Professor at the University of Macedonia and the Director of SMILE (Smart & Mobile Interactive Learning Environments, http://smile.uom.gr) lab
He is the Project coordinator and the Sustainability Manager (SM) of the project. He is leading the Intellectual Outputs 10 (Learning Analytics Report) and 11 (Sustainability Plan)
MARIA A. PERIFANOU, UOM
Project coordinator and a researcher in the field of Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL).
She has the role of Scientific Manager of the project. She is leading the intellectual Outputs 2 (OPENLang Network's Pedagogical & Design Framework), 4 (Quality Framework for Language OERs) & 7 (Development of the OPENLang MOOC). She is the contact person of the project.
Postdoc researcher in the field of Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) and Affective Computing, University of Macedonia.
She has the role of the Project’s website developer and administrator, and the role of scientific reviewer.
MARIA TSIROGIANNI, UOM
Maria Tsirogianni is a member of the Special Technical Laboratory Personnel of the Department of Business Administration at the University of Macedonia (UOM) and she has the role of Project Administrator.
ALEXANDER MIKROYANNIDIS, OU
Project Technical Manager (TM)
Research Associate in the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University.
Has the role of Project Technical Manager (TM) and is responsible for the development and technical support of the OPENLang Network platform and MOOC. He is leading the Intellectual Outputs 6 (Development of the OPENLang E-Platform) & 9 (Pilots of the OPENLang E-Platform).
PANAYIOTIS ZAPHIRIS, CUT
Professor in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts (MGA), and Director of the Social Computing Research Center (SCRC) of the CUT and member of the Board of Directors of RISE.
PANAGIOTIS KOSMAS, CUT
Dr. Panagiotis Kosmas is a Special Scientist (Greek language) at the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology and a post-doctoral researcher at the Cyprus Interaction Lab.
He is leading the intellectual Outputs 1 (Mapping the 'language learning profile' of the Erasmus + KA1 Mobility Learners), 3 (Online 24 EU Language Placement Tests (LPTs), and 5 (e-Toolkit for OPENLang Resources and Practices).
ANTIGONI PARMAXI, CUT
Communication Manager (CM) and Risk Manager (RM)
Special Teaching Staff (Greek Language instructor and MA in CALL instructor) at the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology and a post-doctoral researcher at the Cyprus Interaction Lab.
She has the role of the Communication Manager (CM) and Risk Manager (RM) of the project and she is the scientific manager of the CUT team.
ANTONIO GIORDANO, PIXEL
is working as Assistant Project Manager at PIXEL.
ELISABETTA DELLE DONNE, PIXEL
Quality Manager (QM)
President and managing director of Pixel.
She has the role of the Quality Manager (QM) of the project and she is the scientific manager of the PIXEL’s team.
The OPENLang Network project is carried out by a transnational consortium composed by 4 partners:
1) The University of Macedonia, UoM (Thessaloniki, Greece) 2) The Open University of UK, OU (Milton Keynes, UK) 3) The Cyprus University of Technology, CUT (Limassol, Cyprus) 4) PIXEL (Florence, Italy)
The University of Macedonia (UOM) is a well-known university both inside and outside of Greece. Education and research covers a broad spectrum, from economic sciences, political studies and business administration to information systems and applied informatics. UOM has an outstanding range of facilities, services and infrastructure to support its vibrant research community. The Research Committee of the university is formed of a group of specialized administrative personnel whose contractual obligations include the supporting of research projects. The Smart Mobile Interactive Learning Environments (SMILE) Laboratory has as a mission the Development and Training in the area of Mobile Learning. Professor Anastasios A. Economides, the director of SMILE, leads the e-Learning research group that consists of 5 post-doctoral researchers, and several Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.
The Open University (OU) is the UK’s largest university, with 250,000 students per year studying its courses. This number comprises 22% of all part-time higher education students in the UK. The OU is leading the FutureLearn initiative aiming at delivering high quality MOOCs from a network of renowned UK universities. The OU offers a wide variety of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and opportunities to study these resources collaboratively online through projects such as OpenLearn. The OU is also one of the top global contributors of learning materials in iTunes U and a co-producer of popular BBC programmes.
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is a public university that targets high values concerning the design and development of research activities, both within the University and in cooperation with other research institutes in Cyprus and abroad. CUT has been ranked by the Times Higher Education among the top 400-500 universities in the world and among the 200-250 in Europe. In particular, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, CUT is the youngest university in the list of top universities in Europe an achievement that highlights the emerging, dynamic and innovative nature of CUT. CUT aims at transferring knowledge and setting new grounds through fundamental and applied research in all academic fields of the University’s faculties.
Pixel is an international education and training institution with 19 years of experience in international cooperation and European project management. Established in Florence (Italy) in January 1999, Pixel is engaged in a constant improvement in the quality of the services performed. Pixel obtained quality certification according to UNI EN ISO 9001. Pixel is also accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and by the Tuscany Regional Government.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author. The Commission and the National agency cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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