EUC Colloquium on Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

The EUC Colloquium on Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering  was established in November 2011 and is organized by the Department of Computer Science of the European University Cyprus. The purpose of Colloquium is to provide a forum to our colleagues, our current and potentially future collaborators as well as known scientists to meet, present research findings, and discuss developments on a variety of topics spanning all important fields of Computer Science and Engineering. It also aims to provide an environment in which graduate students can gain experience in presenting their work, and benefit from contact with established researchers. The scope of the colloquium includes all aspects of Computer science, including Networks, Software Engineering, Databases, Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, High Performance Computing, and Operational Research, as well as aspects of Mathematics and Engineering.


If you are interested in giving at talk at the Colloquium, please contact the coordinator Dr. Vicky Papadopoulou by filling out the Colloquium Form.

Next Talk

Speaker Anna Mavroudi
Title Teachers as designers of adaptive e-learning
Date 05/11/2014
Time 15:00 -16:00
Room 215

Abstract

The cornerstone premise of this talk is that teachers are the primary change agents of an educational system. Another basic premise is that teachers adapt their lessons with or without the use of technology. Based on these premises, the presentation extends the notion of “teachers as designers” to “teachers as designers of adaptive e-learning”.

The role of teachers as designers of adaptive e-learning herein is twofold. They served as co-designers of five adaptive e-learning courses, three from Mathematics and two from Informatics. These courses incorporated a specific adaptive e-learning strategy who was tested in real classroom settings. Also, the teachers served as co-designers of a user-friendly digital environment for adaptive e-learning. The design of such an environment is still considered an open research issue. From a purely software engineering perspective a user-centered methodology for prioritizing software requirements is introduced. The identification of the critical success factors in the design of a digital environment in a user-centered way is essential in times of economic crisis where resources are scarce but the quality of the product must not be sacrificed. The endeavor was highly participatory: 75 teachers and 165 students participated in its different phases.

Short CV

Anna Mavroudi is about to complete her doctoral studies at the Open University of Cyprus in the Educational Technology field. Her Bachelor degree (obtained from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) is in Mathematics and her Masters degree (obtained from the Hellenic Open University) is in Information Systems. She has worked in numerous research and development (national and European) projects as a researcher and learning technologist and she has taught in diverse settings (secondary and tertiary education, adult training, face-to-face and distance education, mathematics and eLearning) both in Greece and in Cyprus. She has more than twenty scientific publications in journals, International Conferences and workshops. Her research interests include: eLearning, design-based research, teacher development and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) as well as the interplay between design disciplines (educational design, software design, architecture etc).

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