Here you can find out about TELC’s vision and its key people.

Dr Chris Alexander has been the Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Centre since 2016, and was previously the Head of the Distance Learning IT Unit at the University of Nicosia from 2008-2016.

Dr Chris Alexander has been the Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Centre since 2016, and was previously the Head of the Distance Learning IT Unit at the University of Nicosia from 2008-2016. He has been pioneering TEL innovation at UNIC since 2004 with, for instance, the development of the NEPTON Test, the Language Lab, E-learning/blended learning/Distance Learning. He has also led the development of five apps and many other IT projects for the University and has acquired a wealth of hands-on TEL/IT experience during this period.

The TEL Centre has a central role in supporting the TEL agendas of the University. In particular, it works in partnership with academic staff and IT/DL teams supporting the University learning and teaching strategy to raise awareness and enable the best and most appropriate use of new technologies. He is an Associate Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning/ Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). His area of specialisation is mainly focused on Artificial Intelligence, TEL, Learning Design and Learning Analytics. He has published over 80 mainly single-authored papers in a range of genres and over 150 mainly TELC blog posts. Click here for more information about his academic achievements. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Teaching English with Technology [Scopus] or see here. See here for some Technology Enhanced Learning Centre Newsletters 

Vladislav Kolev has been working at the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre since early 2017, and has previously worked as a 3D Designer, Social Media Marketing Designer, Digital Designer, Multimedia Designer, VR Designer etc.

Vladislav Kolev has been working at the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre since early 2017, and has previously worked as a 3D Designer, Social Media Marketing Designer, Digital Designer, Multimedia Designer, VR Designer etc. With a jack-of-all-trades skillset that spans three different “departments”, Vlad uses combinations of those acquired skills in research, testing and developing content to help push UNIC’s vision forward, as well as supporting faculty and staff wherever needed. From interactive and adaptive lecture content, ideation implementation, professionally developed media, web design; and everything in between falls under his area of work.

Some of his active hobbies include: Creative Writing (see stories), Video Games, Narrative Design(see published article), Fitness, Drawing, 3D Modelling and Reading.

Some of his inactive hobbies include: going to bed at a reasonable time.

Cynthia Efremoglou has been working in the University of Nicosia for the last 23 years. Over these years she has obtained her Degree in MIS Management Information Systems, an MBA in Marketing and is currently a PHD candidate in Online Learning/AI at the University of Nicosia.

Cynthia Efremoglou has been working in the University of Nicosia for the last 23 years. Over these years she has obtained her Degree in MIS Management Information Systems, an MBA in Marketing and is currently a PHD candidate in Online Learning/AI at the University of Nicosia. Cynthia’s various roles at UNIC have included assisting faculty, staff and students in IT support, development of DL Distance Learning programmes, implementation of various technologies for DL and local courses, training and teaching for both DL and local courses and managing DL Social Media accounts. Her significant experience in training has built her skill set and allows her to introduce cutting-edge learning-technology skills for all faculty, staff and students.

Click her to see her BIO CV of various academic achievements, journals and other achievements https://www.unic.ac.cy/efremoglou-cynthia/. Other interests include aerobics, Zumba and general good health and fitness lifestyle. She is a mother of baby Leo who is the light of her life.

Konstantinos Vassos has been contributing to the IT department as a Full-Stack Web Developer since 2021 and began assisting the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre in 2024.

Konstantinos Vassos has been contributing to the IT department as a Full-Stack Web Developer since 2021 and began assisting the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre in 2024. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Cyber Security. In his role, Konstantinos specializes in WordPress development, with a focus on secure coding practices to bolster cybersecurity measures. His past experience also covers working on custom projects, engaging in social media marketing, and implementing search engine optimization strategies.

In his spare time, Konstantinos is passionate about keeping abreast of the latest PC hardware, enjoying audiobooks, and learning new languages. Communicating effectively in five languages, he is enthusiastic about exploring their respective cultures and further improving his language skills.

Here you can find out about TELC’s vision and its key people.

Dr Chris Alexander has been the Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Centre since 2016, and was previously the Head of the Distance Learning IT Unit at the University of Nicosia from 2008-2016.

Dr Chris Alexander has been the Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Centre since 2016, and was previously the Head of the Distance Learning IT Unit at the University of Nicosia from 2008-2016. He has been pioneering TEL innovation at UNIC since 2004 with, for instance, the development of the NEPTON Test, the Language Lab, E-learning/blended learning/Distance Learning. He has also led the development of five apps and many other IT projects for the University and has acquired a wealth of hands-on TEL/IT experience during this period.

The TEL Centre has a central role in supporting the TEL agendas of the University. In particular, it works in partnership with academic staff and IT/DL teams supporting the University learning and teaching strategy to raise awareness and enable the best and most appropriate use of new technologies. He is an Associate Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning/ Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). His area of specialisation is mainly focused on TEL/Learning Design. His current research interests include Technology Enhanced Learning, Learning Design and Learning Analytics.

He has published over 80 mainly single-authored papers in a range of genres. Click here for more information about his academic achievements. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Teaching English with Technology [Scopus] or see here. See here for some Technology Enhanced Learning Centre Newsletters – Also, see the Journal of Teaching English with Technology Full Issues’ page from 2016

Vladislav Kolev has been working at the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre since early 2017, and has previously worked as a 3D Designer, Social Media Marketing Designer, Digital Designer, Multimedia Designer, VR Designer etc.

Vladislav Kolev has been working at the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre since early 2017, and has previously worked as a 3D Designer, Social Media Marketing Designer, Digital Designer, Multimedia Designer, VR Designer etc. With a jack-of-all-trades skillset that spans three different “departments”, Vlad uses combinations of those acquired skills in research, testing and developing content to help push UNIC’s vision forward, as well as supporting faculty and staff wherever needed. From interactive and adaptive lecture content, ideation implementation, professionally developed media, web design; and everything in between falls under his area of work.

Some of his active hobbies include: Creative Writing (see stories), Video Games, Narrative Design(see published article), Fitness, Drawing, 3D Modelling and Reading.

Some of his inactive hobbies include: going to bed at a reasonable time.

Cynthia Efremoglou has been working in the University of Nicosia for the last 23 years. Over these years she has obtained her Degree in MIS Management Information Systems, an MBA in Marketing and is currently a PHD candidate in Online Learning/AI at the University of Nicosia.

Cynthia Efremoglou has been working in the University of Nicosia for the last 23 years. Over these years she has obtained her Degree in MIS Management Information Systems, an MBA in Marketing and is currently a PHD candidate in Online Learning/Metaverse at the University of Nicosia. Cynthia’s various roles at UNIC have included assisting faculty, staff and students in IT support, development of DL Distance Learning programmes, implementation of various technologies for DL and local courses, training and teaching for both DL and local courses and managing DL Social Media accounts. Her significant experience in training has built her skill set and allows her to introduce cutting-edge learning-technology skills for all faculty, staff and students.

Click her to see her BIO CV of various academic achievements, journals and other achievements https://www.unic.ac.cy/efremoglou-cynthia/. Other interests include aerobics, Zumba and general good health and fitness lifestyle. She is a mother of baby Leo who is the light of her life.

Konstantinos Vassos has been contributing to the IT department as a Full-Stack Web Developer since 2021 and began assisting the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre in 2024.

Konstantinos Vassos has been contributing to the IT department as a Full-Stack Web Developer since 2021 and began assisting the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre in 2024. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Cyber Security. In his role, Konstantinos specializes in WordPress development, with a focus on secure coding practices to bolster cybersecurity measures. His past experience also covers working on custom projects, engaging in social media marketing, and implementing search engine optimization strategies.

In his spare time, Konstantinos is passionate about keeping abreast of the latest PC hardware, enjoying audiobooks, and learning new languages. Communicating effectively in five languages, he is enthusiastic about exploring their respective cultures and further improving his language skills.

Here you can find out about TELC’s vision and its key people.

Dr Chris Alexander has been the Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Centre since 2016, and was previously the Head of the Distance Learning IT Unit at the University of Nicosia from 2008-2016.

He has been pioneering TEL innovation at UNIC since 2004 with, for instance, the development of the NEPTON Test, the Language Lab, E-learning/blended learning/Distance Learning. He has also led the development of five apps and many other IT projects for the University and has acquired a wealth of hands-on TEL/IT experience during this period. The TEL Centre has a central role in supporting the TEL agendas of the University. In particular, it works in partnership with academic staff and IT/DL teams supporting the University learning and teaching strategy to raise awareness and enable the best and most appropriate use of new technologies. He is an Associate Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning/ Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). His area of specialisation is mainly focused on TEL/Learning Design. His current research interests include Technology Enhanced Learning, Learning Design and Learning Analytics.

He has published over 80 mainly single-authored papers in a range of genres. Click here for more information about his academic achievements. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Teaching English with Technology [Scopus] or see here. See here for some Technology Enhanced Learning Centre Newsletters – Also, see the Journal of Teaching English with Technology Full Issues’ page from 2016

Vladislav Kolev has been working at the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre since early 2017, and has previously worked as a 3D Designer, Social Media Marketing Designer, Digital Designer, Multimedia Designer, VR Designer etc…

With a jack-of-all-trades skillset that spans three different “departments”, Vlad uses combinations of those acquired skills in research, testing and developing content to help push UNIC’s vision forward, as well as supporting faculty and staff wherever needed. From interactive and adaptive lecture content, ideation implementation, professionally developed media, web design; and everything in between falls under his area of work.

Some of his active hobbies include: Creative Writing (see stories), Video Games, Narrative Design(see published article), Fitness, Drawing, 3D Modelling and Reading.

Some of his inactive hobbies include: going to bed at a reasonable time.

Cynthia Efremoglou has been working in the University of Nicosia for the last 23 years. Over these years she has obtained her Degree in MIS Management Information Systems, an MBA in Marketing and is currently a PHD candidate in Online Learning/Metaverse at the University of Nicosia.

Cynthia’s various roles at UNIC have included assisting faculty, staff and students in IT support, development of DL Distance Learning programmes, implementation of various technologies for DL and local courses, training and teaching for both DL and local courses and managing DL Social Media accounts. Her significant experience in training has built her skill set and allows her to introduce cutting-edge learning-technology skills for all faculty, staff and students.

Click her to see her BIO CV of various academic achievements, journals and other achievements https://www.unic.ac.cy/efremoglou-cynthia/. Other interests include aerobics, Zumba and general good health and fitness lifestyle. She is a mother of baby Leo who is the light of her life.

Konstantinos Vassos has been contributing to the IT department as a Full-Stack Web Developer since 2021 and began assisting the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre in 2024.

Konstantinos Vassos has been contributing to the IT department as a Full-Stack Web Developer since 2021 and began assisting the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre in 2024. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Cyber Security. In his role, Konstantinos specializes in WordPress development, with a focus on secure coding practices to bolster cybersecurity measures. His past experience also covers working on custom projects, engaging in social media marketing, and implementing search engine optimization strategies.

In his spare time, Konstantinos is passionate about keeping abreast of the latest PC hardware, enjoying audiobooks, and learning new languages. Communicating effectively in five languages, he is enthusiastic about exploring their respective cultures and further improving his language skills.

Mission Statement for the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre (TELC)

At TELC, our mission is to integrate artificial intelligence with traditional learning technologies in digital education, supporting the University of Nicosia further as a leader in innovative and effective teaching and learning. We are committed to leveraging both emerging and established technologies to enhance digital literacies and create a learning environment that is reflective, innovative, and grounded in the best principles of learning design.

Our Objectives:

  • Integrated Digital Competencies: Utilise a blend of traditional tools such as Learning Management Systems (LMS) and video conferencing with advanced AI applications to enhance the digital skills of our students, faculty and staff.
  • Revolutionary Learning Spaces: Design and implement learning environments that integrate AI and traditional educational technologies, fostering creativity, engagement, and continuous pedagogical innovation.
  • Informed by AI and Analytics: Employ AI-driven learning analytics combined with conventional data collection methods to generate meaningful insights, enhance learner engagement, and personalise the educational journey.
  • Excellence in Teaching: Promote sustainable, teacher-driven best practices where educators are equipped with both traditional and AI-powered tools to design, reflect, experiment, and share their pedagogical experiences.

Technological Focus

  • Integrate cutting-edge AI technologies with essential educational tools such as rapid e-learning authoring software, LMS, and video conferencing solutions to provide a comprehensive educational technology ecosystem.
  • Maintain academic integrity through the use of sophisticated anti-plagiarism software and ensure effective learning transfer with engaging Web2.0 educational software.

Through these efforts, TELC aspires to not only adapt to the evolving educational landscape but to actively shape it, setting a benchmark for excellence in digital education at the University of Nicosia. Our approach celebrates the integration of AI with established educational practices, driving forward both innovation and tradition in pursuit of outstanding educational outcomes.

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