Hariklia Tsalapatas

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NS-eCMS is developing an open web-based content management, communication, and collaboration eLearning platform that addresses the specialized requirements for distance education in natural sciences. The federated architecture enables straightforward development, exchange, and publication of material through open standards like XML/MathML. The system will(More)
This paper presents cMinds, a learning intervention that deploys game-based visual programming towards building analytical, computational, and critical thinking skills in primary education. The proposed learning method exploits the structured nature of programming, which is inherently logical and transcends cultural barriers, towards inclusive learning that(More)
eCMS is a web-based federated content management system for the support of distributed teaching based on an open, distributed middleware architecture for the publication, discovery, retrieval, and integration of educational material. The infrastructure supports the management of both standalone material and structured courses, as well as the integration of(More)
The knowledgebase constitutes a new independent European framework for disseminating and deploying pedagogical use of high quality real time audio, video and data communication services into distance learning environments at a larger scale. It is completed in 2006. The information base is supported by an educational network in order to provide effective(More)
Perceptions about language learning are evolving: instead of expecting all individuals to speak with one particular accent and in one particular way, there is a shift towards embracing the richness of European cultures as this is manifested in the diverging uses of vehicular languages. Situated language learning can be advantageous by enabling the design of(More)
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