Hellenic Open University (HOU) is the only Greek state University that offers distance learning study programs. Today, it counts more than 35.000 adult undergraduate and postgraduate students, who are dispersed all over Greece and Cyprus. As the majority of students (approx. 80%) are working professionals who seek further education in order to improve or change their career, HOU has established a permanent connection with the market, professional networks, authorities and social agencies. HOU will participate in this project through the DAISSy (Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Social Systems) Research Group of the School of Science and Technology.
The DAISSy (Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Social Systems) Research Group of HOU was founded in 2001 by highly skilled and motivated researchers. Its mission is to pursue the wide societal adoption of the broader Ambient Intelligence vision by realizing responsible research and innovation. Since its establishment, the DAISSy group has participated in more than 30 national and European projects under different frameworks, having raised more than 7.5 million euro in total.
The group has accumulated long-time expertise in Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems and Internet of Things, Knowledge Extraction and Semantically Rich Applications, Smart Environments, Mobile apps, Social Computing Systems, Peer Learning Platforms, Application of ICT in Education, MOOCs, Serious Games, Digital Content Production, Quality Assurance and Standardization, Competence and Qualifications Frameworks, Upskilling, Professional Development, Distance and Adult Education and Training, STEM Education, Social Research, Cultural Mediation, Diversity and Inclusion, Peer Learning Platforms, ICT in Education, Skills Definition and Profiling for ICT related jobs, online study platforms, learning object repositories.