Demetrios G. Sampson has been a Professor, Associate and Assistant Professor of Digital Systems for Learning and Education at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece since July 2003, while previously, he was a Senior Researcher at the Informatics and Telematics Institute, Centre of Research and Technology – Hellas Greece (2000-2003). Since October 2015 he is on a non-paid leave. He is also affiliated with the Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research and Technology – Hellas Greece, European Union, as an Adjunct Research Fellow and with the the School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada, as an Adjunct Professor.
His main scientific interests are in the area of Learning Technologies and Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning. He has supervised 82 research students to successful completion. He is the co-author of 377 publications in scientific books, journals and conferences with more than 3450 citations and h-index 26 as listed in Scholar Google (April 2016). He has received 8 times Best Paper Award in International Conferences on Learning Technologies. He has been a Keynote/Invited Speaker in 70 International/National Conferences. He has been project director, principle investigator and/or consultant in 66 R&D projects with external funding at the range of 15 Million € (1991-2016).
He has been a Visiting Professor and/or Research Scholar at: the School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada (2010), the Information Management Department, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (2011), the University of Tunis (2012, 2013), the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, China (2013), Department of Educational Technology, Peking University Beijing, China (2013), Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas, USA (2013).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Educational Technology and Society Journal (5-year impact factor 1.376). He has served or serves as Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (5-year impact factor 1.697), Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences and the International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence, Member of the Editorial Board of 23 International/National Journals and a Guest Editor in 32 Special Issues of International Journals. He has served or serves in various leadership roles in 62 International Conferences and at the Program Committee of 436 International/National Conferences.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society and he was the elected Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technologies (2008-2011). He is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award (July 2012).
He has received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Essex, UK in 1995.
Publications 2011 – 2015
III) BOOK CHAPTERS
The volume consists of twenty-five chapters selected from among peer-reviewed papers presented at the CELDA (Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age) 2013 Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, in October 2013 and also from world class scholars in e-learning systems, environments and approaches. The following sub-topics are included: Exploratory Learning Technologies (Part […]More »
Today, Digital Systems and Services for Technology Supported Learning and Education are recognized as the key drivers to transform the way that individuals, groups and organizations “learn” and the way to “assess learning” in 21st Century. These transformations influence: Objectives – moving from acquiring new “knowledge” to developing new and relevant “competences”; Methods – moving […]More »
This edited volume includes the most up to date, expanded, and peer reviewed papers from the 2011 CELDA Conference, focusing on the conference theme: Ubiquitous and Mobile Informal and Formal Learning in the Digital Age. The contributions are aggressively interdisciplinary and cover such timely topics as social web technologies, virtual worlds and games, and location-based […]More »
Towards Learning and Instruction in Web 3.0 addresses evolving learning processes, innovative pedagogies, and technology-based educational applications in the digital age. This innovative volume addresses paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches which have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems. It […]More »
Have computers made problem-solving easier? The answer is a resounding yes and no: while we can access more information and increasingly sophisticated search engines, problems themselves are more complicated, and often more vague. Accordingly, new strategies for teaching problem-solving should be technologically astute, engage learners, and encourage progressive development of skills. The perspectives represented in […]More »
Instruction tailored to the individual student, learning and teaching outside the limits of time and space—ideas that were once considered science fiction are now educational reality, with the prospect of an intelligent Web 3.0 not far distant. Alongside these innovations exists an emerging set of critical-thinking challenges, as Internet users create content and learners (and […]More »
Education and training have faced many challenges in the past years – political, educational, and technological trends such as the European Bologna process, Lifelong Learning and the use of Social Software are just a few of the factors influencing this field. Furthermore, technology-enhanced learning has become the mainstream of educational and training innovation. Within this […]More »