprus University of Technology

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130204_cyprus_mroussou_podiumOn Monday February 4, 2013, Maria Roussou of the University of Athens presented the CHESS project to a full amphitheatre of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus. The talk, titled "Experiencing the Museum through digital stories for each visitor", was open to the public and attracted more than 100 attendees.

The event was publicised in national press and the Cyprus University of Technology's newsletter (page 10, in Greek).