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Mr Thanos Hatziapostolou

Senior Lecturer

Academic Position

Senior Lecturer

Position

Postgraduate Dissertation Coordinator

Learning Management System Academic Supervisor

Academic Qualifications
MSc in Computer Science - University of North Carolina
PG Cert in Learning/Teaching, University of Sheffield
BSc in Computer Science - University of Sheffield
Office L. Sofou Building, 6th floor
Office Hours

Open Door Policy

Telephone 2310 536544, 528450
Email hatziapostolou@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Skype t.hatziapostolou
Linkedin http://gr.linkedin.com/in/thanoshatziapostolou/


Thanos Hatziapostolou is Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield. He specializes in innovative and effective learning and teaching technologies and in the formulation and assessment of educational strategy, instructional goals and learning outcomes. He has been involved in the design, development, testing and evaluation of a number of innovative educational tools, systems and research projects, especially for higher education.

Teaching

BSc in Computer Science:

  • Network Architectures
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Database Systems
  • Entreprise and Innovation in IT

MSc in Management of Business Innovation and Technology:

  • Fundamentals of Business and ICT

Research Interests

Mr. Hatziapostolou’s research interests are in the areas of educational technology and student engagement. His current research activities are primarily focused in the following interrelated thematic areas:

  • mobile technologies for facilitating learning and the student experience
  • gamification methods for learning and teaching
  • formal and informal learning through social networks
  • innovative technologies for assessment and feedback
  • student engagement and motivation
  • computer science education, entrepreneurial education

Publications

Full list of publications

Hatziapostolou T., Dranidis D., Sotiriadou A., Kefalas P., and Nikolakopoulos I. An Authentic Research Experience: Fostering Research Skills and Boosting the Employability Profile of Students. In Proceedings of 23rd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE18), Larnaca, Cyprus, July 2018

Goshevski D., Veljanoska J. and Hatziapostolou T. A Review of Gamification Platforms for Higher Education. In Proceedings of the 8th Balkan Conference in Informatics, Skopje, 20-23 September, 2017

Dranidis D. and Hatziapostolou T. Strengthening Computer Science Students’ Entrepreneurial Skills: a Step Forward. Proceedings of the 5th Int. Conference on Education and New Developments, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2017

Hatziapostolou T., Gellci J., Dranidis D., Ntika M., Quantifying and Evaluating Student Participation and Engagement in an Academic Facebook Group. In: Computer Supported Education, Communications in Computer and Information Science Series, Vol. 583, Springer Int. Publishing, 2016, pp. 486-503

Hatziapostolou, T., Gellci J., Paraskakis, I., Engage with InGauge: Measuring Participation and Engagement within an Academic Facebook Group, 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2015

Hatziapostolou, T., Pupovci, T., Dranidis, D., Paraskakis, I., Ntika, M., Boosting the Pedagogical Value of Classroom Clickers via the Provision of Formative Feedback, 14th IEEE Int. Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Athens, Greece, July 2014

Pupovci, T., Mustafa, E., Kastrati, V., Nalbani, B., Hatziapostolou, T., Facebook as an Informal Learning Platform, 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, July 2014

Hatziapostolou, T., Pupovci, T., Dranidis, D., Paraskakis, I., Re-KAP: The Next 'Click' in Classroom Clicker Systems, World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Tampere, Finland, June 2014

Pireva, K., Kefalas, P., Dranidis, D., Hatziapostolou, T., Cowling, T., Cloud e-Learning: A New Challenge for Multi-Agent Systems, 8th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-agent Systems - Technologies and Applications, Chania, Greece, June 2014

Paraskakis, I., Hatziapostolou, T., The Elevate Framework for Assessment and Certification Design for Vocational Training in European ICT SMEs, 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Barcelona, Spain, April, 2014

Basholli, A., Baxhaxu, F., Dranidis, D., Hatziapostolou, T., Fair Assessment in Software Engineering Capstone Projects, Proceedings of the 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 2013

Nescovic, I., Zafirovski, I., Bisercic, D., Hatziapostolou, T., Designing a Mobile Clicker System for Educational Purposes, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on eLearning and Software for Education, Bucharest, Romania, April, 2013

Hatziapostolou, T. Learning Begins with Wonder - Engaging Students through Teaching with Magic, Proceedings of the 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, March 2013

Siqeca, J., Berisha, S., Krenare, P., Hatziapostolou, T., Enhancing Personalisation and Social Interaction in Learning Management Systems, Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Prishtina, Kosovo, November 2012

Ketikidis, P., Sotiriadou, A., Hatziapostolou, T., Kefalas, P. Solomon, A., Fusing Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship into Postgraduate Education, Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Santarem, Portugal, September 2012

Hatziapostolou, T., Chartomatzis, T., Dranidis, D., Facilitating Classroom Questioning and Participation through Mobile Technologies, Proceedings of the 2nd Inter. Conference on the Future of Education, Florence, Italy, June 2012

Paraskakis, I., Hatziapostolou, T., Promoting Learning in MORMED, a Multilingual Social Networking Platform, Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Bristol, UK, 2011

Hatziapostolou, T., Paraskakis, I., Enhancing the Impact of Formative Feedback on Student Learning through an Online Feedback System, Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2010

Hatziapostolou, T., Paraskakis, I., Effective Provision of Formative Feedback in an e-Learning Environment, Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on e-Learning , Bari, Italy, October 2009

Paraskakis, I., Konstantinidis, A., Bouras, T., Perakis, K., Pantelopoulos, S., Hatziapostolou, T., Towards a Pedagogical Methodology and Model for IT industry training: The ELEVATE Project, 4th Balkan Conference in Informatics, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 2009

Paraskakis, I., Konstantinidis, A., Bouras, T., Perakis, K., Pantelopoulos, S., Hatziapostolou, T., Provision of training for the IT Industry: The ELEVATE Project, 10th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE'09), Thessaloniki, Greece, October 2009

Hatziapostolou, T., Kefalas, P., Sotiriadou, A., Promoting Computer Science Programmes to Potential Students: 10 Myths for Computer Science, Proceedings of the Informatics Education Europe III Conference, Venice, Italy, December 2008

Paraskakis, I., Hatziapostolou, T., Facilitating Access to Distance Education: Pedagogically Driven Software Using Simple Technologies, in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Santanter, Spain, July 2008

Hatziapostolou, T., Paraskakis, I., Applying Pedagogical Considerations in Developing Online Material for a Distance Learning Computer Science Foundation Course, Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria, July 2008

Hatziapostolou, T., Papadopoulos, L., Paraskakis, I., Towards an Ambient Course Management System: Facilitating the Creation of Student Personal Notes, The International Journal on Informatics and New Media in Education, ISSN 1820-7510, pages 98-102, March 2008

Hatziapostolou, T., Paraskakis, I., Pedagogical Considerations in Courseware Development: Supporting School 'Comeback', Proceedings of the Informatics Education Europe II Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 2007

Hatziapostolou T., Paraskakis I., Is Blended Education in Computer Science Used by the Students?, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education, Caceres, Spain, June 2005
 

Other Information

Senate Award Fellow, Sustained Excellence in Learning & Teaching, University of Sheffield, May 2013
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, April 2018


 

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