Marina PapastergiouInformatics in Education and Digital Learning Media for Physical Education
Marina Papastergiou graduated in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras (Greece) in 1990, and received a Master’s and a PhD in Informatics Education from the University of Paris VII (France) and the University of Thessaly (Greece) in 1995 and 2002 respectively. From 1996 to 2005 she taught a number of informatics and educational informatics courses at the University of Thessaly and the Technological Educational Institution of Larisa. In 2006 she was elected lecturer, in 2010 assistant professor, in 2015 associate professor and in 2021 professor at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science of the University of Thessaly, where she teaches courses on informatics and its applications in physical education and sport as well as educational informatics courses with an emphasis on physical education. She has worked as a software engineer at the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government (1991-1994), as a network engineer at the Network Operations Center of the University of Thessaly (1997-2000), and as an informatics teacher in secondary education (2000-2006). She has participated in 8 research and development projects in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in 2 of them as the scientist in charge and in other 2 as a coordinator. She is a member of the editorial board of the international scientific journal “Education and Information Technologies” and has served as a reviewer for 3 national and 21 international scientific journals. Marina has published 29 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 8 papers in peer-reviewed national journals, two book chapters and >35 papers in peer-reviewed international and national conference proceedings. Her work has received more than 4230 citations (Google Scholar, April 2022). She is a member of several scientific and professional societies such as the Technical Chamber of Greece. Her research interests comprise utilization of ICT in physical education and health education, digital game-based learning, online learning environments, informatics education and teachers’ training in ICT.