Dr Stavros Nikou



Personal statement

Stavros Nikou is a Lecturer in Digital Education in 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 - USA and a B.Sc. in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is also a collaborating research member at the SMILE (Smart Mobile and Interactive Learning Environments) Laboratory.

He has many years of experience in K-12 STEM and ICT education, vocational education, lifelong learning and mentoring teachers in ICT and technology-enhanced learning. Stavros has served as UNESCO consultant for the development of the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. He is ambassador for Scientix - The Community for Science Education in Europe. He is member of ALT, ASLERD, IEEE and the International Association of Smart Learning Environments. 

His research interests include technology-enhanced teaching and learning, context-aware mobile learning and assessment, blended learning, teacher education, computational thinking and innovative emerging technologies to support STEM education. He teaches Learning Technologies and supervises postgraduate students within the School of Education.

He has published in scientific peer-reviewed journals and international conferences (including Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behaviour, British Journal of Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Learning) as well as book chapters.


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Mobile learning teacher competencies framework
Nikou Stavros A
EDULEARN 20 (2020)
Engagement in physical computing for the primary classroom : the BBC Micro:bit experience
Nikou Stavros A, Collins Robert, Hendry Martyn
EdMedia + Innovate Learning (2020)
A comparative study between a computer-based and a mobile-based assessment : usability and user experience
Nikou Stavros A, Economides Anastasios A
Interactive Technology and Smart Education Vol 16, pp. 381-391 (2019)
Factors that influence behavioral intention to use mobile-based assessment : a STEM teachers' perspective
Nikou Stavros A, Economides Anastasios A
British Journal of Educational Technology, pp. 587-600 (2019)
A micro-learning based model to enhance student teachers' motivation and engagement in blended learning
Nikou Stavros
SITE 2019, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education., pp. 509-514 (2019)
Mobile-based assessment : a literature review of publications in major referred journals from 2009 to 2018
Nikou Stavros A, Economides Anastasios A
Computers and Education Vol 125, pp. 101-119 (2018)

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Professional activities

2020 Shanghai International STEAM Curriculum Developer Gold Awards (Event)
15th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (Event)
Research on Outdoor STEM Education Conference -Mobile Math Trails in Europe (Event)
6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (Event)
EDUCON2020 – IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (Event)
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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