In this page you can find a list of my publications divided into categories.

For bibliometric and citation analysis of the published work in English you can see my Google Scholar profile. For the publications in greek there is not yet a similar analysis.

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  1. Fessakis, G., Komis, V., Dimitracopoulou, A., Prantsoudi, St., (2019) Overview of the Computer Programming Learning Environments for primary education, Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education (Re S M ICT E), jul. 2019,13(1), pp. 7-33
  2. Fessakis, G., Prantsoudi, St., (2019 – Accepted for publication). Computer Science Teachers’ Perceptions, Beliefs and Attitudes on Computational Thinking in Greece, Informatics in Education, 18(2), pp. XX-XX
  3. Frantzeskaki, Κ., Kafousi, S., Fessakis, G. (2019– Accepted for publication). Developing preschoolers’ combinatorial thinking with the help of ICT: the case of arrangements, The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, V(I), pp. XX-XX
  4. Spyrou, Sp. Fesakis, G. (2019– Accepted for publication). Managing Change and Innovation in the School Unit: The Case of Utilizing Augmented Reality Applications and Books, Themes in Science and Technology Education, V(I), pp.XX-XX
  5. Frantzeskaki, Κ., Kafousi, S., Fessakis, G. (2018). Developing preschoolers’ combinatorial thinking with the help of ICT: Production of arrangements with repetition, HMS-EUCLID c’, Issue 88, 1-30. [in Greek]
  6. Fesakis, G., Karta, P., & Kozas, K. (2018). Designing Math Trails for Enhanced by Mobile Learning Realistic Mathematics Education in Primary Education. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy, 8(2), 49-63.
  7. Fesakis, G., Kirodimou, E., (2016). Improving the teachers’ understanding of complex systems through dynamic systems modelling and problem solving, Hellenic Mathematics Society – International Journal of Mathematics in Education (HMS i JME), Volume 7. 2015 – 2016 pp. 63-96
  8. Fesakis, G., Kirodimou, E., (2016). Improving the teachers’ understanding of complex systems through dynamic systems modelling and problem solving, Hellenic Mathematics Society – International Journal of Mathematics in Education (HMS i JME), Volume 7. 2015 – 2016 pp. 63-96
  9. Markouzis, D., & Fessakis, G. (2016). Rapid Prototyping of Interactive Storytelling and Mobile Augmented Reality Applications for Learning and Entertainment – The case of “k-Knights.” International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), 6(2), 30-38. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijep.v6i2.5560
  10. Fessakis, G., Theodoridou, S., Roussou, M. (2014). Teacher professional development program in Online Communities of Practice pedagogical model, The International Journal of Technologies in Learning, 20(3), pp. 61-79
  11. Theofanelis T., Karakiza, T., Fessakis G., (2013). Use of wiki as a tool to implement a web based community of practice, Open Education – The Journal for Open and Distance Education and Educational Technology, 9(1), pp.:94-105
  12. Fessakis, G., Gouli, E., & Mavroudi, E., (2013). Problem solving by 5–6 years old kindergarten children in a computer programming environment: A case study. Computers & Education, 63, 87–97. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2012.11.016
  13. Fessakis, G., Dimitracopoulou, A., Palaiodimos, A., (2013). Graphical Interaction Analysis Impact on Groups Collaborating through Blogs, Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 16(1), pp.:243-253
  14. Fessakis, G. & Zoumpatianou, M. (2012). Wikipedia uses in learning design. Literature review. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 5(1/2), pp. 97-106.
  15. Fesakis G., & Karakiza, T. (2011). Pedagogical beliefs and attitudes of Computer Science teachers in Greece. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 4(2), pp. 75-88.
  16. Fesakis G., Sofroniou C., Mavroudi E., (2011). Using internet for communicative learning activities in kindergarten: The case of the “Shapes planet”, Early Childhood Education Journal (ECEJ), 38(5), Springer Netherlands, pp.: 385-392.
  17. Fesakis G., Kafousi S., Malisiova E., (2011). Intuitive conceptions of kindergarten children about the total of two dice problem, through the use of a microworld, The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 18(2), University of Plymouth, pp.: 61-70
  18. Fesakis G., Kafousi S., Malisiova E., (2011). Building intuitive stochastic concepts using a microworld for the two dice sum problem, Research in Mathematics Education, 6, ENEDIM, pp.: 11-37 (in Greek)
  19. Fesakis G., Sofroniou C., (2010). Mathematical communication and collaboration activities through the internet for kindergarten children. The case of “Shapes planet”, THEMES of Science and Technology in Education, 3(1), Kleidarithmos Publications, pp.: 31-48 (in Greek)
  20. Skoumpourdi C., Fesakis G., Kafoussi S., Kalavasis F., (2010). The advancing complexity of research tools for Mathematics Education, “Euclides γ’” journal of Greek Mathematical Association, 75, EME, pp.: 57-76 (in Greek)
  21. Fesakis G., (2009). Kindergarten children access and practices with ICT outside school, THEMES of Science and Technology in Education, 2(1-2), Kleidarithmos Publications, pp. 5-27 (in Greek)
  22. Fesakis G., Konsolas M., Mavroudi E., (2009). Quality characteristics of e-learning programs using internet for primary and secondary education, THEMES of Science and Technology in Education, 1(3), Kleidarithmos Publications, pp. 91-118 (in Greek)
  23. Fessakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., Tatsis K., (2008). Supporting “Learning by Design” Activities Using Group Blogs, Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 11(4). pp.199-212
  24. Fessakis G., Tasoula E., (2006). Design of a computer controlled robotic device for the construction of mathematical and spatial concepts for preschoolers, “Astrolavos” Journal of Greek Mathematical Society, Vol 6, July-December 2006, pp. 33-54 (in Greek)
  25. Fessakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., (2006). Review of educational environments for programming: Technological and Pedagogical Dimensions,  journal THEMES in education, 7(3), pp. 279-304 (in Greek)
  26. Fessakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., Komis V. (2005). Improving database design teaching in secondary education: Action research implementation for documentation of didactic requirements and strategies, Computers in Human Behavior, 21(2), pp. 159-194
  27. Tsalgatidou A., Louridas P., Fesakis G., Schizas T. (1996). Multilevel Petri Nets for Modeling and Simulating Organizational Dynamic Behavior, Simulation & Gaming, Special Issue: Simulation of  Information Systems, Part 1 December 1996, 27(4), pp. 484-506
  1. Lappas, D., Karampelas, P., Fessakis, G., 2019, August. The Role of Social Media Surveillance in Search and Rescue Missions. In 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) Vancouver, Canada, 27-30/AUG/2019 (pp. 1105-1111). IEEE.
  2. Lantavou, O., & Fesakis, G. (2018, October). The Effect of an Augmented Reality Board Game on English Vocabulary Development. In ECGBL 2018 12th European Conference on Game-Based Learning, 4 – 5 October 2018, Sophia Antipolis, France (p. 316). Academic Conferences and publishing limited.
  3. Konstantopoulou, A. Nikolaou, E., Fesakis, G., Volika, S. Markogiannakis, G. (2018). Designing interactive digital storytelling as a strategy of raising children’s awareness of bullying in preschool education: implications for bullying prevention., International Digital Storytelling Conference 2018, 21-23 September 2018, Zakynthos Island, Greece, https://dst.ntlab.gr/
  4. Volika, S., & Fesakis, G. (2018, June). To What Extent Is the Use of Interaction Models as Design Patterns Supported by Current e-Learning Authoring Tools? A Comparative Analysis. In International Conference on Technology and Innovation in Learning, Teaching and Education Education – TECH-EDU 2018, Special Track eLearning 2.0: Trends, challenges and innovative perspectives, 20-22 June 2018, of Thessaloniki, Greece, (pp. 49-61). Springer, Cham.
  5. Fessakis, G., Mavroudi, E., Prantsoudi, S. (2017). Current conception of Computational Thinking at the K-12 classroom level curriculum. Poster presented at ISSEP 2017, 13-15 NOV 2017, University of Helsinki, Finland, http://issep2017.cs.helsinki.fi/pages/
  6. Fessakis, G., Karta, P., & Kozas, K. (2017, September). The Math Trail as a Learning Activity Model for M-Learning Enhanced Realistic Mathematics Education: A Case Study in Primary Education. In International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning – ICL2017, 27-29 September 2017, at Aquincum Hotel, Budapest, Hungary (pp. 323-332). Springer, Cham.
  7. Fessakis, G., Bekri, A., F., Konstantopoulou, A., (2016) Designing a mobile game for spatial and map abilities of kindergarten children, In Th. Connoly and L. Boyle (Eds.) Proceeding of the 10th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2016), 6-7 Oct 2016, The University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, Reading UK:Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, pp. 183-191
  8. Markouzis, D., Fessakis, G. (2015). Interactive Storytelling and Mobile Augmented Reality Applications for Learning and Entertainment – A rapid prototyping perspective, Accepted for publication as full paper in the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning (IMCL2015), 19-20 November 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece, Organized by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE). Best paper award for IMCL2015, invited submission on International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)
  9. Markouzis, D., Fessakis, G. (2015). Enriching the city environment with mobile Augmented Reality edutainment applications for residents and tourists: The case of “Roads of Rhodes” game, In I. Theona & D. Charitos (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Biennial Conference, Hybrid City 2015: Data to the people, 17-19 Septembet 2015, Athens, Greece, ISBN 978-960-99791-2-2, pp.: 290-297, University Research Institute of Applied Communication (URIAC), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  10. Lappas, D., Fessakis, G., (2014). Fostering creativity in computer supported collaborative learning activities, In Proceedings of 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2014), Valencia, 10th – 12th March 2014, ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0, p. 5686-5694.
  11. Fessakis G. Lappas D., (2013). Cultivating Preschoolers Creativity Using Guided Interaction with Problem Solving Computer Games, In C. Carvallo and P. Escudeiro (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL2013), Vol. 2, 2-4 October 2013, Porto, Portugal, pp.: 763-770. Academic Conferences International Limited.
  12. Fessakis, G., Kladogenis, D., Markouzis, D., (2012). Training mixed groups of teachers and students in educational robotics using the studio pedagogical model, In C., Kynigos, J., Clayson, & N., Yiannoutsou (eds.), Proceedings of CONSTRUCTIONISM 2012, Conference, August 21-25, Athens, Greece. pp.: 260-269, Available online at http://constructionism2012.etl.ppp.uoa.gr/?pid=31
  13. May, M., Fessakis, G., Dimitracopoulou, A., George, S. (2012). A Study on User’s Perception in E-learning Security and Privacy Issues, In the Proceedings of 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, pp.:88-89, July 4-6, 2012, Rome, Italy, doi:10.1109/ICALT.2012.145
  14. Fessakis, G., Thoma, R., (2012). Can digital games democratize access to mathematics learning? Tracing the relationship between learning potential and popularity. In S. Kafoussi, C. Skoumpourdi, & F. Kalavasis (Eds.), Proceedings of the CIEAM64: Mathematics Education and Democracy: learning and teaching practices Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 23-27 July 2012, International Journal for Mathematics in Education (HMS i JME), Special Issue, Vol. 4, 2012, ISSN: 1791-6321, pp.: 243-248.
  15. Fessakis, G. (2012). ICT enhanced Data and Graphs comprehension activities in the kindergarten. Preparing the citizens of modern democracies. In S. Kafoussi, C. Skoumpourdi, & F. Kalavasis (Eds.), Proceedings of the CIEAM64: Mathematics Education and Democracy: learning and teaching practices Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 23-27 July 2012, International Journal for Mathematics in Education (HMS i JME), Special Issue, Vol. 4, 2012, ISSN: 1791-6321, pp.: 238-242.
  16. Provelengios, P., Fesakis G. (2011). Educational applications of Serious Games: The case of the game “Food Force” in primary education students, In Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2011), Athens,  Greece, 20-21 October 2011, pp. 476-485
  17. Fessakis, G., Dimitracopoulou, A., Palaiodimos, A., (2011). The impact of interaction analysis graphs on groups during online collaboration through blogs according to the “learning by design” scenario, In H., Spada, G., Stahl, N., Miyake & N., Law, (eds.), Proceedings of the ISLS-CSCL2011 conference, Hong Kong, China, 4-8 July, 2011, Vol. II, pp. 741-745
  18. Fesakis G., Kafoussi S. (2009). Kindergarten children capabilities in combinatorial problems using computer microworlds and manipulatives, In M., Tzekaki, M., Kaldrimidou, & C., Sakonidis, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, IGPME (PME33), 19-24 July, 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece: PME, Vol. 3, pp. 41-48
  19. Fesakis G., Serafeim K. (2009). Influence of the Familiarization with “Scratch” on Future Teachers’ Opinions and Attitudes about Programming and ICT in Education, In proceedings of the 14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. (ITiCSE-2009), Paris, France, 6-8 July, 2009, Vol II, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 258-262
  20. Fesakis G., Dimitracopoulou A. (2009). Proposing “collaborative filtering” to foster collaboration in ScratchR Community, in Cl., O’Malley, et. al. (Eds.), Proceedings of ISLS-CSCL2009 conference, Rhodes, 08-13 June 2009, Vol II, pp. 168-170
  21. Fesakis G., Tatsis K., & Dimitracopoulou A. (2008). Collaborative learning by design through group blogging, in M. B. Nunes, M. MacPherson (Eds.), Proceedings of IADIS-e-learning conference, Amsterdam, 22-25 July 2008, Vol. I, pp. 255-262
  22. Fessakis G., Petrou A., Dimitracopoulou A., (2004). Synchronous computer-mediated collaborative activities among collocated students: Conditions that make them valuable in every-day educational practice,  In P. Dillenbourg (Ed.),  CSCL SIG European Symposium, 7-9, October 2004,  EPFL/CRAFT Lausanne, Switzerland, 16 p., Διαθέσιμο στη δνση: http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00190691/
  23. Fessakis G., Petrou A. & Dimitracopoulou A. (2004). Collaboration Activity Function: An interaction analysis’ tool for Computer Supported Collaborative Learning activities, In Kinshuk et. al. (Eds.), Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2004), August 30 – Sept 1, 2004, Joensuu, Finland, IEEE Computer Society Editions, pp. 196-201.
  24. Fessakis, G., Dimitracopoulou, A., Halatsis, C., (2003). Secondary education students’ database design difficulties and remedial teaching strategies, In A. M. Vilas, J.A. M. Gonzalez, J. M. Gonzalez (Eds.), Proceedings of Advances in Technology-Based Education: Toward a Knowledge-Based Society. II International conference on multimedia ICT’s in Education, Badajoz, Spain, December 3-6 2003, Edition: Junta de Extremadura, Consejeria de Education, Volumes: I-III, Collection, Vol. 2, pp. 1002-1006.
  25. Dimitracopoulou, A., Fessakis, G., Melendez R, Gallego B., (2003). Collaborative learning environment and Modelling Activities in primary and secondary education: The ModellingSpace Project, In A. M. Vilas, J.A. M. Gonzalez, J. M. Gonzalez (Eds.), Proceedings of Advances in Technology-Based Education: Toward a Knowledge-Based Society. II International conference on multimedia ICT’s in Education, Badajoz, Spain, Dec 3-6 2003, Edition: Junta de Extremadura, Consejeria de Education, Volumes: I-III, Collection. Vol. 2, pp.: 1276-1280.
  26. Fessakis, G., Dimitracopoulou, A., (2003).  Exploitation of data modeling for database design in secondary education learning activities: A case study concerning real stories analysis,  In M., Auer, & U., Auer, (Eds.), Proceedings of the Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL2003), Carinthia Tech Institute, 24-26 Sep 2003 Villach, Austria., Kassel University press, ISBN: 3-89958-029-X
  27. Halatsis, C., P. Stamatopoulos, I. Karali, T. Bitsikas, G. Fessakis, A. Schizas, S. Sfakianakis and C. Fouskakis. (1996). Crew Scheduling Based on Constraint Programming: The PARACHUTE Experience, In Proceedings of the 3rd Hellenic-European Conference on Mathematics and Informatics HERMIS’96, pp. 424-431.
  1. Fessakis, G., Prantsoudi, St., Komis, V., Papanikolaou, K. Dimitracopoulou, A. (2019). The Importance of Computational Thinking Integration in Education and the Bebras-GR Competition as a CT Promotion Initiative in Greece, Invited Keynote at the 10th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference for ICT – Utilizing Information and Communication Technologies in Teaching, that took place in Rhodes, 12, 13, 14 April 2019, e-diktyo
  2. Syrgiannis, Ch., Giovanoudi, L., Kozas, K., Fessakis, G. (2019). Treasure hunt with QR codes in the valley of the butterflies in Rhodes, 10th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference for ICT – Utilizing Information and Communication Technologies in Teaching, that took place in Rhodes, 12, 13, 14 April 2019, e-diktyo
  3. Laos, D., Fessakis, G. (2019). Education in School Leadership Using Digital Simulations and Games: Inquiring the Reception by the Teachers, 10th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference for ICT – Utilizing Information and Communication Technologies in Teaching, that took place in Rhodes, 12, 13, 14 April 2019, e-diktyo
  4. Kozas, K., Syrgiannis, Ch., Giovanoudi, L., Fessakis, G. (2019). The interactive augmented reality poster of the Environmental Education Center of Butterflies Rhodes. A tutorial scenario with a variety of application capabilities. 10th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference for ICT – Utilizing Information and Communication Technologies in Teaching, that took place in Rhodes, 12, 13, 14 April 2019, e-diktyo
  5. Kozas, K., Fessakis, G., Syrgiannis, Ch. (2018). Design and evaluation of an interactive augmented reality poster for Environmental Education. A case study at the Environmental Education Center of Butterflies Rhodes. In Skoumpourdi, Ch., Skoumios, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd Pan-hellenic Conference with International Participation «Educational Material for Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Different uses, cross-learning paths», Rhodes, 9-11/11/2018, pp. 156-165.
  6. Prantsoudi, St., Fessakis, G., Mavroudi, E. (2018). Perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of Computer Science Teachers in Greece about Computational Thinking. In Dimitriadis, St., Dagdilelis, V., Tsiatsios, Th., Magnisalis, I., Tzimas, D. (eds), Proceedings of the 9th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Computer Science Education”, AUTH, Thessaloniki, 19/10/2018 – 21/10/2018, ISBN: 978-618-83186-1-8, pp. 86-93
  7. Savvidaki, A., Fesakis, G. (2018). Teaching Basic Concepts of Complex Dynamic Systems to High School Students with NetLogo, In Dimitriadis, St., Dagdilelis, V., Tsiatsios, Th., Magnisalis, I., Tzimas, D. (eds), Proceedings of the 9th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Computer Science Education”, AUTH, Thessaloniki, 19/10/2018 – 21/10/2018, ISBN: 978-618-83186-1-8, pp. 46-53
  8. Stati, F., Kaltekis, G., Fesakis, G. (2018). The Goldberg machines in the didactic approach of Educational Robotics: Views of teachers, In Dimitriadis, St., Dagdilelis, V., Tsiatsios, Th., Magnisalis, I., Tzimas, D. (eds), Proceedings of the 9th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Computer Science Education”, AUTH, Thessaloniki, 19/10/2018 – 21/10/2018, ISBN: 978-618-83186-1-8, pp. 54-61
  9. Markouzis, D., Fesakis, G., Kontantopoulou, A. (2018). Developing Spatial and Computational Thinking Through Computer Programming in Kindergarten, In Dimitriadis, St., Dagdilelis, V., Tsiatsios, Th., Magnisalis, I., Tzimas, D. (eds), Proceedings of the 9th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Computer Science Education”, AUTH, Thessaloniki, 19/10/2018 – 21/10/2018, ISBN: 978-618-83186-1-8, pp. 102-109 Best Conference Paper Award
  10. Fesakis, G., Kozas, K., Bruns, R., Lamprianou, S., Malliarakis, Ch. (2018). Design and evaluation of an augmented reality serious game for the Knights Street in Rhodes, In Dimitriadis, St., Dagdilelis, V., Tsiatsios, Th., Magnisalis, I., Tzimas, D. (eds), Proceedings of the 9th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Computer Science Education”, AUTH, Thessaloniki, 19/10/2018 – 21/10/2018, ISBN: 978-618-83186-1-8, pp.339-346
  11. Savvidaki, A., Fesakis, G. (2017). Exploiting the Multi-Agent Environment of NetLogo in Teaching Complex Dynamic Systems in Secondary Education, In Tzimopoulos, N., Roumelis, N. (eds), Proceedings of the 9th Pan-Hellenice Teachers’ Conference “Integration and use of ICT in educational process”, Syros, 28-30 April 2017
  12. Panou-Papatheodorou, E., Fesakis, G. (2017). Serious Digital Games through Mobile Technology in Foreign Language Teaching: An Overview of Educational Research, In Tzimopoulos, N., Roumelis, N. (eds), Proceedings of the 9th Pan-Hellenice Teachers’ Conference “Integration and use of ICT in educational process”, Syros, 28-30 April 2017
  13. Diamantara, A., Varsamou, A., Fesakis, G. (2017). Design of an Educational Interactive Storytelling for the Light section in Primary School, In Papanikolaou, K., Gogoulou, A, Zympidis, D., Ladias, A., Tzortzakis, I., Bratitsis, Th., Panagiotakopoulos, Ch. (eds), Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Integration and use of ICT in educational process”, pp. 417-429, SPETE, 21-23 April 2017. ISSN 2529-0924, ISBN 978-618-83186-0-1.
  14. Tsafou-Apostolopoulou, D., Fesakis, G. (2017). An interdisciplinary approach to the concept of patterns for kindergarten children through ICT, Literature and Music: The digital game “House of Music”. In Papanikolaou, K., Gogoulou, A, Zympidis, D., Ladias, A., Tzortzakis, I., Bratitsis, Th., Panagiotakopoulos, Ch. (eds), Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Integration and use of ICT in educational process”, pp. 467-478, SPETE, 21-23 April 2017. ISSN 2529-0924, ISBN 978-618-83186-0-1
  15. Giannakopoulos, P., Fesakis, G. (2017). Building pre-algebraic concepts through generalization of digital patterns: Case Study on 5th and 6th Grade Students, In Papanikolaou, K., Gogoulou, A, Zympidis, D., Ladias, A., Tzortzakis, I., Bratitsis, Th., Panagiotakopoulos, Ch. (eds), Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Integration and use of ICT in educational process”, pp. 171-182, SPETE, 21-23 April 2017. ISSN 2529-0924, ISBN 978-618-83186-0-1
  16. Katsilli, M., Fesakis, G., Giannakopoulos, P. (2017). Study of the Effect of a teaching intervention with the Tinkerplots Software on the ability to Understand Statistical Graphs, In Zachariadis, Th., Potari, D., Psycharis, G. (eds). Proceedings of the 7th Pan-Hellenic Conference of ENEDIM, NKUA, Athens, 1-3 December 2017, pp. 406-416
  17. Frantzeskaki, K., Kafoussi, S., Fesakis, G. (2016). Designing synthetic learning activities for Mathematics and ICT in preschool children: combinatorics and microcosm. 2nd Pan-Hellenic Conference with International Participation «Educational Material for Mathematics and Natural Sciences», Rhodes, 14-16 October 2016, pp. 176-185
  18. Fesakis, G., Mpekri, A., Konstantopoulou, A. (2016). Design of a mobile game for the development of spatial and map concepts on kindergarten children, 2nd Pan-Hellenic Conference with International Participation «Educational Material for Mathematics and Natural Sciences», Rhodes, 14-16 October 2016, pp. 206-215
  19. Fesakis, G., Michalopoulou, M., Tsimpli, P. (2017). Intensive Teachers’ Training Program in Digital Interactive Storytelling: Design and evaluation of the first application. In Mikropoulos, N. Papachristos, A. Tsiara, P. Chalki (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Pan-Hellenic and International Conference “ICT in Education”, Ioannina: HAICTE. 23-25 September 2016. ISSN 2529-0916, ISBN 978960-88359-8-6.
  20. Fesakis, G., Voulgaridou, I., Lazakidou, G. (2016). Creating an online learning community within the mixed e-learning model. In T. A. Mikropoulos, N. Papachristos, A. Tsiara, P. Chalki (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Pan-Hellenic and International Conference “ICT in Education”, Ioannina: HAICTE. 23-25 September 2016. ISSN 2529-0916, ISBN 978960-88359-8-6
  21. Markouzis, D., Fesakis, G. (2016). Interactive storytelling and mobile augmented reality applications for entertainment and learning: the case of the “Rhodes K-Nights” game. In Mikropoulos, N. Papachristos, A. Tsiara, P. Chalki (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Pan-Hellenic and International Conference “ICT in Education”, Ioannina: HAICTE. 23-25 September 2016, σελ. 245-253. ISSN 2529-0916, ISBN 978-960-88359-8-6
  22. Fesakis, G., Mavroudi, E., Prantsoudi, St. (2016). Current trends and issues for computer programming in pre-school and first school age. In Mikropoulos, T.A., Tsiara, A., Chalki, P. (eds), Proceedings of the 8th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Computer Science Education”, Ioannina, ETPE. 23-25 September 2016. ISSN 2529-0908, ISBN 978-960-88359-9-3.
  23. Kyrodimou, E., Fesakis, G., Flogaiti, E. (2015). Systemic Dynamics in Education for the Environment and Sustainability, In Mardiris, Th., Grigoriou, M. (eds), Proceedings of the 7th Conference of P.E.EK.P.E: «Environmental Education and Sustainability Education. Changing attitudes and behaviors through educational programs, research, school networks, actions and activities in Greece”, Volos, 8-10 May 2015, ISBN: 978-960-86120-6-8
  24. Konstantopoulou, An., Fessakis, G. (2015). Planning of learning activities for map concepts with ICT for preschool and primary school children, Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Hellenic Scientific Conference ‘Integration and use of ICT in educational process’, HCICTE, 30 October-1 November 2015, Thessaloniki.
  25. Fessakis G. (2014). Virtual and conventional haptic material in learning and teaching mathematics: Theoretical analysis, Invited keynote paper in Ch. Skoumpourdi & M. Skoumios (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Pan-Hellenic Conference with international participation for Educational Material in Mathematics and Science Education, Rhodes, 17-18 October 2014, University of the Aegean, pp.: 72-105
  26. Fessakis G., Theodoridou S., Roussou M. (2014). Teachers’ professional development program for use of Online Communities of Practice, in P. Anastasiades, N. Zaranis, V. Economides & M. Kalogiannakis (Eds.), Proceedings of 9th Pan-Hellenic Conference with International participation ‘ICT in Education’, University of Crete, Rethymno, 3-5/10/2014
  27. Markouzis D., Fessakis G., (2014). Review of educational research on serious games in formal education, in P. Anastasiades, N. Zaranis, V. Economides & M. Kalogiannakis (Eds.), Proceedings of 9th Pan-Hellenic Conference with International participation ‘ICT in Education’, University of Crete, Rethymno, 3-5 October 2014, pp.: 358-365
  28. Fessakis, G., Lappas, D. (2014). Enhancing Creativity in Cooperative Learning Activities Supported by ICT, in P. Anastasiades, N. Zaranis, V. Economides & M. Kalogiannakis (Eds.), Proceedings of 9th Pan-Hellenic Conference with International participation ‘ICT in Education’, University of Crete, Rethymno, 3-5/10/2014
  29. Mavroudi, E., Petrou, Ar., Fessakis, G., (2014). Computational Thinking: Conceptual development, international initiatives and programs of studies,  in P. Anastasiades, N. Zaranis, V. Economides & M. Kalogiannakis (Eds.), Proceedings of 7th Pan-Hellenic Conference “Computer Science Education”, University of Crete, Rethymno, 3-5/10/2014, pp.: 110-120
  30. Kirodimou, E., Fessakis, G., Flogaiti, E., (2014). The Systemic Dynamics in Education for Environment and Sustainability, in T. Mardiris & M. Grigoriou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Pan-Hellenic Teachers Union for Environmental Education “Environmental and Sustainability Education. Changing Attitudes and practices through educational programs, research, school networks, actions and activities in Greece”, Volos, 8-10 May 2015, ISBN: 978-960-86120-6-8
  31. Kirodimou, E., Fessakis, G., Flogaiti, E., (2014). Teaching interventions in education for environment and sustainability using computational modeling of dynamic systems, in Proceedings of 1st Scientific Meeting of PhD Candidates and Postgraduate Student in Environmental/Sustainability Education, organized by the Greek Scientific Society of Environmental Education for Sustainability and the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, in Athens, 20-21/6/2014.
  32. Fessakis G., Theodoridou S., Roussou M., (2013). Challenges of the design and operation of educational online communities of practice: The case of the community of school gardeners, In A. Lionarakis (Ed.), Proceedings of 7th International Conference in Open Distance Learning (ICODL2013), Athens, Greece, 8-10 November, 2013, Vol. 4, pp. 91-105
  33. Zoumpatianou, M., Fessakis, G., (2012).  Educational Applications of Wikipedia: a literature review, in Ch. Karagiannidis, P. Politis, H. Karassavidis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th Conference, «ICT in Education», HCICTE, Volos, 28-30 Sep 2012.
  34. Fessakis, G., Mavroudi, E., Karakiza, T., (2012). The effect of the type of projects in the emerging approach to programming for secondary school students, In Th. Bratitsis, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic Conference: «Didactics of Informatics», Florina, 20-22 April 2012, pp.:57-61
  35. Fessakis, G., Lappas, D. (2011). Developing kindergartener’s creativity through creative problem solving in computational learning environments, In proceedings of the European and the 8th   of OMEP: Creativity and learning in Early School-Age, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6-8 May 2011, ISBN: 978-9963-7377-0-3, pp. 859-869
  36. Proveleggios P., Fessakis, G. (2011). Educational applications of serious games: The case of the “Food Force” game, in K. Glezou & N. Tzimopoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference for Information and Communication Technologies “Using ICTs in the Didactical Practice” – Syros, 6-8 May 2011, ISBN : 978-960-89753-7-8, pp.:1718-1729
  37. Armenaki, D., Fessakis, G. (2011). Strategies for the use of ICT in education with main reference to the educational system of Finland, in K. Glezou & N. Tzimopoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference for Information and Communication Technologies “Using ICTs in the Didactical Practice” – Syros, 6-8 May 2011, ISBN : 978-960-89753-7-8, pp.:1050-1057
  38. Fesakis, G. et. al. (2011). Teachers’ and students’ training for educational robotics using the studio pedagogical model: Assessment of the training by teachers and students, in K. Glezou & N. Tzimopoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference for Information and Communication Technologies “Using ICTs in the Didactical Practice” – Syros, 6-8 May 2011, ISBN : 978-960-89753-7-8,  pp.: 734-744
  39. Fessakis, G., Lappas, D. (2011). Creativity Support Software, in K. Glezou & N. Tzimopoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference for Information and Communication Technologies “Using ICTs in the Didactical Practice” – Syros, 6-8 May 2011, ISBN : 978-960-89753-7-8, pp.: 637-647
  40. Sofroniou C., Fesakis G.,(2010) “Monster exchange” through the internet adapted for kindergarten children, In A. Jimoyiannis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th Pan-Hellenic Conference with international participation «ICT in Education», Corinth, 23-26/9/2010, ISBN: 978-960-88359-5-5, ISSN: 1792-5010,  Vol ΙΙ, pp.: 537-544
  41. Serafeim K., Fesakis G., (2010). Educational application of digital narration: Teaching approach for the kindergarten, In A. Jimoyiannis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th Pan-Hellenic Conference with international participation «ICT in Education», Corinth, 23-26/9/2010, ISBN: 978-960-88359-5-5, ISSN: 1792-5010,  Vol ΙΙ, pp.: 521-528
  42. Kontakos A., Polemikos N., Sachinidis K., Stamatis P., Fesakis G., (2010). Computational video analysis system applications in educational research: Automatic face gesture recognition, Short paper presented at the 2nd Pan-Hellenic conference of developmental psychology, Greek Psychology Association, Alexandroupolis, 27-30 May 2010
  43. Serafeim K., Fesakis G., (2010). Digital story telling: Software overview, In V., Koltsakis, G., Salonikidis, and M., Dodontsis, (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd Pan-Hellenic education conference: ‘Digital and internet applications for education’, Veria and Naousa, 23-25/4/ 2010, ISBN: 978-960-99301-0-9, pp.: 1558-1569
  44. Goula M., Fesakis G.,(2010), Using blogs for English Language learning: The case of a learning project in the framework of eTwining program, , In V., Koltsakis, G., Salonikidis, and M., Dodontsis, (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd Pan-Hellenic education conference: ‘Digital and internet applications for education’, Veria and Naousa, 23-25/4/ 2010, ISBN: 978-960-99301-0-9, pp.: 1708-1722
  45. Fesakis G., Gouli E., Mavroudi E., (2010). Problem solving in computer programming environment by kindergarten children, In M. Grigoriadou (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference, «Computer Science Education», HCICTE, Athens, 9-11/4/2010, ISBN: 978-960-88359-4-8, pp.:339-349
  46. Fesakis G.,  Karakiza Ts., (2010). Pedagogical believes and attitude of Computer Science teachers, In M. Grigoriadou (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference, «Computer Science Education», HCICTE, Athens, 9-11/4/2010, ISBN: 978-960-88359-4-8, pp.: 409-418
  47. Fesakis G., Mavroudi E., Fokiali P., Vitsilaki C., (2009). Developing open digital courses using the rapid e-learning method. The case of e-learning system of Dodecanese prefecture, In N., Tzimopoulos and A., Porpoda (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic conference for ICT, «Utilization of ICT in educational practice», e-diktyo, Syros, 8-10/5/2009. Athens:New technologies publications,Vol. B’, pp: 408-418
  48. Fesakis G., Serafeim K., (2009). The impact of familiarization with “SCRATCH” to the beliefs and attitude of future teachers about ICT, In N., Tzimopoulos and A., Porpoda (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic conference for ICT, «Utilization of ICT in educational practice», e-diktyo, Syros, 8-10/5/2009. Athens:New technologies publications,Vol. B’, pp: 767-777
  49. Fesakis G., Serafeim K., (2009). Learning computer programming by future teachers using SCRATCH”, In P., Politis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1st Educators conference, «Integration and use of ICT in educational process», HCICTE, Volos, 24-26/4/2009, ΙSSN 1791-9215, pp.:531-537
  50. Vlachou O., Fesakis G., Petanidou T., (2008). Nutrition assessment of grade 7-9 students in comparison to the Mediterranean diet model: Exploring attitudes and knowledge of students for the redesign of nutrition education in Gymnasium, Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Hellenic conference: ‘Current trends of research on Ecology’, University of Thessaly, Volos, 9-12/10/2008, ISBN 978-960-387-767-7, pp. 277-279.
  51. Fesakis G., Kafousi S, Skoumpourdi C., (2008). Creating stochastic experiences for the evolution of intuitive kindergarten children concepts using microworlds delivered through the internet, In  C. Aggeli, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic conference with international participation: ‘ICT in Education’, HCICTE, Cyprus, 25-28/9/2008,  J. G. Cassoulides & Son Ltd Editions, Vol. 1, pp.: 280-287
  52. Fesakis G., Kafousi S., (2008). Developing combinatorial thought of kindergarten children using ICT: Production of combinations with repetition. A pilot study, In  C. Aggeli, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic conference with international participation: ‘ICT in Education’, HCICTE, Cyprus, 25-28/9/2008,  J. G. Cassoulides & Son Ltd Editions, Vol. 1, pp.: 129-136
  53. Fesakis G., (2008). ICT in preschool education dimension and perspectives, In V., Komis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Hellenic Conference, «Computer Science Education», HCICTE, Patras, 28-30/3/2008, Athens:New technologies editions, pp.: 415-424
  54. Fesakis G., Tatsis K., Dimitracopoulou A., (2007). Using group bloging for the support of learning by design activities. The case of students who design technology enhanced learning activities for Geometry, In C., Sakonidis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd Pan-Hellenic conference of the Greek Association of the Researchers of Mathematics Education, Alexandroupolis, 23-25/11/2007, Tipothito-Giorgos Dardanos Editions, pp. 498-508.
  55. Kavroumatzis K., Fesakis G., (2007). Integrating learning management systems in primary education. The case study of three schools, In N., Dapontes and N., Tzimopoulos, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Hellenic conference for ICT, «Utilization of ICT in educational practice», Syros 4-6 /5/2007, Athens: New technologies editions, Vol. A’, pp. 174-183.
  56. Mpetzelos N., Fesakis G., (2007). Educational software evaluation by online communities: Requirements study for teachers-users, In N., Dapontes and N., Tzimopoulos, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Hellenic conference for ICT, «Utilization of ICT in educational practice», Syros 4-6 /5/2007, Athens: New technologies editions, Vol. A’, pp.  596-605
  57. Fesakis G., Mavroudi E., (2007). Quality questions in e-learning  programs for the primary and secondary education, In A., Lionarakis, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference in Open and Distance Learning , Forms of Democracy in Education: Open Access and Distance Education, 23– 25/11/2007, Athens:Propombos editions, Vol. A’, pp.: 599-605
  58. Kavroumatzis K., Fesakis G., (2007). Experimental application of learning management system in primary education school. Teachers views, In A., Lionarakis, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference in Open and Distance Learning , Forms of Democracy in Education: Open Access and Distance Education, 23– 25/11/2007, Athens:Propombos editions, Vol. B’, pp.: 358-364
  59. Fesakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., (2006). Educational computer programming environments-an overview, In D., Psillos, and V., Dagdilellis, (Eds.), Proceedings of the  5th Pan-Hellenic conference with international participation: “ICT in Education”, HCICTE, Thessaloniki, 5-8/10/2006, University of Macedonia Editions, pp.:67-74
  60. Fesakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., (2005). Cognitive difficulties of secondary education students concerning the programming variable concept and proposed interventions, In A., Jimoyiannis, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd Pan-Hellenic Conference, «Computer Science Education», HICTE, Corinth, 7-9/10/2005, Athens:New technologies Publications, pp.:71-79
  61. Dimitracopoulou, Α., Fesakis, G., Petrou, A., Orfanos, S., Ioannidou E., (2005). Technology-based Collaborative Learning in Every Day School Practices: Research Directions of Learning Technology & Educational Engineering Laboratory,  In M. Grigoriadou, S. Vosniadou, A. Raptis, and C. Kinigos. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Hellenic conference with international participation: “ICT in Education”, HCICTE, Athens, 29/1-1/10/2004, Athens: New Technologies Publications, Vol. B’, pp.: 416-422.
  62. Petrou-Mpakiri A., Fesakis G., Mitsoulis C., & Dimitracopoulou A., (2004). Interaction analysis tools during synchronous collaborative problem solving: Utilization by teachers in realistic class conditions, In M. Grigoriadou, S. Vosniadou, A. Raptis, and C. Kinigos. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Hellenic conference with international participation: “ICT in Education”, HCICTE, Athens, 29/1-1/10/2004, Athens: New Technologies Publications, Vol. A’, pp.: 657-666.
  63. Fesakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., (2004). Cognitive difficulties of secondary education students concerning the design of relational databases and proposed remedial actions, In P. Politis, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd Conference: «Computer Science education», HICTE, Volos, 16-17/1/2004, Athens: New Technologies publications, pp.:136-143
  64. Fesakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., Komis V., (2003). Didactical utilization of data modeling for the design of data bases. The case of a learning activity concerning story based analysis of traffic accidents, In M., Iosifidou, and N., Tzimopoulos, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Pan-Hellenic teachers conference for ICT: «Utilization of ICT in educational practice», Syros 9-11/5/2003, Vol. B’, Athens: New Technologies publications, pp.: 721-732
  65. Fesakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., Komis V., (2002). Mental models and cognitive difficulties of students concerning data bases and their design, In A. Dimitracopoulou (Ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd Pan-Hellenic conference with international participation: “ICT in Education”, HCICTE, Rhodes, 26-29/9/2002, Athens:Kastanioti-Inter@ctive publications, Vol. A’, pp.: 267-276
  66. Fesakis G., Kalavasis F., Dimitracopoulou A., (2001). Computer modelling activities in secondary education. Exploration and experimental application with students of the 12th grade, In V. Makrakis, (Ed.), Proceedings of the Pan-Hellenic Conference with international participation “New technologies in education and in distance education”, University of Crete/Education department, Rethymno, 8-10/6/2001, Athens:Atrapos publications, pp.: 673-688
  67. Fesakis G., Halatsis K., Kalavasis F., Dimitracopoulou A., (2000). The constraints of Von Neumann model for the course ‘programming applications development’ and Petri-nets, In V., Komis, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd Pan-Hellenic conference with international participation: “ICT in Education”, HCICTE, Patras, 13-15/10/2000, Athens: New Technologies publications, pp.: 136-144
  68. Petrou-Mpakiri A., Fesakis G., Kalavasis F., Dimitracopoulou A., (2000). Taxonomy of educational technological means based on the natural impulses of young children, In V., Komis, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd Pan-Hellenic conference with international participation: “ICT in Education”, HCICTE, Patras, 13-15/10/2000, Athens: New Technologies publications, pp.: 92-99
  1. Karagianni, M., Papadogianni, E., Fessakis, G. (2019 – in press). The educational data mining as a research method in Educational Communication, in St. Panagiotis (Ed.), 3rd Collective Volume Communication and Education: Issues in Theory and Research Methodology of Communication in Education, Diadrasi publications.
  2. Ploumi, K., Fessakis, G. (2019-in press). Methodological Approaches of Investigating the Effectiveness and the Impact of Integrated School Class Communication Management Systems, in St. Panagiotis (Ed.), 3rd Collective Volume Communication and Education: Issues in Theory and Research Methodology of Communication in Education, Diadrasi publications.
  3. Fessakis, G., Komis, V., Mavroudi, E., Prantsoudi, S. (2018). Exploring the scope and the conceptualization of Computational Thinking at the K-12 classroom level curriculum, In M. S. Khine (Ed.) (2018). Computational Thinking in the STEM Disciplines: Foundations and Research Highlights. Switzerland: Springer
  4. Fessakis, G., Varvaresos, P. Laos, D., Bakaros, A. (2018). Supporting the understanding of the complexity of educational governance using serious games and social simulations, in A. Kontakos and F. Kalavasis, (Eds.), Educational Design Issues, Vol. 11, Diadrasi publications.
  5. Konstantopoulou, A., Nikolaou, El., Fesakis, G., Volika, S. (2018). Prospects of interactive digital storytelling applications in prevention and treatment of bullying in preschool education. In P. Stamatis (Eds.), Violent Communication and Bullying in Early Childhood Education, pp. 225-254, Hauppauge, NY: Nova.
  6. Veneti, P., Fessakis, G., Kontakos, A., Kalavasis, F. (2018). Digital Citizen Education and Educational Design, in A. Kontakos and F. Kalavasis, (Eds.), Educational Design Issues, Vol. 10, Diadrasi publications.
  7. Kontakos, A., Fessakis, G., Mavroudi, E. (2018). Innovation Management in Higher Education: The Case of the Transition to the Mixed Teaching Model of the masters’ program Models of Educational Planning and Development, in A. Kontakos and F. Kalavasis, (Eds.), Educational Design Issues, Vol. 10, Diadrasi publications.
  8. Fessakis, G., Lazakidou, G. (2017). Intelligent Decision Support Information Systems, Data Analysis and Educational Organizations, in A. Kontakos and F. Kalavasis, (Eds.), Educational Design Issues, Vol. 9, The School Unit as an Intelligent, Hybrid and Ethical Entity, pp. 119-159, Diadrasi publications.
  9. Fessakis, G., Lappas, D., Mavroudi, E., (2015). Could Computer Games-Based Problem Solving Positively Affect the Development of Creativity in Young Children? A Case Study, In K.L. Heider, M. Renck Jalongo (Eds.), Young Children and Families in the Information Age: Applications of Technology in Early Childhood, Series: Educating the Young Child, Vol. 10, Springer, p.207-225, ISBN 978-94-017-9184-7
  10. Fessakis, G., Lazakidou, G. (2015). Applications of modeling and simulation of dynamic systems in the governance of educational institutions, in A. Kontakos and F. Kalavasis (Eds.), Topics on Educational Planning, vol.7, Systemic Development of Educational Units: Technological and Pedagogical Interweaving, Diadrasi publications
  11. Fessakis, G., Savvas, A., (2013). Online reputation management and the educational community in A., Kontakos and F., Kalavasis, (Eds.), Topics on Educational Design, vol. 6, Social networks and school: bridges and meanings, Diadrasi Publications, ISBN13: 9789609541961, pp. 272-303
  12. Fessakis, G., Lappas, D., (2013). Creativity and Education support computational tools. An antidote to crisis, in A., Kontakos and F., Kalavasis, (Eds.), Topics on Educational Design, vol. 5, Crisis Management and educational units governance, Diadrasis Publications, ISBN: 978-960-9541-97-8, pp. 265–299.
  13. Kontakos, A., Polemikos, N., Sahinidis, K., Fessakis, G., Stamatis, P., (2011). Video analysis computational systems applications in educational research. Automatic recognition of gestures and facial expressions, in A., Kontakos and F., Kalavasis, (Eds.), Topics on Educational Design, vol. 4 , Diadrasi publications, pp.: 115-128
  14. Fesakis G., Dimitracopoulou A., (2009). Technology enhanced learning activities models: Critical presentation and reflection, in A. Kontakos, and F. Kalavasis, (eds.), Topics in educational design, Vol. 3, Athens: Atrapos publications, pp. 311-341.
  15. Fesakis G., (2009). Internet services, web 2.0 and educational design, in A. Kontakos, and F. Kalavasis, (eds.), Topics in educational design, Vol. 2, Athens:Atrapos publications, pp. 181-206.
  16. Fesakis G., Vlachou O., (2009). Internet & environmental education. Designing webquests for focused instructional interventions for environmental education, in A. Dimitriou, G. Xanthakou, G. Liarakou, & M. Kaila (ed.), Environmental Education: questions of theory, research and applications, Athens:Atrapos publications, pp. 697-746.
  17. Skoumpourdi C., Fesakis G., Kafoussi S., Kalavasis F., (2008). Mathematics education research: The increasing variety of research tools and the continuous expansion of theoretical approaches for the study of a complex and compound phenomenon” in I. Athanasiadis (ed.) Dimensions of the space of pedagogical research, Athens:New technologies, pp.: 227-239
  • Fessakis, G. (2019). Introduction to Digital Technology Applications in Education: From Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Digital Ability and Computational Thinking, Athens: Gutenberg, pp. 654, ISBN:978-960-01-1998-5
    Eudoxous code: 86055158

The book provides an integrated introduction to the educational applications of the modern digital technologies. It concerns the field which is often referred using the terms: Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T.) in education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Digital Learning, e-learning etc. The book is attended mainly to Education Science, Computer Science and Psychology students as well as to the graduates of various departments who are prepared for teaching license. The book is also useful for in service teachers who wish to take professional development in digital technologies as well as to researchers who are looking for starting point references. The applications are examined in historical order, starting from the behavioral systems of the 1950’s and the constructivist systems of the 1980’s, followed by the internet and the mindtools of the 1990’s, and ending with the Computational Thinking and the interdisciplinary – STEAM approach which seem to formulate the future of the field. The book aims to contribute in the better preparation of the future teachers in the understanding of digital learning and thinking, a goal which constitutes a critical prerequisite for the successful integration of computer science in education and the development of the digital capacity in the society.

  • Fesakis, G., Lazakidou, G. (2017). Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Governance of Education Organizations. Athens:Diadrasi publications, ISBN:978-618-5059-65-1
    Eudoxous code: 68393779

ICTs tend to transform the governance of every human organization, from executive to strategic level. Modern digital tools support for communication, collaboration, coordination, data processing, knowledge construction, information distribution, organizational learning, automation of business processes, etc. have created a completely different reality, both on theoretical and practical governance of organizations of every kind and size. Educational institutions are mixed social systems (with animated and inanimate elements in interaction), which differ significantly from standard business organizations, mainly in their purpose and conception and measurement of their effectiveness. Moreover, nowadays, modern school unit, and the education ecosystem in general, has become a hybrid structure with dimensions in the physical and the digital world (cyberspace) simultaneously. The governance of modern educational institutions for the sustainable production of high quality learning, teaching and social services/achievements is a complicated task with requirements such as human resources management, compromising of conflicting goals, adaptation to a variable environment, social auditing, complex decisions making, and improvement of indicators that are difficult to measure. The governance of education systems requires the combination of management and educational scientific knowledge. The use of ICTs in the governance of educational institutions indicates significant differences compared to other organization types, thus these differences suggest/impose a more elaborate study of the issue. The present book approaches the issue of ICTs utilization in governance and management of educational institutions following Systemic Theory. The authors consider school organizations as complex hybrid systems. Conceptual framework of dynamic systems modeling, data driven decision making, learning analytics, learning through online communities at organizational level and continuous improvement of school organizations can make school system more comprehensible and navigable. The book is addressed to teachers, education managers, university students, researchers, and to everyone who are interested in the governance of educational institutions.

  • Editor of book translation in collaboration with Dr. Andreas Moutsios-Rentzos of the book: Silver, C., Lewins, A. (2018). Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide, First Edition: Sage Publishing, 2014. Greek edition by Liberal Books., p. 426, translated by: Stavroula Prantsoudi. ISBN: 978-618-5012-38-0.
    Eudoxous code: 77119845

The book offers a specific software independent introduction in qualitative data research using software tools (Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software – CAQDAS). We decided to translate this book in order to support the filling of the current observable gap in the Greek literature about the qualitative and mixed educational research using computational tools. Since the interaction among people is getting more and more mediated through computers there is a huge amount of interaction traces of multimodal forms available to analyze and mine knowledge in educational settings and in general. So, the simple numerical variables analysis model is rather poor know a days and more sophisticated approaches of the knowledge could be acquired by the researchers such as the methods of data science, data mining, learning analytics and machine learning. This book is a step towards this direction keeping the balance among the tools’ functionality presentation and to methodology discipline understanding.

Fesakis G., (2003), Educational exploitation of computational modeling environments and especially of the Relational Database Management Systems, Phd Thesis.

Details and full text [in greek] available at National Archive of PhD Theses.

Abstract

In the framework of rapid socioeconomic reform due to the development of Information and Communication Technology an intensive research and political interest for the exploitation of ICT in education has been emerged. This interest has been expressed in practice by a sequence of large scale interventions in the educational system like the reform of the curriculums, the equipment of schools with hardware and software, the development of digital telecommunications networks, teachers training etc. Despite these interventions, educational reality in the class level has not been reformed in a satisfactory level, in general.

The effective introduction of ICT in education requires the adoption of a wider theoretical view which allows manageable goal definition and implementation. In this direction the ICT introduction is theoretically viewed using the computational modeling environments as a standing point. This consideration has been based on the observation of the catalytic impact of computational modeling to the basic scientific activity of problem solving.

Scientific models constitute a compact form of knowledge expressed using inscription systems that are called Representation Systems (RS). Computer science empowers traditional representation systems like algebra improving their applicability while develops new ones like neural networks providing new opportunities for problem solving and scientific progress. Using computational modeling environments scientists exploit computational resources using conceptual frameworks closer to the problem and the solver than the machine architecture. The familiarization with several representation systems is considered a significant advantage for a problem solver because the selection of the representation system often determines the problem solving difficulty. Modern educational systems often define problem solving development as a main goal and ICT could be exploited in educational systems using computational modeling environments as a vehicle in the context of problem solving improvement goal. In addition interactivity of computational modeling environments and the social nature of modeling process permit the design of general learning activities according to the modern learning theories and pedagogical approaches in the context of several knowledge fields.

The thesis focuses on the general purpose computational modeling environments because their use is more or less independent of specific scientific field and they can be applied in scientific as well as in every day problems. From the environments of this kind we choose the Relational Database Management Systems for systematic study. The study concerns questions about the didactics of databases design and use and questions about the possibility of databases exploitation in the context of several teaching subjects in secondary education.

The general structure of the thesis contains: initially the review of the scientific use of models, the representation systems, and the impact of computer science in scientific modeling. The current state of the educational research for modeling exploitation in learning is examined next, as well as the role of models in curriculum and the representations of students about models. Then specific remarks from the current state are used in order to document the selection of data modeling for study in the thesis. Epistemological and cognitive analysis of data modeling for database design is following with the review of related research. Then the research questions are defined, the action research design is described, and the research results are presented. Finally, the conclusions are formulated and followed by specific propositions for the improvement of data modeling didactics and its general educational exploitation.

The research concerns the conceptual representations of 11th grade students about databases, the difficulties of database design, the evaluation of the specific didactic approach, the analysis of students’ specific difficulties for the relationships understanding and representation during database formal design, and the characteristics of students’ involvement in learning activities using database design. In summary, research results support the conclusion that it is feasible and purposeful to familiarize students to database use and design in order to be able to use databases in problem solving, as well as, in general purpose learning activities.

Keywords: Information and communication technologies in education, Computer science education, Data modeling, Database, Secondary education, Scientific modeling, Instructional design, , Students’ difficulties, Students’ misconceptions, Action-research.