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Kyza, E.A., Agesilaou, A., Georgiou, Y., Hadjichambis, A.C. (Forthcoming.) Teacher-Researcher Co-design Teams: Teachers as Intellectual Partners in Design. In A. C. Superfine, S. R. Goldman, M. Ko (Eds.) Changing Content and Contexts of Teacher Learning: Supporting Shifts in Instructional practices. Advances in the Learning Sciences. Routledge.
Kyza, E. A., Georgiou, Y., Agesilaou, A., & Souropetsis, M. (2021). A Cross-Sectional Study Investigating Primary School Children’s Coding Practices and Computational Thinking Using ScratchJr. Journal of Educational Computing Research. doi:10.1177/07356331211027387
Varda, C. (2021). The Information Manifold: Why Computers Can’t Solve Algorithmic Bias and Fake News by Antonio Badia. Information & Culture, 56(2), 227-228.
Georgiou, Y. & Kyza E. A. (2021, August 23-27). Scaffolding augmented reality learning: A systematic review of the literature. Presented at the 19th Biennial Conference of European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI 2021) [Online].
Varda, C. & Kyza E. A. (2021, August 23-27). “Liking” social media posts with credibility labels: The role of epistemic aims and criteria. In F. Hendriks, M. Zimmerman, & E. Mayweg-Paus (Organizers),“Is this credible information?” Investigations on the Evaluation of Scientific Online Information [Symposium]. Presented at the 19th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI 2021) [Online].
Agesilaou, A. & Kyza, E. A. (2021, June). Empowering students to be data literate: The design and implementation of a learning environment to foster critical data literacy. Paper presented at the 1st ISLS Annual Meeting “Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future”, Bochum, Germany [Online] [ICLS Best Design Paper Award]
Souropetsis M. & Kyza E. A. (2021, June). Emerging technologies for learning at a cultural heritage site: The design of the CompARe mixed reality gamified learning environment. Paper presented at the RISE IMET International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites, Nicosia, Cyprus [Online].
Georgiou, Y. & Kyza, E. A. (2021). Bridging narrative and locality in mobile-based augmented reality educational activities: Effects of semantic coupling on students’ immersion and learning gains. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, (145), 102546. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2020.102546 [pdf]
The Media, Cognition and Learning (MCL) Group is a research group within the Department of Communication and Internet Studies at the Cyprus University of Technology. MCL’s focus is the study of the relation of media, cognition and learning in various educational fields and settings.
The group is led by Dr. Eleni A. Kyza and is composed by members of the Department of Communication and Internet Studies and graduate students at the Ph.D. or Master’s level.
Research in the Media, Cognition and Learning (MCL) group is structured around three main research areas: (1) Learning Sciences, (2) Technology-enhanced learning and (3) Inquiry-based learning
Research topics include among others:
- Augmented reality technologies for learning
- Technology-enhanced learning in inquiry-based science
- Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
- Teachers’ Professional development
- Design-based research
- Mobile learning
- Game-based learning
- Immersive technologies for learning
The MCL research group aims to promote high quality research in the context of Media, Cognition and Learning.