ICEM 2012 Conference

September 27-29, Nicosia, Cyprus

The ICEM 2012 Conference is organized by the international research and development center CARDET (Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology), in collaboration with the International Council for Educational Media, the University of Nicosia, and other partners. CARDET is the leading R&D center in the Mediterranean region with a portfolio of more than 80 projects in 20 countries. For more information about CARDET visit

DAY 1: Thursday, September 27, 2012
09:00 – 10:45

Welcome Messages

Dr. Charalambos Vrasidas, Executive Director, CARDET – University of Nicosia
Dr. Nicos Peristianis, President of the Council, University of Nicosia
Ms. Anita Stangl, President of The International Council for Educational Media (ICEM)
Dr George Demosthenous, Minister of Education and Culture

Keynote: Professor John Hedberg, Macquarie University
“New times, new tools, but has the emperor got clothes?”
11:15 – 13:00

Symposium on Special Education Needs and Technology
Chair: Chris Duffy

Keynote: Symeon Retalis, University of Piraeus
“New devices, new interaction modalities serving children with SEN”

The project ORSEN: Lessons learned | Christy Duffy

ORSEN: Learning games for dyslexics in inclusive education | Petra Rietsch

Panel discussion on technology and special education needs

14:00 – 15:45

SESSION I – Problem Based Learning
Chair: Charlotte N. Gunawardena

Learning with visual media to develop critical thinking skills | Daiva Penkauskiene, Maria Kovacs, Ariana-Stanca Vacaretu

Designing wise communities that engage in creative problem solving: Analysis of an online design model | Charlotte N. Gunawardena, Ludmila C. Layne & Casey Frechette

Examining the effects of field dependence-independence on learners’ problem-solving performance and interaction with a computer modeling tool: Implications for the design of joint cognitive systems | Charoula Angeli & Nicos Valanides

Mashing-up wikis and forums: A case study of collaborative problem-based activities | Andri Ioannou & Agni Stylianou

Sustainability of e-communities: From a learning community to a community of practice through a design thinking approach | Eleni Nikiforou

SESSION II – Technology and Language Teaching
Chair: Petros Panaou

Teaching ancient greek online | Maria Pavlou

Virtual learning professional development for foreign language instructors using Web 2.0 technologies: PEDWEB 2.0 | Shaunna Joannidou

Enhancing childrenʼs multiliteracies through digital book designing | Petros Panaou
e-Books in primary education: Results of a pilot study | Cengiz Hakan Aydin

Formation of preparedness of pre-service EFL teachers for the work in e-learning systems | Damira Jantassova

11:15 – 13:00

Keynote: Kati Tuurala, CEE Director of Education, Microsoft
“Innovative, teaching and learning in the context of 21st century skills”
16:45 – 18:00

SESSION III – Higher Education
Chair: Emilios Solomou

Assessment of the familiarity, adoption, and use of educational technology by higher education students in Cyprus | Charilaos Alexakis, Vasileios Paliktzoglou & Jarkko Suhonen

Globalisation, new media, and the redesigning of journalism education | Costakis Constantinou & Christiana Karayianni

Computer gaming and learning: The impact of prediction error | Skevi Demetriou

How decisions were made by students for their tertiary education | Ioannis Angeli, Sotiroulla Korelli & Alexia Pilakouri

Technology in history teaching and learning | Emilios Solomou

SESSION IV – Teacher Education
Chair: Robert Doyle

Providing technology solutions for university students with disabilities | Robert G. Doyle

Transforming teacher education programs to support pre-service teachers’ technology enabled learning
design thinking | Matt Bower, Kate Highfield, Pam Furney & Lee Mowbray

Project Magellan and Portuguese teachers’ perspectives | Maria José Loureiro, Ronaldo Nunes Linhares & Fernando Ramos

The management of a PLE from the perspective of higher education students | Fernando Albuquerque Costa, Joana Viana, Elisabete Cruz

Towards a framework for blending physical and virtual manipulatives in science laboratory experimentation | Georgios Olympiou & Zacharias Zacharia

DAY 2 – Friday, September 28, 2012
09:00 – 09:45

Keynote: Grainne Conole, Beyond Distance Research Alliance, University of Leicester
“Design thinking, learning design, and creativity”
09:45 – 10:45

SESSION I – Learning Design
Chair: John Hedberg

Bridging the gap between the theory and practice of advanced pedagogies and teacher collaboration | Eva Dobozy

Learning and design with online real-time collaboration | Michael Stevenson & John G. Hedberg

Designing for authentic learning and critical thinking |Chow Siew Hoong
11:15 – 12:00

Invited: Daniel Churchill, University of Hong Kong
“Multimedia, mobility, and multitasking with mobile technology in education”
12:00 – 13:00

SESSION II – Mobile Learning
Chair: Marina McIsaac

Is there a mobile social presence? | Chih-Hsiung Tu & Marina McIsaac

Exploring the use of iPads in a leadership training course in Singapore | Linda Fang

Generation-M – moving towards a spontaneous, innovative, and integrated M-learning environment |
Aletia Trakakis & Monaliz Amirkhanpour

Digital literacy practices and their layered multiplicity: A focus for study | Ibrar Bhatt

SESSION III – Technology in Science Education
Chair: Christiana T. Nicolaou

A coding scheme for assessing students’ learning paths when co-constructing scientific models |
Christiana T. Nicolaou & Constantinos P. Constantinou

Designing an online learning environment on astrobiology for the integrated promotion of conceptual understanding and argumentation skills | Dimitris Koursaris, Nicos Papadouris, & Constantinos P. Constantinou

Promoting argumentation skills through a web-based learning environment on the topic of climate change | Elena Siakidou, Nicos Papadouris & Constantinos P. Constantinou
14:00 – 15:45

SESSION IV – Prespectives on E-learning
Chair: Elena C. Papanastasiou

Examining the impact of item review and of other collateral information on the psychometric properties of computer-based tests | Elena C. Papanastasiou

“Audiovision” for training teachers of Nigerian nomadic children | Jack Koumi

Web-based technologies as mediating agents in developing self-directed learners: From the trenches of socio-constructivism | Foo Sze-yeng & Raja Maznah Raja Hussain

ICT in society and education: Help or hindrance | Lefkios Neophytou

Exploring the process of creating a videopaper: A qualitative case study of trainee teachers creating videopapers to reflect on practice | Maria Daniil

SESSION V – Distance Education
Chair: Chris Alexander

Media choice and the degree of flexibility in designing distance education courses | Kumiko Aoki

Discourse on DE faculty training in light of learning by design and learning by doing | Cheng-Chang (Sam) Pan

Learning at work with lighbites – The knowelege at work project | Philippos Pouyioutas, Victoria Kalogerou, B. Coolen, R. Elferink, E. Veendendaal, A. Smy, H. Cooke, S. Janev and C. Lakin

Developments in e-learning at the University of Nicosia | Chris Alexander
16:00 – 18:30

SYMPOSIUM – Perspectives on Learning Design and its Application
Chair: James Dalziel, Grainne Conole, Sandra Wills, Chris Campbell, Paul Gagnon, Sue Bennett

Learning Design research: Bridging the gap between the theory and practice of advanced pedagogies and teacher collaboration | Eva Dobozy

Computational support for teachers’ design thinking: its feasibility and acceptability to practitioners and institutions | Liz Masterman, Matt Bower, Simon Walker

Representing learning designs – making design explicit and shareable | Grainne Conole & Sandra Wills

Sharing learning designs: The lecturers’ view | Leanne Cameron

Innovation design in education with social adoption strategy | Emil Badilescu-Buga

DAY 3 – Saturday, September 29, 2012
09:00 – 09:45

Keynote: Johannes Cronjé, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
“What is this thing called ‘design’ in design research and instructional design”
09:45 – 10:45

SESSION I – Design Thinking
Chair: Sue Bennett

Designing for higher education: Investigating university teachers’ design thinking | Sue Bennett

The application of design thinking methodology on research practices: A mind-map of tools and methods | Joana Cerejo & Álvaro Barbosa

The potential of narrative design as a method for teaching interior design | Kika Ioannou Kazamia & Eleonore Zippelius

Poster Sessions
11:15 – 12:00

Invited: George Veletsianos, University of Texas at Austin
“What does the future of design for online learning look like? Emerging technologies, openness, MOOCs, and digital scholarship”
12:00 – 13:00

Panel Discussion: E-learning and the future of higher education
Chair: Charalambos Vrasidas

14:00 – 15:45

SYMPOSIUM – What we Learn when we Engage in Design, Revisited
Chair: Eleni A. Kyza

Symposium introduction: What we learn when we engage in design, revisited | Eleni A. Kyza

The STOCHASMOS web-based learning and teaching platform: Theory-driven design and praxis |
Eleni A. Kyza, Costas P. Constantinou, Georgia Michael

Developing web-based learning environments to promote appreciation of aspects of nature of science | Georgia Michael, Eleni A. Kyza, Nicos Papadouris, Constantinos P. Constantinou

Designing for inquiry: Comparing two scaffolded inquiry-based approaches in biology education | Yiannis Georgiou, Demetra Paraskeva-Hadjichambi, Andreas Hadjichambis, Dorita Demetriou, Eleni A. Kyza, Pavlos Kazakos, Persefoni Christou, Demetrios G. Mappouras

Teachers designing inquiry-based learning environments: a way to realize theory through the use of tools and features on the STOCHASMOS platform | Alexia Sevastidou, Eleni A. Kyza, Costas P. Constantinou

SESSION II – E-learning Applications II
Chair: Aggeliki Kokkinaki

Merging scientific inquiry, problem-solving and decision-making: Challenges for teachers as curriculum designers | Eleni Kyza & Chrystalla Lymbouridou

Designing learning environments for the implementation of controversial issues in science: Principles deriving from research | Chrystalla Lymbouridou

An e-learning course on enterprise resource planning system | Michalis Argyrou & Aggeliki Kokkinaki

Eye tracking of ESL learners in multimedia learning | Aimillia Tzanavari & Chris Christou

A pilot study using electroencephalography and eye-tracking to assess and evaluate learning styles: Design research across disciplines | Efi Nisiforou & Andrew Laghos

16:00 – 17:00

SESSION III – Video Games in Education
Chair: Maria Solomou

Video games in teacher education: Tapping into the potential | Hannah R. Gerber & Debra Price

Designing contexts for transformational impact: A game for training pre-service teachers. | Maria Solomou & Sinem Siyahhan

Bridging the gap between teacher preparation and practice: The Simschool virtual classroom | Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris & Katerina Mavrou

Integrating computer games into the pre-service training of mathematics teachers | Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris & Efstathios Mavrotheris

SESSION IV – E-learning Applications I
Chair: Zacharias Zacharia

E-learning lessons | Theodora Michaelidou, Martha Vasiliadou & Sotiris Themistokleous

Comparing peer and expert assessment of science web-portfolios | Olia Tsivitanidou, Zacharias Zacharia, & Tasos Hovardas

Introducing a peer feedback tool in the context of a computer supported inquiry learning environment in science | Olia Tsivitanidou, Zacharias Zacharia, Tasos Hovardas, & Aphrodite Nicolaou

On certain design principles for educational activities and learning objects in online virtual worlds | Anna Mavroudi & Thanasis Hadzilacos

Learning design lessons from European and RPF projects | Charalambos Vrasidas, Fotini Theodoulou, Petros Panaou &
Christiana Aravi
17:00 – 18:00

Invited: Matt Bower, Macquarie University
“Blended synchronous learning – Current themes and future directions”

Conference Conclusions