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Yiannis Laouris

  Yiannis Laouris

Courses: MSN 511: Collective Inteligence;Definitions,Measurement,Experimentation
MSN 611: Programming Collective Intelligence of Crowds
MSN 612: Experiments and Programming to Harness Collective Wisdom of Crowds
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Biography

Dr. Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer. He was the main Founder of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and he is founding member and elected Secretary General of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras and member of the Board of a number of high-tech companies. He has an MD and a PhD in Neurophysiology from Leipzig University in Germany and an MSc in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona.  In the 90's he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.com), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of over 15,000 children and 10,000 adults in Cyprus. CYBER Kids expanded in 7 countries and received numerous prestigious awards. He promotes the application of broadband technologies and structured dialogue as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. He pioneered in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process (SDD) in the Cyprus and the Middle East peace movement and in many pan-European networks; his work was published in several books and many scientific papers and was honored with numerous awards. For the past 5 years, his group is concerned with the development of systems to enable scaling up a participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change.

Selected Publications


In Education


  • Laouris, Yiannis (2014). Teams Construct Knowledge During Project-Driven Social Interactions: A Facet of the CYBER Kids Method. Benjamin Press, Tokyo, New York.
  • O’Neill, Brian and Laouris, Yiannis (2013). Teaching Internet Safety, Promoting Digital Literacy; The Dual Role of Education and Schools. In: Promoting a Safer Internet for Children. European Policy Debates and Challenges, Brian O’Neill, Elisabeth Staksrud and Sharon McLaughlin (Eds.), Chapter 10, Nordicom 191-207.
  • Mascheroni, Giovanna, Murru, Maria Francesca, Aristodemou, Elena and Laouris, Yiannis (2013). Parents: Mediation, Self-regulation and Co-regulation. In: Promoting a Safer Internet for Children. European Policy Debates and Challenges, Brian O’Neill, Elisabeth Staksrud and Sharon McLaughlin (Eds.), Chapter 11, Nordicom 209-223.
  • Kirwil, L., and Laouris, Y. (2012). Experimenting with the Self- presentation Online: A Risky Opportunity, In: Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., and Goerzig, A. (Eds.), Children, risk and safety online: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective, Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • Aristodemou, E., Hansen, O., Siitta Achilleos, G., and Laouris, Y. 2011. Augmented Reality Game for online identities:IdentifEye Project. JSIE, Vol 1:2, 64-76.
  • Loizou, A., & Laouris, Y. (2011). Developing prognosis tools to identify learning difficulties in children using Machine Learning technologies. Cognitive Computation, 3(3): 490–500. DOI 10.1007/s12559-010-9052-5.
  • Haddad, C. and Laouris, Y. (2011). The ability of children with mild learning disabilities to encode emotions through facial expressions. In Towards Autonomous, adaptive and context-aware multimodal interfaces: Theoretical and Practical Issues. A. Esposito, Esposito, A.M., Martone, R., Müller, V.C., Scarpetta, G (Eds.): COST 2102 Int. Training School 2010, Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 6456, 387-402.
  • Laouris, Y., Makris, P., Papadopoulos, T. (2011). Validation of MAPS in 16 schools: Computer-based battery of 8 mental attributes tests (in preparation; draft available).
  • Laouris, Y., Aristodemou, E., Fountana, M. (2011). Teaching Internet safety in virtual environments. International journal of media and cultural studies 7(1): 67-76. DOI: 10.1386/mcp.7.1.67_3

 In Systems and Peace


  • Laouris Y, Dye, Kevin M. C., Michaelides Marios, and Christakis, Alexander, N. (2014). Co-laboratories of Democracy: Best choices for designing sustainable futures. In: Social Systems and Design, Metcalf, Gary S. (Ed.) Series: Translational Systems Sciences, Vol. 1 Springer Verlag, New York, 175-193.
  • Laouris, Y. (2014). Reengineering and Reinventing both Democracy and the Concept of Life in the Digital Era. In L. Floridi (ed.), The Onlife Manifesto, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04093-6_16 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
  • Laouris, Y. (2013). The Science of Structured Democratic Dialogue (In Greek: ? ???????? ??? ????????? ???????????? ????????). In ORAMA.
  • Laouris, Y. (2012). The ABCs of the science of dialogic design. Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies, 4:4, 239-257.
  • Laouris, Y. (2011). The capacity of a community of stakeholders to implement a plan of action effectively depends strongly on the true engagement of the stakeholders in designing it. Syst Res Behav Sci (in preparation).
  • Roe, P., Gill, J., Allen, B., Boyle, B., Heck., H., Siitta, G., Laouris, Y. (2011). Towards a technology transfer roadmap from the Coordination Action in R&D in Accessible and Assistive ICT (CARDIAC). Technology and Disability 23, 171–181 DOI 10.3233/TAD-2011-0325.
  • Laouris, Y., Siita, G, Roe, P., Emiliani, P-L., Christakis, A. (2011). Virtual Structured Dialogic Design as Tool for Analysis of Threats before Implementing European Dialogues Aiming to Identify R&D Gaps in Assistive ICT. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.): Universal Access in HCI, Part I, HCII 2011, LNCS 6765, pp. 492–497, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Laouris, Y., Michaelides, M. Damdelen, M., Laouri, R., Beyatli, D., and Christakis, A. (2009). A systemic evaluation of the state of affairs following the negative outcome of the referendum in Cyprus using a structured design process. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 22, 45-75.
  • Laouris, Y., Erel, A., Michaelides, M,. Damdelen, M., Taraszow, T., Dagli, I., Laouri, R. and Christakis, A. (2009). Exploring options for enhancement of social dialogue between the Turkish and Greek communities in Cyprus using the Structured Dialogic Design Process. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 22, 361–381.
  • Laouris, Y. and Christakis, A. (2007). Harnessing collective wisdom at a fraction of the time using Structured Dialogic Design Process in a virtual communication context Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies, 1(2), 131–153.
  • Laouris, Y., Michaelides, M. and Sapio, B. (2008). A Systemic Evaluation of Obstacles Preventing the Wider Public Benefiting from and Participating in the Broadband Society. Observatorio Journal, 5, 21-31.
  • Laouris, Y., Laouri, R. and Christakis, A. (2008). Communication praxis for ethical accountability; The ethics of the tree of action. Syst Res Behav Sci 25(2), 331–348.
  • Laouris, Y. and Laouri, R. (2008). Can Information and mobile technologies serve close the economic, educational, digital and social gaps and accelerate development? World Futures, 64(4), 254-275.
  • Laouris, Y. (2004). Information technology in the service of peace..

Andreas Shoshilos

  Andreas Shoshilos

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Christiana P. Karousiou

  Christiana P. Karousiou

CoursesRMI 541: Research Methods
Degrees: Ph.D in Education, MSc., MEd., BEd.
Specializations: Educational policy, school reform, continuing professional development, professional identity, leadership, school improvement.
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Biography

Christiana P. Karousiou has recently been awarded a PhD in Education from the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) at the University of Manchester, UK. She received a B.Ed. in Educational Sciences from the University of Cyprus in 2008. She continued her studies at the University of Manchester and she pursued two Master Degrees one in Educational Leadership and School Improvement (M.Ed.) in 2009 and one in Educational Research (MSc.) in 2010. She worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Manchester and was responsible for preparing and delivering high quality teaching and taking a central role in fostering a vibrant student environment by supporting and mentoring the students. She was the keynote speaker in seminars organised by the SEED at the University of Manchester and she presented her work in conferences such as BELMAS International Conference on Education and International Conference on Learning. She is a qualified primary school teacher and she is currently working in schools in Cyprus.

Her research interests include educational policy with a particular emphasis upon teachers' professional identities, educational leadership, school improvement and research methods.

Selected Publications


 • Karousiou, C.P. (2013). Lessons learned from investigating teachers' professional identities in changing times. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Learning, 11-13 July 2013, Rhodes, Greece.
• Karousiou, C.P. (2012). Teachers' professional identity and practice in an era of educational reform: the case of Cyprus. Paper presented at ICE Conference, 5-7 July 2012, Samos, Greece.
• Karousiou, C.P. (2012). Teachers' Professional Identity and Practice at a Time of Educational Reform in Cyprus. Paper presented at BELMAS Annual Conference, 20-22 July 2012, Manchester, UK.

Ilker Yengin

  Ilker Yengin

Courses: ESD 622: Programming Future Learning Environments using cognitive artifacts
Degrees: Ph.D in Educational Studies
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Biography

Dr. lker Yengin holds a PhD in Educational Studies with emphasis in Instructional Technologies (¬ 2011) form University of Nebraska – Lincoln, a PhD in Digital Design and Human Computer Interaction (2008) from Kyungsung University, Busan/S.Korea, an MSc in Information Technologies (2008) form University of Bahcesehir, Istanbul – Turkey and a BSc in Computer Teaching and Educational Technologies (2005) also from University of Bahcesehir. Since 2011 Dr Yengin is currently a Scientist with specialty in Edutainment Applications at A*STAR, an Institute of High Performance Computing. Dr Yengin is an experienced tutor with specialty in emerging educational technologies.

His major research interest focuses in designing technology for creating situations for students to generate deep cognitive processes to develop higher order thinking skills, creativity and motivation. His interests include Collaborative Knowledge Building Technologies, Social Robots for Teaching, Interaction Design (Human Computer/Robot Interaction), Digital Media Design.

Selected Publications


  • Feller, S. & Yengin, I. (Eds). (2013). 21st Century Education: Constructing meaning and building knowledge in technology supported learning environments. Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  • Yengin, I. (2012). Use of Cognitive Artifacts in Chemistry Learning: Investigating the Design. Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Cognitive-Artifacts-Chemistry-Learning-Investigating/dp/3659124664
  • Yengin, I.(2012). "Book Review: Analyzing Narrative-Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives. Language & Dialogue", 2:3, 496–498.
  • Yengin, I., Ince, I. F., Karahoca, A., & Uzunboylu, H. (2012). The use of deliberates practices on a mobile learning environment. Procedia Information Technology and Computer Science, 2, 241-249.
  • Yengin, I., & Karahoca, A. (2012). What is Socratic Method?" The Analysis of Socratic Method through "Self Determination Theory" and "Unified Learning Model. Procedia Information Technology and Computer Science, 2, 357-365.
  • Yengin, I., Karahoca, A., & Uzunboylu, H. (2012a). Common Instructional Design Perspectives of Visual Design, Web Usability and Multimedia Design. Procedia Information Technology and Computer Science, 2, 324-330.
  • Yengin, I., Karahoca, A., & Uzunboylu, H. (2012b). The Roles of Intelligent Tutoring Agents in Dialectical Learning for Autonomous and Collaborative Exploration of Knowledge. Procedia Information Technology and Computer Science, 2, 295-302.
  • Yengin, I. (2011). Importance of Feedbacks In Teaching, Communication And Information Systems For Learning. Communication and Culture Online Journal, 1(1), 309-317. Retrieved from http://komunikacijaikultura.org/KK1.html