Our people

Our people

Dimitris Alimisis 

Scientific Leader

Dr.Dimitris Alimisis is the scientific leader of EDUMOTIVA, former Professor at the Education Department of Higher School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (Patras, Greece) and external collaborator at the Hellenic Open University in the field of Education. He holds a B.Sc. from Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Athens, and PhD in Education from Dept. of Philosophy–Pedagogy–Psychology, Univ. of Athens. His teaching experience includes, among others, teacher education & training, training of trainers in the field of adult education, training of professionals and more. His research focuses on digital tools for creative learning (modeling, simulations, microworlds, concept mapping, robotics), synchronous and asynchronous distance learning. His scientific publications have appeared in international conference proceedings, books and journals.

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Rene Alimisi

Managing partner and learning technologist

Rene is an enthusiastic engineer specialized in Information Communication Technology in Education (MA in ICT in Education with distinction from the Institute of Education, UCL, University of London and MEng in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering from University of Thessaly). She has more than 9 years of working experience in European Projects in the field of learning technologies and STEAM education. She is a certified ICT trainer for Adults from the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) holder and PRINCE 2 certified. She has been teaching/training adults and professionals at education centers and institutions for the past 8 years. Rene has also designed several learning interventions and carried out pilot studies and workshops with students from 10 to 17+ years old in the area of Robotics and STE’A’M education in formal and informal educational settings in Greece and UK. Last, she embraces the Maker Movement trend in Education and contributes to the establishment and organization of Maker Spaces in the Technopolis City of Athens and schools in disadvantaged areas in Athens.

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Emmanouil Zoulias

Task manager and EU project support

Dr. Emmanouil Zoulias acts as Task manager & EU project support in Edumotiva. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and PhD in Data Mining (National Technical Univ. of Athens – NTUA) from Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (NTUA) and Medical School (Patras University). His main active research focuses on validation process, data mining, web mining technologies and web 2 technologies. He is a developer, administrator and integrator of various web2-based platforms for public educational training developed with various technologies like PHP, JSP, ASP, HTML5, XHTML, JavaScript, Joomla, and WordPress. His teaching experience includes, among others, educational technology courses in the field of web development, ICT skills for the National School of Public Administration and Local Governance for public sector employees. Dr. Zoulias  is also a Scientific Partner at TEI of Athens teaching subjects of Health Informatics and Biostatistics. He has been involved in various European projects in the field of health, e-health, educational technologies, tele – medicine and tele – education in collaboration to various research organizations.

Chryssa Papasarantou

EU project support and trainer for students 9+

Chrissa Papasarantou is an architect, a holder of a master’s degree in MSc Advanced Architectural Studies and she is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture (University of Thessaly). Her research interests focus on finding alternative ways on approaching, analyzing and designing mixed environments through bodily parameters and through the notion of presence. She has participated in architectural competitions, and international conferences, as well as in the research program “DeMuCiV, Designing the Museum of the City of Volos” (2011-1015) with the research group of LECAD. She is involved in STEAM-related activities for school groups.

Theodosios Sapounidis

EU project support / researcher (active role in INBOTS H2020)

Theodosios Sapounidis received his first degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and a second BSc degree in Electronic Engineering at the Technological Institute of Thessaloniki. He holds a MSc degree in Information Systems and a PhD degree in design and development of tangible user interface for introductory programming activities from the Department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  He has published research papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and has been awarded six times for his innovative work on tangible programming.

Vasiliki Pagoni

EU project support (active role in the HealthEdu Erasmus+ project)

She graduated in Nutrition and Dietetics from ATEI Thessaloniki, Greece and then went on to complete her postgraduate studies in Human Nutrition at the University of Sheffield, England. She had her own Nutrition and Dietetic Practice for seven years where she undertook the dietary treatment of adults, adolescents and children suffering from obesity, clinical cases, women pregnant or nursing, as well as athletes. In recent years she has been working as a certified educator, active in the field of adult and childhood nutrition education. She has worked with local governments and schools to inform and educate students, teachers and parents about healthy eating. She is currently teaching food and nutrition related subjects at a Vocational Training Institute and is a founding member and key partner in “The Nutrition Game”, a healthy eating initiative for preschoolers aged 4-6. Vasiliki recently collaborates with Edumotiva in the design of educational activities that fall into the area of her expertise with the aim of raising school community’s  awareness on the adoption of a healthy life style.

Konstantinos Salpasaranis 

EU project support (Roboscientists Erasmus+ project)

Konstantinos has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras and he is carrying out his PhD studies at the same department. He has published articles and participated in international conferences participation in the area of Evolutionary Algorithms, Genetic Programming and Forecasting.  He is an experienced professional in the fields of ICT and Computer Science as well as in the research and development for educational robotics/electronic kits with conferences participation and workshops trainings. Since 2003 he combines technology and pedagogy and works as an ICT teacher. He also plans, organizes and implements STEM programs in informal educational institutions.

Sofia Albani 

EU project support (active role in H2020 INBOTS project)

Sofia received her first Bachelor Degree from the Faculty of Education School of Primary Education (AUTH) in 2009, the second one from the Department of Mathematics (UOA) in 2014, the Master Degree “Educational Leadership, Management and Emerging Technologies” from University Marconi in 2015, and currently she is a PhD Student at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) since 2017. Moreover, she has diploma as a dancer and as a dance teacher in Modern Theater Dance from the Imperial Society of Teacher of Dance (ISTD).

Fotini Papacharisiou

Trainer for young learners

Fotini has studies in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. During her studies(University of Thessaly, Greece) she took part as a volunteer to a summer campaign focused on reading and creativity for children. Also, she was member of a team which organized creative activities for children aged 5 to 12 related to social gaming. During her specialization in parental counseling her team implemented a project focused on supporting children with emotional difficulties who live in inappropriate family environment. That project occurred at a non-governmental organization (ARSIS) and its main purpose was to promote diversity and stimulate the self esteem of children. She works in Edumotva as trainer for young students (4-6 years old). She has rich teaching experience in preschool education while she is active in supporting students with mental retardation or emotional difficulties tο gain confidence, socialize, realize his own talents and express himself through art and play therapy.