Dr. Charalambos Vrasidas is co-founder and Executive Director of CARDET – Centre for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology (http://www.cardet.org), a non-profit research and development centre based in Cyprus with partners around the world. He is also Associate Professor of Learning Technologies and Innovation at the University of Nicosia and Associate Dean for e-learning. He held positions at academic institutions and centers including Western Illinois University, Arizona State University, the Center for the Application of Information Technologies. He serves on the Executive Committee of the International Council for Educational Media, an UNESCO affiliated organization. A former Fulbright scholar, he holds an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and Telecommunications and a PhD from Arizona State University in Educational Media and Computers with emphasis on instructional design and evaluation for e-learning.
A social innovator, learner, and entrepreneur, he has received grants to design, develop, implement, and evaluate more than 100 research and development projects from major funding agencies and corporations including the National Science Foundation, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Microsoft, the US Department of Education, and the European Commission. He has developed and evaluated innovative technology projects and e-learning initiatives for various contexts and has consulted with private companies, and Ministries and Departments of Education in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has published 7 books and more than 100 articles in international journals and edited volumes. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Educational Media International, and on the editorial board of several journals. A well-known speaker, he has presented more than 100 papers at national and international events.