Dr Stavros Nikou

Senior Lecturer



Personal statement

Stavros Nikou is Senior Lecturer in Digital Education at the Strathclyde Institute 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. 

Stavros 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 Institute of Education.

Stavros 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.  Stavros is Chair of the IEEE Technical Community on Learning Technology (TCLT) SIG “Augmented Reality and Virtual Worlds in Education and Training (ARVWET)”. He is Associate Editor for the "IEEE Transactions on Education" journal, Section Editor for the "International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)", Associate Editor  for the "Frontiers in Education (Digital Learning Innovations)" and scientific committee member in several top ranking international conferences. He has published in highly cited international journals and refereed conference proceedings.

Stavros is a member of the Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn), the International Association of Smart Learning Environments (IASLE), 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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Area of Expertise

  • Learning Technologies - Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Online, Mobile & Ubiquitous Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Technology Acceptance
  • Physics Education
  • Digital Competency Frameworks

Prize And Awards

Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
Article nomination for Best Full Paper Award in 21st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (IEEE ICALT)
IEEE Senior Membership

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Exploiting the TARC framework : the relations between educators’ attitudes towards AR, innovativeness, digital skills, and AR skills in education
Nikou Stavros A, Perifanou Maria, Economides Anastasios A
iLRN2024 10th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network Communications in Computer and Information Science (2024)
A Generative Artificial Intelligence empowered chatbot : system usability and student teachers’ experience
Nikou Stavros, Guliya Arjun, Van Verma Suraj, Chang Maiga
Intelligent Tutoring Systems 20th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2024)
Educators' ability to use Augmented Reality (AR) for teaching based on the TARC framework : evidence from an international study
Nikou Stavros, Perifanou Maria, Economides Anastasios
International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning, pp. 69–77 (2024)
Factors influencing student teachers’ intention to use mobile augmented reality in primary science teaching
Nikou Stavros A
Education and Information Technologies (2024)
Mobile learning frameworks and pedagogy : a systematic review
Parsons David, Palalas Aga, Nikou Stavros, Rudolfo Selwyn
European Journal of Education, pp. 1-20 (2023)
Augmented reality in pre-service teachers' education
Nikou Stavros A
Scottish Educational Research Association - SERA Conference 2023 (2023)

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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

27th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning53rd IGIP International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy (Event)
Nineteenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (Event)
9th conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (Event)
IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference 2024 (Event)
21st International Conference on Smart Technologies & Education (Event)
2023 IEEE International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning - Smart Mobile Communication & Artificial Intelligence

More professional activities


Exploring Augmented Reality teaching in primary schools
Nikou, Stavros (Principal Investigator) Greechan, David (Co-investigator) Hendry, Martyn (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2024 - 30-Jan-2024

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Dr Stavros Nikou
Senior Lecturer

Email: stavros.nikou@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 444 8198