Hellenic Open University (HOU)

The Hellenic Open University (HOU) is the sole Greek State University that offers formal and informal adult education in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, leading to BSc, MSc and PhD degrees as well as to LifeLong Learning certificates. HOU uses the distance education methodology complemented with specially developed learning material and supported by a modern technology infrastructure. Currently, about 35000 undergraduate and postgraduate students attend one of the 6 undergraduate and 26 postgraduate programmes of study. HOU consists of four Schools (Science and Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Applied Arts) and integrates the Educational Content, Methodology and Technology (e-CoMeT) Lab.

The Educational Content, Methodology and Technology Laboratory (e-CoMeT Lab) has been founded to support HOU in applying educational, methodological and technological innovation in distance learning and digital educational content development. The e-CoMeT Lab aims at monitoring societal and industrial needs in competences, skills and jobs, certifying the quality of the educational methodology and material, developing innovation in distance learning and digital educational material, applying advanced ICT in educational practice, and in general, promoting scientific research and transfer of innovation on behalf of HOU. The services offered by e-CoMeT Lab have been ISO certified since 2008.

The e-CoMeT Lab holds a track record in participating in LLL projects (check http://www.e-comet.gr), such as TIPS, VAB and PIN.