The Final Conference of the international project V-ALERT was held in Split on December 17. Partners from Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia, and some of the participants and teachers who have worked on the project since 2013, met in Split, at the Cornaro hotel, so they could talk about reached results during their two year work.
Professor Alen Soldo, University of Split, Ines Milina Ganza, Office for Education and Research in Split, opened the Conference. Later on Michalis Xenos, V-ALERT project coordinator, presented the project, what led to discussion about project results among members of partner institutions and organizations.
Beside the partners, there were also guest lectures, who talked about Internet safety and new technologies.
Two workshops, where V-ALERT video game about Internet safety was demostrated, took place paralel with the Conference.
V-ALERT project (Virtual World for Awareness and Learning on Information Security) started to reach awarenes about possible risks on the Internet. It’s financed by the European Commission through LLP – Life Learning Program, and partners are institutions from five different countries from region – Hellenic Open University, from Greece, BESECURE, University of Cyprus, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PMF from Split, Croatia, and Center for the Promotion of Science from Belgrade, Serbia.
V-ALERT project aims to support the establishment of an Information Security culture in different ICT user target groups by providing awareness and training through an innovative and immersive e-learning tool. Under an umbrella of the project an online 3D virtual world learning environment (VWLE) is developed. It simulates real-life Information Security threat scenarios, allowing users to gain first-hand experience of the different risks and threats, though in a safe manner.
Download Conference booklet here.