Christina Todorova of ESI CEE carried out a Be@CyberPro Presentation at the 2019 BizzIT Kyustendil Conference. The topic of the presentation was “The role of cybersecurity in the process of digitalization of the classroom” and presented some of the core Be@CyberPro Intellectual Outputs. Within the presentation, Christina put a strong focus on the need for targeted efforts towards raising awareness on cybersecurity issues among teachers and providing access to educational materials for teachers.
The BizzIT conference is an annual IT conference in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, which each year gathers together around 200 people from the entire country, the local community, industry, and academia, as well as teachers, students, parents, and policy makers. The conference aims at proposing a discussion on opportunities and innovations in the IT sector and providing information about relevant initiatives to a broad audience of Bulgarian participants.
The presentation was very well received from the guests of the conference. During the Q&A session after the actual presentation, there were a lot of questions from teachers and educators on how they can use and implement the materials, developed within the Be@CyberPro project to raise their own competences in cybersecurity and support their classroom activities.
Mostly, the guests were interested in the open educational resources developed for teachers within the project. A lot of the younger students were interested in the Be@CybrePro game and were willing to see how the game was coming along, what the artwork looked like and how they can download and play it.
Within the audience, there were a lot of representatives from academia, who were willing to test out the educational materials and who, during the coffee break, came to speak with Christina about signing up to the local multiplier event in Sofia and to receive access to the resources from the project.