About

At Web2learn we believe in the potential of social and open technologies for the benefit of education, training and social inclusion. 

Who we are

A team of experts qualified in the development and management of digital solutions for open and social learning.

Contact

Please feel free to contact us by email or by filling our contact form.

Ongoing Projects

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HEIDI: Digital action at HEIs as a catalyst for social change in the COVID-19 crisis

This 2021-2023 project aspires to reposition HEIs with respect to society, as traditional models of knowledge creation and circulations have shifted, challenged by bottom-up, community-driven action and the networking of individuals worldwide. View more…

The GLAMers: youth engagement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums during the COVID-19 crisis

Digitally mediated youth engagement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) during the pandemic is the topic of this Erasmus+ KA2 project (2021-2023).

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CitizenHeritage: Citizen Science Practices in Cultural Heritage

“Citizen Science Practices in Cultural Heritage: towards a Sustainable Model in
Higher Education” is a 3-year Erasmus+ KA2 project starting in October 2020. View more…

INOS: Integrating open and citizen science into active learning approaches in higher education

This 3 year project (2019-2022) enhances open and citizen science for Higher education curriculum change and skills development. View more…

Events

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2022 events

June 2, “hacktivism by using earth observations for a social purpose”. Webinar on “ Digital action: scope, methodology, tools and practices”, HEIDI project (with Stefania Oikonomou).

May 3 “Citizen science in academia-society relationships: few thoughts at the 3-year INOS journey”. Multiplier event, Bringing Open Knowledge and Innovation to Higher Education, University of Bordeaux.

May 4, “EU Space data for cultural heritage”. Online workshop “Open data in all its form: science, pedagogy and society” by the datactivists and University of Bordeaux

February 24, « citizen science : introduction to the role of librarians” (in Greek) Επιστήμη των πολιτών: εισαγωγή στο ρόλο των βιβλιοθηκονόμων. Greek and Cypriot Node of OpenAIRE Link

January 18, invited ignite talk at European hackathon CitizensHack

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Consultancy

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European Commission

Expert reviewer for applications under the Socrates (2002-2006) & Lifelong Learning (2007-2013) programmes.

Training project managers on social media based communication strategies, November 2012 (session 5),  February 2013 (Feb. 5) and January 2014 respectively.

European Commission funded projects
  • ELBYSIER: Electronics Beyond Silicon Era

Expert consultation on project procedures and outcomes. April 2016-September 2018.

  • COMALAT: Competence oriented multilingual adaptive language assessment and training system

Expert consultation on elearning solutions adopted by the consortium. October 2014-September 2017.

  • OREA: Organic Electronics & Applications

Expert consultation on project procedures and outcomes. June 2014-May 2015.

Advisor on selection of most innovative educational business ideas for seed funding and mentoring, February 2014.

  • Sunlang.com: sustainable networking language learning community

Expert consultation on the design of informal language learning environments, October 2012- June 2014.

  • iLike: Identifying the logic structure of languages by use of new interactive mobile services

Expert review of the computer-assisted language learning pedagogical framework, May 2013.

  • POERUP: Policies for OER uptake

Collection and analysis of country specific data on OER policies (Greece), October-November 2012.

  • MW-TELL: mobile & wireless technology for Technology Enhanced Language Learning

External content evaluator in the field of networking technologies for language learning, September 2010.

Private Sector and Universities

Private sector and Universities

Strategist for the internationalization of SISU with respect to its opening up to cooperation with European institutions. Invited stay in Shanghai in December 2019. Read more.

A science communication strategy for Edul@b, one of UoC’s most powerful research labs. The strategy consists of delivering a robust scientific survey and maximizing its reach. Reseach scholar: Juliana E. Raffaghelli. December 2019-June 2020.

Developing a suite of online courses based on Mandy’s successful face-to-face training materials in South Africa and abroad. Designing a communication strategy for outreach. October 2018-October 2019.

Expert Reviewer of the methodological framework of the country-wide study “Social Media e Università”, June 2014.

 

State research institutions

Cyprus

Independent reviewer: framework programme for Research, Technological Development and Innovation 2009-2010

France

Reviewer for two nationwide applications under the STIC funding scheme (ICT sciences), June 2010.

Germany

  • Ministry of Education, Hessen State, Frankfurt

Member of the consulting team on bilingualism. Creation and evaluation of new teaching materials for bilingual Greek students, Oct. 1999-June 2000.

Greece

Expert reviewer of Erasmus+ applications, May 2016.

1. Programme “Education and lifelong learning 2010”. Areas: intercultural learning and less-taught languages.

2. Regional training programmes and multilingual curricula in primary education (measure 2.2. EPEAEK ΙΙ), 2008

Expert reviewer on curricula for teacher training and teacher training accreditation programmes, March 2007.

  • Region of Central Macedonia, Thessaloniki

Expert reviewer on training curricula for job seekers. Operational Programme of Central Macedonia. June 2007.

Expert reviewer on project proposals on ICT and civil society, National Strategic Reference Framework, Feb. 2013.

Italy

Reviewer of the methodological framework of the country-wide Investigation “Social Media e università”

Posts

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Open access repository of Web2Learn resources

Web2Learn gladly presents the open access online repository of courses:  https://web2learn.github.io/onlinecourses/

Thank you Ania Skowron for content migration and technical adjustements!

New project of university staff upskilling for Haiti

A new project of university staff upskilling starts in June 2022. Funded by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie,  Directorate Caribbean, this project will be beneficial to staff at the University Quisqueya (Haïti). Digital and pedagogical innovation in teacher training is the theme of this online training suite. View more…

Forthcoming special issue “digital activism and implications for education”

A special issue at the open access peer-reviewed journal Distances et  Médiations des Savoirs  on “digital activism and implications for education” has been accepted by the Editorial Board of the journal. Anthippi Potolia and Katerina Zourou are the Editors of this exciting special issue! Stay tuned for full call in two languages (FR/EN) in coming days. View more…

Open innovation in academia-society cooperation: examples of cultural heritage preservation in a crisis situation

Web2Learn produces an e-learning module titled “Open innovation in academia-society: examples of cultural heritage preservation in a crisis situation”. We take the current Ukrainian crisis as a highly relevant case study. View more…

Hackathons for social action organised by Web2Learn at CitizensHack 2022

Web2Learn’s contribution to a European citizen-driven open innovation event: CitizensHack 2022! View more…

New digital training project in the Caribbean

We are delighted to launch a new project on digital transformation in the higher education sector in Cuba and in Mexico in 2022, after two successful projects in the Caribbean, in 2020 and in 2021, both funded by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. View more…