Dr Chryssa Themelis

Research Associate

Research Overview

I am a researcher in technology enhanced learning (TEL), interested in embodied cognition, holographs (mixed reality), visual literacies, virtual reality, gamification, games, brain research, artificial intelligence, distance education and MOOCs.

Starting in 1995, as a director of studies in a vocational and research center in Athens,Greece, I have been teaching and designing courses in academic writing, public speaking, critical thinking, e-skills, the English language and TEL for 22 years. Since 2015, I have been working as a PhD supervisor at the University of Bolton.

I have experience of collaborating with European research projects such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Erasmus+. I coordinated the VocTEL conference aiming to promote vocational technology enhanced learning in Europe in 2015.

Tele-proximity: Tele-community of Inquiry Model. Facial Cues for Social, Cognitive, and Teacher Presence in Distance Education
Themelis, C., Bougia, A. 15/12/2016 In: The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. 17, 6, p. 145-163. 19 p.
Journal article

E-learning design: an experiential approach for active engagement
Themelis, C. 23/10/2016 In: EEPEK Conference 2016. Larissa Greece : EEPEK p. 120-130. 11 p.
Conference contribution

Learning design for Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning (VOCTEL)
Themelis, C., Themeli, E.X. 17/11/2014 In: ICERI 2014 Proceedings. IATED p. 2411-2418. 5 p. ISBN: 9788461724840.
Conference contribution

Synchronous video communication for distance education: the educators’ perspective
Themelis, C. 3/07/2014 In: Open Praxis. 6, 3, p. 245-256. 12 p.
Journal article

Tele-proximity: the experienced educators’ perspective of human to human communication in distance education
Themelis, C. 7/11/2013 Lancaster University. 254 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Rhetoric for Synchronous video communication
Themelis, C., Bonzo, J. 11/07/2011 In: Proceedings of The 2011 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing. p. 234-241. 8 p.
Conference contribution

Athenian democracy and networked learning communities
Themelis, C., Parchoma, G., Reynolds, P.M. 2010 In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networked Learning 2010, Aalborg, Denmark. p. 918-924. 7 p. ISBN: 9781862202252.

Community development of a philosophy-in-practice for a networked learning module
Parchoma, G.A., Joannidou, S., Bonzo, J., Themelis, C., Bell, A., Davis, J., Musselbrook Oberg, H., Prescott, D., Toumey, E., Wilkinson, J., Lawson, M., Avery, B. 9/11/2009 In: E-learn 2009. Chesapeake, VA : Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education p. 3055-3060. 6 p.