A Junior Coding Academy for Scratch and Arduino

Christoforos V. Karachristos, Fotis Lazarinis, Elias C. Stavropoulos, Vassilios S. Verykios, Panos Antonopoulos, Greg Archimandritis
2017 Διεθνές Συνέδριο για την Ανοικτή & εξ Αποστάσεως Εκπαίδευση  
The purpose of this paper is threefold: First, to bring up the necessity of long life learning for adults along with the development of programming skills for students, in order adults and children to be competitive in a rapidly changing market and business world. Second, to briefly state the educational activities and synergies of the Educational Content Methodology & Technology Laboratory (e-CoMeT Lab) of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) aiming on democratizing education and offering the
more » ... nce for distance learning to students from rural areas, girls, refuges and migrants with fewer opportunities to learn. And last but not least, to present the aims and the implementation procedure of the project Junior Coding Academy, a project implemented by e-CoMeT and Intermedi@KT, a Non-Profit Organization in Greece, that is still active and available for teachers and their students in order to acquire and develop their programming skills.
doi:10.12681/icodl.1384 fatcat:qdone5wgejhvbjgyq2zuanh7xm