Stavros Nikou


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Personal Statement

Stavros Nikou is a Lecturer in Digital Education at the School of Education, University of Strathclyde. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems focusing on Learning Technologies from the University of Macedonia - Greece, a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Houston (CL) and a B.Sc. in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

He has many years of experience in ICT and STEM  education. His research interests include technology-enhanced teaching and learning, context-aware mobile learning and assessment, instructional design, online and blended learning, AR/VR/MR, teacher education, computational thinking and innovative emerging technologies to support STEM education. Stavros is Course Leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in  Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning (Digital Education), he teaches Learning Technologies and supervises postgraduate students within the School of Education.

He has served as UNESCO consultant for the development of the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers and ambassador for Scientix - The Community for Science Education in Europe. He is also member of the Smart Mobile and Interactive Learning Environments (SMILE) Lab. He has published in high impact peer-reviewed journals. He is Section Editor  of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) and scientific committee member in several top ranking international conferences. 

He is a member of SERA, IAmLearn, ASLERD, the International Association of Smart Learning Environments and the Hellenic Physics Society. He is also Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and Senior member of IEEE (SMIEEE).


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Research Interests

Main research areas: online teaching/learning, mobile & ubiquitous learning, immersive learning environments, artificial intelligence, instructional design and technology integration, STEM education, teachers' digital competencies, smart learning environments.

Main area of focus: the role of cognitive, metacognitive, affective and motivational processes during technology-enhanced teaching and learning.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Learning Technologies - Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Online, Mobile & Ubiquitous Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Technology Acceptance
  • Physics Education
  • Digital Competency Frameworks

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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  • Towards a teachers' augmented reality competencies (TARC) framework

    Nikou, S. A., Perifanou, M. & Economides, A. A., 9 Apr 2022, New Realities, Mobile Systems and Applications - Proceedings of the 14th IMCL Conference: Proceedings of the 14th IMCL Conference. Auer, M. E. & Tsiatsos, T. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 203-212 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems; vol. 411 LNNS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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  • Mobile learning pedagogies: panel discussion

    Palalas, A., Parsons, D., Nikou, S. & Rudolfo, S., 6 Oct 2021. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOtherpeer-review

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