ACG 150

Vassia Stefanou, PhD

Human-Computer Interaction and Technology-Enhanced Learning
Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, Deree - The American College of Greece


+30 210 6009800 ext 1040


Lancaster University
Doctor of Philosophy in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning
2011 – 2020

Heriot-Watt University
Master of Science, Human Computer Interaction
1994 – 1995

Deree – The American College of Greece
Bachelor of Science (distinction) in Business Administration, major in Computer Information Systems
1990 – 1994

Research Area: Human-Computer Interaction and Technology-Enhanced Learning

RTIN’s Human-computer interaction and Technology-Enhanced Learning covers research activities related to: user interface and user experience design; interaction design; future interactions; interactive systems design; design of human-centered intelligent systems; smart devices; smart spaces; inclusive design; usability evaluation; game design; social impact of computing; computer-mediated communication and collaboration; use of technology in education; online learning; blended learning; mobile learning; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); Distance Learning; e-Assessment; e-Tutoring and Mentoring; gamification in education; game-based learning; transition from face-to-face to remote learning; digital technologies and resources supporting educational contexts; teaching and learning methodologies; Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS); Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), evaluation and assessment; Learning Management Systems (LMS); social and digital media in education; computer-mediated communication tools; impact of web technologies in education; augmented reality in education; digital literacy.



Dr. Vassia Stefanou has been a member of Deree’s faculty since 1996, teaching across the curriculum. In 2017 she became an Assistant Professor in the Management Information Systems department at the School of Business and Economics at Deree. In 2021 she received her doctoral degree in eResearch and Technology Enhanced Learning from Lancaster University, UK. Dr. Stefanou has been an active member of Deree’s community; she currently serves as an advisor to Deree’s Women in Technology Science (WiTS) club and is an elected member of the college’s Faculty Affairs Committee. Since 2018 she has been a guest lecturer at the MSc in Digital Culture at the University of Piraeus.


Book Chapters

  1. Stefanou, V., & Kotsovoulou, M. (2017). Use Of Presentations In The Classroom. How Innovative Can It Be? In M. Lytras, L. Daniela, & A. Visvizi (Eds.), Enhancing Knowledge Discovery and Innovation in the Digital Era (pp. 162-175). IGI Global.


Journal Papers (Appeared / accepted)

  1. Kotsovoulou, M., Stefanou, V., & Makri, D. (2017). Utilization of Learning Resources by Undergraduate-level Students in Computer Programming Courses: An Exploratory Study. In WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on ADVANCES in ENGINEERING EDUCATION (Vol. 14, pp. 65–75).
  2. Stefanou, V., & Kotsovoulou, M. (2016). Use Of Powerpoint In The Classroom: A Participatory Research Project. International Journal of Knowledge Society Research, 7(3), 38-50.
  3. Stefanou, V. (2014). Intercultural design in e-learning: A comparison of three different approaches. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 8528 LNCS, pp. 585–596). Springer Verlag.
  4. Stefanou, V. (2013). Exploring the Affordances of Facebook Groups. International Journal of Knowledge Society Research, 4 (4), 36–51.
  5. Stefanou, V. (2013). What is Considered “Blended Learning” in Higher Education? International Journal of Knowledge Society Research, 4(1), 108–116.


Conference papers (Appeared/accepted)

  1. Stefanou, V. (2018). User Experience and Digital Culture. In8ο Τεύχος Διαπανεπιστημιακού Σεμιναρίου (p. 33-38). Syros Institute.
  2. Stefanou, V., Kotsovoulou, M., & Makri, D. (2018). Using E-Assessment Software To Support Formative Assessment: a Phenomenographic Study of Instructors’ Experiences. In INTED2018 Proceedings (pp. 1066–1075). Valencia: INTED.
  3. Kotsovoulou, M., & Stefanou, V. (2016). Student perceptions on the effectiveness of collaborative problem-based learning using online pair programming tools. In J. Strouhal (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Educational Technologies (EDUTE ’16) (pp. 32–39). Barcelona: WSEAS.
  4. Stefanou, V. (2015). An investigation of the ways professors and students experience the integration of technology in the traditional, face-to-face delivery of an introductory computer course, Poster. In Postgraduate Research Conference – Lancaster University. Lancaster, UK.