Author Archives: Denise Eggert

Great evaluation results

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.

Kind regards,


OPALESCE at the 12th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2016

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,
Your OPALESCE-team

OPALESCE Online Portal

Dear OPALESCE readers,

As you know we talked about the Online Platform at the third partner-meeting in Germany. Following we would like to present you a first mock-up of the authors overview. You can see the navigation at the left side, and you see different sorting mechanism at the top of the center.
online portal

You are kindly requested to provide us with feedback.

Best regards,
your OPALESCE team

Third meeting in Germany, Paderborn

Dear interested readers,

on the 14th and 15th of December the OPALESCE-partners will meet at the University Paderborn to discuss about the projects’ progress and the steps laying ahead of us.

This meeting is highly important for the overall project as the theoretical/ conceptual phase is behind us now, and therefore we have a practical oriented meeting on which we are going to discuss first mock-ups and prototypes.

We are looking forward to test the first prototypes soon and to see how the target group members respond to what we have created – but the evaluation results we gathered until now are promising.

Best regrads and stay tuned!

Second partnermeeting in Greece, Athens

Dear OPALESCE followers,

The projects runs and progresses well and a lot of conceptualization and also evaluation work has been done at this comparatively early stage of the three-year project.

Today, we wanted to inform you that the consortium agreed to have the next partnermeeting and workshop in Athens at our partners from Demokritos. The meeting will take place from the 15th – 17th July 2015.

The meeting will be a milestone in regard to the completion of the so called Learning Concept Design and the Interactive Task Systems. Both are comprised in one document that encompasses several aspects of didactical criteria, pedagogics, andragogy and the design criteria and concepts of the learning resources (Micro Units) that will be made available through the distance learning system. Furthermore, we have outlined a concept of how the learners can interact with the system primarily based on different assessment formats. This document will be the very basis for the Handbook that addresses resource creators and should help them to create sound and qualitative resources. The meeting in Athes will be the initial point for the development of this handbook.

Till then, the Learning Concept Design and the Interactive Task System have been evaluated within the project consortium in two different cycles and with adult learners respectively senior citizens as well.

We will keep you up to date and inform you about the projects progress.

Best regards,

Matthias T.