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MustLearnIT Project Team

The MustLearnIT Project Team is composed by the:

 

·        Research Academic Computer Technology Institute (CTI), Greece (coordinating Institution)

·        Hellenic Open University, Greece

·        University of Warwick, U.K.

·        Chydenius Institute-Kokkola University Consortium, Finland

·        National In-Service Teacher Training Center (NTTC), Poland

·        Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

 



 


·        Research Academic Computer Technology Institute (CTI), Greece

 

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Demetra Egarchou is a member of the Educational Technology Sector of the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute (RACTI). She has been working with RACTI for the last 6 years, mainly in educational software projects. For the last 2 years she has been the Project Co-ordinator of KIRKI, a project regarding the localization and adaptation of numerous international educational software packages to the Greek Educational System (http://odysseia.cti.gr/kirki).  KIRKI started as one of the projects of ODYSSEIA, a National programme for the utilization of Information and Communication Technologies in schools, involving infrastructure, development of software and content, and teacher education. She is currently  one of the key people of PLEIADES a project regarding the development of educational software and material for the Greek schools (http://pleiades.cti.gr) and she is also involved in European projects (e.g. i.e.Us Socrates/Minerva project). BSc in Physics with an MSc in New Trends in Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Athens, Department of Informatics, her background includes 19 years of working in the Greek Computer Industry in technical and product marketing as well as software development and localization project management areas.

 

 

Elina Megalou is an engineer/researcher at the Educational Technology Sector of the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece. She received a BSc in computer engineering (1991) and a PhD (2000) in data and knowledge engineering, both from the University of Patras, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department. Her research interests include educational software, multimedia database systems, semantic abstraction, multimedia modelling and management of semi-structured data. She is the coordinator of a large scale project titled “Pleiades: Development of educational software and educational activities for the Greek Primary and Secondary Education” and she is a member of the technical advisory team to the Greek Ministry of Education. She has managed several national and international software research and development projects.

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Celia Roniotes is currently a researcher with the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, recently involved in the Kirki project (under the ODYSSEIA programme) as a localisation expert and monitor in educational software localisation and the development of accompanying educational material for the teacher and student (2000-2004). She holds a BA in English Language and Literature, and an MSc in Machine Translation. Undergraduate studies focused on EFL teaching. Worked as an English teacher and as a kindergarten teacher.  She has worked as a researcher in Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation (1989-2000).

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Maria Fountana has a background in educational studies and ICT, BA in Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy, University of Athens, Greece (1999) and Ma in ICT, University of London, U.K. (2001). She is currently a PhD student in the area of technology and education at the University of Athens, Greece and a member of the research group of the Educational Technology Lab, UoA, GR.  She has been working as a member of the research group of the IST Project " Seeding Cultural Change in the School System through the Generation of Communities Engaged in Integrated Educational and Technological Innovation, Project Number IST-2000-25214" since October 2001 and has been involved in other European and National projects as a member of the RA CTI / Educational Technology sector since October 2003.

 

 

·        Hellenic Open University, Greece

 

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Thanasis Hadzilacos, 52, is an associate professor of Software Engineering at the Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece, where he directs the Lab for Open and Distance Learning Educational Material and Methodology, and the post graduate course on Information Systems. He is a senior researcher and member of the board of directors of Academic Research Computer Technology Institute in Patras, Greece, the scientific coordinator of R&D Unit III “Applied Information Systems” and the Scientific Director of CTI’s Educational Technology and e-Learning Sectors for the Information Society. Educated at Harvard University in the USA (1971-76) where he obtained his BA and MS degrees in Computer Science, he had substantial industrial experience before his PhD (Department of Computer Engineering, University of Patras, 1986, Database Systems Concurrency Control) and joining CTI in 1986. From 1996 to 2001 he managed the Greek National project “Odysseia” for the utilization of Information and Communication Technologies in secondary education, involving infrastracture for hundreds of schools, educational software and content development nation-wide, teacher education and application in 400 schools. His research interests are large-scale information and database systems and in particular database design for non standard application areas such as GIS, education, archeology and multimedia. He has published over 30 articles on Object and Database Design, Multimedia Systems, Geographic Application, and Educational Software Design and has directed several large international R&D projects since 1994. He has served as a Greek national representative in DG Eduaction and Culture of the European Commission, and as an expert of the Council of Europe.

 

Spyros Papadakis. Diploma in Mathematics, (University of Patras), Postgraduate Certificate in Open and Distance Education, (Hellenic Open University), PhD-student (Faculty of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University) in the area of Distance Learning and Educator's Training in the use of ICT in Education. He is a teacher of Computer Science in secondary education, member of the research team of Open and Distance Laboratory of HOU, member of the research team of Education and Training Sector of CTI and lecturer in Vocational and Technical Teacher’s Training College (ASPAITE).His research interests are ELearning, instructional technology, distance education and adult education.  He is authored and co-authored over 22 research paper and 5 books. He has co-authored the educational materials for ICT Teachers’ Training in Greece. He has extended experience in teaching and learning in virtual learning environments and the design and development of eLearning materials.

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Dimitris Stavrinoudis received the Diploma degree in 1995 and the PhD degree in 2005 from the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department of Patras University. The main research field of his PhD Dissertation was Software Quality Assurance. He has been holding teaching at the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department of Patras University (teaching assistance from 1995 to 2004 and teaching from 2005) and at the Civil Engineering Department of the Technological Educational Institute of Patras. He is a member of Technical Chamber of Greece since 1996. He has participated as a Computer Engineer and Project Manager in research and development projects of Research Academic Computer Technology Institute (1996-2001), Knowledge (1998) and Hellenic Open University (2003-2005). He has authored or co-authored more than 15 papers in international journals and conferences.

 

Stavroula Sokoli has a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MA in Theory of Translation from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She is carrying out a PhD thesis provisionally titled “Subtitling in Greece and Spain from the perspective of Norm Theory”. She is currently working at the ODL Lab of Hellenic Open University and her work experience includes teaching English to primary and secondary school children. She has collaborated in the creation of the language learning tool LvS (Learning via Subtitling).

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Nicos C. Sifakis is a lecturer in the School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University.  He holds a Ph.D. in language and linguistics from the University of Essex, UK.  He has been teaching on the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) in TESOL programme of the HOU since 1998, also being involved in the production of educational materials as a distance education methodology advisor, and is the author of the study guides for the language skills and English for specific purposes (ESP) modules.  He is also co-founder and coordinator of the ESP/EAP SIG of TESOL Greece (since 2000).  His articles appear in various international refereed journals, such as TESOL Quarterly, Language and Education, ESP Journal and System.  His research interests include intercultural communication and pedagogy, teaching and researching English as an international language, language teaching methodology, adult education and teacher education.

·        University of Warwick, U.K.

 

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Alan Pritchard: Lecturer  in ICT Education and member of the Centre for New Technologies Research and Education (CeNTRE), Warwick Institute of Education, University of Warwick in the UK. He is active in research concerning the use of the Internet in schools, with particular reference to learning and the use of information. Alan has attended and spoken at conferences around the world and has many publications including books, chapters, and articles in academic journals concerning the use of ICT in education. His main teaching activities centre on initial teacher training, MA studies related to children’s learning and ICT, and higher degree supervision.

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Ann Barnes: Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages (Teacher Education) Warwick Institute of Education, University of Warwick in the UK. Ann Barnes is course leader for secondary PGCE at Warwick and has coordinated the PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages since 1994.  Her research interests include assessment in MFL, primary MFL and ICT in MFL, as well as the development of beginning teachers. Ann has many publications in the academic press.

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Marilyn Hunt: Lecturer in Foreign Languages (Teacher Education) Warwick Institute of Education, University of Warwick in the UK. Marilyn works with trainee teachers and MFL staff in schools on a range of teaching and learning issues.  Prior to this, she was Head of Languages faculty in a comprehensive school where she taught French and Spanish. Her research interests include primary MFL teaching and assessment.  Marilyn’s academic publications include chapters in books, journal articles and conference proceedings.

 

 

·        Chydenius Institute-Kokkola University Consortium, Finland

 

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Juha Paasimäki

Profession: Programme manager,Chydenius-institute Kokkola University Consortium

University degree: Master of education M.Ed. The university of Helsinki 1991

Field of specialization: Continuing education for teachers

Positions: Classteacher 1991-2001, The education department of Helsinki

The deputy Headmaster 2001-2003, The education department of Helsinki

Programme manager 2003-, Chydenius-institute Kokkola University Consortium

Former EU-projects in this field: MuSE-project (Multigrade School Education) Comenius 2.1, 2002-2004

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Ilkka Luoto

MSocSc, is a senior researcher with Chydenius Institute, Kokkola University Consortium. He has been working for the last ten years as a researcher in the fields of human geography and computer-human interaction. Luoto has also worked as a developer within educational environments, using information and communication technologies in education.

 

 

·        National In-Service Teacher Training Center (NTTC), Poland

 

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Marlena Falkowska

Born: 28 October 1959

Profession: Teacher /Consultant and Head of the International Co-operation Section in the National In-Service Teracher Training Centre (NTTC).

Education:

-  Graduated at Biology Department at University of Poznań (MA)

- 1997 – Post graduate studies on Management in Education, Institute of Educational Research, Warsaw

Employment record:

from 2003 - head of International Cooperation Section in National in-Service Teacher Training Centre.

1998-2003 – the information section in Polish delegation for NATO in Brussels,

1991-1997 -  head of the primary school in Warsaw,

1986-1991 - biology teacher at primary school.

 

She is responsible for establishing and coordinating the international cooperation between NTTC and another educational institutions and organizations in European countries. She supports other section to carry out the international projects. She helps the national and international educational institutions and organizations to search out partners for their projects.

Role in the Minerva project: Project Manager.

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Katarzyna Zakroczymska

Born: 10 February 1971

Profession: Specialist on European and citizenship education in the International Co-operation Section in NTTC.

Education:

- Graduated at Sociology Department of Warsaw University (MA)

- 2002 – Post – graduate studies on Pedagogy, Regional In-service Training Centre in Warsaw

- 2003 – Post graduate studies on European Integration, National School of Civic Service

Employment record:

from 2003 - International Co-operation Section in the NTTC

1997-2003 - Civic and European Education Section in the NTTC

 

From 2001 she is responsible for implementation the Council of Europe programme “Education for Democratic Citizenship” in Poland. In 2005 she coordinates the European Year of Citizenship through Education. From 1998 she has been organizing seminars inside In-service teacher training program for educational professionals of the Council of Europe. She is providing teacher trainings on different subjects connected with citizenship and European issues.

Role in the Minerva project: Pedagogical Expert.

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Witold Kołodziejczyk

Born: 26 March 1960
Profession:
Teacher/ Consultant in the Pedagogical Information Lab of the National In-Service Teacher Training Center (NTTC);
Education:
1983 – 1988  Higher Teacher Education School, Słupsk, Polish philology;
1993/94  Postgraduate studies at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw;
1995  Computer-aided school management WOM/Vulcan, Wrocław, 80 h (certificate);
1995  Computer-aided diagnosis of student progress WOM, Wrocław, 80 h (certificate);
1997  Neurolinguistic Programming for teachers - 220 h (certificate); Neuroeducation in Lublin;
2002   Qualification course in the Management of Education, STO In-Service Teacher Training Center, Warsaw;
Employment record:
-Since 2002 – Teacher/ Consultant at the National In-Service Teacher Training Center;
Management of e-learning programs in education;
Author of the contents of e-learning courses for the management of education;
-2001 – 2002 – Public relations specialist in the Main Board of the Civic Educational Association;
-1999 – 2000 – Office of STO Main Board – director;
-1997 – 2002 – Quality School Educational Center – director;
-1990 – 1999 – STO Secondary School of General Education in Człuchów – director;
-1998 –1990 – Technical Schools – teacher of Polish, German and philosophy;

He makes diagnosis and monitoring of development of e-learning in national of in -service
teacher training system in Poland. He cooperates with other section in our institution in projects connected with using the ICT technologies. He collects, works out and disseminates information about e-learning courses in national in-service teacher training system in Poland.
Role in the Minerva project: Technical Support

 

 

  • Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

 

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Anastasia Economou received her BSc in Elementary Education from Boston University in 1993 and her Master’s degree in educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University in 1994. She has worked as an elementary school teacher and as a teacher trainer at the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (CPI).  As of August 2005 she is the head of the Educational Technology Department at the CPI. Her interests include the use of Information and Communication Technologies in the learning process and instructional design.  Since 2004 she is a member of the Ministry of Education and Culture committee for introducing ICT in the Cyprus Educational system.  At the CPI she is the project manager for the in-service training of teachers in ICT funded by the European Social Fund.  She has also experience with EU projects (Socrates Minerva). 

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Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou has worked as an EFL teacher, materials developer and teacher trainer. She holds and MA from the University of Reading, UK and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research interests lie in language assessment, classroom interaction, Computer-Mediated Communication and CALL.
 

 

 

 

 



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