Course Information
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorThrasyvoulos-Konstantinos Tsiatsos
Course ID600000897

Programme of Study: Internet and World Wide Web

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Cognitive: Advanced issues in the design and implementation of VLE. Qualitative evaluation of VLE. Skills: (1) Design of VLE; (2) Usage of VLE for learning
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), Virtual reality, virtual environments and their applications in education/learning. Networked Virtual Environments (NVEs). Educational Virtual Environments. The role of virtual representations and metaphors in collaborative virtual learning environments. Useful tools, technologies and standards for Educational Virtual Environments systems. Systems for supporting Educational Virtual Environments.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Continuous and multifaceted: 1) Use of course site for student support; 2) Learning of technological tools for supporting CSCL; 3) Use of internet resources and services for literature research; 4) Use of communication and social networking tools for collaborative learning activities on the internet.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Προτεινόμενη βιβλιογραφία & υλικό: Εισαγωγή στη συνεργασία υποστηριζόμενη από υπολογιστή , Ν. Αβούρης, Χ. Καραγιαννίδης και Β. Κόμης (επιμελητές έκδοσης), Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος 2006 Virtual Learning Environments: Using, Choosing and Developing Your VLE, Martin Weller, ISBN-10: 0415414318, Taylor & Francis Books Ltd; New Ed edition (5 Mar 2007) Δικτυακά Εικονικά Περιβάλλοντα. Γιαννακά, Ε., Καπούλας, Ε., Μπούρας, Χ., & Τσιάτσος, Θ. (2005). Ελληνικά Γράμματα 2005, ISBN 960-406-908-Χ “Evaluation Framework for Collaborative Educational Virtual Environments”. Th. Tsiatsos, A. Konstantinidis, and A. Pomportsis. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, Vol. 13, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 65-77. Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία: “Fostering Collaborative Learning in Second Life: Metaphors and Affordances”. A. Konstantinidis, Th. Tsiatsos, Th. Terzidou, A. Pomportsis. Computers and Education, Elsevier, Volume 55, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 603-615. “Collaborative Virtual Learning Environments: Design and Evaluation”. A. Konstantinidis, Th. Tsiatsos, A. Pomportsis. Multimedia Tools and Applications: Springer Netherlands, ISSN 1380-7501 (Print) 1573-7721 (Online), Issue Volume 44, Number 2 / September, 2009, DOI 10. 1007/s11042-009-0289-5, pp. 279-304.
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