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Dr Andriani Piki

LECTURER IN COMPUTING AND DEPUTY COURSE LEADER OF BSC (HONS) COMPUTING


APiki@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694067

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Royal Holloway University of London, 2012)

MSc Business Information Systems (Royal Holloway University of London, 2006)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (University of Cyprus, 2005)

Programme in Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning (Royal Holloway University of London, 2012)

 

Specialization

Computer Science (Educational Technology, Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Systems, Management of Information Systems)

 

Employment Track

Lecturer in Computing, School of Sciences, UCLan Cyprus (September 2020 – Present)

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Business Computing, P.A. College (2015 – 2020)

Head, Research and Development Department, P.A. College (2017 – 2020)

Adjunct Faculty, Open University of Cyprus (2015 – 2016)

Lecturer in Computer Science and Business Computing, P.A. College (2013 – 2015)

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, Royal Holloway University of London, UK (2008 – 2010)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK
  • Member of the International Association of Mobile Learning (IAmLearn)

 

Research Interests

Educational technology; Learner engagement and motivation; Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) and Mobile and contextual learning (mLearning); Games-based learning and gamification; Technology and usability evaluation; Human-computer interaction; Smart workplace learning environments; Inclusive educational technology; Gender inclusivity in computing; Social technologies and web 2.0; Employability and transferable skills

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership (UCLan Cyprus)

  • Deputy Course Leader, BSc Computing (2020 – Present)

 

  • Teaching/Module Leadership: Advanced Software Engineering Techniques, Object Oriented Methods in Computing, Software Development, Computer Systems and Security, Introduction to Programming

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Teaching/Module Leadership: Systems Analysis and Design, Database Design and Management, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Computer Organisation and Architecture, Communications Technology, Management of Information Systems, Information Technologies and Services, Information and Communication Systems Project Management (MSc)

Administrative Roles

  • Member, Teaching and Learning Enhancement Committee, UCLan Cyprus (September 2020 – Present)

 

Selected Publications 

  • Piki, A. (2020). An exploration of student experiences with social media and mobile technologies during emergency transition to remote education. The Proceedings of the 19th World Conference on Mobile, Blended and Seamless Learning (mLearn 2020), November 2-4, 2020, Cairo, Egypt. (Best Academic Paper Award)
  • Piki, A., Ștefan, I.A., Ștefan, A., and Gheorghe, A.F. (2020). Mitigating the challenges of mobile games-based learning through gamified lesson paths. The Proceedings of the 19th World Conference on Mobile, Blended and Seamless Learning (mLearn 2020), November 2-4, 2020, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Piki, A. (2017). Learner engagement in mobile computer-supported collaborative learning contexts: An integrative framework. The Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2017), October 30-November 1, 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus. ACM.
  • Mansouri, S.A. & Piki, A. (2016). An exploration into the impact of blogs on students’ learning: Case studies in postgraduate business education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 53 (3).  pp. 260 – 273.
  • Piki, A., Markou, M., & Vasiliou, A. (2016). Learning Through Play: The Role of Learning and Engagement Theory in the Development of Educational Games for Intellectually Challenged Children. International Conference on Interactive Technologies and Games (iTAG 2016). IEEE Xplore Digital Library. (Best Academic Paper Award)
  • Piki, A. (2014). Learner Engagement in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Activities: Natural or Nurtured? The Proceedings of International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2014), Crete, Greece, 22-27 June 2014.
  • Piki, A. & Rosenberg, D. (2013). Experiential Learning Using Collaborative Technologies: Case Study in Business Computing Education. Cyprus International Journal of Management. Vol. 18(1), pp. 17-39.
  • Córdoba-Pachón, J.R. & Piki, A. (2012). Facilitating project management education through groups as systems. International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 30(1), pp. 83-93.
  • Piki, A. (2010). Post-Implementation Evaluation of Collaborative Technology: A Case Study in Business Education. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, Vol. 13(1) pp. 77-86.

 

Selected Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Piki, A. (2014). Learner Engagement in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Activities: Natural or Nurtured? The Proceedings of International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2014), Crete, Greece, 22-27 June 2014.
  • Stănescu, I.A., Piki, A., & Cîrnu, C.E. (2011). Bridging the Gap between Industry and Education: The Impact of Social Networks. The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Virtual Learning (ICVL 2011), Bucharest, Romania, 28-29 October 2011, pp. 185-191.
  • Piki, A. (2010). Towards a holistic conceptual framework of learner engagement in CSCL environments. The Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2010), Porto, Portugal, 4-5 November 2010.
  • Piki, A. & Rosenberg, D. (2010). An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Experiential Learning with Collaborative Technology. The Proceedings of the Social Intelligence Design Conference (SID 2010), Egham, UK, 13-16 September 2010.
  • Ştefan, A., Stănescu, I. A., Piki, A., & Chete, G. (2010).  Mobile Ecosystems in a Nutshell. The Proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference on eLearning and Software for Education (eLSE 2010), Bucharest, Romania, 15-16 April 2010.
  • Piki, A. (2009). Portraits of Learners: An Ethnographic Study of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Practices. The Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2009), Bari, Italy, 29-30 October 2009. pp. 458-465.
  • Piki, A. (2009). Post-Implementation Evaluation of Collaborative Technology: A Case Study in Business Education. The Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME 2009), Gothenburg, Sweden, 17-18 September 2009. pp. 400-407.
  • Piki, A., & Córdoba-Pachón, J-R. (2009). Using E-Learning 2.0 Tools in Business Education: A Case Study. The Proceedings of the 5th International Scientific Conference on eLearning and Software for Education (eLSE 2009), Bucharest, Romania, 9-10 April 2009, pp. 297-306.

 

Selective Research Funding/Grant Capture

  • Erasmus+ EACEA/34/2019 (Social Inclusion and Common Values – Action: the contribution in the field of education and training). Title: INCLUDEME – Inclusive digital environments to enable high-quality education and training for disadvantaged learners. WP and Task Leader. Project amount: € 443.559,00

 

Scholarships/Awards

  • Best Academic Paper Award (2020), 19th World Conference on Mobile, Blended and Seamless Learning (mLearn 2020)
  • Best Academic Paper Award & Prize (2016), iTAG Conference, Nottingham Trend University, Nottingham, UK
  • Prize & Award for Best PhD Presentation (2010), STELLAR Network of Excellence
  • Award for PhD thesis in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning (2010), STELLAR Doctoral Academy
  • Full Research Scholarship for undertaking Doctoral studies (2007-2010), Royal Holloway University of London, UK

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Reviewer, Innovations in Education and Teaching International Journal
  • Reviewer, Studies in Higher Education Journal
  • Editorial board member, Interacções Journal
  • Program Committee member and Reviewer, International Council for Educational Media Conference