Alexander Kapaniaris

Alexander Kapaniaris

Biography

Alexander G. Kapaniaris was born in Zagora and is married with two children. He works as an IT teacher in the Secondary Education and he is in charge of the Information Center and New Technologies (SOEs. PLI.NE.T.) of Magnesia. His basic degree is as an IT Engineer of the Technological Institute of Computer Engineering and Information of Athens and is a graduate of the department of “Studies in Greek Culture” of the Faculty of Humanities of the Greek Open University and a graduate of the School of pedagogical of PATES / S.E.L.E.T.E. of Thessaloniki. He also has MSc degrees on the topics of “Graphic Arts – Multimedia” from the Greek Open University and Modern Learning Environments & Production of Teaching Material of University of Thessaly (Department of Education). As from 2012, he is a PhD candidate of Popular Culture, Education and ICT University of the Aegean (Department of Early Childhood Education and Educational Planning). He has published and has participated in Greek and international conferences as a rapporteur and a judge and his research interests include the E/H educational technology, internet addiction, pedagogical applications, educational software, ICT, cultural informatics, digitizing historical archives, local history and folklore. He has authored two books on the teaching use of ICT in education and the digital school. Furthermore, since 2007 he is a Research Associate of ASPAITE – General Educational Studies, of the branch of Volos. He has occasionally participated in projects of the Institute of Computer Technology & Publications “DIOFANTOS” (CTI) for the digital enrichment of textbooks (digital school) and for the certification of students in ICT skills as an associate teacher.