Digital Learning enviromments

Course Information
TitleΨηφιακά περιβάλλοντα μάθησης / Digital Learning enviromments
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorHelen Drenoyianni
Course ID600015094

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
Required Courses
  • ΔΠΔΜ201 Information and Communication Technologies in Education
  • ΔΜΔΜ202 Literary Education and I.C.T
  • ΔΜΔΜ203 Arts, Museums and New Technologies in Education
  • ΔΜΔΜ204 Learning and teaching mathematics with the use of technology
  • ΔΠΔΜ205 Linguistic literacy and media and information education
  • ΔΠΔΜ206 Teaching and research using new technologies in education for sustainability
Learning Outcomes
This project module aims to provide a critical examination of practice, research and development in the area of Information and Communication Technology in Education by offering students the opportunity for to carry out a small-scale development project or research project related to some area of digital technologies in education. On completion of this module, students should be able to: Develop critical understanding of contemporary issues in ICT and education and the implications of digital technology use in teaching and learning. Use research methodology in order to investigate a particular professional issue in the area of ICT in education and appreciate its educational and practical significance. Design, develop and create digital teaching and learning materials and resources Design, develop and create lesson plans and activities with the aim to achieve a number of prespecified teaching and learning objectives
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The module is planned in relation to students’ interests, professional and educational background and may involve a practical evaluation, analysis and development of digital materials and resources, classroom based investigation or other forms of research and development in the area of ICT in education. Students will be engaged in collaborative research design, conduct and evaluation and student teams may choose to investigate any topic related to the following areas:  ICT in the Curriculum– Development of digital tools, materials and resources  Digital Literacy - Educational Robotics  Online Learning – Use of the Internet in education - Online communities  Professional Development: Teacher training and Teacher education in ICT  Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics with ICT  ICT use and informal educational settings – Edutainment
ICT, digital media, project, online environments, educational robotics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The educational activities of the module will be supported by a range of learning materials and resources (books, articles, presentations, research reports, software etc), as well as the use of Moodle/elearning.auth, Skype and Big Blue Button platforms.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work551.8
Reading Assigment301
Written assigments401.3
Student Assessment
Project assignment (4.000 - 5.000 words) - 60% of the final grade Project portfolio - 40% of the final grade
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
‘Νέοι και Τεχνολογίες της Επικοινωνίας’ (2014) Κ. Βρίζας & Μ. Τσιτουρίδου. Αθήνα: Gutenberg ‘Les médias sociaux dans l’Enseignement Supérieur’ M. Tsitouridou K. VryzasEducational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO ChairVol. 2, N. 1 (2015 Digital Literacies: Definitions, concepts and educational implications’ (in press) M. Tsitouridou & K. Vryzas (2011). In L. Stergioulas and H. Drenoyianni (eds) Pursuing Digital Literacy in Compulsory Education pp. 3-46. Peter Lang Publishing. ‘Παιδιά και Τεχνολογίες της Πληροφορίας και της Επικοινωνίας: Νέες Προκλήσεις Παλιές Υποσχέσεις’ (2011). Μ. Τσιτουρίδου Στο Κ. Χρυσαφίδης Ρ. Σιβροπούλου (επιμέλ.) Αρχές και Προοπτικές της Προσχολικής Εκπαίδευσης. Επιμέλεια., σσ.249-288. Θεσσαλονίκη:Εκδόσεις Κυριακίδης. ‘Future teachers explain the concept of refraction: implications for teacher education’ (2012) P. Pantidos & M. Tsitouridou SKHOLE Cahier De la Recherche et du Développement vol 17 pp. 235-240 ‘Representations of ICT Uses and Practices of Freshman University Students: the case of an educational department in Greece’ (2013) M. Tsitouridou K. Vryzas Review of Science Mathematics and ICT Education 7(1), pp. 47-64, ‘Technologie, culture et éducation’ K. Vryzas & M. Tsitouridou (2011) Synergies Sud- est Européen no 3 pp. 15-34. ‘Technologie et Éducation’ M. Tsitouridou & K. Vryzas (2011) Επιμέλεια αφιερώματος του περιοδικού Synergies Sud-est Européen no 3. Hamilton, B. (2015). Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the need of every student. International Society for Technology in Education. Fullan, M. (2013). Stratosphere: Integrating technology, pedagogy, and change knowledge. Pearson Canada. Magaña, S., & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Enhancing the art & science of teaching with technology. Solution Tree Press. Kopp, K. N. (2015). Integrating Technology into the Curriculum 2nd Edition. Teacher Created Materials. Pitler, H., Hubbell, E. R., & Kuhn, M. (2012). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Ascd. Lambert, J. (2013). Digital storytelling: Capturing lives, creating community. Routledge. Benitti, F. B. V. (2012). Exploring the educational potential of robotics in schools: A systematic review. Computers & Education, 58(3), 978-988. Afari, E., & Khine, M. S. (2017). Robotics as an educational tool: impact of lego mindstorms. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 7(6), 437-442. Atmatzidou, S. and Demetriadis, S. (2014). "How to Support Students’ Computational Thinking Skills in Educational Robotics Activities", Proceedings of 4th International Workshop Teaching Robotics, Teaching with Robotics & 5th International Conference Robotics in Education Padova (Italy) July 18, 2014 ISBN 978-88-95872-06-3 pp. 43-50 AlimisisD., Robotics in Education & Education in Robotics: Shifting Focus from Technology to Pedagogy,in David Obdrzálek(ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference onRobotics in Education,September 13 –15, 2012, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 7-14
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