Application: “Μαθαίνω ελληνικά στο νηπιαγωγείο”

LEAFNET LTD (https://www.leafnet.com.cy) developed an innovative  web application for the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth to support the work of kindergarten teachers who welcome children with an immigrant background to school and to teach Greek language (https://maelnipapp.schools.ac.cy/).

The “Μαθαίνω ελληνικά στο νηπιαγωγείο” application consists of 20 thematic units. Each module includes 10 interactive exercises for children. In addition, the application includes useful words and phrases in Greek, which are accompanied by rich multi-thematic material.

The application is easy to use for adults and children, it can be used on large, medium and small devices by adjusting the content accordingly (responsive). The navigation in the individual thematic sections and activities was designed to be achieved with the minimum possible actions on the part of the users in mind. In addition, the application can be installed on the user’s devices without visiting Google or Apple Store through Progressive Web Application, PWA technology.

Application screenshots

Εφαρμογή: “Μαθαίνω ελληνικά στο νηπιαγωγείο”

Η εταιρεία LEAFNET LTD (https://www.leafnet.com.cy) δημιούργησε μια καινοτόμο εφαρμογή διαδικτύου για το Υπουργείο Παιδείας, Αθλητισμού και Νεολαίας για την υποστήριξη της εργασίας των νηπιαγωγών που υποδέχονται παιδιά με μεταναστευτική βιογραφία στο σχολείο και στη διδασκαλία της ελληνικής γλώσσας (https://maelnipapp.schools.ac.cy/). 

Η εφαρμογή “Μαθαίνω ελληνικά στο νηπιαγωγείο” αποτελείται από 20 θεματικές ενότητες. Κάθε ενότητα περιλαμβάνει 10 διαδραστικές ασκήσεις για παιδιά. Επιπλέον, η εφαρμογή περιλαμβάνει χρήσιμες λέξεις και φράσεις στα Ελληνικά, οι οποίες, συνοδεύονται πλούσιο πολυθεματικό υλικό.

Η εφαρμογή είναι εύχρηστη για ενήλικες και παιδιά, μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί σε μεγάλες, μεσαίες και μικρές συσκευές προσαρμόζοντας το περιεχόμενο κατάλληλα. Η πλοήγηση στις επί μέρους θεματικές ενότητες και δραστηριότητες έγινε με γνώμονα τις ελάχιστες δυνατόν ενέργειες από τη μεριά των χρηστών. Επιπλέον, η εφαρμογή μπορεί να εγκατασταθεί στις συσκευές του χρήστη χωρίς την επίσκεψη σε Google ή Apple Store μέσω της τεχνολογίας Progressive Web Application, PWA.

Στιγμιότυπα εφαρμογής

EKO

Corporate training helps improve employee retention and engagement, increases learning independence and flexibility and supports team collaboration. 

In collaboration with EKO Cyprus LTD, LEAFNET created an online course to train employees in Safety Measures and Dealing with emergencies.  

The online course contains multimedia education resources and formative and summative assessments. At the end of the course users receive a certificate of completion. 

Courses

Every year, LEAFNET supports Societies and Training Centres to deliver high quality live events. Especially in the medical field, organized by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, ESICM, we supported the implementation of online courses and live conferences with worldwide experts and learners. ESICM Courses are delivered through ESICM Academy using synchronous and asynchronous training. Each learner receives certification of completion.  

This year 26 Courses with 2.437 Learners and 260 Experts were supported.  

EDIC II online examination

The EDIC II examination project is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination, OSCE, medical examination that is held online. 
The exam takes place 2 times per year, November and May. This year it took place on 23 and 24 of May and 21 and 22 of November 2023.

LEAFNET supported the EDIC II Examination preparation course for the examinees. During live examination events, LEAFNET LTD provided technical solutions, coordination and human support for real time proctoring, examinees-Examiners communication and case presentations. 

Totally, during the 2 days of the examination~300 examinees (99 examinees in paralleland 192 examiners where facilitated with the provided solution.

We are Hiring!

Η ομάδα της Leafnet LTD μεγαλώνει!

Η εταιρεία η οποία δραστηριοποιείται χρόνια στον τομέα της Πληροφορικής, ζητά να προσλάβει άτομο σε μόνιμη απασχόληση για την θέση του Λειτουργού Υποστήριξης Διαδικτυακών Εκπαιδευτικών Προγραμμάτων και Ανάπτυξης Ψηφιακού Εκπαιδευτικού Υλικού.

ΑΠΑΙΤΟΥΜΕΝΑ ΠΡΟΣΟΝΤΑ

  1. Πανεπιστημιακό Δίπλωμα ή τίτλος ή ισότιμο προσόν σε ένα από τα πιο κάτω αντικείμενα ή συνδυασμό των αντικειμένων αυτών:
    • Επιστήμη των Ηλεκτρονικών Υπολογιστών ή/και της Πληροφορικής και της Διοίκησης Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων
    • Πληροφορική στην Εκπαίδευση
    • Εκπαιδευτικός με γνώσεις και εμπειρία όσον αφορά στην Ψηφιακή Εκπαίδευση.
  2. Πολύ καλή γνώση της Ελληνικής και της Αγγλικής γλώσσας.
  3. Ικανότητα χρήσης ηλεκτρονικών υπολογιστών και ιδιαίτερα προγραμμάτων όπως το Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  4. Ικανότητα δημιουργίας ψηφιακού εκπαιδευτικού υλικού.
  5. Ακεραιότητα χαρακτήρα, εχεμύθεια, οργανωτική και διοικητική ικανότητα, πρωτοβουλία, υπευθυνότητα, ευθυκρισία και ικανότητα αποτελεσματικής συνεργασίας.

Καθήκοντα και Ευθύνες:

  • Εκτελεί καθήκοντα αναφορικά με τις αρμοδιότητες της Ομάδας Υποστήριξης Διαδικτυακών Εκπαιδευτικών Προγραμμάτων και Ανάπτυξης Ψηφιακού Εκπαιδευτικού Υλικού.
  • Ετοιμάζει εκθέσεις, διεξάγει έρευνες και υποβάλλει εισηγήσεις για την επίλυση προβλημάτων, διεκπεραιώνει ή μεριμνά για την υλοποίηση των λαμβανομένων αποφάσεων, εφαρμόζει τη σχετική Νομοθεσία και Κανονισμούς σχετικά με την προστασία δεδομένων προσωπικού χαρακτήρα, τηρεί πρακτικά και διεξάγει τη σχετική αλληλογραφία.
  • Εκτελεί οποιαδήποτε άλλα καθήκοντα του/της ανατεθούν.

 

ΣΗΜΕΙΩΣΕΙΣ:

  • Οι αιτήσεις των υποψηφίων θα εξετασθούν και οι υποψήφιοι που διαθέτουν τα απαιτούμενα προσόντα θα κληθούν για συνέντευξη.
  • Επαγγελματική πείρα στα αντικείμενα της Δημιουργίας Ψηφιακού Εκπαιδευτικού Υλικού, Ψηφιακών Διαδραστικών Δραστηριοτήτων, Υποστήριξη εξ αποστάσεως εκπαιδευτικών προγραμμάτων.
  • Η εμπειρία σε πανεπιστημιακό ίδρυμα θα θεωρηθεί πλεονέκτημα.
    Ανάλογα με τις ανάγκες της εταιρείας, ο κάτοχος της θέσης υποχρεούται να τυγχάνει ειδικής εκπαίδευσης και να παρακολουθεί επιμορφωτικά σεμινάρια/προγράμματα σχετικά με τα καθήκοντα της θέσης.
  • Ο όρος Πανεπιστημιακός τίτλος καλύπτει και μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο ή ισότιμο προσόν.

 

Αίτηση /Δικαιολογητικά

Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι παρακαλώ όπως υποβάλουν το βιογραφικό τους σημείωμα στον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο ή στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση company-info@leafnet.com.cy

Η υποβολή αιτήσεων έχει καταληκτική ημερομηνία την Τρίτη 17 Ιανουαρίου 2023 στις 14.00.

8 SEO Techniques to boost Traffic + Rankings

SEO techniques

If you want to improve your SEO efforts and rank better in 2023, follow these 8 SEO techniques. ✅

1. Keyword targeting

Keywords are phrases that are commonly searched for on Google, Firefox, etc. and they are a crucial part of determining your website’s rankings. Use the right amount of keywords in the right places and in time you’ll see your pages climb up the leaderboards.

2. Metadata

You can think of metadata almost as your shop window. Your meta title and meta description are the first things a user sees in the SERP which influences whether or not they click.

Also, Google uses what are known as ‘crawlers’ (imagine tiny robot spiders), to scan through websites and collect information that matches search queries. By including keywords in your meta data (including image tags and heading tags) Google can more quickly understand the relevance of your page.

3. Backlinks

As we move into the more technical side of things, another crucial factor in SEO performance is acquiring backlinks. This is when another website links to yours in an article or blog post. Not only does this help you gain what is known as domain authority, but it also directly improves the chances of people clicking through to your website if it appears on other reliable domains.

Also, Google uses what are known as ‘crawlers’ (imagine tiny robot spiders), to scan through websites and collect information that matches search queries. By including keywords in your meta data (including image tags and heading tags) Google can more quickly understand the relevance of your page.

4. Technical SEO

Carrying on from that, there are various other technical issues in the back end of your site that once addressed, can make a huge difference in your overall SEO results. At the end of the day, if your website’s UX isn’t smooth and accessible, it’s going to be hard for any visitor to do anything significant on your website. For context, over 50% of all online traffic is mobile, so when it comes to things like UX, the technical stuff matters.

Also, Google uses what are known as ‘crawlers’ (imagine tiny robot spiders), to scan through websites and collect information that matches search queries. By including keywords in your meta data (including image tags and heading tags) Google can more quickly understand the relevance of your page.

5. SEO metrics

Carrying on from that, there are various other technical issues in the back end of your site that once addressed, can make a huge difference in your overall SEO results. At the end of the day, if your website’s UX isn’t smooth and accessible, it’s going to be hard for any visitor to do anything significant on your website. For context, over 50% of all online traffic is mobile, so when it comes to things like UX, the technical stuff matters.

Also, Google uses what are known as ‘crawlers’ (imagine tiny robot spiders), to scan through websites and collect information that matches search queries. By including keywords in your meta data (including image tags and heading tags) Google can more quickly understand the relevance of your page.

The Top 11 Features of Articulate Storyline 360

What is Articulate Storyline 360? 

Articulate Storyline 360 has long been a favorite among eLearning professionals. It promotes itself as being the quickest and simplest method for developing personalized interactive courses. Courses created on Storyline 360 are compatible with devices of various screen sizes, browsers, and operating systems. 

Top 11 Features of Storyline 360 

  • Content Library (Asset Library) 

The content library in Storyline 360 has been enhanced with a selection of characters and templates. When you use Storyline 360’s new and improved content library, you inevitably expedite the design and development process of your eLearning courses. 

  • Motion Path Animations 

With the “Orient Shape to Motion Path” feature you can ensure that an object moves in the direction you want it to on a non-linear motion path. 

  • Interaction with Sliders 

You can employ interactive sliders to allow learners to control the data and interact with these and other elements in the course. 

  • Dial Interaction 

The dial, just like the slider, displays layers or changes the state of objects by changing the number on the dial. It’s a fun tool for learners who wish to research information and investigate cause-and-effect connections. 

  • 360 Degree Image 

By using 360-degree pictures, course designers and developers can create engaging sessions. Storyline 360’s markers and hotspots create interactive components enabling learners to connect from every possible angle. 

  • Swipe Navigation 

You can now scroll through a course on your mobile device’s screen by using your finger to slide up and down. Similarly, you can also navigate your way through the course with the ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ buttons on your slide. This is another enhancement that affords Articulate Storyline 360’s users’ better access of eLearning courses on their mobile devices. 

  • Team slides 

You can access and create a library of integrated slides with Storyline 360 to make collaborating with your team a much easier task. This library of slides can be repurposed and included in every course that is designed for your team. 

  • Import Slides 

You can import slides from Microsoft PowerPoint, Articulate Quiz Maker, Articulate Engage, as well as reuse other projects on Storyline. You can also import Excel spreadsheets and text files into your eLearning courses. 

  • Media Library 

The media library on Storyline allows you to manage all your projects’ assets in one location. You can design your course by importing and saving photos, audios, and videos on there. You can also add, remove, change, and export them as and when required. Similarly, you can modify objects using Storyline’s third-party tools and save your changes. 

  • Tracking Multiple Result Pages 

You can consolidate multiple slides that showcase your learners’ results into a single slide. You must decide how you want to grade combined quizzes using Storyline’s scoring options. 

  • LRS 

If you intend to report your learners’ results using an LRS (Learning Record Store), you need to select the LRS tab on the left side of the window. You then must click on the box titled “Report to an external LRS” which can be found in the LRS Configuration section. 

New Relic baby steps

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New in New Relic  😊?

We have recently moved to New Relic as a monitoring and alerting solution for the services we run and support. Our services run on Bare Metal, Virtual Machines, Managed Servers etc. The transition from our previous monitoring and alerting tool was quite easy and straight forward. New Relic really makes it so easy to get on board for a tech person with basic understanding on how systems work.

We also found really usefull the simplicity of New Relic monitoring opinioned Host and Application views that work out of the box. And really helpfull custom dashboards.

What to avoid 🧨

Lots of things i suppose could be better setup or managed. But IMHO, when new in New Relic the following should get your attention:

PHP_FPM Tracing

When debugging an application, Tracing can be your swiss knife. In normal execution though it can drain all your available monthly data plan. I would suggest to disable it for your application when in non debugging state. To disable tracing for PHP_FPM set the tracing parameter to false in the followng PHP_FPM configuration file and restart the engine.

/etc/php/7.4/fpm/conf.d/20-newrelic.ini

newrelic.distributed_tracing_enabled = false

 

What to adjust 😉

Display Name

New Relic uses the hostname as defined in a server (virtual or not) . This solution kickstarts the agent deployment and easily joins a server in your New Relic monitoring infrastructure. Sometimes thought you would like to have an alias or a better name for a server when displayed in your New Relic Host Dashboards. To achieve this alter the display_name parameter in

/etc/newrelic-infra.yml

display_name: "My Desired Host Name"