Karasavvidis Ilias

Ακαδημαϊκή Βαθμίδα: 
Assistant Professor
Information and Communication Technologies in Education
Telephone Number: 
24210 74994
ikaras [at] uth [dot] gr

Ilias Karasavvidis is a lecturer on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Thessaly, Greece. He leads the Information and Communication Technologies Research Unit of the Natural Sciences and Technologies Lab in the same Department.
He holds an Honours degree in Teacher Education and a Masters degree in Educational Technology from the University of Crete, Greece, and a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He was a Greek State Scholarships Foundation scholar from 1995 to 1999.
His previous appointments included primary education (2001-05), the Department of Teacher Education of the University of Crete (adjunct staff teaching Educational Technology courses, 2001-05), and the School of Education of the Greek Open University (adjunct staff supervising graduate student research, 2006-10).
He has taught undergraduate courses and lectured in graduate courses at the Universities of Crete and Thessaly. His teaching experience is also extensive at the in-service teacher training levels as he has lectured in four major, EU-funded teacher-training programmes over the last decade at the Universities of Crete and Thessaly. He was the scientific supervisor of the three in-service teacher-training programmes in ICT organised by the University of Thessaly between 2007-2011.
His professional activities involve one editorial board position, one guest editorial, and peer reviews for several international refereed journals. He has also served in the scientific and programme committees for several international and national conferences. He is also a member in several international and national professional organisations. 
His primary research interests include ICTs and their applications to the teaching and learning process on the primary, tertiary and in-service education levels. More specifically, his current research interests involve ICTs as cognitive tools, learning and teaching with Web 2.0 technologies, learning with digital media, digital games-based learning, and Open Source/Content practices in education.
He has published widely on technology-mediated learning in several areas of primary, tertiary, and in-service education. His work has been published in international and national refereed journals, books, and conference proceedings.