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B09: Special Session: Skill-Labs for Skilled Learners (SL4SL)
Friday, 05/Nov/2021:
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Session Chair: Jenny Pange, University of Ioannina Greece
Session Chair: Eugenia Toki, University of ioannina
Virtual location: Zoom Room B

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A Board Game For Sustainable Development Education: Kindergarten Students As Game Designers

Maria Tsapara, Tharrenos Bratitsis

University of Western Macedonia, Greece

This paper presents the idea of kindergarten students as game designers. They created a board game designed for teaching the 15th Sustainable Development goal - "Life on Land". The idea emerged through their participation in a European eTwinning Project called "Schools Defenders of the Earth" where they participated in activities related to the framework of 17th Sustainable Development Goals. Based on a brainstorming session, the appropriate format of the board was selected. They selected the main topic "Life on Land" and as the subtopic identified was that of "animals in extinction due to climate change". The game incorporates QR codes which constructs a game with limitless boundaries of potential knowledge and understanding. During the planning they had to design the background of the game board, create the rules, decide how one can win the game, the location of the starting and the finishing points, plan the routes and decide which technologies are included into the game. As a technology solution they used QR-codes. Into the codes they included the game instructions, quizzes and missions. They created QR-codes by using QR code Generator and used mobile device to open the codes during playing.

Reflecting On The Remote Control Of The EI-Edurobot Through An IS And A Mobile Application

Dimitrios Ziouzios, Dimitrios Rammos, Tharrenos Bratitsis, Minas Dasygenis

University of Western Macedonia, Greece

This paper reports on the design and implementation of a new educational robotic solution, the EI-Edurobot. It is a robots designed mainly for empathy training, following an open design approach. For the programming and handling of the robot a complete Information System (IS) supporting remote handling and a mobile application (Android based) were developed.

This paper reflects on an initial, qualitative study with 15 teachers who were asked to work with the robot and report on the usability and friendliness of the designed tools

Can Eye Tracking Identify Prognostic Markers For Learning Disabilities? A Preliminary Study

Eugenia I. Toki1,2, George Tatsis1, Jenny Pange2, Konstantinos Plachouras1, Pavlos Christodoulides1, Evangelia Ι. Kosma1, Spyridon Κ. Chronopoulos1, Victoria Zakopoulou1

1Laboratory of New Approaches in Communication Disorders, Department of Speech and Language Therapy, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; 2Laboratory of New Technologies and Distance Learning, School of Education, University of Ioannina (UoI), Ioannina, Greece

Eye tracking is a promising technology offering objective metrics quantifying visual attention in various application fields. The employment in people with specific learning disabilities (SLDs), who reportedly manifest long-term functional social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, provided well understandings of their visual attention, detecting cognitive processing mechanisms regarding specific SLD patterns. This study focuses on investigating and reporting the potential of eye tracking technology to identify multifaceted prognostic markers for SLDs. 30 adults (M: 16, F: 14) aged 29.8 ±13.35 years old were presented with audio-visual stimuli in ordered digital tasks targeted to take real time metrics on (i) emotions, (ii) body scheme perception, and (iii) digital reading out loud. All digital visual stimuli consisted of still images accompanied by audio instructions. Cluster analysis indicated the presence of a variation between groups according to metrics and tasks. Descriptive statistics, gaze heatmaps and cluster diagrams give insights of this study, indicating that reading fixations provide the potential of promising metrics in the current classification. The development of eye tracking digital innovative systems may prove to be a valuable tool for early identification of SLDs, employing learning mobile technology to (i) reduce screening and diagnostic costs and (ii) enhance clinician’s efficiency.

A Game-based Smart System Identifying Developmental Speech and Language Disorders in Child Communication: a Protocol Towards Digital Clinical Diagnostic Procedures

Eugenia I. Toki1, Victoria Zakopoulou1, Georgios Tatsis1, Konstantinos Plachouras1, Vassiliki Siafaka1, Evangelia Ι. Kosma1, Spyridon Κ. Chronopoulos1, Elizabeth Filippidou2, Georgios Nikopoulos3, Jenny Pange4, Anastasios Manos3

1Laboratory of New Approaches in Communication Disorders, Department of Speech and Language Therapy, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; 2Teleglobal, Greece; 3Dotsoft, Greece; 4Laboratory of New Technologies and Distance Learning, School of Education, University of Ioannina, Greece

Although a high prevalence of developmental speech/language disorders (3-17%) has been reported in the current literature still many children are un-derdiagnosed resulting to miss out on effective interventions that could be of more impact if administered early. The utilization of digital and mobile technologies in health and learning has evolved, presenting new opportuni-ties for monitoring, decision making, classification and assessment proce-dures. This study focuses on reporting and justifying a protocol for the de-sign and development of a digital approach intended to support and enhance screening and early detection procedures of developmental speech/language difficulties in child communication using smart computing models, sensors, and early diagnostic speech and language deficiencies indicators. The pro-posed solution will be designed and developed in phases. The design consists of (i) an interactive game-based digital approach for the child, (ii) an online environment to collect necessary data from parents, and clinicians (iii) the full functional specification of the game-based activities together with the overall architecture of the proposed innovative system. The proposed smart innovative system has the potential to support digital health care on chil-dren’s communication skills, suggesting a positive economic impact accord-ing to current digital trends.

A Micro Review Relevant To The Impact Of New Mobile And Wearable Technologies On Pregnant Women

Evangelia I. Kosma1, Spyridon K. Chronopoulos1,2, Anastasios G. Skrivanos3, Kostas Peppas3, Vasilis Christofilakis2, Georgios Petrakos4, Petros Petrikis5, Mary Gouva6, Nafsika Ziavra1, Jenny Pange7, Eugenia I. Toki1

1Department of Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), University of Ioannina (UOI), Greece; 2Electronics-Telecommunications and Applications Laboratory, Dpt. of Physics, UOI, GR; 3Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Tripoli, GR; 4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital of Kalamata, Kalamata, Greece; 5Department of Psychiatry, UOI, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine; 6Research Laboratory Psychology of Patients Families and Health Professionals, Department of Nursing, University of Ioannina, Greece; 7Department of Early Childhood Education, Laboratory of New Technologies and Distance Learning, University of Ioannina, Greece

Background: Currently, there is a vast number of electronic and mobile devices which serve for self-evaluation purposes. Specifically, wearable technology has been vastly developed in the last years in conjunction with the usage of mobile phones applications for the convenience of their users. In the context of the aforementioned, a proper segmentation of the bibliography could emerge the significance of monitoring for preventing unwanted situations in pregnant women’s life. Objective: The research study on pregnant women has emerged from the need of identifying through a new type of micro review (utilizing elements from SALSA and PRISMA), the most important works of self-evaluation in times of Covid-19. Especially, vast concerns are reported from pregnant women’s community to have the same quality of monitoring services and at the same time to be properly guarded against Covid-19. The key question is whether the pregnant can accomplish the same results through wearable or/and IoT technologies compared to those of frequent hospital visits. Design: The used databases, in conjunction with specific terms and rules, finally produced 18 viable publications for reviewing. Results: The technologies proved to be not only a key factor f but even considerably affect in some situations the subject under test.

A Voice Handicap Index Study based on Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis: The unified Monitoring of Adult Smokers intended for mobile applications

Dionysios Tafiadis1, Spyridon K. Chronopoulos1,2, Evangelia I. Kosma1, Kostas Peppas3, Vasilis Christofilakis2, Eugenia I. Toki1, Louiza Voniati4, Nafsika Ziavra1

1Department of Speech and Language Therapy, University of Ioannina (UOI), Ioannina, Greece; 2Electronics-Telecommunications and Applications Laboratory, Dpt. of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece; 3Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese (UOP), Tripoli, Greece; 4Speech and Language Therapy, Department of Health Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Voice assessment consists of many methods, amongst them being the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) which is a non-interventional self-reported questionnaire. This research determined and interpreted the cutoff points (COPs) of the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves (signal processing) of the standardized VHI Hellenic version along with the Greek Voice Evaluation Template (GR-VET). In turn, as mobile applications are of high interest in the community of smart phones, the latter feature has been taken strongly into account for constructing a protocol serving for mobile screening usage. The probability of developing voice symptoms was almost the same for all the young smokers and nonsmokers participants. Consequently, another as-set from this research is the more customizable treatment using the knowledge of the COPs’ history for every smoker in mobile level technology. Two hundred and fifty students from University of Ioannina, School of Health Sciences (non-dysphonic students of both genders with an age from 18 to 31) have participated in this study. The smokers’ group exhibited higher overall VHI total score as compared to non-smokers. Important statistical differences were found due to smoking for all VHI’s construct domains with a total COP of 19.50 (sensitivity: 0.852, 1-specificity: 0.108).

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