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Konstantinos Tsibanis

IT Manager & E-learning Services Expert
Founder of the Open eClass Platform
NKUA – National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
GUnet – Greek Universities Network
E: ktsibanis@uoa.gr, ktsibanis@gmail.com
T: +30 210 7275631, +30 693 2088430

Profile

Constantinos Tsibanis is a Researcher (PhD candidate) in the field of E-learning Strategies and Technologies, holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Informatics and an MSc in Management and Economics of Telecommunication Networks. He works as an IT Manager at the University of Athens (Network Operations Centre – http://www.noc.uoa.gr) and the Greek Academic Network (GUnet – https://www.gunet.gr), responsible for the design and development of elearning services.

He is highly experienced in designing e-learning services and successfully manages all phases of e-learning projects from needs analysis and requirements definition to technology selection, implementation, and training. He has also experience in technical project management and participation in several projects which involves collaboration with other Universities and research Institutes.

He is the founder and development group leader of the Open eClass Platform (http://www.openeclass.org), an open source learning management system, supported by the Greek Academic Network (GUnet).

Education

University of Athens – Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, GR
PhD (Candidate), E-learning in Higher Education: Strategy and Technologies
2016 – Present

University of Athens – Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, GR
MSc, Management and Economics of Telecommunication Networks
2003 – 2005

University of Bristol, Department of Computer Science, UK
MSc, Advanced Computing and Multimedia
1995 – 1996

University of Ioannina – Department of Mathematics, GR
BSc, Mathematics (specialty: Informatics) Applied Mathematics
1990 – 1994

Experience

University of Athens (Mar 1998 – Present)
IT Manager (Networks Operations Centre), mainly responsible for the design and development of e-learning services at the University of Athens.

National Projects – Technical Manager and E-learning Expert (Sept 2002 – Present)
ELEARN NKUA, ITA e-learning, PETA e-learning, EETAA e-learning, IPEM DOE elearning, INE GSEE e-learning, KEDA, DigiTrust, MITIDA, MAREDU, etc.

Greek Academic Network (May 1999 – Present)
Open eClass founder and development group leader (May 2001 – Present)
Open eClass (http://www.openeclass.org) is an open source learning management system, supported by the Greek Academic Network (GUnet)

Open Courses – Technical Project Manager (Apr 2013 – Present)
Technical Management for the design and development of the basic infrastructure for supporting Open Courses in all Academic Institutes in Greece. Technical support
for the development of 800 Open Courses at the University of Athens. Open Courses – Creative Innovation Award for Open Education Excellence 2016

GUnet e-learning Services – Technical Manager and Consultant (May 1999 – Present)
Consultancy and technical support to all Greek Universities for the design, implementation and support of e-learning services and MOOC courses.

European Projects – Technical Manager and E-learning Expert (Sept 2007 – Present)
ColMOOC Project – Responsible for the hosting of the ColMOOC courses and for the integration of the chat agent into ColMOOC platform (https://colmooc.gunet.gr/)
Also, he had active participation in other EU Projects: NAFTES – Augmented Reality (Coordinator), SKIVRE, AAA, MLS, WBS, SSE, Post-Traumatic Integration, Smart Patients, Therapy 2.0, Learning City Virtual Academy, YCARE, ARTIP, Resilience, Social Literacy, SMASH, etc.

Ministry of Education – CTI (Feb 2010 – Oct 2013)
Technical Manager and Consultant on account of Ministry of Education, responsible for the design and development of the Digital School Platform, Interactive Books and
Collaboration Platform.

SCH eClass – Technical Manager, responsible for the design and development of the SCH eClass Platform for all primary and secondary schools in Greece.

Ministry of Defence – Technical Trainer (Mar 2000 – Oct 2010)
Technical Trainer at the School of Computer Programming (Ministry of Defence) responsible for teaching Computer networks and Network Administration.

Languages

Greek – Native, English – Full professional proficiency, French – Elementary proficiency

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