ICT-INOV was presented at the 6th IEEE Congress of Hellenic Engineering Students and Young Professionals. The congress took place virtually on November 20-21, 2021. The audience had an opportunity to reflect on the importance of developing innovation skills for engineering students, who will be the problem-solvers of tomorrow. In addition, the presentation stressed the importance of design, as most problems in the immediate future will be design problems, including education, clean energy, fighting poverty, equality, responsible resource management, and more. The audience was exposed to the vision and objectives of the ICT-INOV project, which include the development of a design thinking methodology for innovation that is boosted by gamification, development of physical labs, development of a design thinking digital service for collaboration, learning activities, and capacity building through community development and instructor training.
About the presenter
Dr. Hariklia Tsalapatas has a Bachelor’s Degree on Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, an MSc Degree on Computer Science from Rice University, Houston, USA, an MBA from Columbia University, USA, and a PhD from the University of Thessaly. Her research interests include the design of collaborative learning platforms and learning content, including digital learning games. She is an instructor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly since 2009, teaching Software Engineering, Game Design, Design Thinking, Technology in Education, and Mathematics.
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