- L’équipe e-Adapt accueille la semaine prochaine Nikleia Eteokleous, Maître de conférence à Frederick University de Chypre, partenaire EU-CONEXUS de La Rochelle Université.
Dans le cadre de cette visite, elle fera un séminaire labo mercredi prochain 30 août de 14h30 à 15h30 en salle MSI002 intitulé « Blended and Distance Learning & The Case of the Robotics Academy at Frederick University : Educational Practice and Research ».
Frederick University (FredU) has been successfully offering distance learning programs since 2013, and has developed a solid educational framework of operation. The Distance Learning Pedagogical Framework (DLPF) provides an academically sound framework within which programs and content is to be developed, and serves as the backbone of the design and delivery of DL programs of study. It was built upon various Online Pedagogical models as well as other research findings, current trends and best practices. To address the challenges posed by the pandemic, FredU built upon the experience gained via DL programs, developed and implemented the Blended Learning Pedagogical Framework (BLPF) for the conventional programs of study. Both frameworks include the elements needed in order to design student-centered learning environments that allow students learners to experience guided independent learning and permanent student activity, through constant interaction of instructor-student, student-student, student-content. They encompass processes where they allow the development of student-controlled meaningful learning communities (both in person and virtual). Both frameworks will be presented and explained. Their application in current practice will be shown as well as results from research conducted based on the frameworks. The Robotics academy was established in September 2013 and since then it has been intensively promoting educational robotics in the teaching and learning practice as an innovative-educational tool. The innovative robotics curriculum is explained and presented, as well as the educational and research activities of the Robotics Academy. The positive impact and great potential of integrating robotics as a cognitive-learning tool will be presented and discussed based on the research and educational activities conducted by the Robotics Academy.
Nikleia Eteokleous is an Associate Professor in Educational Technology at the Educational Sciences Department, at Frederick University. She is the Head of the Distance Learning Committee and the co-founder of Frederick’ University Robotics Academy (a research-educational unit that promotes and conduct research in the area of robotics education). Her research interests focus on technology integration in the educational practice, such as digital tools, new and emergent technologies ; teacher education and technology and the design of learning environments enhanced with technology. She is also involved in research activities related to open and online distance learning, and the integration of robotics in the educational practice. She has published articles in established and well-known international scientific journals, book chapters as well as conference proceedings She has also presented various scientific papers in international and national conferences. In addition, her academic activities include participation in numerous research projects having different roles and responsibilities. She is an elected member of Frederick’s University Senate, and an elected Co-Chair of the Distance and Flexible Learning SIG of SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education). Finally, she was appointed by the Cyprus Minister of Education as member of the Digital Technology Exploitation in Education advisory board.