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ICTP's openEyA Earns International Recognition

Automated recording system's "potential applicability in the developing world" cited

02/12/2010 - Trieste


ICTP's automated recording system "openEyA" (an acronym for "Enhance your Audience"), has received a honourable mention in the Education category of the Stockholm Challenge, an international awards programme that promotes the use of ICT tools and technologies for the development of people and society.

The award citation reads:

"openEyA is good, interesting and useful technology. It facilitates the class room work. To have an automated lecture recording system is rather appealing in many contexts. This project seems to alleviate the most time-consuming post-production editing stress of video production. It is nice that it is open source framework which should help to sustain it. Thus openEyA has potential applicability in the developing world. We see a good future for this technology."

OpenEyA is an innovative automated audio/video/slide recording system, developed to archive and share scientific lectures and talks carried out using digital presentations (PPT, PDF, animations, etc) and especially traditional chalkboards found in classrooms.

Established by the city of Stockholm in 1994, the Stockholm Challenge offers awards in categories that match the UN Millennium Development Goals. The categories are:

  • Public Administration
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Culture
  • Health
  • Environment

The awards are selected by a jury chosen from the world's leading global IT entrepreneurs. For this year's competition, Stockholm Challenge received more than 250 projects entries in all categories, of which about 95 were in Education.

For more information about the openEyA system developed in-house by the Science Dissemination Unit, visit the website.

For information on the Stockholm Challenge, click here.