Partners

The INovative Training via Embodied Learning and multi-sensory techniques for inclusive Education (INTELed) consortium is composed by four partners (Cyprus University of Technology via the Social Computing Research Center, University of Piraeus Research Center, CESIE, University of Valladolid) to facilitate professional development and research activities with the involvement of special and general education teachers, educational technologists and educational researchers in four countries (Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain). The consortium members have extensive expertise on innovative pedagogical approaches in inclusive education, which are based on interactive technologies and multi-sensory techniques and are driven by research on embodied learning.

Cyprus University of Technology

The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT – P1) is a public university, founded by law on December 2003. CUT has as its strategic target the design and development of research activities both within the University and in cooperation with other research Institutes in Cyprus and abroad. The research emphasis of CUT is reflected in the substantial funding provided to academics for the establishment of research Centres and research laboratories.

 

In the INTELed project, CUT is represented by the Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) and the Cyprus Interaction Lab as follows:

  • The Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) is an established multidisciplinary research Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology and addresses research and educational needs in the area of Social Computing. SCRC is committed at Social Computing in a broad sense with a hub for high impact multidisciplinary research that influences research strategy, policy and practice in the area of Social Computing.
  • The Cyprus Interaction Lab (CIL) in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts (MGA) of CUT, studies the interaction of people with technology in various fields. The team, led by Dr. Andri Ioannou, has experience in projects aiming to understand the significant supportive and mediating role of technology in promoting learning, communication and collaboration, and social change in varied circumstances and contexts.

 

Contact persons:

Andri Ioannou

E-mail andri@cyprusinteractionlab.com

Yiannis Georgiou

E-mail yiannis@cyprusinteractionlab.com

Website: www.cut.ac.cy

University of Valladolid

The University of Valladolid is represented in INTELed by the GSIC/EMIC research group. GSIC/EMIC has been assessed as a Group of Excellence in the region of Castilla and León. It integrates more than 15 researchers (10 doctors) from the Faculties of Telecommunications, Computer Science and Education. Its main research and development goal is to study, develop and apply the affordances provided by ICT to Education, with a special focus on collaborative learning methods. Its technological core has as its principal goal to study the most appropriate ways of designing and developing architectures, systems and tools for the support of these learning/teaching processes. GSIC/EMIC cooperates in INTELed with the Specific Education Support Team for Motor Impairment (Equipo de Orientación Educativa Específico para la Discapacidad Motora) of the Province of Valladolid. This team is in charge of supporting the children with motor impairments that attend to the mainstream schools in our province that have a special unit for attending these needs.

 

Contact persons:

Alejandra Martínez Monés  

E-mail amartine@infor.uva.es

Website: www.infor.uva.es

University of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC)

The University of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC) has as its primary purpose to meet the needs of primary & secondary education, adult learning organisations as well as the enterprises and organizations of the private and public sector on subjects concerning designing, programming and effective control of eLearning and in general net-centric systems. In INTELed, UPRC is represented by faculty members and researchers who are affiliated to the Department of Technology Education and Digital Systems. The researchers involved in the project belong to the CoSyLlab research group, established in 2003 by Prof. Symeon Retalis, Professor in the same department. CoSy-LLab members conduct research in the broader area of e-learning with emphasis on the engineering aspect of e-learning.They have a lot of experience in the design and delivery of eLearning systems as well as teacher training programmes about the use of e-learning technologies in schools. All of them and especially Prof. S. Retalis, have been actively involved in standardisation committees on learning technologies such as the IEEE LTSC. They are also experienced on running several EU funded projects on teacher training and innovative uses of ICT in schools and adult learning environments. CoSyLlab team members have won awards at several international competitions which concerned innovative interactive educational applications.

Contact person:

Professor Symeon Retalis

Email simos@kinems.com

Website: cosylab.gr

CESIE

CESIE is a European Centre for Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily. It is a non-profit, apolitical, and secular non­ governmental organisation with member organizations in more than eight European countries.

Established in 2001 and inspired by the work and theories of the Italian sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997), CESIE contributes to the active participation of people, civil societies and institutions through the implementation of projects on various thematic areas, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity in the respect of ethics and human development.

The organisation is dedicated to the promotion of research and development so as to increase and improve future-oriented innovation processes in educational, social, economic and cultural spheres.

We have a broad in working as coordinator and partner projects under EU Programmes: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, ERASMUS+, Daphne III, Europe for Citizens, TEMPUS, ENI, Horizon2020, DG Justice, DG_Home.

Contact person:

Contact: IrenePizzo

Email irene.pizzo@cesie.org

Website: www.cesie.org

Irene Pizzo

Irene Pizzo Coordinator of the School Unit, CESIE

Panayiotis Zaphiris

Professor, Cyprus University of Technology

Yiannis Georgiou

Post-Doc Researcher, Cyprus University of Technology

Stefania Giambelluca

Project manager, CESIE

Panagiotis Kosmas

Special Scientist, PH.D. Candidate, Cyprus University of Technology

Olga Lyra

Collaborating Researcher, Cyprus University of Technology

Despina Michael Grigoriou

Assistant Professor, Cyprus University of Technology

Agni Stylianou-Georgiou

Assistant Professor, University of Nicosia