Dr. Stamatios Papadakis has been a postdoctoral researcher in Educational Technology, with emphasis on mobile learning, at the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete, Greece since 2016. He has graduated from the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece. In 2006 he completed a Master’s degree (M.Ed.) in Pre-school Education and Educational Design at the University of Aegean, Rhodes, Greece at the School of Humanities, Department of Pre-school Education. In 2016, he completed a Ph.D. at the University of Crete, Department of Education in Rethymnon, Greece under the supervision by Prof. Zaranis Nikolaos. He has worked as an adjunct Lecturer in Education teaching Informatics (2017-2018) at the Department of Preschool Education, School of Education, University of Crete, Greece and Didactics in Programming (2017-2018) at the Department of Computer Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Crete, Greece. His scientific and research interests include the study of mobile learning, especially on the use of smart mobile devices and their accompanying mobile applications (apps) in the use of Preschool and Primary Education, focusing on the development of Computational Thinking and students’ understanding of numbers. Furthermore, his research interests also include ICT in education, novice programming environments and teaching of programming in Primary and Secondary Education (novice programmers).
Languages: English (fluent), German.
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Michail Kalogiannakis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete and Associate Tutor at School of Humanities at the Hellenic Open University. He has graduated from the Physics Department of the University of Crete and continued his post-graduate studies at the University Paris 7-Denis Diderot (D.E.A. in Didactic of Physics), University Paris 5-René Descartes-Sorbonne (D.E.A. in Science Education) and received his PhD degree at the University Paris 5-René DescartesSorbonne (PhD in Science Education). His research interests include science education in the early childhood, science teaching and learning, e-learning, the use of ICT in education, distant and adult education. He has published many articles in international conferences and journals and has served on the program committees of numerous international conferences.
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Nicholas Zaranis is a Professor in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete. He graduated from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA. He took the MSc in ICT from the University of Essex. Also, he received his Master of Science and his PhD from the University of Athens. He has worked for a series of years in the private sector as Electrical Engineer in Hewlett Packard Hellas and in public sector as teacher in Secondary Education. He is currently Professor in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete. His research interests include ICT in education, educational software, and teaching of Mathematics using ICT.