OPALESCE had the opportunity to participate in a national radio program “Portugal em Direto” in order to disseminate our projects. We used this oportunity to talk about our project OPALESCE. See the link https://www.rtp.pt/play/p470/e280145/portugal-em-direto, it starts at minute 16.
The fourth conference of OPALESCE started in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The Website with the information on all Mircounits and the Mobile App of OPALESCE
was presented and discussed by the partner. The partners were able to agree on different categories of micro-units which will be integrated. Moreover, the length of texts, audios and videos was fixed. So, the discussion led us to helpful structural elements and a successful approach to the design of mirco-units. These units are currently under final construction.
We wish a happy new year 2017 to all our BLOG readers.
The OPALESCE team wishes you all the best.
The OPALESCE conference will take place at the end of January 2017 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
We will keep you informed.
All the best
Currently, the backend of the OPALESCE Tool is again under construction. We are creating a way to reach more usabilty. It is important that the tool can be enteres in an easy way and that the main functions can be found quickly. Here, the new backend will help to support an adequate frontend of the tool.
Liebe interessierte Leserinnen und Leser,
während der letzten Wochen haben wir Evaluationen bezüglich der Benutzeroberfläche der OPALESCE App mit Senioren durchgeführt. Insgesamt haben fast zwanzig Rentner an der Evaluation teilgenommen. Die Resonanz der Evaluationsteilnehmer bezüglich des aktuellen Stands unserer Arbeit, ist positiv ausgefallen. Diese positive Rückmeldung spiegelt sich im Bewertungsrahmen wider. Die Empfehlungen, die von den Teilnehmern im Rahmen der Evaluation gemacht wurden, werden dennoch Ernst genommen und im finalen Layout berücksichtigt.
Dear interested readers,
During the last weeks we carried out evaluations of the User Interface-design of the OPALESCE app with seniors. Overall, nearly 20 seniors participated in the evaluations, and we are proud to say that they really liked our work so far. The results, which you can see in the Evaluation Framework, are promising and show that we did a good job. Nevertheless, we take their recommendations serious, and we are keen to present the final layout soon.
Your OPALESCE Team
After about one half of the project duration we are proud to say that not only the platform for Mirco Units is conceptualised but that it is also programmed in wides areas. The interest in OPALESCE is huge. This could be seen again a few days ago on our presentation od project results in Portugal on a scientific conference. A growing number of people looks at OPALESCE and the approach of Micro Units. This approache is really good to implement and presents itsself as didicatial and pedagogical fruitful.
Dear fellow readers,
From the 9th-11th of April 2016 the 12th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2016 takes place in Vilamoura, Portugal.
We can proudly announce, that the short-paper Teine, M./ Beutner, M. (2016): Conceptualizing an M-Learning System for Seniors, in which we present the OPALESCE project, and the Micro Unit structure, was accepted for the conference. All papers had to pass a strict blind peer-review process.
We will keep you informed about the feedback we got at the conference, and we are looking forward to show the relevance of such a project to other international researchers.
All the best,
The presentation of OPALESCE on the Didacta fair 2016 in Cologne was a great success.
We presented the core information and the Micro Unit system to a broad audience.
The feedback was really amazing. The teachers and trainers as well as the educators and educational experts at our both were impressed of the results at this early stage of the project.
Prof. Dr. Marc Beutner and Matthias Teine were really proud to present the results.
Currently we are working on a possibility to provide information about OPALESCE in a scientific article at a conference in Portugal 2016.