Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 25/Apr/2017
9:00am Registration open
10:00am
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1:00pm
WS1: 3rd OMiLab Workshop: Teaching Conceptual Modelling
Location: Socratis
Chair: Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna
Chair: Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus

10:00- Introduction, Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece

10:15- OMiLAB: A laboratory for modelling method engineering, Elena-Teodora Miron, University of Vienna

10:45- From Process Excellence to Operational Excellence, Dimitris Zamanis, Ph.D. Candidate, Business Excellence Certified Senior Assessor/Advisor, EΒΕΝ Senior Assessor, QHSE Certified Auditor  and  George Bohoris, University of Pireaus, Greece

11:15- Coffee Break

11:45-  ADVISOR: A modelling tool for Evidence Centered Assessment and Activity Design, Wilfrid Utz, University of Vienna

12:15- Learning how to model critical infrastructures in a supply chain environment, Christos Douligeris, Nineta Polemi and Elma Kalogeraki, University of Piraeus, Greece

12:45- Wrap-up and closing session

11:15am
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11:45am
Coffee Break Tu1
1:00pm
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2:00pm
Lunch Break Tu
2:00pm
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5:00pm
WS2: Tutorial: Teaching and Learning Analytics to Support Teacher Inquiry
Location: Socratis
Chair: Demetrios Sampson, Curtin University
Globally, the paradigm of increased school autonomy and accountability is gaining momentum, introducing the need for effective decision making based on educational data. For this reason, the capacity of teachers to collect, analyze and exploit educational data to reflect on and improve their practice (a process known as teacher inquiry) is an essential element in school improvement and sustainability. As a response to that, digital Educational Data Analytics technologies have been proposed (i.e., Teaching and Learning Analytics) as the means to support teachers during the cycle of collecting, analyzing and exploiting educational data, enhance their data literacy capacity and effectively improve different aspects of the teaching and learning process. This tutorial will present an introduction to the emerging field of Teaching and Learning Analytics from the perspective of a classroom teacher and discuss how they can be used to support Teacher Inquiry and improve classroom-based...
WS3: How to Improve the Quality of Open Education and MOOCs: An Interactive workshop
Location: Platon
Chair: Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
Chair: Christian M. Stracke, Open University of the Netherlands
This interactive workshop addresses the quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and is organized by MOOQ, the European Alliance for Quality of MOOCs. The results from latest four research surveys and the Quality Reference Framework (QRF) for MOOCs will be introduced. Main goals of the workshop are: (1) the discussion of the results from the four online surveys, and (2) the presentation and discussion of the Quality Reference Framework for MOOCs based on extensive desktop research and literature reviews and the results from the online surveys with three groups of target audience, namely, MOOC learners, designers and facilitators. Leading question will be: How can the findings from the four online surveys and the new QRF improve future MOOCs? The interactive workshop of 90 minutes combines different methods: In the first short part (30 minutes), the results of the four online surveys are presented and discussed in a question-and-answer session. In the second part (60 minutes)...
3:15pm
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3:45pm
Coffee Break Tu2
7:00pm
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8:30pm
Cultural Event: The Acropolis Museum
8:45pm
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10:30pm
Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, 26/Apr/2017
8:00am Registration open
8:30am
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9:00am
Opening Ceremony
Location: Apollon

Prof. Christos Douligeris, IEEE EDUCON General Chair

Prof. Athanasios Kanatas, Dean School of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Piraeus, Greece

Prof. Petros Ν. Kotsiopoulos, Dean, Hellenic Airforce Academy, Greece

Prof. Spyros Athinaios, Dean, School of Applied Sciences, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece

Prof. Vassilis Panagou, Vice President, Pireaus University of Applied Sciences, Greece

Prof. Michael M. Stracke, IEEE EDUCON TPC Chair

Prof. Michael E. Auer, President of IFEES and EDUCON Steering Committee Chair

9:00am
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10:05am
PI: Plenary Session I: Using Learning Analytics to Inform Research and Practice
Location: Apollon
Chair: Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
Dragan GaševićProfessor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics, Moray House School of Education and School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom The analysis of data collected from user interactions with educational and information technology has attracted much attention as a promising approach for advancing our understanding of the learning process. This promise motivated the emergence of the new field learning analytics and mobilized the education sector to embrace the use of data for decision-making. This talk will first introduce the field of learning analytics and touch on lessons learned from some well-known case studies. The talk will then identify critical challenges that require immediate attention in order for learning analytics to make a sustainable impact on learning and teaching practice. The talk will specifically focus on the methods that can be used to understand learning strategies learners follow and assess effectiveness of learning...
10:05am
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10:50am
PI-Round table: Women in Engineering: Issues and Perspectives
Location: Apollon
Chair: Aruquia Peixoto, CEFET/RJ

Round Table Discussants:

Teresa Restivo, Universidade Porto, Portugal

Tiia Rüütmann, Head of Estonian Centre of Engineering Pedagogy at Institute of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Estonia

Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece

10:50am
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11:20am
Coffee Break W1
11:20am
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12:50pm
1A: Special Session: IT and Engineering Pedagogy (ITEP'17)
Location: Socratis
Chair: James Wolfer, Indiana University South Bend
11:20am
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1:10pm
1C: Special Session: Technical Didactic Software Engineering (TDSE)
Location: Platon
Chair: Juergen Mottok, LaS³, ZD.B, OTH Regensburg, Germany
1E: Special Session: Beyond Engineering Education: Time to Expand Technical Depth while Increasing Business Knowledge
Location: Omiros
Chair: Despo Ktoridou, University of Nicosia
11:20am
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1:20pm
1B: Special Session: Motivating students with Mobiles, Ubiquitous applications and the Internet of Things for STEM (MUMI4STEM)
Location: Apollon
Chair: Anna Mavroudi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Chair: Olga Fragkou, Computer Technology Institute and Press- DIOPHANTUS
1D: Degree Programs and Curricula (I)
Location: Solon
Chair: Dimitra Tzoumpa, University of Piraeus
1:00pm
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2:00pm
Lunch Break Wed
2:00pm
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3:05pm
PII: Plenary Session II: IGIP Philosophy - Effective Basis for Contemporary STEM Teaching and Learning
Location: Apollon
Chair: Manuel Castro, UNED

Tiia Rüütmann
Associate Professor and Head of Estonian Centre of Engineering Pedagogy at Institute of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Estonia

Basic principles of the Klagenfurt School of Engineering Pedagogy have served as the basis of the philosophy of International Society of Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP) since its foundation in 1972. IGIP philosophy in turn serves as effective basis for contemporary STEM teaching and learning, taking account of today’s students’ differences. The philosophy of IGIP is built up on several philosophical questions and aims. The methodology and model of Engineering Pedagogy Science are introduced in the keynote along with IGIP philosophy and didactical principles being supported by the IGIP curriculum.

3:10pm
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4:25pm
2C: Learning Design, Methods and Pedagogies (I)
Location: Platon
Chair: Hassan Barada, Khalifa University
3:10pm
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4:40pm
2A: Special Session: Digital Education in the Classroom
Location: Socratis
Chair: Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
2B: Special Session: Games Engineering I
Location: Apollon
Chair: Matthias Utesch, Staatliche Fach- und Berufsoberschule Technik München und Technische Universität München
2D: Workshop: Have You Ever Wondered Why? Qualitative Research Methods to Investigate Engineering Education
Location: Solon
Chair: Susan Lord, University of San Diego

This session will engage participants in how to apply multiple qualitative research methods to examine emerging issues in engineering education. The focus will be on using qualitative methods—grounded theory, thematic analysis, and content analysis—across multiple data collection methods (individual interviews, focus groups, key informant interviews, and policy/programmatic artifacts) and across several institutions. Benefits and challenges associated with data collection, synthesis, analysis, and triangulation across multiple research sites will be discussed, as well as the important role of theoretical frameworks in designing engineering education inquiry. It is expected that participants will gain a greater appreciation of qualitative methods that can be used to answer important questions in engineering education.

2Ε: Mechanical Engineering Education Topics
Location: Omiros
Chair: Kyparisia A. Papanikolaou, ASPETE
4:40pm
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5:00pm
Coffee Break W2
5:00pm
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6:15pm
3B: Special Session: Games Engineering II
Location: Apollon
Chair: Jacqueline Schuldt, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Chair: Klaus-Tycho Foerster, Aalborg University
5:00pm
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6:30pm
3C: Learning Design, Methods and Pedagogies (II)
Location: Platon
Chair: Maria Rangoussi, Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Greece
3Ε: Electrical Engineering Education Topics (I)
Location: Omiros
Chair: Antonios S. Andreatos, Hellenic Air Force Academy
5:00pm
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6:45pm
3D: Learning Assessment Methods and Tools (I)
Location: Solon
Chair: Beatrice, Severine PRADARELLI, University of Montpellier
5:00pm
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7:00pm
3A: Works in Progress (WIP)
Location: Socratis
Chair: Alexander Bartel, University of Applied Sciences Kempten
Date: Thursday, 27/Apr/2017
8:00am Registration open
8:30am
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9:45am
4A: Open Online Education Resources and Tools (I)
Location: Socratis
Chair: Christian M. Stracke, Open University of the Netherlands
4B: Digital Teaching in Schools
Location: Apollon
Chair: Maria Rangoussi, Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Greece
 
8:30am
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10:00am
4C: Learning Design, Methods and Pedagogies (III)
Location: Platon
Chair: Matthias Utesch, Staatliche Fach- und Berufsoberschule Technik München und Technische Universität München
4D: Engineering Education Policies and International Experiences (I)
Location: Solon
Chair: Stelios Xinogalos, University of Macedonia
4Ε: Electrical Engineering Education Topics (II)
Location: Omiros
Chair: Jeffrey Tamba Dellosa, Caraga State University
   
10:10am
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11:15am
PIII: Plenary Session III: Enhancing Learning through Adaptivity and Personalization in Ubiquitous Environments
Location: Apollon
Chair: Demetrios Sampson, Curtin University
KinshukDean of the College of Information at the University of North Texas, USA Student learning is complex. All phases of student experiences produce data - in the classrooms, in the labs, on the net, within social networks, when with friends and when interacting with loved ones. With access to these big, continuous, and disparate data-sets, learning experiences can be characterized based on quality of the content, personalized assessments, learners’ comprehension, topic associations made by learners, learners’ feelings/emotive states, learners' insights, learners' assumptions in discussions, effectiveness of peer networks, instructional capacity, learner challenges, learners’ confidence, learners' recognition of new skills, and learners' refinement of gained competencies. Such characterizations not only enable the capture of information on where, why, how, and when learning happens, but also empower refinement of instructional measures employed by the institution in a continuous...
11:20am
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11:40am
PIII - Special: Integration of software tools in the curriculum unleashes the power of Engineering Driven Analytics
Location: Apollon
Chair: Alessandro Tarchini, MathWorks
11:40am
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12:00pm
Coffee Break Th1
12:00pm
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1:30pm
5A: Special Session:Computational Thinking and Computing Education
Location: Socratis
Chair: Michail Giannakos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
5B: Honorary Session on the occasion of the 75th Birthday of Cornel Samoila: Educational Experiences in Lab Environments
Location: Apollon
Chair: Michael Auer, CTI
 
12:00pm
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1:45pm
5C: Data Mining, Assessment and Learning Analytics
Location: Platon
Chair: Yannis Psaromiligkos, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
5D: Engineering Education Policies and International Experiences (II)
Location: Solon
Chair: Monica Divitini, NTNU
5Ε: Mobile, Virtual Online Experiments and Programming (I)
Location: Omiros
Chair: Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
   
1:30pm
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2:30pm
Lunch Break Th
2:30pm
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4:00pm
6A: Engineering Education Policies and International Experiences (III)
Location: Socratis
Chair: Katerina Georgouli, Technological Educational Intitute of Athens
6B: WS4-Workshop: Standards-Based Tools and Services for Building Lifelong Learning Pathways
Location: Apollon
Chair: Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
Chair: Christian M. Stracke, Open University of the Netherlands
The interactive workshop addresses the emerging development of standards-based tools and services for building lifelong learning pathways and is organized by COMPASS European project. The main goals of the COMPASS workshop are (a) the improvement of quality and relevance of offered learning opportunities to current and emerging labor market needs, (b) the enhancement of mobility, making learning opportunities more visible and understandable for students that want to gain additional skills (c) the strengthening of cross-border cooperation of HEIs in the definition of quality flexible learning pathways for their learners, (d) the increase of social responsibility of HEIs through the transparent descriptions of their offerings, (e) the implementation of sustainable infrastructure for all European HEIs and for the EU to leverage in the enhancement of existing or the creation of new related services. The leading questions of the workshop will be: How can standardized learning opportunity...
6C: Short Papers: Learning Design, Methods and Pedagogies (IV)
Location: Platon
Chair: Maria Samarakou, TEI of Athens
6D: Publishing Your Scholarship in the IEEE Transactions on Education: Part 1
Location: Solon
Chair: Jeffrey Froyd, Texas A&M University
Scholarship in engineering education is shifting and authors seeking to publish their work in engineering education must be prepared to address changing expectations for scholarship. The workshop first introduces expectations for scholarship in a developing field. Second, the session presents the three areas of scholarship proposed by Ernest Boyer and session participants learn characteristics of manuscripts appropriate for each area of scholarship: . Scholarship of Discovery . Scholarship of Application . Scholarship of Integration. Third, session participants in the workshop will explore how to address review criteria for each area of scholarship, e.g., relevance, intended outcomes, application/instructional design, and findings. Analysis of manuscripts submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Education over the past 30 months suggest that authors struggle with how to address these review criteria. The intent of the workshop is to help authors and potential authors prepare manuscripts...
6Ε: Digital learning, mindsets and workplaces
Location: Omiros
Chair: Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University
4:00pm
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4:30pm
Coffee Break Th2
4:30pm
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6:00pm
7A: Posters
Location: Lobby
Chair: Theodoros Karvounidis, University of Piraeus
7B: WS4-Workshop: Standards-Based Tools and Services for Building Lifelong Learning Pathways (cont'd)
Location: Apollon
Chair: Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
Chair: Christian M. Stracke, Open University of the Netherlands
This is a continuation of Session 6B.************************************************************ The interactive workshop addresses the emerging development of standards-based tools and services for building lifelong learning pathways and is organized by COMPASS European project. The main goals of the COMPASS workshop are (a) the improvement of quality and relevance of offered learning opportunities to current and emerging labor market needs, (b) the enhancement of mobility, making learning opportunities more visible and understandable for students that want to gain additional skills (c) the strengthening of cross-border cooperation of HEIs in the definition of quality flexible learning pathways for their learners, (d) the increase of social responsibility of HEIs through the transparent descriptions of their offerings, (e) the implementation of sustainable infrastructure for all European HEIs and for the EU to leverage in the enhancement of existing or the creation of new related...
7D: Publishing Your Scholarship in the IEEE Transactions on Education: Part 2
Location: Solon
Chair: Jeffrey Froyd, Texas A&M University
This is a continuation of Session 6D. *** Scholarship in engineering education is shifting and authors seeking to publish their work in engineering education must be prepared to address changing expectations for scholarship. The workshop first introduces expectations for scholarship in a developing field. Second, the session presents the three areas of scholarship proposed by Ernest Boyer and session participants learn characteristics of manuscripts appropriate for each area of scholarship: . Scholarship of Discovery . Scholarship of Application . Scholarship of Integration. Third, session participants in the workshop will explore how to address review criteria for each area of scholarship, e.g., relevance, intended outcomes, application/instructional design, and findings. Analysis of manuscripts submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Education over the past 30 months suggest that authors struggle with how to address these review criteria. The intent of the workshop is to help authors...
   
4:30pm
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6:15pm
7C: Short Papers: Mobile, Virtual Online Experiments and Programming (II)
Location: Platon
Chair: Hayriye Korkmaz, Marmara University
7Ε: Short Papers: Electrical Engineering Education Topics (II)
Location: Omiros
Chair: Maria Samarakou, TEI of Athens
 
8:00pm
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11:00pm
Conference Gala Dinner

The EDUCON 2017 Conference Dinner will be given at the Roof top restaurant of the Titania Hotel called “Olive Garden”. The Conference Dinner will be held on Thursday 27th, 2017 at 20.00 hrs.

The restaurant incorporates a small Olive Grove in its environment. The olive tree was always the symbol of Athens when according to Ancient Greek Mythology goddess Athena donated the tree to the city’s inhabitants -  hence the city’s name.

The restaurant boasts a breathtaking view of the city of Athens and of the Acropolis hill and also offers a hospitable environment full of charming ambience and savory dishes.

A small music group will also accompany the Conference Dinner at the Olive Garden so as to make the closing event of the EDUCON 2017 a memorable experience.

Date: Friday, 28/Apr/2017
8:00am Registration open
8:30am
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9:45am
8B: Serious Games and Game-Based Learning (I)
Location: Apollon
Chair: Eleni Seralidou, University of Piraeus
8D: Short Papers: Entrepreneurship, Work Placement and Internship Mobility
Location: Solon
Chair: Kinda Khalaf, Khalifa University
 
8:30am
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10:00am
8A: Open Online Education Resources and Tools (II)
Location: Socratis
Chair: Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
8C: Short Papers: Learning Outcomes, Skills and Techniques (I)
Location: Platon
Chair: Johnson Carroll, University of Johannesburg
8Ε: Short Papers: Electrical Engineering Education Topics (III)
Location: Omiros
Chair: Maria Samarakou, TEI of Athens
   
10:05am
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11:10am
PIV: Plenary Session IV: Moodle as an Open Platform for Research and Development of Online Learning
Location: Apollon
Chair: Michail Xenos, University of Patras
Martin DougiamasFounder and CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd, Perth, Western Australia Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of the open-source Moodle project which provides a free learning platform now used in every country around the world and in every education sector. In some countries Moodle is the standard learning platform for around 90% of all schools and Universities. As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd (based in Perth, Western Australia) he leads the company of 50 software developers and educators that guides and supports the Moodle project (including MoodleCloud, Moodle Mobile, Moodle Academy and other initiatives). Moodle Pty Ltd has also created a global network of 85 certified Moodle Partner companies that help provide funding for this independent software project through a business model that has proven sustainable over the last 12 years. Martin has a mixed academic background with multiple post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Education, including an honorary doctorate...
11:10am
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11:20am
PIV-1: IEEE Educon 2018 Presentation
Location: Apollon
11:20am
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11:45am
Coffee Break Fr1
11:45am
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1:15pm
9A: Open Online Education Resources and Tools (III)
Location: Socratis
Chair: Spyros Doukakis, Pierce-The American College of Greece
9B: Serious Games and Game-Based Learning (II)
Location: Apollon
Chair: Panagiotis Karampelas, Hellenic Air Force Academy
9C: Short Papers: Engineering Education Policies and International Experiences (IV)
Location: Platon
Chair: Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
9D: Special Session: Teaching Information and Network Security
Location: Solon
Chair: Antonios S. Andreatos, Hellenic Air Force Academy
Chair: Vasileios Vlachos, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly
9Ε: Short Papers: Mechanical Engineering and Reconfigurable Systems Education Topics
Location: Omiros
Chair: Ivan Cabezas, Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali
1:00pm
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2:00pm
Lunch Break Fr
2:00pm
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3:15pm
10B: Serious Games and Game-Based Learning (III)
Location: Apollon
Chair: Thrasyvoulos G. Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
10Ε: Short Papers: Social Networks and Social Interactions in Learning
Location: Omiros
Chair: Charalampos PATRIKAKIS, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
 
2:00pm
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3:30pm
10A: Short Papers: Mobile, Virtual Online Experiments and Programming (III)
Location: Socratis
Chair: Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras
10D: Short Papers: Distance Learning and MOOCs
Location: Solon
Chair: Katerina Georgouli, Technological Educational Intitute of Athens
 
2:00pm
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3:40pm
10C: Short Papers: Learning Outcomes, Skills and Techniques (II)
Location: Platon
Chair: Ivan Cabezas, Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali
3:30pm
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4:00pm
Coffee Break F2
4:00pm
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5:00pm
11E: Learning Assessment Methods and Tools (II)
Location: Omiros
Chair: Katerina Georgouli, Technological Educational Intitute of Athens
4:00pm
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5:15pm
11D: Short Papers: Degree Programs and Curricula (II)
Location: Solon
Chair: Sotiris Karabetsos, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
4:00pm
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5:30pm
11A: Short Papers: Mobile, Virtual Online Experiments and Programming (IV)
Location: Socratis
Chair: Anastasios Economides, University of Macedonia
11B: Short Papers: Serious Games and Game-Based Learning (IV)
Location: Apollon
Chair: Michail Xenos, University of Patras
11C: Short Papers: Learning Outcomes, Skills and Techniques (III)
Location: Platon
Chair: Maria Rangoussi, Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Greece
   
5:35pm
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6:00pm
Closing Ceremony and Awards Session
Location: Apollon
Date: Saturday, 29/Apr/2017
8:00am Social Program, trips (optional)

 
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