Department of Computer and Informatics Engineering,
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology,
Kavala, Greece
Last updated: 30/1/2014 (dd/mm/yy)



 

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Education
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Current Occupation :

Professor, Department of Computer and Informatics Engineering, University of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology.

Coordinator of Master of Education in Distance Education in Greece, on behalf of Athabasca University of Canada

Adjacent Professor Athabasca University of Canada

Member of Greece Bologna Experts Group for the Greek Ministry of Education (June 2011)


e-mail addresses: tsinakos@teikav.edu.gr or tsinakos@athabascau.ca , Follow me on Academia.edu , Follow @tsinakos




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Previous Position Held:

Head of Department of Industrial Informatics (2006-2009).
Head of Computational Systems Sector (2005).
Superintendent in Secondary level Education on the filed of Computing Science Greek Ministry of Education (1999-2004).
Teacher of Secondary Level Education (1995-1998)

 

Education:

Dr. Avgoustos Tsinakos received the following degrees:

BSc in Physics (1992), from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence (1993), from University of Aberdeen in Scotland , under the ESF scholarship.
AGDDE(T) Advanced Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Technology (1999), form Athabasca University of Canada ,
MDE Master in Distance Education (2000), form Athabasca University of Canada ,
Ph.D. degree on "Artificial Intelligence and Internet (Asynchronous Distance Education)" (2002), in the Department of Applied Informatics in the University of Macedonia , Greece.

National Research Projects Coordination:

  1. Member of the authoring team of the "Wings of Hermes" project. The central aim of the project was the distance training of Greek tutors (1998).
  2. Coordinator for the Univ. of Macedonia of the GUNet (Global University Network) research projects regarding Real Time Services, Video On Demand and News (1998-1999).
  3. Technical coordinator for the Univ. of Macedonia of the EDUnet (Educational Network) research project, supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education (1999-2005).
  4. Member of the National Technical Coordinator Team of the "EDUnet" project supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education. The central aim of the project is the Internet connectivity for the schools of Secondary Level Education (2001-2005)
  5. Member of the "Coordinator Educational Team" for the "Information Society project" supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education. The central aim of the project is teacher's further education on New Educational Technologies (2002).
  6. Supervisor of Advanced Telematic Services (Synchronous & Asynchronous Distance Education) of the Educational Network team (2003-2005).
  7. Member of the National Deontology and Content Committee of the Greek Ministry of Education for the "EDUnet" project. The central aim of the Committee is studentsĺ protection against violent or annoying navigations (2003-2009)
  8. Technical coordinator for TEI Kavalas for the National Broadband project, (2004-to present).
  9. Chair of Learning Technology Sub-Committee for the IEEE Virtual Instructors Pilot Research Group (2006)
  10. National Coordinator for the Educational Applications and Scenarios of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC project) (2006 -2010)
  11. Member of the Coordinator Team, for the "Mobile PC for the students" project, responsible of evaluating "Educational Software", for the Ministry of Finance, Managing Authority of Information Society Operational Program (2007)
  12. Coordinator and Institutional Representative of the Greek Open Source community for T.E.I. of Kavala
  13. Technical coordinator for TEI Kavalas of the Network Operational Center (2008-to present).
  14. Coordinator of the "Development of Educational Portal for the Primary and the Secondary Education Level" project, for the Greek Ministry of Education (2007-2008)
  15. Coordinator for TEI Kavalas of the "Open Courses" project, by Greek Ministry of Education (2012 - to present)

Scientific Activities:

  1. National & International Board Participation.
    Member of National Evaluators for Telematics and Broadband applications (2004).
    Member of the National Deontology and Content Committee of the Greek Ministry of Education for the "EDUnet" project. The central aim of the Committee is students' protection against violent or annoying navigations (2003-to present)
    Member of European Expert Evaluators Team for eContentplus and Safer Internet Plus Programmes. Area of expertise: E-learning.(2006-2008)
    Member of the Board of the National Open Source Association (2008-2010)
    Board of Directors of the Apoplous Learning LTD Association of Cyprus, emphasising on the application of Information Technology in Education (2008- to present).
    Member of European Experts team to assist the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in the framework of the management of the Community programmes in the fields of education, audiovisual, culture, youth and citizenship for the Programme Comenius (2009-20013)
    Member of European Experts team to assist the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for the Programme Erasmus (2009-20013)
    Member of European Experts team for the Horizon 2020 call (2013- to present)

  2. Journal Reviewer
    International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
    Journal of the Association for Information Systems
    Current Issues in Education
    Academic Exchange Quarterly
    Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education
    International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL)
    IEEE Journal of Educational Technology & Society
    International Journal on E-Learning
    Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

  3. Latest Conference Reviewer
    Mobile Learning 2007
    IADIS e-Learning 2007
    Networked Learning 2008
    IADIS e-Learning 2008
    ICINCO 2008
    CSEDU 2009
    IADIS e-Learning 2009
    Mobile Learning 2009
    ICCS 2009
    3rd International Computer & Instructional Technologies Symposium
    ICINCO 2010
    ICCS 2010
    elearningeuropa.info
    IADIS e-Learning 2010 (EL 2010)
    IADIS e-Learning 2011 (EL 2011)
    IADIS e-Learning 2012 (EL 2012)
    Mobile Learning 2013
    IADIS e-Learning 2013 (EL 2013)

Research Interests:

Mobile Learning
Augmented Reality
Web based Distance learning,
Virtual Learning Environments,
Asynchronous Distance Education,
Intelligent tutoring systems,
Student modelling,
Internet applications of AI.

Professional Organizations:

Member of the:
Internet Society (ISOC),
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE),
Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE)
Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER)
Hellenic Physics Society (HPS)
Greek Computer Society (EPY).
Greek Association of Secondary level Education Teachers in Computing Science(SEPDETH).

Publications:

Some of the publicatios are:

  1. Leo P, Sleeman D, Tsinakos A. S-SALT: A Problem Solver Plus Knowledge Acquisition Tool Which Additionally Can Refine Its Knowledge Base ,. EKAW 94. 8th European Knowledge Acquisition Workshop. Hoegaarden, Belgium, Sept. 1994
  2. Pietro Leo, Derek Sleeman, Avgoustos Tsinakos , S-SALT: A problem-solver, knowledge acquisition tool and associate knowledge base refinement mechanism, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturin g (1996), 10, pp 157-159, USA.
  3. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., Distance Education, 8th Greek Conference of Pediatrics , Thessaloniki, Greece 1996.
  4. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., MENTOR Internet Search Advisor and Information Retrieval System , WebNet 96 - World Conference of the Web Society, Oct. 1996, pp 583-584 ,San Francisco CA USA.
  5. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., E-WISD, an ITS for High-school Classroom training, PEG 97 - 8th International PEG Conference, May 1997, pp 105-110, Sozopol, Bulgaria. . Also invited as position paper in AIED '97, Tokyo (n ot presented).
  6. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., SEARCH ADVISOR:Training Internet users towards search sessions., N.A. Web'97 - North American Web Developers Conference, Oct. 1997, pp. 195-202, Fredericton- New Brunswick, Canada.
  7. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., On the use of librarians selection routines in Web search, WebNet 97 - World Conference of the Web Society ,pp 546-551, Toronto Canada.
  8. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., Feminist Pedagogy and Social trends in Greece. A diachronic review, Women's Worlds 99, 7th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Tromso, Norway, 20-26 June 1999
  9. Tsinakos A.A. and Margaritis K. G., Student Modelling Review, C-LEMMAS: Roles of Communicative Interaction in Learning to Model in Mathematics and Science, 15- 18 April, Ajjacio Corsica, 1999. (Invited presentation. )
  10. Tsinakos A.A. and Margaritis K. G., Virtual University and DIStance ABility LEarning, RUFIS '99 Role of Universities, in the Future Information Society, 21-24 October, Arizona U.S.A., 1999
  11. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., Student Modelling Review-What can be learned for Distance Education?, WebNet 99 - World Conference of the Web Society, pp 1071-1076, Honolulu, Hawaii 1999.
  12. Tsinakos ┴. ┴., Margaritis K. G., Eleftheriadis E., Uses of Intelligent Agents in Education, 3rd Computing Society Conference 2000, Computing Science in Secondary Level Education, Athens 2000, Greece.
  13. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., See Yoursefl IMprove:a personalised distance education environment, 2nd International Conference of Information and Communication Technology in Education, 13-15 October, Patra 2000, Greece.
  14. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., "Student Models: The transit to Distance Education", European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL), ISSN 1027-5207, Vol. 11/2000.
  15. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., "See Yourself IMprove (SYIM) An educational environment for the provision of personalized distance education services and the formulation of student models", accepted in European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL), ISSN 1027-5207.
  16. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., Teaching via See Yoursefl IMprove: a personalised distance education environment, in 1st Hellenic Conference on Open and Distance Education , 25-27 May, Patra 2001, Greece.
  17. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., SYIM:Implementing an educational environment for individual distance education services and student modeling, WebNet 2001 - World Conference of the Web Society,p. 1236-1241, 23-27 October, Orlando, Florida, USA 2001
  18. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., Modern Instructive Theories and Distance Education, 5th Hellenic Conference with International Participation on "Teaching methodology of Mathematics and Infortmatics in Education", p.138-139, 12-14 October, Thessaloniki 2001, Greece.
  19. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., Employing Case Based Reasoning in Asynchronous distance education, journal of Learning Technology, IEEE Computer Society Learning Technology Task Force (LTTF), ISSN 1438-0625, Vol 3, (3), p. 9-14, July 2001.
  20. Tsinakos ┴. ┴. and Margaritis K. G., Results of employing Case Based Reasoning in SYIM, journal of Learning Technology, IEEE Computer Society Learning Technology Task Force (LTTF), ISSN 1438-0625, Vol 3, (4), p. 41-46, Oct 2001.
  21. Tsinakos A., "Distance Teaching using SYIM educational environment" , journal of Learning Technology, IEEE Computer Society Learning Technology Task Force (LTTF), ISSN 1438-0625, Vol 4, (4), p. 2-5, Oct 2002.
  22. Tsinakos A., "Transforming Greek educational High School Model using Systems Thinking Analysis" , journal of Learning Technology, IEEE Computer Society Learning Technology Task Force (LTTF), ISSN 1438-0625, Vol 4, (4), p. 5-8, Oct 2002.
  23. Tsinakos A., "Employment of Case Based Reasoning techniques in SYIM virtual learning environment", in 2nd Hellenic Conference on Open and Distance Education, 27-30 March, Patra 2003, Greece.
  24. Tsinakos A., "Asynchronous distance education: Teaching using Case Based Reasoning " , Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE, ISSN 1302-6488 Volume:4 Number:3, July 2003.
  25. Vagianos D., Grigoropoulos E., Tsinakos A.. "Wireless Education Network in westward Thessaloniki" 6th Education Conference, ICT in Secondary Level Education, EPY, Thessaloniki 2003.
  26. Tsinakos A. "Comparative study of asynchronous e-learning open source systems" 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Informatics and Education, SEPDETH, 20-22 Feb, Thessaloniki 2004.
  27. Tsinakos A., "The puzzle of Virtual Learning Environments: what criteria should be present in the ideal VLE?" , Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE, ISSN 1302-6488 Volume:5 Number:2, April 2004.
  28. Tsinakos A., "Empowering the employment of Case Based Reasoning in VLE: The case were SYIM meets Moodle" , Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE, ISSN 1302-6488 Volume:5 Number:4, October 2004.
  29. Tsinakos A. and Papaioannou J., Educational additions to an Open Source Virtual Learning Environment for the Greek Schools' Network , 4th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications(AICCSA-06),Dubai/Sharjah, UAE,pg. 1019-1021, March 8-11, 2006
  30. Tsinakos ┴. ┴., "Virtual Instructor and pedagogical issues", invited paper, 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2006) Panel: Building Virtual Instructors for Mixed Reality Environments, July 5-7, Kerkrade, Netherlands, 2006.
  31. Tsinakos ┴. ┴., "Collaborative Student Modelling- a new perspective using Wiki", WSEAS TRANS. on Advance in Engineering Education Issue 6, Vol.3, ISSN: 1790-1979, pg. 475-481, June 2006.
  32. Tsinakos ┴. ┴., "Wiki and Student Models -a handshake in Distance Education field?", invited paper, Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS/IASME International Conference on Engineering Education, pg 65-68, July 11-13,Vouliagmeni, Greece, 2006.
  33. Georgakopoulos K. and Tsinakos A., "Introducing Free / Open Source Software in Secondary Level Education - Investigating the preliminary steps needed", IADIS International Conference, e-Learning 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands,22 - 25 July, 2008
  34. Tsinakos A. and Georgakopoulos K., "Query Identification Component for the Pares Platform", IADIS International Conference, e-Learning 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands,22 - 25 July, 2008
  35. Tsinakos A, Balafoutis, "A Comparative Survey On Mind Mapping Tools" , Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE, ISSN 1302-6488 Volume: 10 Number: 3 Article 2, July 2009
  36. Palaigeorgiou G., Triantafyllakos G., and Tsinakos A., "Participatory design of the participatory culture: Studentsĺ projections of e-learning 2.0", 2nd Word Summit on the Knowledge Scociety WSKS 2009, CCIS 49, pp. 119-128,Chania Greece, 16-18 September 2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

  37. Tsinakos A. A, Student Modeling Engaging Olpc Gaming. IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010 Freiburg,e-Learning 2010, Volume 1,pp 186-192, ISBN: 978-972-8939-17-5 ę 2010 IADIS, Germany 26 - 29 July 2010

  38. Tsinakos A. A. QOASM-Empowering Quest Atlantis with Open Student Model . 9th European Conference on e-Learning Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto,ECEL2010, pp.629-635, Porto, Portugal 4-5 November 2010

  39. Palaigeorgiou G. ,Triantafyllakos G. and Tsinakos A. What if undergraduate students designed their own web learning environment? Exploring students' web 2.0 mentality through participatory design Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL), Vol. 27, No. 2. (2011), pp. 146-159.

  40. Tsinakos A. A. Book Chapter, "Student Modelling review" for the section Reasoning and rules for user modeling and personalization in the "Semantic Web Personalization and Context Awareness: Management of Personal Identities and Social Networking". Published by IGI Global as part of the Advances in Semantic Web and Information Systems (ASWIS) Book Series, May 2011.

  41. Nteliopoulou, S. and Tsinakos, A. (2011). The Path from First to Second Life. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA) 2011 (pp. 3807-3814). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

  42. Tsinakos A. and Kazanidis I,(2012). "Identification of Conflicting Questions in PARES System" , Journal of International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, ISSN: 1492-3831, in Vol 13, No 3, June 2012.

  43. Apostolopoulos A, Tsinakos A, Mitzalis F, Xynogalas G (2012). OpenCourseWare and Non-Institutional Online Education Initiatives: "The Open Academy" , European Researcher Journal, ISSN 2219-8229, Vol.(32), No 10-2, 2012, pp. 1779-1787

  44. Tsinakos A,(2013). State of mobile learning around the world Book Chapter, Global Mobile Learning Implementation and Trends . Published by China Central Radio & TV University Press, Beijing China 10 2013, ISBN 978-7-304-06343-6, pp. 23-61.

  45. Tsinakos A. and Ally M. (2013). Global Mobile Learning Implementation and Trends . Published by China Central Radio & TV University Press, Beijing China 10 2013, ISBN 978-7-304-06343-6. (Negotiating with University of China to be distributed as an Open Book)

  46. Ally M and Tsinakos A (2013). Increasing Access through Mobile Learning (Open Book) Published by Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University, Vancouver, 2014, ISBN 978-1-894975-64-3.

Dr. Tsinakos has participated in more than 35 world/international/national conferences as invited speaker/presenter.

Authoring Activities :

Dr. Tsinakos has authored the following Academic Lecture NotesĘ

Telematics (TEI Kavalas),
Distance Education and Virtual Learning Environments (TEI Kavalas)
Distance Education and Special educational needs (University of Macedonia)
Web Based Applications (TEI Kavalas)
in addition to fourteen (14) Technical Reports for Distance Education and Real Time Services for the Greek Ministry of Education.

Lessons

Applied Didactics on Informatics (5th Semester)
Distance Education and Virtual Learning Environments (6th Semester)
Telematics (7th Semester)

MDDE 620: Advanced Technology for Distance Education and Training , Athabasca University of Canada.
MDDE 619: Trends and Issues in Instructional Design , Athabasca University of Canada.
MDDE 603: Foundations of Instructional Design: Systems Analysis and Learning Theory , Athabasca University of Canada.

 

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  • University of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology
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  • Greece
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