Dr Stavros Nikou



Personal statement

Stavros Nikou is a Lecturer in Digital Education at the School of Education, University of Strathclyde. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems focusing on Learning Technologies from the University of Macedonia - Greece, a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Houston (CL) and a B.Sc. in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

He has many years of experience in ICT and STEM  education. His research interests include technology-enhanced teaching and learning, context-aware mobile learning and assessment, instructional design, online and blended learning, AR/VR/MR, teacher education, computational thinking and innovative emerging technologies to support STEM education. Stavros is Course Leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in  Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning (Digital Education), he teaches Learning Technologies and supervises postgraduate students within the School of Education.

He has served as UNESCO consultant for the development of the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers and ambassador for Scientix - The Community for Science Education in Europe. He is also member of the Smart Mobile and Interactive Learning Environments (SMILE) Lab. He has published in high impact peer-reviewed journals. He is Section Editor  of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) and scientific committee member in several top ranking international conferences. 

He is a member of SERA, IAmLearn, ASLERD, the International Association of Smart Learning Environments and the Hellenic Physics Society. He is also Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and Senior member of IEEE (SMIEEE).


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Towards a teachers' augmented reality competencies (TARC) framework
Nikou Stavros A, Perifanou Maria, Economides Anastasios A
New Realities, Mobile Systems and Applications - Proceedings of the 14th IMCL Conference International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems Vol 411 LNNS, pp. 203-212 (2022)
Mobile learning pedagogies : panel discussion
Palalas Aga, Parsons David, Nikou Stavros, Rudolfo Selwyn
20th World Conference on Mobile, Blended and Seamless Learning (2021)
A snapshot of University students' perceptions about online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nikou Stavros A
Co-design and Tools Supporting Smart Learning Ecosystems and Smart Education. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies 6th Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development, pp. 123-134 (2021)
Web-based videoconferencing in online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic : university students' perspectives
Nikou Stavros A
Proceedings - IEEE 21st International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2021 The 21st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, pp. 431-435 (2021)
A snapshot of University students' perceptions about online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nikou Stavros
6th Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (2021)
PODCAST #22 Meet an academic : Stavros Nikou
Nikou Stavros

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Research interests

Main research areas: online teaching/learning, mobile & ubiquitous learning, immersive learning environments, artificial intelligence, instructional design and technology integration, STEM education, teachers' digital competencies, smart learning environments.

Main area of focus: the role of cognitive, metacognitive, affective and motivational processes during technology-enhanced teaching and learning.

Professional activities

25th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning - 51st IGIP International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy (Event)
"Mobile learning: What the Future Looks Like?" Invited speech - 3rd Asia Education Technology Symposium (Fukuoka, Japan)
Invited speaker
7th conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development
22nd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (Event)
Tech Trends (Journal)
Peer reviewer
International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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Augmented Reality in Education: Investigating Teachers’ Competencies
Nikou, Stavros (Principal Investigator)
The aim of this study is to investigate teachers’ competencies regarding the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in their teaching.
Online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic: teachers’ and students’ perceptions
Nikou, Stavros (Principal Investigator)
Investigate University teachers’ and student’s adoption, attitudes, perceptions about online learning
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Makerspace activities in the Primary classroom
Nikou, Stavros (Principal Investigator)
Physical computing, digital design and 3D printing: exploring the impact on pupils motivation, engagement and learning outcomes (in the context of the Strathclyde Vertically Integrated Projects for Sustainable Development (VIP4SD) programme).

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