Technical University of Crete

TUC (Lab of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications at the Technical University of Crete) is a centre for teaching, research and development in the areas of Software Engineering, Distributed Information Systems, Web Applications and Services, Human-Computer Interaction and Design, and Graphics Systems. The engaged team has long rich experiences in European R&D projects, many of them related to technology enhanced learning. Recently they were leader in pSkills project (built a community of teachers exploiting programming languages) and ALICE (explored games as a creative language exploited by trainers), which promoted the use of Python programming language in secondary education). They are specialists in e-learning infrastructures and multimedia. They have developed the Coursevo e-learning multimedia platform (http://www.coursevo.com/) supporting several EU R&D projects. TUC/MUSIC has participated in over 50 European research and development projects and European Excellence Networks. In several it was Prime Contractor and/or Technical Leader. In those projects collaborated with over 250 leading European Companies, Universities and Research Centers. The projects range from Excellence Networks, to Long Term Research, to high performance systems engineering, to applications and services, to digital TV systems, to digital business ecosystems. Several of them were related to education and learning through innovative pedagogical approaches including the use of ICT. In many of them TUC has provided the eLearning infrastructure and tools to support online training/learning activities. TUC/MUSIC has also participated in the major EU Excellence networks in Digital Libraries and Learning. Selected recent publications: – Pappas N., Arapi P., Moumoutzis N., and Christodoulakis S. (2017): “Supporting Learning Communities and Communities of Practice with Coursevo”, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2017), April 2017, Athens, Greece. – Sifakis Y., Arapi P., Moumoutzis N., and Christodoulakis S. (2017): “ViSTPro: Spatiotemporal Processes Visualization in Engineering Education and Crisis Management”, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2017), April 2017, Athens, Greece. – Makris D., Makris K., Arapi P., Christodoulakis S. (2016): “PlayLearn: A Platform for the Development and Management of Learning Experiences in Location-Based Mobile Games”, Eighth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2016), April 2016, Venice, Italy. – Stylianakis G., Moumoutzis N., Arapi P., Mylonakis M., Christodoulakis S (2015): “COLearn: Supporting Collaborative Learning on top of Existing Learning Infrastructures”, Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology, Volume 17, Issue 1/2, April 2015. – Lameras P., Moumoutzis N. (2015): “Towards the gamification of inquiry-based flipped teaching of mathematics a conceptual analysis and framework”, International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL), 2015. – Stylianakis G., Moumoutzis N., Arapi P., Mylonakis M., Christodoulakis S. (2014): “COLearn and open discovery space portal alignment: A case of enriching open learning infrastructures with collaborative learning capabilities”, Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL), November 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece. – Moumoutzis N., Christoulakis M., Pitsiladis A., Sifakis G., Maragkoudakis G., Christodoulakis S. (2014): “The ALICE experience: A learning framework to promote gaming literacy for educators and its refinement”, 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning. IEEE Xplore, Nov. 13-14, 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 257-261. – Mylonakis M., Arapi P., Moumoutzis N., Christodoulakis S., Ampartzaki M. (2013): “Octopus: A Collaborative Environment Supporting the Development of Effective Instructional Design”, In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on E-Learning, and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE 2013), September 2013, Lodz, Poland .