Multimedia content

Platforms

WoMEnpower (WE-ME) at https://www.womenpowerproject.eu/ is a community platform completed in Spring 2015 that aims to link women mentors and mentees together. More specifically WE-ME is developed for helping young women receive support and advice in regards to self-improvement, aiming to increase their self-esteem, personal and social power, and solidarity. WE-ME aims at encouraging dialogue and mentoring between women both online and offline (face to face). The project consists of different components: an online exchange platform, where women across the Euro-med region can share their stories and overcome barriers, bimonthly successful narratives/stories from women in Euro-med region, a social media site that encourages visitors to share content with their friends and followers, and various face-to-face gatherings and events e.g. This effort was supported by the Mahallae digital neighbourhood (under the aegis of UNDP and USAID) and received follow up funding for the ACM Women (https://women.acm.org/). The platform and initiative remain active due to the efforts of the principal investigators and community members. Learn Greek Online at http://www.kypros.org/LearnGreek/ is a Moodle course provided by Kypros-Net in collaboration with the CyBC to teach the modern Greek language online. Learn Greek Online is currently composed of 105 real audio files (around 15 minutes each), online student notes, a collection of collaborative learning tools and an online Greek dictionary and a Greek spell checker. The text version of these lessons has been contributed by students of this course. The course is offered absolutely free of charge. All you need to do is register and enjoy !

Applications/ Software

IdeasMapping: A tabletop (multitouch) application that enables participants to develop a taxonomy of their ideas as they brainstorm. Free and open source at https://github.com/CyprusInteractionLab/ideasmapping. For a full description of the ideasmapping application please read Zaphiris, P., Ioannou, A., Loizides, F., & Vasiliou, C. (2013). User experience in using surface computing for collaborative decision making. Interactive Technology and Smart Education Journal, 10(4), 297-308. doi: 10.1108/ITSE-11-2012-0030. IdeasSpace: A tabletop (multitouch) application designed to support collaborative design and storytelling. Free and open source at https://github.com/CyprusInteractionLab/ideaspace.  For a full description of the ideaspace application please read the paper: Ioannou, A., Loizides, F., Vasiliou, C., Zaphiris, P., & Parmaxi, A. (2015). Tabletop support for collaborative design: an initial evaluation of IdeaSpace.Educational Media International, 1-12.

Multimedia instructional material

Content for the stories was taken from the “Teaching through Stories” online document (in Greek) http://www.moec.gov.cy/edu_psychology/pdf/didaskontas_mesa_apo_istories.pdf. The stories have been used as instructional material in our work on peacemaking and promotion of social thinking and social perspective taking.


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