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Gouscos Dimitris

Dimitris Gouscos


Education

BSc (1990) and PhD (1998)
from the Dept. of Informatics & Telecommunications of the University of Athens


Academic Position Assistant Professor

Section Section of Culture, Environment, Communication Applications and Technology

Laboratory Laboratory of New Technologies in Communication, Education and the Mass Media

Webpage  http://www2.media.uoa.gr/~gouscos/

Courses

Undergraduate Courses: 

Design, Development and Management of Digital Communication
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Managing Online Content
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Games for Digital Communication
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Design and Development of Digital Media and Multimedia
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Postgraduate Courses:

Participatory Digital Communication and Governance
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Learning and Entertainment in a Digital Environment
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Deployment of Digital Applications
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Administrative Duties

  • Member of the Senate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (acad. year 2008-2009).
  • Member of the Inter-University Administrative Committee of the Joint Master’s Programme on Information and Communication Technologies for Education (acad. year 2009-2010 – today).
  • Deputy Academic Supervisor (November 2007 – November 2008) and Academic Supervisor (acad. year 2009-2010 – today) of the Library of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens.
  • Member of the Internet Services Committee of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens (October 2011 – today).
  • Member of the Erasmus Programme Committee of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens (April 2012 – today).

Research Interests

Dr. Gouscos has co-ordinated project teams for the ecoKtima project for hybrid pervasive play-based learning, the Organosi 2.0 (Organizing 2.0) platform for self-organized networks for social solidarity, the Mathisi 2.0 (Learning 2.0) initiative for social media in education, the Milia (AppleTree) platform for digital storytelling (Euromedia Seal of Approval 2011), the Ilektrodomatio (Electroroom), the Lo and the Magiko Filtro (Magic Potion) digital games for learning (Comenius Edumedia Medal 2009), and contributed as Programme Chair for the 5th European Conference on Games-Based Learning. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Electronic Governance and has participated in development of the TAXISnet electronic public service (eEurope Good Practice Label 2001).

His research interests include applications of digital communication in open governance, participatory media, interactive storytelling and playful learning.


Indicative Publications

Dr. Gouscos has co-edited the proceedings of 2 international conferences and co-authored more than 70 research papers with more than 300 citations in peer-reviewed conferences, journals and edited volumes. He has organized a number of scientific events and contributes as reviewer in international conferences and journals.

Indicative publications (recent peer-reviewed book chapters)

Aspasia Papaloi, Eleni-Revekka Staiou & Dimitris Gouscos, “Blending social media with parliamentary websites: just a trend, or a promising approach to e-participation?” in Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance: Political, Policy and Management Implications, Christopher Reddick & Stephen Aikins (eds), Springer, 2012, online available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/jt08p67u61587177/.

Eleni-Revekka Staiou & Dimitris Gouscos, “Open Governance, Civic Engagement and New Digital Media”, in Active Citizen Participation in E-Government: A Global Perspective, A. Manoharan & M. Holzer (eds.), IGI Global, 2012, online available at http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/open-governance-civic-engagement-new/63383.

Aspasia Papaloi & Dimitris Gouscos, “An Overview of E-Parliament Services: Designing for Citizen Awareness and Participation”, in E-Parliament and ICT-Based Legislation: Concept, Experiences and Lessons, Mehmet Zahid Sobaci (ed.),  IGI Global, 2012, online available at http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/overview-parliament-services/60630.

Dimitra Florou & Dimitris Gouscos, “Social media-based communities of practice for education in citizenship and sustainability”, in Public Sector Reform Using Information Technologies: Transforming Policy into Practice, Thanos Papadopoulos & Panagiotis Kanellis (eds), IGI Global, 2011, online available at http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/social-media-based-communities-practice/56390.

Eleni Staiou and Dimitris Gouscos, “Socializing E-Governance - A Parallel Study of Participatory E-Governance and Emerging Social Media”, in Comparative E-Government: An Examination of EGovernment Adoption across Countries, Christopher G. Reddick (ed), Springer Integrated Series in Information Systems, 2010, online available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/g01414588226pk0x/.

Maria Saridaki, Dimitris Gouscos and Michalis Meimaris, “Digital Games-Based Learning for Students with Intellectual Disability”, in Games-Based Learning Advancements for Multi-Sensory Human Computer Interfaces: Techniques and Effective Practices, Thomas Connolly, Mark Stansfield and Liz Boyle (eds), Information Science Reference Publishers, UK, 2009, ISBN 978-1-60566-360-9, pp.304-325.