OIKOntology is a semantic tool which enables end-user exploration and data querying of the databases of the OIKODOMOS Virtual Campus . There are three separated databases whose contents have been translated onto an ontology in order to facilitate integrated access to the three repositories of the Virtual Campus: OIKODOMOS Workspaces , OIKODOMOS Case Repository and OIKOpedia .
OIKODOMOS Workspaces , the environment which supports the collaborative design of learning processes in the OIKODOMOS Virtual Campus, will be will be presented in the ONLINE EDUCA conference, November 29 in Berlin.
The participatory analysis of the Plus Ultra neighborhood in Barcelona, carried out in an OIKODOMOS seminar, is part of the exhibition My Very Own City, which is taking place in the 6th Urban Researcher and Knowledge Symposium, celebrated in Barcelona, 8-10 October 2012.
During the first semester of the academic year 2011-2012, five schools of architecture of Spain, Turkey, Germany, and North Cyprus are collaborating in the Workspace "Housing Reagents".
The learning activities include an international workshop in Barcelona, which takes place from 16th to 18th December. In this workshop, students from Gebze Institute of Technology and La Salle will jointly develop strategies to transform the neighborhood Plus Ultra in Barcelona.
As preparation for the International Conference in Brussels, we have created this FORUM to discuss some of the topics presented in the accepted papers. The topics cover the two areas of study included in the OIKODOMOS project: housing studies and pedagogy.
The purpose of the forum is to engage conference participants -as well as the interested public- in a debate which will continue during the conference and also after it. The topics discussed will help to identify some of the most relevant topics in today's contemporary housing design and planning which can then be later studied in the learning activities of the OIKODOMOS Virtual Campus.
The OIKODOMOS partnership calls for contributions on the development and applications of virtual campuses and/or the latest findings in the field of housing studies. It is anticipated that papers will fall into the topics below but other contributions are also welcomed:
Innovating and Housing: Issues addressing multiples ways to foster innovation in housing, in different ways: at the process level, seeking the participation of the different actors involved in the design, including dwellers; at the construction level, applying open systems approaches; at the design level, proposing domestic spaces which suit to current social needs; etc.
Housing and Learning: Subject-matters within the field of housing studies developed in different pedagogic contexts: design studios in architecture and urban planning, theoretical courses and seminars, formal and informal educational settings.
Learning and Innovating: Issues dealing with pedagogic innovation particularly through the integration of ICT technologies in education, as for example: learning design, blended learning, constructivism, virtual campuses.
Papers which reflect the main conference themes will be given priority but all contributions will be considered on merit. Papers for the conference should be tailored to a 25-minute presentation timeframe. A proceedings will be published with all accepted and presented papers (one attendee necessary).
More information please see conference call
A series of webcasts will take place in the months of July and September to present and explain the OIKODOMOS Virtual Campus to the academic and scientific communities. Through these webcasts we will provide the necessary support for facilitate the participation of other institutions in the OIKODOMOS pedagogic activities.
The first webcast is scheduled for Monday July 4th, 2011, starting at 15:00 (CET). From 14:00, it will be possible to connect to test the functioning of video and audio. If you are interested to join it, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and will send you back the access key.
To access the webcast please go to https://collab.switch.ch/oikodomos/
To enter the platform: select " Enter as a Guest ", type a name and click on " Enter Room ".
Looking forward to meeting to you there!.
What is Oikodomos? An audiovisual introduction to the project.