Source Exactly six years ago (17/12/2011), was the day I did something I hadn’t done before. I helped launching our family cafe and started working in it. Making coffee, preparing food and serving both… 😉 In my late 20s at the time, with a BSc and an MSc in the bag, half-way through a PhD in Information… Read More Coffee beans and life lessons
In my life, both professional and not, I always welcome “change” as something good. Many times in the past, I have gone after “change” as a necessity, rather than something that happens on its own or randomly. I find “change” intoxicating, promising and filled with anxiety, which, for me, has been the only solid evidence… Read More Off to the Next Adventure!
Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the imposter experience) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. (source) Well, this is something that plenty of us feel from time to time (while… Read More Embrace Your Impostor Syndrome
The discussion around data science and the professions of the 21st century has been going on for quite some time. Thousands of professionals of various backgrounds have already “rushed” to characterize themselves as data scientists, data engineers, data analysts and so on… And those who already were, are now appreciating even more their jobs due to the… Read More Homo Datum
Following up on the previous post about the ISO/IEC 19788-1:2011, I will be discussing some parts of the document at hand, simplifying some definitions. I hope that this will provide a handy overview of the standard and that it will also help people that are looking to get a quick overview before going into more technical… Read More Making Sense of ISO/IEC 19788 (part II)
No epiphany there. This notion has been around for quite some time. And if you want to get the gist of the discussions, you can check out the following posts from blogs and websites all over (post 1; post 2; post 3; post 4). So, why not get rid of any type of grading? There have… Read More What if there were no grades?
Some months ago, I was invited to participate as a volunteer trainer in a series of course on Open Educational Resources (OER) by the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society (GFOSS). The courses were part of a joint effort by the municipality of Athens, the hub for innovation and entrepreneurship and GFOSS to open up schools to society, by… Read More Open Schools – GFOSS in INNOVATHENS
It’s one of these times that I go a bit back to re-visit old events that have stuck with me..! It was back in March 2012 when we kicked-off the ODS project! An amazing, mega-project in which I had a limited role, mainly cause of my PhD writing period. Enormous communities of learners and educators,… Read More 2012: Open Discovery Space Creativity Session
On Monday 11/1, we kicked off the first of the two workshops we hosted in Ambelokipoi, Athens, as part of the #GFOSS workshops on Open Educational Resources in the context of the initiative “Schools Open to Society” from the municipality of Athens. As usual, to begin with, Athina Skandalou started with a short presentation that… Read More Workshop on #OER with #GFOSS (part V)
In our second and last workshop in Kypseli, we followed the format of the second workshop in Pagrati but with a more structured approach, replying to the needs of our participants. We left out our OER Game, no matter how much I loved it, and we focused on a more practical approach. More specifically, as… Read More Workshop on #OER with #GFOSS (part IV)