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Καλώς ήρθατε! Welcome!

(last update January 2020)

  • I am currently Full Professor with the School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • My work and research interests are in the area of Learning Technologies (some other similar terms are: Educational Technology, ICT in Education, Technology-Enhanced Learning) with emphasis on:

    Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Computational Thinking, Conversational Agents in Education, Learning Analytics, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

News and Highlights:

  • Reach me at:

Mail address:
School of Informatics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Ethnikis Antistasis str. 16
55133, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece

Ethnikis Antistasis str. 16, 2nd floor, Kalamaria
See Google maps link

Tel: +302310991938
e-mail: sdemetri AT csd.auth.gr

Current Positions:

  • Director of the Software and Interactive Technologies Laboratory (SWITCH Lab)
  • Member of AUTH Educational Policy Committee ( Μέλος της Επιτροπής Εκπαιδευτικής Πολιτικής του Αριστοτέλειου Πανεπιστήμιου Θεσσαλονίκης).
  • Chair of the Scientific Supervisory Board of the 2nd Exemplary Junior High School in Thessaloniki (Πρόεδρος Επιστημονικού Εποπτικού Συμβουλίου στο 2ο Πρότυπο Γυμνάσιο Θεσσαλονίκης).

Publications (summarized) (as of December 2019):

  • International Journals: 42
  • Chapters in Edited Volumes: 13
  • International Conferences: 70
  • International Workshops: 11
  • National Conferences (in Greek): 54
  • Books (in Greek): 6 (2 of them as the only author)
  • International Volume Co-Editor: 4
    • Intelligent Adaptation and Personalization Techniques in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
    • Advanced Knowledge-intensive Approaches in Support for Social Networks and Learning Systems
    • Perspectives on Tools for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
    • Research Approaches in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning


2020-today: Professor, School of Informatics, AUTh
2015-2020: Associate Professor, School of Informatics, AUTh
2012-2015: Assistant Professor (tenured), School of Informatics, AUTh
2008-2012: Assistant Professor (tenure track), School of Informatics, AUTh
2002-2008: Lecturer, School of Informatics, AUTh
1989-2002: Informatics Teacher, Greek Secondary Education


  • B.Sc. in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1983)
  • M.Sc. in Electronic Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1986)
  • Ph.D. in Multimedia Technology in Education, School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2000)

Publications (most recent):

  • D. Tzimas & S. Demetriadis. Ethical Issues in Learning Analytics: A Review of the Field. Submitted to Educational Technology Research and Development Journal (2019).
  • Τ. Sapounidis, S. Demetriadis, P. Papadopoulos, & D. Stamovlasis (2019). Tangible and Graphical Programming with Experienced Children: A Mixed Methods Analysis. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction (accepted December 2018).
  • Τ. Sapounidis, S. Demetriadis, & D. Stamovlasis (2018). Latent Class Modeling of Children's Preference Profiles on Tangible and Graphical Robot Programming. IEEE Transactions on Education PP(99):1-7. DOI: 10.1109/TE.2018.2876363
  • Soumela Atmatzidou, Stavros Demetriadis, & Panagiota Nika (2017). How Does the Degree of Guidance Support Students’ Metacognitive and Problem-Solving Skills in Educational Robotics? Journal of Science Education and Technology (J Sci Edu Technol), (online first, DOI 10.1007/s10956-017-9709-x).
  • Papadopoulos, Pantelis M., Lagkas, Thomas D., & Demetriadis, Stavros N. (2017). Technology-Enhanced Peer-Review: Benefits and Implications of Providing Multiple Reviews. Educational Technology & Society, 20(3), 69-81.
  • Magnisalis, I., & Demetriadis, S. (2017). An Architecture Combining IMS-LD and Web Services for Flexible Data-Transfer in CSCL. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 10(2), 205-218.
  • Tegos, Stergios & Demetriadis, Stavros (2017). Conversational Agents Improve Peer Learning through Building on Prior Knowledge. Educational Technology & Society, 20(1), 99-111.
  • Stergios Tegos, Stavros Demetriadis, Pantelis M. Papadopoulos & Armin Weinberger (2016). Conversational agents for academically productive talk: a comparison of directed and undirected agent interventions. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 11(4), 417-440.
  • Atmatzidou, Soumela & Demetriadis, Stavros (2016). Advancing students' computational thinking skills through educational robotics: A study on age and gender relevant differences. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 75(Part: B), 661-670.
  • Stergios Tegos, Stavros Demetriadis, & Anastasios Karakostas (2015). Promoting academically productive talk with conversational agent interventions in collaborative learning settings. Computers & Education, 87, 309-325.

Projects (most recent):

  • 2018-2020: colMOOC: Integrating conversational agents and Learning analytics in MOOCs, EU funded (Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance funding scheme), Project budget: 999.000,00 €. AUTH budget: 180.000 €, Project Coordinator. (https://colmooc.eu/)
  • 2017-2018: MOOC in Greek: Introduction to programming with Python. Self-funded. Budget 2017-18: 66.000,00 €. Project Coordinator & MOOC Instructor.


  • Undergraduate: Learning Theories and Educational Software, Didactics of Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Design and Evaluation of Educational Software, Flexible Learning with ICT (eLearning), Multimedia systems.
  • Postgraduate: Learning Analytics, Collaborative Technologies, Multimedia for Learning, Constructivist learning environments supported by ICT.


Supervisor (2002-today):

  • 5 PhD theses completed
  • 3 PhD theses in progress
  • More than 60 Master theses; More than 120 Undergraduate theses (Diploma theses)

Visiting researcher:

  • 2013: Visiting researcher at the University of Valladolid, Spain. Invited talk: “How to do quality research…and get your papers published!”
  • 2015: Visiting researcher at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Invited talk: “Smart (but also) challenging learning environments: Conversational agents that foster productive peer dialogue”

Awards & Distinctions:

  • 3 “Best paper award” at international conferences
  • Interview by the “Educational Technology Magazine” (read online here)
  • “Cubes Coding” project awards (Winners of Open Education Challenge 2014 and NUMA Competition 2014). ‘Cubes Coding’ is a product that emerged from my supervised PhD project.

CVs (to be available soon):

  • Full CV in Greek (pdf, December 2019)
  • Short CV in English (pdf, December 2019)
  • Full CV in Greek (from the information system of the Quality Assurance Unit of our University)