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First Annual Greek Speaking Conference of Communication Labs – Program (Greek)

1ο Ετήσιο Ελληνόφωνο Συνέδριο Εργαστηρίων Επικοινωνίας – Πρόγραμμα Διαδικτυακού Δωρεάν Συνεδρίου Εργαστηρίων Επικοινωνίας cclabs2022, 25 και 26/6

Αυτό το Σάββατο 25/6 και την Κυριακή 26/6 θα πραγματοποιηθεί το δωρεάν διαδικτυακό πρώτο συνέδριο Εργαστηρίων Επικοινωνίας – www.cclabs.gr – που συνίδρυσαν και συνδιοργανώνουν ΔΕΚΑΤΡΙΑ (13) Εργαστήρια Επικοινωνίας σε Ελλάδα και Κύπρο, αναμεσά τους η Ερευνητική Ομάδα Νέα Μέσα, Νόηση, και Μάθηση του Τμήματος Επικοινωνίας και Σπουδών Διαδικτύου.

Το Σάββατο 25/6 10:00 το cclabs2022 θα μεταδοθεί σε ζωντανή ροή από τον ακόλουθο σύνδεσμο: https://youtu.be/GO8myw6cP9E

Την Κυριακή 26/6 9:00 το cclabs2022 θα μεταδοθεί σε ζωντανή ροή από τον ακόλουθο σύνδεσμο: https://youtu.be/V52iKEkarUk

Σκοπός του Συνεδρίου cclabs είναι να προωθήσει τον γόνιμο και δημιουργικό διάλογο ανάμεσα στα Εργαστήρια Επικοινωνίας και Ενημέρωσης ελληνικών και κυπριακών πανεπιστημίων, στα μέλη της πανεπιστημιακής κοινότητας, σε ακαδημαϊκούς επιστήμονες, ερευνητές, φοιτητές, αποφοίτους, φορείς και εκπαιδευτικούς για να ανταλλάξουν ευρύτερους προβληματισμούς και να μοιραστούν τις εμπειρίες και τα ερευνητικά τους αποτελέσματα σε διάφορες πτυχές της επικοινωνίας και ενημέρωσης μέσω της χρήσης ήχου, εικόνας και κειμένου στα γνωστικά αντικείμενα της δημοσιογραφίας, πληροφόρησης, πολιτισμού και εκπαίδευσης.

Όσες/οι παρακολουθήσουν το συνέδριο (στο youtube -www.cclabs.gr-) θα λάβουν βεβαιώσεις παρακολούθησης.

Το πρόγραμμα του συνεδρίου: https://ionio.gr/download.php?f=24000-24999/IU-nf-24301-38756-gr.pdf

ISLS 2022 Best Student Paper Nomination

We are happy to announce that Christiana Varda and Dr Eleni Kyza’s submission “The Role of Epistemic Emotions During Engagement with Online Information Encounters” was nominated for Best Student Paper Award at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS 2022).

The theme of the Conference was “International Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All: Overarching Research, Development, and Practices” and it took place virtually from June 6-10, 2022. The submission was presented as a full paper.

Download and read the submission in the ISLS 2021 conference proceedings here (p. 735-742).

CCLABS conference 2022: Papers Acceptance

We are happy to announce that the Media Cognition and Learning Research Group will be presenting two papers at the First Annual Greek Speaking Conference of Communication Labs, which will take place 25-26 June 2022, online.

Dr Yiannis Georgiou and Dr Eleni A. Kyza’s paper “Ιnvestigating the coupling between locality and digital narrative in AR immersive learning experiences” (Διερευνώντας τη σύνδεση φυσικού χώρου-ψηφιακής αφήγησης σε μαθησιακές εμπειρίες εμβύθισης μέσω επαυξημένης πραγματικότητας) has been accepted.

Additionally, Markos Souropetsis and Dr Eleni A. Kyza’s paper “CompARe: Design and development of a gamified mixed reality learning environment for cultural heritage sites ” (CompARe: Σχεδιασμός και ανάπτυξη ενός παιχνιδοποιημένου μαθησιακού περιβάλλοντος μικτής πραγματικότητας σε χώρους πολιτισμικής κληρονομιάς) has been accepted.

Elected Membership in the International Learning Sciences Student Association Committee

We are happy to announce that Christiana Varda, a PhD student at the Media Cognition and Learning Research Group, has been elected Communications Officer of the International Learning Sciences Student Association Committee.

Christiana will serve a one-year term in the position, and her term will be inaugurated at the 2022 International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) Conference.

First Annual Greek Speaking Conference of Communication Labs (Greek)

Σε μια εποχή έντονων προκλήσεων για την επιστήμη της επικοινωνίας στις 25 και 26 Ιουνίου 2022 με τη σύμπραξη 12 Εργαστηρίων με έδρα τους 7 Πανεπιστημιακά Τμήματα Επικοινωνίας σε Ελλάδα και Κύπρο (αναμεσά τους η Ερευνητική Ομάδα Νέα Μέσα, Νόηση, και Μάθηση του Τμήματος Επικοινωνίας και Σπουδών Διαδικτύου) θα πραγματοποιηθεί το πρώτο Ετήσιο Ελληνόφωνο Συνέδριο Εργαστηρίων Επικοινωνίας cclabs2022 με βασικό θεματικό τίτλο «Η περιβαλλοντική επικοινωνία με χρήση ήχου, εικόνας και κειμένου για δημοσιογραφία/πληροφόρηση/πολιτισμό/εκπαίδευση».

Το συνέδριο θα πραγματοποιηθεί Σάββατο & Κυριακή, 25 & 26 Ιουνίου, διαδικτυακά και χωρίς κόστος εγγραφής.

Βασικός διοργανωτής για το 2022 είναι το εργαστήριο «Νέων Μέσων Επικοινωνίας και Ευχρηστίας» (Τμήμα Ψηφιακών Μέσων και Επικοινωνίας, Ιόνιο Πανεπιστήμιο).

Υποβολή εκτεταμένης περίληψης μέχρι Σάββατο 28/5/2022.

Υποβολή εργασιών: https://easychair.org/account/signin?l=6I0GWnCVW7KiE9tqGZadgr
Ιστοσελίδα συνεδρίου: http://cclabs.gr/
Δείτε ένα σύντομο βίντεο για το συνέδριο εδώ: https://fb.watch/cGAohxnxGi

Admission for PhD studies, starting September 2022

The MCL Research Group (Cyprus University of Technology) accepts applications for one post at Doctoral level (PhD) that will begin September 2022.

The MCL Research Group (Cyprus University of Technology) accepts applications for one (1) post at Doctoral level (PhD) that will begin September 2022.

Deadline is Monday, 2nd of May 2022. For applications, click here.

For more information, click here.


One (1) post in the following topic: “Digital competencies for promoting the self-regulation of learning and teaching in distance or hybrid learning settings”.

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the role of digital education in modern times and emphasized the importance of digital competencies for educators and students of all levels. The need to change traditional learning and teaching models is now more evident than ever; at the same time, it is evident that there is a need to explore the elements that can contribute to upgrading the quality of online learning and teaching. The aim of this dissertation is to explore the digital competencies and skills that can contribute to collaboration and the self-regulation of learning and teaching, in the context of technology-supported hybrid learning environments. A potential area of inquiry may, for example, be the kinds of support that teachers (at the higher, secondary, or primary school level) need to identify and support the needs of students in distance or hybrid learning settings. The exact topic will be determined in collaboration with the student. Fields of application can be university courses, MOOCs, gamified learning environments, or a combination thereof.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited university on a topic that is relevant to the advertised area (e.g., Education or Psychology or ICT), and a Master’s degree in a subject which complements the knowledge and skills acquired during the basic studies in any one of the above three areas (e.g., educational technology). Applicants should demonstrate strong academic and methodological background, as evidenced by their CV and university transcripts, and a very good knowledge of spoken and written English. The applicants are requested to submit: (a) A cover page briefly explaining their interest in the position, (b) their CV in English or Greek, (c) a preliminary research proposal in relation to the description of the position, in English and Greek (up to 2 pages), (d) two letters of recommendation, preferably from university professors.

Funding: For the above position there is the intention by the Department to involve PhD candidates, contingent on their background, as teaching assistants, or offer them employment in research programs for partial coverage of tuition fees.

Research Advisor: Eleni A. Kyza, Associate Professor

EARLI SIG 8 & 16: Summer School Acceptance

Christiana Varda, PhD student and Research Associate at the Media, Cognition and Learning Research Group, has been selected to participate at EARLI Joint SIG 8 & 16 Summer School 2022, where she will present her ongoing work focused on “Informal learning on social media: Understanding the role of emotions in supporting epistemic engagement during online information evaluation”.

The Summer school is offered as part of the European Association for Learning and Instruction Special Interest Groups for Emotion and Motivation (SIG 8) and Metacognition (SIG16) will take place in Dresden, Germany in August 2022.

ISLS Conference 2022: Papers Acceptance

We are happy to announce that the Media Cognition and Learning Research Group will be presenting two papers at the International Society of the Learning Sciences Conference (ISLS 2022), which will take place 6-10 June 2022, online. The theme of the conference was International Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All: Overarching Research, Development, and Practices.

Christiana Varda and Dr Eleni A. Kyza’s paper “The Role of Epistemic Emotions During Engagement with Online Information Encounters” has been accepted to be presented for the International Conference of the Learning Sciences segment of the ISLS 2022 as a Full Paper Presentation.

Additionally, Dr Eleni A. Kyza and Christiana Varda will also be participating in a symposium presentation. Their contribution is titled “Data literacy and social design implications of algorithmic, socio-technical solutions to combating misinformation on social media” and it will be part of the symposium “Cultivating Critical, Justice-Oriented Data Literacies in a Post-Truth World”. The symposium was submitted to the International Conference of the Learning Sciences of ISLS 2022 and was organized by Dr Joe Polman (University of Colorado Boulder), Dr Iris Tabak (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) and Dr Trang C. Tran (University of Colorado Boulder).

New MCL publication

New MCL publication: “Investigating the Processes of Teacher and Researcher Empowerment and Learning in Co-design Settings”.

MCL announces a new publication by Eleni A. Kyza and Andria Agesilaou, titled “Investigating the Processes of Teacher and Researcher Empowerment and Learning in Co-design Settings”. The paper is part of the special issue “Teacher-Researcher Collaborations as Contexts of Learning”, edited by Susan R. Goldman, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, and Eleni A. Kyza. The special issue is published in Cognition and Instruction’s first issue of 2022 (Volume 40, Issue 1).

New MCL publication: Whose data are they

New MCL publication: Whose data are they? Elementary school students’ conceptualization of data ownership and privacy of personal digital data

The work of MCL members, Andria Agesilaou Dr. Eleni Kyza, has been recently accepted for publication in the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction.

The paper is titled “Whose data are they? Elementary school students’ conceptualization of data ownership and privacy of personal digital data”. In this work the authors discuss children’s awareness of their digital data, issues of online privacy and issues of data uses by others. They also examine how students comprehend data ownership of their digital data and how they decide to concede this ownership to others. Evidence of students’ conceptualization of data ownership is scarce in the literature. Τhe authors, through this work, provide some initial findings about data ownership, and discuss how the community can better understand children’s disclosure or privacy protection attitudes, by further unpacking this construct.

The paper is part of the Special Issue “Smart Toys, Smart Tangibles, Robots and other Smart Things for Children” which is edited by Cristina Sylla, Alejandro Catala, Arzu Güneysu Özgür, Katriina Heljakka.

The pre-proof of the paper can be accessed online here.