Computer Technology Institute and Press „Diophantus”(CTI) is one of the seven organizations participating in the MaMLiSE Project. It is a research and technology organization established in 1985, supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education and focusing on research and development in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Particular emphasis is placed on education, by developing and deploying conventional and digital media in education and lifelong learning; publishing printed and electronic educational materials; administrating and managing the Greek School Network; and supporting the organization and operation of the electronic infrastructure of the Greek Ministry of Education and of all educational units. CTI’s Training & Certification Directorate (DiTC), which is the department involved in this project, runs various teacher training and certification projects supported by EU and national funds (2001-today) and is responsible for a number of national large-scale projects, co-funded by EU and the Greek Government.
Demetra Egarchou leads the Department for Training & LifeLong Learning Actions. BSc in Physics with an MSc in New Trends in ICT from the University of Athens. Her work with CTI involves management and implementation of innovative educational technology national and European projects, educational software development and localization, utilization of ICT in education, Teacher Training and Certification in ICT, procurement engineering and project coordination and monitoring.
Maria Fountana works for CTI as an ICT in education consultant and a researcher undertaking research, coordination, implementation, evaluation and teacher education tasks since 2003. She Has a background in educational studies and ICT, BA in Philosophy, Education and Psychology, University of Athens, Greece and MA in ICT, University of London, U.K.
Giorgos Zagouras as a member of CTI/ DiTC, has been involved in a large number of national and European ICT in education projects. As a senior software engineer, he has taken part in the design and implementation of a heterogeneous set of systems. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from Brunel University and an MBA from the University of Patras.
Sissy Papasoulioti works with CTI since 2002 and is involved in the implementation of large scale national and eu projects related to ICT implementation in primary and secondary education. She holds an MA in Continuing Education and LLLearning (O.Uv.C), a BSc in Political Sciences and History and a Diploma in Intercultural Education, International affairs and EU Integration (both from Panteio Uv., Athens), while she possesses 10 years of teaching experience.
Ioannis Katsenos has a Physics Degree from the University of Patras and an M.Sc. in „Microwave Solid State Physics” granted by the University of Portsmouth, UK, also teaches physics at Geniko Lykeio Kastritsiou, a public upper secondary school in the area of Patras and works as a part-time external collaborator to CTI Diophantus mainly for the Training Program of Greek Ministry of Education (http://b-epipedo2.cti.gr).