Teaching & Technology – Lessons on Space & Art. An online conference on space, art and technology on Wednesday March 10th. Free admission for teachers in primary education and museumprofessionals.
On Saturday, 11/09/2021, the event entitled" The Utilization of Museopedagogy in Primary Education "was successfully held in the event hall of the Tsitsanis Museum, Trikala, Greece. The event was organised by the Developmental Center of Thessaly (AKETH) in combination with the Directorate of Primary Education of Trikala, Greece.
During the event, the participants were introduced to museuopedagogy and learning within the museums. Also, the deliverables of the MonA Project and the innovative approaches that we apply in this corporate partnership were presented. There was also a presentation of STEM Education and the arts.
The 2nd LTTA was initially planned to take place in Austria, in the premises of IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. But, due to Covid-19 the activity took place online. Museum educators and school teachers were the target group of this 4 day long activity, where participants got familiarized with the digital intellectual outputs that we have produced. The Virtual Tour Platform, the AR and MR Game and the application for smartphones that we have been working on were seen from an educational perspective both for museums and schools. How can teachers use a Virtual Museum Tour inside the classroom, in what ways can museums enrich their digital strategies and how can museums and schools collaborate in order to achieve their goals, were some of the questions that were discussed those days. Education and the digital are two subjects that we bring together in this project and we're very proud of that.
In the 4th TPM that took place online, at 30/06/2021, the consortium of the project discussed the next steps, expressed future concerns and reached some decisions. Participants of all the partner organisations - museums, univeristies, technology organisations and schools - were present and engaged in a 3 hour long discussion. The present situation of all the Intellectual Outputs was made clear and HvA presented an international Education Conference in which the consortium could participate with our 1st Output, the Guide on Museopedagogy with the use of Modern Technology. What all of us anticipate at the most is the the Game with Augmented and Mixed Reality that we are about to create and which will be played inside the partner museums.
Due to Covid-19 restricitons, the 3rd TPM of the "Mona Project" took place virtually, by using an online meeting platform. To this meeting, the project partners updated the consortium on the progress in all the intellectual outputs. EGINA presented a full schedule regarding the project's 3rd output, a Game with enhanced and mixed reality technology. Now that the working plan is finalised, our technicians will be able to build the educational experience. At the same time, museums will be able to collect the material that will be included in the game. Although we were not able to meet physically, for the past months we have effectively managed to keep track of everyone's tasks and deliver a professional work for our intellectual outputs.
New technology is developing rapidly. But what can you use in the classroom? And how do you implement it in your museum? Register for this active online conference and let's get started with virtual reality in school or learn what to pay attention to when designing an exhibit with augmented reality.
The Kick-off Meeting of the project took place last week on the 16th and 17th of December at the Reseasrch Center-Tsitsanis Museum in Trikala, Greece.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the four partner countries: Austria, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands.
Particularly involved are museums, universities, technology organizations and schools: IMC Fachhochschule Krems and Kunstmeile Krems, EGInA Srl, Palazzo Lucarini, Liceo "Frezzi - Beata Angela", Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - AUAS NEMO Science Museum, Trikala Music School and ΑΚΕΘ - DCT