Mr. Stelios Kessanidis is a Technologist and Electronic Engineer, with postgraduate studies in Business Administration (MBA) at WSU, and in Distance Education (MSc in e-learning) from the University of Pireus. He followed doctoral research studies in the Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education of the University of Patras.
He has also completed courses in «Artificial Intelligence», «Μachine Learning» and «Human-Computer Interaction» from Stanford University, «Computer Technology» from HarvardX as well as lessons in «Developing Android Applications» from the Medialab of the National Technical University of Athens.
He is a member of the «Ιnstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers» (ΙΕΕΕ), and of Education Society, Communications Society, and of the commitee of IEEE of the University of Pireus. He is a member of the «Association for Computing Machinery» (ACM) at Human Computer Interaction section, regular member of the «Hellenic Association of ICT in Education» (ΕΤΠΕ), regular member of «Hellenic Network of Open and Distance Education» (HNODE) and consultant to the «World Association of Technology Teachers» (WATT).
He is «ambassador» of Greece in Scientix organization and works as external evaluator and consultant in several European projects.
He has more than 85 publications in conferences and magazines (national and international) and has been invited to speak on several occasions.
In the past he has worked at TAHACO company as head of the technical department. He established MAGIC company, that was dealing with the construction of machines and automation systems.
While serving in the Technical Corps of the Greek army, he made a full study for the complete renovation of an “area service factory” with advanced technologies (recycling of warm air with ceiling fans, melting the roof snow with steam, army camp perimeter security with capacitive sensors e.t.c.), technology that began being applied in industrial buildings and army installations 20 years after.
He wrote articles in Technical Press magazines in the area of technology, informatics and satellite communications.
Concurrently he was responsible for the creation and operation of the Research and Development section of the company ERGON. He was behind the wireless part of PAN DRIVE, a project thats aim was to develop a system for route finding and direction of vehicles, before GPS systems existed, and when Commodore and Amstrad were used as computers in the cars.
Following this he acted as Technical Director to the Greek part of SAMSUNG, reaching the target of offering on site service within 24 hours and 100% repairment, without the need to bring the item to the main service installation.
For 15 years he was General Director of Gennadios School Publications, where he created the largest series of Greek educational software titles as well as other kind of software and books, some of them written or translated by him. During this era he was referred to as the «multimedia guru» of Greece. He created the first Greek Computer Game ever distributed in the market in full commercial box (Crisis in Aegean) for which even the foreign press wrote articles.
He won a MÖBIUS award for the creation of Gennadios Encyclopedia, which he developed in total and also wrote some of its articles.
Several of the educational software titles he developed or of which he directed the development of, are used officially in all schools of Greece and Cyprus. He has also developed four of the software titles that were ditributed together with the «Student computers» at Greek Schools, and are available for free to all students (Physics, Chemistry, Physical Training and Religious Education).
He was involved as partner or coordinator in several European Union funded projects, eg MetaBOOK, or Math Write, (for mathematics and other subjects), a very early effort for the development of electronic meta-books for portable Tablet PCs with touch screen computers that do not use a key board or a mouse.
From April of 2008 until present, he is technical consultant at Nea Ekpedeftiria G. Maliaras, teaching Technology, Communication Technology, and research projects in high school and upper high school, and is responsible for the publications of the school. He also works as a consultant in other educational institutes, in the field of ICT, technology, blended learning and e-learning in education.
He is a volunteer for the Boy Scouts from 1974. Last years he was an ICT Commissioner for the Main Headquarters, an Administrator Commissioner, and vice Area Commissioner in Saronic Bay area.
He has a son named Panagiotis. He is a student in the school of Information Sciences and Technology at Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Informatics and a student of Computer Science at University of Passau (Germany). He spends his free time with Scouts, in computers or making videos and web radio streaming shows. He enjoys sailing, and was an athlete in Kalamaki Nautical Club.
Entrepreneurship education in young ages. Junior Achievement international program and EU policies. Ι. Gialamas, S. Kessanidis. 3rd International Conference for the promotion of Educational Innovation. EEPEK, Larissa, 13-15 October 2017. ISBN 978-618-82197-7-9
Motivation measurement in school population. A case study. S. Kessanidis. 1st Symposium “Hellenic Educational System in International Environment” Maliaras School, Alimos, 10-11 February 2017.
The importance of motivation in school achievement. S. Kessanidis, Ι. Gialamas. 2rd International Conference for the promotion of Educational Innovation. EEPEK, Larissa, 21-23 October 2017.
Application of Jigsaw method in Web 2.0 environment is secondary education. S. Kessanidis, K. Katsoulas. 9th E.E.E.P. – D.T.P.E. conference, Athens, 20 October -21st 2012. ISBN 978-960-99345-3-6
Detecting selfadjusting learning with the analysis of interactivity in technology supported school education. K. Katsoulas, S. Kessanidis. 9th E.E.E.P. – D.T.P.E. conference, Athens, October 20-21st 2012. ISBN 978-960-99345-3-6
Methodofcollaborativeassembling. Practicalapplicationin Web 2.0 environment. (chair) S. Kessanidis, K. Katsoulas. 4th Conference on Informatics in Education – CIE 2012, October 5-7th, 2012, University of Pireus, Pireus Dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP. M.G. Michalos, S.P. Kessanidis, S.L. Nalmpantis. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review 5 (2) (2012) 30-34 http://www.jestr.org/downloads/Volume5Issue2/fulltext06050212.pdf
Utilizationofwikis’ commentingandchattingtoolsfor detecting selfadjusting learning with the analysis of interactivity. K. Katsoulas, S. Kessanidis. 8th. Panhellenic Conference with international participation. “Technologies of Information and Communication in Education”, September 27-30th 2012, University of Thessaly, Volos.
A modern asynchronous Internet service in use of education. (chair) S. Kessanidis. 6th Panhellenic Conference of Didactic of Informatics, Pedagogical School, University of Western Macedonia, Florina, April 20-22nd 2012. This publication has also been selected for publication in journal of “Themes in Science and Technology Education”. Publication pending.
To LMS or not to LMS? That is the question. (invited) S. Kessanidis. FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) in education. Experience and good practices, National Research Foundation, Athens, November 19th 2011
AsynchronousDigital Discussions in educational process. (chair) S. Kessanidis, N. Papastamatiou. 8th International Conference for Open and Distance Learning. Loutraki, November 4-6th 2011
Asynchronous Digital Discussions. A neglected educational tool. (chair) S. Kessanidis, N. Papastamatiou. CIE2011-Conference on Informatics in Education 2011 (pages 510-519). University of Pireus, Pireus, October 7-9th , 2011
“Blended learning in collaborated environments” Selected presentation of my Thessis (among 4 best of the year) at 4th Seminar of Theory, Application and Research for distance Education, Open University of Greece, Athens, May 22-23nd 2010
Facing learning differences through simple software of collaborated and blended learning S. Kessanidis, A. Papaeleytheriou, N. Papastamatiou, A. Papadopoulou, 6th Panhelenic Conference EEEP-DTPE, “School 2.0”, Kaminia / Pireus, October 17-18th 2009
Blended learning, tool for improving learning differences S. Kessanidis, A. Papaeleytheriou, N. Papastamatiou. 1st Educational Conference “Introducing and using IT in educational procedure”, Volos, April 2009
Improving IT didactics with psychometric criteria. S. Kessanidis, A. Papaeleytheriou, N. Papastamatiou. 4th Didactic of IT conference, Patras, March 28-30th , 2008
Guia para um ensino inclusivo e aprendizagem à distância. Bryn Holmes, Dulce Ferreira, Isabel Huet Silva, Paul Lynch, Stelios Kessanidis, Boba Mannova, Christos Ragiadakos, Ruth Leitch, Luís Botelho Ribeiro, Edição: Luís Botelho Ribeiro e Editora Cidade Berço – Guimarães, Portugal 2008
ABCD Project of Blended Learning (invited). S. Kessanidis. ICBLC, Graz, Austria, June 21-22nd, 2007
The What, How & When of Blended Learning (invited). S. Kessanidis. Intercultural Communication, Business and Learning Competences (ICBLC)., Athens, Greece, May 21st, 2007
Development and experimental application of a multimedia educational software of primary school mathematics with writing recognition. S. Kessanidis, Ch. Ragiadakos, J.Threadgold, R.Aikonen, C.Constantinou. 3rd Panhellenic conference of science union for primary schoolk teachers for ICT in education. Korydalos, Greece, September 30th – October 1st , 2006
Mathwrite: An Exploration of Touch Screen Mathematics in the European Primary Classroom. B. Holmes, S. Kessanidis et al. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.). Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 19th, 2006 (pp. 2254-2259). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Τhe SAVI project. R. Leitch, B. Mannova, S. Kessanidis, B. Holmes, P. Lynch, I. Huet-Silva, L. Botelho, C. Ragiadakos. Irish Seminar – national dissemination event, Tralee, Ireland. September 26th , 2006
The SAVI project. S. Kessanidis, B. Mannova, B. Holmes, P. Lynch, R. Leitch, I. Huet-Silva, L. Botelho, C. Ragiadakos. Greek Seminar – national dissemination event, Athens, Greece. September 26th, 2006
The SAVI project. L. Botelho, B. Mannova, S. Kessanidis, B. Holmes, P. Lynch, R. Leitch, I. Huet-Silva, C. Ragiadakos. Portuguese Seminar – national dissemination event., Braga, Portugal. June 23rd , 2006
The SAVI project. R. Leitch, B. Holmes, B. Mannova, S. Kessanidis, P. Lynch, I. Huet-Silva, L. Botelho, C. Ragiadakos. Irish Grundtvig course – national dissemination event, Dublin, Ireland. May 22-25th , 2006
Physical education software for preschool education. S. Kessanidis, G. Asimelis, J.Christodoulou, K.Matsouka, K.Karatzi, L.Palmou, S.Logothetidou, N. Papaeleytheriou. Digital educational material. Volos, Greece, April 4-6th , 2006
Integrated platform of software and digital material for preschoolers. S. Kessanidis, G. Assimellis, J. Christodoulou, A. Papaeleutheriou, E. Vlandi, K. Matsouka, K. Karatzi, L. Palmou & S. Logothetidou. 4th Panhellenic Conference for Physical Sciences in Preschool Education, Digital Educational Material: subjects of creation, didactic, utilization and evaluation, April 6-7th 2006, University of Thessaly, Volos
ICT and teaching : high school physics, multimedia support material according to the new physics curriculum. D. Psilos, E. Xadtzikraniotis, N.Papastamatiou, A.Barbas, G.Bisdikian, K.Korobilis, S.Kessanidis. 11th Panhellenic conference of physicsl sciences EEF, Larissa, Greece, March 30th– April 2nd 2006
The SAVI project. B. Holmes, B. Mannova, S. Kessanidis, P. Lynch, R. Leitch, I. Huet-Silva, L. Botelho, C. Ragiadakos. Presentation at SITE [Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education], March 20-24th , 2006, USA, Orlando, Florida, USA
The SAVI project. R. Leitch, B. Mannova, S. Kessanidis, B. Holmes, P. Lynch, I. Huet-Silva, L. Botelho, C. Ragiadakos. UK Grundtvig Course – national dissemination event, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. December 13-17th 2005
Helping impaired persons – The SAVI project. L. Botelho, B. Mannova, S. Kessanidis, B. Holmes, P. Lynch, R. Leitch, I. Huet-Silva, C. Ragiadakos. Presentation at Jornadas Pedagogicas – Portugal, Novemeber 16-17th 2005, Gafana de Nazare, Portugal
Visually impaired persons – The SAVI project. B. Holmes, B. Mannova, S. Kessanidis, P. Lynch, R. Leitch, I. Huet-Silva, L. Botelho, C. Ragiadakos. E-Learn International Conference, October 24-28th, 2005, CA, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Integration of visually impaired students. B. Mannova, S. Kessanidis, B. Holmes, P. Lynch, R. Leitch, I. Huet-Silva, L. Botelho, C. Ragiadakos Poskole – International Conference for Teachers and Teacher Educators. April 13-15th 2005, Moninec u Sedlce, Preice, Czech Republic
Presentation of views of the pilot structure of multimedia title for enriching subjects of high school physics. D. Psilos, E. Xadtzikraniotis, N.Papastamatiou, S.Kessanidis, K.Korobilis, A.Barbas, G.Bisdikian. 4th panhellenic conference for teaching physical sciences an new technologies “Physical sciences, teaching, learning and education”, TEAPI, EKPA, Athens, Greece. November 26-28th, 2005 p. 522-531
A European vision for online training for teachers of vision impaired people – the SAVI project. B. Holmes, P. Lynch, R. Leitch, S. Kessanidis, I. Huet-Silva, L. Botelho, B. Mannova, C. Ragiadakos. Formatex, 3rd International Conference on Multimedia and ICT in Education. (m-ICTE2005), Cáceres, Spain June 7-10th., 2005
New technologies in teaching physical sciences. Views of a web-aware multimedia title for high school physics. S.Kessanidis, N.Papastamatiou, E.Xadtzikraniotis, D.Psilos. 9th. Common conference EKF-EEF “Progress and prospectives in physics. New technologies and didactics of pysical sciences” University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, February 4-6th, 2005, p. 117-127
Multimedia book in teaching and learning : elements of a project evaluation. S. Kessanidis, Ch. Ragiadakos, Ph. Konstantinou, N. Papadovasilakis, K. Papamichalis, N. Papastamatiou, K. Reich, F. Scheuermann. 9th. Common conference EKF-EEF “Progress and prospectives in physics. New technologies and didactics of pfysical sciences” University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, February 4-6th , 2005, p. 128-135
IT in education. The Greek Experience (invited). S. Kessanidis. BAHT Expo. Union of Bulgarian IT companies. Sofia, Bulgaria, November 2-7th, 2004
METAbook a proposal for a multimedia physics book. Ch. Ragiadakos, S. Kessanidis, Ph. Konstantinou, N. Papadovasilakis, K. Papamichalis, N. Papastamatiou, K. Reich, F. Scheuermann. 4th. Panhellenic conference with international participation. “IT in education”, ETPE, Athens, Greece September 29th – October 3rd , 2004
METAbook : a multimedia, interactive electronic book of high school physics. Intermediate evaluation of its pilot application. S. Kessanidis, Ch. Ragiadakos, Ph. Konstantinou, N. Papadovasilakis, K. Papamichalis, N. Papastamatiou, K. Reich, F. Scheuermann. 2nd conference of the union for teaching physical sciences (EDIFE) and 2nd symposium IOSTE in Southern Europe, Kalamata, Greece, March 18-20th, 2004, p. 279-286
METAbook : a multimedia, interactive electronic book of high school physics. Ch. Ragiadakos, S. Kessanidis, Ph. Konstantinou, N. Papadovasilakis, K. Papamichalis, N. Papastamatiou. 10th Panhellenic conference of physics, EEF, Loutraki, Greece, January 29-31st– February 1st 2004.
Intergrated software for preschool education. S. Kessanidis, G. Asimelis, J.Christodoulou, K.Matsouka, K.Karatzi, L.Palmou, S.Logothetidou Physical sciences in preschool education, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, January 30th, February 1st 2004
METAbook : first stage of creating a multimedia, interactive electronic book of high school physics. Ch. Ragiadakos, S. Kessanidis, Ph Ph. Konstantinou, N. Papadovasilakis, K. Papamichalis, N. Papastamatiou. Partners’ meeting, Athens, Greece, June 7th, 2003
METAbook: first stage of creating a multimedia, interactive electronic book of high school physics. S. Kessanidis, Ch. Ragiadakos, Ph. Konstantinou, N. Papadovasilakis, K. Papamichalis, N. Papastamatiou. 2nd conference for the use of information ICT in didactic praxis, Greek Science Union of ICT in education, Secondary education office of S. Cyclades, University of Aegean, Syros, Greece, May 7-9th, 2003.
METAbook : a multimedia, electronic book of physics. Ch. Ragiadakos, S. Kessanidis, Ph. Konstantinou, N. Papadovasilakis, K. Papamichalis, N. Papastamatiou, K. Reich, F. Scheuermann. Seminar “New technologies application in classroom”, 4th High School of Zografou, Greece, May 7th, 2003
Presentation of METAbook project (invited). S. Kessanidis. Technical Assistance Office (TAO), Brussels, Belgium, May 15-16th, 2003
METABOOK. Evaluating the possibilities of e-books in schools. S. Kessanidis. International Conference on Computer Based Learning in Science CBLIS2003, University of Cyprus July 5-10th, 2003
The student of today, the civilian of tomorrow. S. Kessanidis. 2nd Mediterranean conference of teachers users of ICT, Nicosia, Cyprus, November 4-5th 2000 Creation of a multimedia software title. The Greek experience. S. Kessanidis. 2nd Mediterranean conference of teachers users of ICT, Nicosia, Cyprus, November 4-5th 2000