Digital Innovation in Education: SmL Masterclass

17/05 - 17/05 @ 16:00 - 19:00

The Department of Computer Science organizes a Multiplier Event “Digital Innovation in Education: SmL Masterclass“ that will host our partners from SmL Erasmus Project with main purpose the dissemination of project outputs, by involvement of an extended network of institutions willing to use the SmL platform and toolkit, and the training of key stakeholders on the SmL toolkit. As part of the event, we will have invited talks with topics of Industrial Evolution (Education 4.0), Vocational Training – Innovative Education and Generative language models and their use in education. The event will take place on May 17, 2023, from 16:00 to 19:00 at the Seminar Room of Neapolis University Pafos.


Dr. Georgios Dafoulas, Associate Professor in Information Systems and Business Computing at Middlesex University

Marios Mouratides, Research Associate & Fab Lab Manager at Siegen University

Gloria Yap Basoeki, Fab Lab at Siegen University

Dr. Iraklis Varlamis, Associate Professor in Data Management at Harokopio University of Athens

The COVID pandemic has triggered drastic changes in the delivery of education and knowledge transfer at global scale. Two dramatic changes have been observed so far. Firstly, the education sector was transformed with the deployment of e-learning and blended learning approaches. Secondly, businesses shifted their work practices using remote work practices. Both phenomena have been widely observed and research in the literature for decades, while there are numerous case studies discussing how universities and organisations use technology to overcome barriers associated with the lack of face-to-face interaction.

Therefore, once the pandemic arrived, there were several perspectives arguing that both Universities and Organisations should demonstrate a relatively high level of readiness for a seamless transition towards full deployment of e-learning and e-work. It is observed that there are significant problems with regards to the effectiveness of the adopted practices. The primary source of these problems is that the study and work cannot be supported by a blended mode, where some (even minimal) face to face contact is possible. In blended learning and working modes, the face-to-face contact serves as a support mechanism for (i) enhanced communication, (ii) effective collaboration and (iii) efficient coordination.

As a result of the pandemic Universities already report a number of issues associated with the transition to a fully online delivery. The impact for knowledge transfer projects is also evident in organisations, as remote work is also affected by the lack of face-to-face meetings. The consortium proposes the creation of a Sharing my Learning (Platform-Network-Toolkit) to support the transition towards e-study and e-work.

Event Coordinators:

Dr. Elena Kakoulli, Lecturer in Information Systems at Neapolis University Pafos

Dr. Marios Poullas, Lecturer in Digital Innovation at Neapolis University Pafos

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  • Date: 17/05 - 17/05
  • Time: 16:00 - 19:00