Vassilis Economou

Vassilis Economou

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    • Website
      http://economu.wordpress.com
    • Native Language
      Greek
    • Other Languages
      English
    • Started Teaching
      1991
    • Age Level
      Ages 3-5 / Ages 6-7 / Ages 11-13 / Ages 8-10 / Ages 14-18
    • Categories
      Physical Health & Wellness / Science / Computer Science / Reading and Writing / Geography / Government, Politics & Civics / Digital Literacy / Technology / World Languages

    My Story

    Vassilis Economou is Head of the Dpt. of Informatics and Digital Education at Doukas School. From 1994 to 2017 he was IT Manager. From 2004, he is in charge of Doukas School “1:1 Computing Team”, which aims to incorporate the Student Personal Computer in education. He is also Senior Consultant at SoFIA Education Experts Ltd. He is certified validator specialized in the evaluation of companies according to the standards of the European Foundation for Quality Management – “Commitment to Excellence”. In 2013 he has been nominated Expert Educator and represented Greece in the Microsoft Global Forum organized in Barcelona, Spain (2014). In 2014, he and his student team won the first place at the European Programming Competition Kodu Kup (e-skils, European School Net, Microsoft). In 2015 he was reselected as Expert Educator (MIEExpert15) and became one of the thirteen Microsoft Fellows in the world who judge the projects of teams participating at Microsoft Global Forums (Seattle, USA). He received awards and distinctions for projects concerning the introduction of «1:1» methodology in Education as well as the impact of digital material on educational methodologies and on the role of the Teacher. As researcher and analyst-programmer, he participated in the development of more than 50 projects concerning ICT in Education and Special Education as well and of more than 80 software titles of ICT software. He continues to train hundreds of teachers to implement ICT into educational practice. He has developed various Management Information Systems in several programming environments, has published articles in educational magazines and presented several papers in scientific conferences related to the “introduction of ICT in education” and “quality in education”. His research interests involve «1:1» Methodology, Mixed Reality, Interactive Surfaces and quality educational software. His vision is to engage as many students, educators and parents as possible to efficiently use technology in Education.

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