Friday, 11 July 2014

Successful AAL Consultant Pilot Trainings organized by the Hellenic Open University in Greece

The Hellenic Open University (HOU) through the Educational Content Methodology & Technology Laboratory (e-CoMeT Lab, organized successfully a short-term pilot training program within the context of the European Project Transfer of Innovation - Leonardo da Vinci, entitled " EngAGEnt : Development and validation of a curriculum for vocational AAL education".

The short- term training was held on 30-31/5/2014 and 01/06/2014 and 5-7/6/2014, at the premises of Hellenic Open University in Patras, Greece. The graduate students and professionals who attended the pilot training were coming from the fields of Health Sciences and Computing.  

The first part of the training concerned ”Project Management” and was held in Greek by Prof. Dr. Panos Fitsilis, Director of The School of Business and Economics, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly. The module aimed at introducing Project Management principles, as well as PM Standards, PM Lifecycle and PM Requirements, Management and Scope Management. Moreover, PM skills such as negotiation and leadership were highlighted and skills group exercises were conducted by the participants, so as to be aware of the differences between their individual skills.

The second part of the training was devoted to “Technical Assistance Systems” and was held in English by Dr. Dirk Sommermeyer, Institute for Assistance Systems and Qualification, in Germany. The module concerned the presentation of Technical assistance systems and needed Technical Infrastructure at the AAL field, Health Monitoring Systems and Security/safety - Technical Solutions. 

The students worked in groups and evaluated the overall training very positively. Eight (8) participants successfully attended the program and got the relevant certification.

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