Today, the curricula, the objectives of the subject matter, and the teaching approaches are important issues for the present and the future of the computing education.
The special track on Technologies Essentials in Education expects to cover current and future trends on Information Technologies in Education and to give the opportunity to educators, researchers, and practitioners with interests in educational aspects of all computing disciplines to present and discuss research results.
Major topics include:
Dr. Spyridon Doukakis, Assistant Professor, Ionian University
Spyridon Doukakis, is assistant professor at Ionian University, Department of Informatics. His main research interests lie in the areas of Computing Education, Distance Learning and Educational Neuroscience. He has co-authored more than 100 papers in journals, and conferences proceedings. Moreover, he has published several educational materials and has participated in research and development projects. He has received a Fulbright scholarship and has been awarded with the Harvard Prize Book Teacher Award.
Dr. Theodoros Karvounidis, University of Piraeus
Theodoros Karvounidis holds a PhD from the Department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus – Greece, an MBA from the University of Surrey – UK and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace – Greece. Since 2014 Theodoros is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus and since 2018 he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Joint Postgraduate Program “Modern Information Technologies and Services”, which is offered by the University of Westen Macedonia in collaboration with the University of Piraeus. From 1991 to 2004 he worked in the private sector, participating in many IT and Telecom R&D projects, both in technical and managerial positions. From 2004 until today he has been an IT teacher in the Secondary Education. His main research interests include e-Learning, Smart Cities, IoT, IT Law and Regulation, Software Engineering and Robotics.
Dr. Eleni Seralidou, University of Piraeus
Eleni Seralidou holds a PhD in “Collaborative Internet Tools in Education” and an MSc in Advanced Information Systems from the department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus – Greece. Since 2021 Eleni is a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus and since 2018 she is an external partner in the Joint Postgraduate Program “Modern Information Technologies and Services”, which is offered by the University of Western Macedonia in collaboration with the University of Piraeus. From 2003 until today she works as an Informatics teacher in secondary education. Her interests include games, mobile applications, programming techniques, collaborative tools, IoT and AR/VR technologies.