Summary

I am an Instructional Designer/Educational Technologist

…with over eight years of experience as:
Teacher, Researcher, Manager and Consultant

…working on a wide range of projects related to:
Learning Strategy, Instructional Design and Software Development

…co-founder in Mathemagenesis, performing as E-Learning Director/Head of the Course Development Team of e-learning courses.

... enjoy working Independently as Professional Learning Consultant and Researcher in the areas of E-learning  and Distance Education

Work History

Work History
Mar 2013 - Present

|E-Learning Director

Mathemagenesis

Design and develop instructional material for instructors & trainers of Mathemagenesis. Demonstrate and utilize effective learning needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation skills for mathemagenesis courses or custom on-demand courses. Develop entry and advanced level courses for both internal (individuals) and external (corporates) audiences. Research, review and utilize educational technologies, multimedia technologies and authoring tools. Acts as liaison between R & D and I.D. in determining needs & areas for future development in mathemagenesis e-learning platform (new feautures).

Jan 2014 - May 2014

|Assistant Professor

Athabasca University

Assistant Professor in the course MDDE:603 Foundations of Instructional Design: Systems Analysis and Learning Theory of the Master of Education in Distance Education.

Mar 2013 - Dec 2013

|Researcher

Athabasca University

Research the use of Virtual Worlds in Education. Setting up the project of Athabasca University (AU) Island in Second Life. Plan, design and develop virtual spaces, recources and activities in the 3D World of Second Life.

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012

|ICT Teacher

KEK Pythagoras

 ICT Teacher at Information Technology Department of the Pythagorean Institute of Vocation Studies in Thessaloniki, Instruction of Databases, Networks, Operating Systems, Microsoft Office.

Oct 2009 - Jul 2010

|ICT Teacher

RAM Computer

ICT Teacher, Instruction of  Microsoft Office

Mar 2008 - Mar 2009

|ICT Teacher

KEK Pythagoras

 ICT Teacher at Information Technology Department of the Pythagorean Institute of Vocation Studies in Thessaloniki, Instruction of Microsoft Office.

Education

Education
Jan 2010 - Sep 2015

Master of Education in Distance Education 

Athabasca University

Instructional Design in Distance Education, Planning and Management in Distance Education and Training, Foundations of Adult Education, Experiential Learning,  Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, International Issues in Open and Distance Learning,  Program Evaluation in Distance Education, Instructional Project Management , Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Advanced Technology for Distance Education and Training, Online Teaching in Distance Education and Training, Tutoring and Student Support in Distance , Education and Training, Gender Issues in Distance Education

Academic Fields: Distance Education, Advanced Technologies in DE, Instructional Design, Mobile Learning, Blended Learning, Program Evaluation.

Thesis Topic: Using Virtual Worlds in Distance Education: A case study

Feb 2001 - Jul 2007

Dergee in Computer and Informatics Engineering 

Eastern Macedonia & Thrace Institute of Technology 

Design and Analysis of Information systems and applications, Networks, Software Engineering, Technology of Information systems and Production Information systems.

Academic Fields: Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Software Engineering, Industrial Automation, Networks

Thesis Topic: Development of Dynamic online Dictionary: Easy Dictionary All-in-One Greek-English English-Greek

Seminars, Workshops and Certifications

Certifications
Sep 2008 - Jul 2012

ICT Exam invigilator

Vellum Global Educational Services S.A.

Trained as ICT Exam Invigilator in 2008.  Working as External Partner of Vellum Global Educational Services S.A. in the Exam invigilation Department.

Sep 2011 - Nov 2011

Moodle Essential Training for Teachers

Lynda.com

The course detailed the basics of setting up a test environment, disseminating course information, creating forums, and assessing student progress. Building course materials with Moodle's built-in HTML editor, preparing and posting various types of media, uploading assignments, and evaluating tests automatically.

Sep 2008 - Mar 2009

Trainer in Parents.gr

Greek Ministry of Education

Participation in the program Parents.gr of the Ministry of Education for parents training on new technologies and the Internet.

May 2008 - Jul 2008

Software Developer (C++)

Eucip

I was succesfully completed the training program "Executives in software development and applications programming with the language C++" , of total duration 250 hours, and I was awarded the Eucip Elective Level Certificate with the title Software Developer (C++) on 7/7/2008 with the grade 90%.

Computer Skills & Comptetences

Skills

Operating Systems

Windows, Linux, Unix

Software Proficiencies

Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD , Mathcad, Matlab , SPSS

Educational Technologies

LMSs,  Web Conferencing Tools, Authoring Tools,  Web 2.0  Tools (Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts), Photo and Video Editing Tools, Screen Capturing Tools, Assessment and Testing Tools, Survey, Polls, and Quizzes Tools, Bibliography and Citation Tools, Quantitative & Qualitative Research Tools

 Technologies

Databases (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), CMSs (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal) CRMs and Marketing Automation Tools

  Programming Languages

C/C++, C#.NET , VB.NET, Java, Assembly, HTML & CSS , SQL 

Conferences 

2011: EdMedia - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications , Lisbon.

2011: 6th International Conference in Open and Distance Learning, Athens.

2013: 3rd Greek Conference "Intergation and use of ICT in the educational procedure", Athens.

2015: 4th Greek Conference "Intergation and use of ICT in the educational procedure", Thessaloniki.

Languages

GREEK
Native Speaker
ENGLISHMichigan Proficiency

  • Reading Ability:     Excellent
  • Writing Ability:       Excellent
  • Speaking Ability:  Excellent

GERMANZertifikat Goethe

  • Reading Ability:     Basic
  • Writing Ability:       Basic
  • Speaking Ability:  Basic

Interests

Swimming, Tennis, Music, Travelling, Reading, Cinema.