||Brief outline of the project
educational software produced within the framework of the software development and
adaptation Projects, network support through the Askoi
tou Aiolou Project,E41 etc.).
Odysseas is the
horizontal Pilot Project underlying the Odysseia Programme. To date it has installed 61
complete computer labs in a total of 64 participating schools (63 Junior High Schools and
1 Primary School), mainly in remote and developing regions: 20 labs in the region of
Achaia, 20 across the region of Thrace, and 21 on a total of 10 Aegean Islands.
A complete computer lab includes computer
|network equipment, 10 or 11
work stations, server, printer, scanner, router, modem, UPS unit, structural cabling.
Odysseas laboratories provide:
- in-school teacher training in the use of the new technologies
- exploratory and interdisciplinary educational software
for all grades and subjects
- in-school daily technical back-up from computer lab technicians, under the supervision
and guidance of the central technical support team
The 61 Odysseas labs were set up gradually, the first phase (including
18 labs) beginning in the spring of 1997, and the second (the remaining 43 labs) being
launched in July 1999. These labs were installed more or less in tandem with those set up
during the same period under the Mnistires
and Askoi tou Aiolou Projects.
The Odysseas Project operates with the general guidance, daily
supervision and problem-solving assistance of the central administration and support team
supplied by the CTI and the Pedagogical Institute. The know-how acquired under
this Project has already been transferred to the broader scale of the Odysseia Programme.
||As the other Odysseia Projects progress,
the Odysseas Project gains the support of the staff and the technical resources that
become available within the overall Odysseia Programme (e.g. placement of a number of
post-graduate-trained teacher/mentors from Project E42 in the Odysseas schools in
the Evros district, the Aegean and the
This Project employs pilot teacher
educators, 47 In-School Computer Technicians, dozens
of engineers, and various other technical, teaching and administrative staff from
collaborators within the Programme, from the Ministry of Education and from a variety of
Finally, a range of pilot exploratory educational software has been
developed within the framework of this Project.
The Project was completed in June 2000, and all 64 schools have been integrated into
the Odysseia schools programme.