In the last week, our eLearning Deparment presented smartphone-based developments on several topics in several towns at several different professional events to museologists and representatives of tourist organisations.
Researchers' Night is organised all over Europe to popularise science. Our institute has been opening its doors to interested visitors at this series of events for years, and this year our researchers are holding a spectacular demonstration abroad as well. Zsolt László Márkus and Zsolt Weisz will present the results of the eLearning Department in Burgas (Bulgaria) at the local event of Researchers' Night.
The eLearning Department supports the development, management and presentation of multiplatform (mobile and Web) games as its most recent service. By using the service, we have created a serious educational game “The Thracians” about the ancient tribe in cooperation with our Bulgarian partner institute. The game development tool supporting new methods of interactive learning and the game is presented in two short videos at the opening conference of the H2020 project REACH (RE-designing Access to Cultural Heritage) on 10-11 May 2018.
After the successful smartphone outdoor competition last year, the Municipality of Ferencváros and the eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI have jointly prepared and organised a new competition on the scenes of childhood of Attila József.
The first Hungarian film-tourism smartphone application has been created with the contribution of the eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI. The application provides the most complete guide of one of the most popular film destination capitals, Budapest.
Attila József is probably the most outstanding character of the Hungarian 20th century poetry. He was born in district 9 of Budapest, called Ferencváros, in April 1905. He spent the first 14 years of his life in the district. In 2015, on the initiative of the local government of Ferencváros, the eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI and the Ferencváros Local History Collection prepared a GPS-based interactive smartphone walk under the title of "Attila József in Ferencváros”. In April 2017, the developers of the walk prepared and arranged a special orientation field competition based on mobile games for students studying in the district with the support of the local government of Ferencváros for the festive day of the Hungarian poetry.
The 15th Night of Museums is organised on the 24th June this year which has become the most popular domestic event series for a long while. Across the country, more than 2000 events at some 380 locations vie for our attention. Its highlighted topic is value preservation and its capital is Debrecen this year. The eLearning Department of our institute supports the organisers and visitors by providing a smart phone application again this year.
D+ Sport developed by the eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI is the first and only Hungarian language sport application. You can use it when you run, ride a bicycle or walk while the software measures your speed and the time needed to take a kilometre and logs the route which you can fly in street view later. It organises the photos taken during the walk into an album or puts them onto a map in order you can share with anyone where you went and what you saw!