Keynote speech at Mobile Learning 2014

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Prof. Steve Benford of the University of Nottingham will be the keynote speaker at the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014, which will take place in Madrid, Spain from 28 February to 2 March 2014.

Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of “…how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience” (Sharples et al. 2007).

CHESS at ICT 2013 exhibition

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131106 CHESS ICT2013 071 smThe CHESS Project is being demonstrated at the ICT 2013 event in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 6-8 November 2013. More than 5000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians will get together to experience EU Research projects.

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CHESS Augmented Reality at Digital Heritage 2013

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The CHESS Augmented Reality activities at the Acropolis Museum were demonstrated, from October 28th to November 1st 2013, at the Digital Heritage expo in Marseille: http://www.digitalheritage2013.org/acropolis-chess/. The exhibition was visited by over 4500 people in 4 days!

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The more general paper, "One object many stories: Introducing ICT in museums and collections through digital storytelling", which mentions CHESS was presented on Tuesday, October 29th 2013 in the Technology and storytelling Session.

Finally, Dr. Maria Roussou, a member of CHESS with the University of Athens, was awarded the prestigious Tartessos award for her contribution to the development of virtual archaeology in the world. The award ceremony was held during the closing of the Digital Heritage 2013 congress.

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VAMCT 2013: Virtual Archaeology, Museums & Cultural Tourism Workshop

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Amidst the breathtaking setting of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi in Greece, where the Virtual Archaeology: Museums & Cultural Tourism (VAMCT 2013) Workshop was held, Maria Roussou of the University of Athens delivered an invited keynote speech on the CHESS project. The Workshop was a three day event, held on September 25-28 2013, which attracted more than 60 scholars from all over the world.

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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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