Teaching

Teaching activities

Nektaria’s teaching activities are focused on databases, algorithms, programming and STEM labs, in face-to-face, online and hybrid mode, both, at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Courses

George Mason University, USA

Spring 2015
Introduction to GIS Programming and Algorithms (GGS650).
Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science Graduate Course (Distance Education).

June 2014
Teaching and mentoring activities (in collaboration with the COS STEM Accelerator) to the VA Governor’s High-School teachers on the use of Geoinformation Science in high-school multidisciplinary research projects. For the purpose of the course STEM GIS material and lab-based tutorial has been created.

Hellenic Open University, Greece

2006-2007 and 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 and 2011-2012
Advances in Software Engineering
The thematic unit includes: Databases, Operational Systems, Modern Programming and Artificial Intelligence Methods)
Graduate Course (Distance Education).

Open University of Cyprus

2008-2009 and 2009-2010
Advances in Software Engineering
The thematic unit includes: Databases, Operational Systems, Modern Programming and Artificial Intelligence Methods).
Graduate Course (Distance Education).

2004-2005 and 2005-2006
Advances in Information Technology
The thematic unit includes: Modern Programming, Algorithms and Software Engineering).
Graduate Course (Distance Education).

Aalborg University, Denmark

Fall 1998, Fall 1999 and Fall 2000
Advanced Databases and Information Systems
Graduate Course

University of Maine, USA

Fall 1996
Engineering Databases and Information Systems.
Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering.
Graduate Course.

Fall 1995 and Fall 1996
Databases and Information Systems.

Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering.
Undergraduate Course (with Prof. Max J. Egenhofer).

Fall 1995 and Fall 1996
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering.
Undergraduate Course (with Prof. Kate Beard).


Theses Supervision

Post-doctoral supervision

Design of Location Services
Panayiotis Partsinevelos
Computer Technology Institute
(2003-2004).

Doctoral Theses Supervision

1999-2003
Issues in the Conceptual Modeling of Geographic Data.
Anders Friis-Christiansen.
Computer Science Department Aalborg University
(with Prof. Christian J. Jensen)

1999-2002
Conceptual Modeling Techniques for Spatiotemporal Applications
.
Rosanne J. Price
Computer Science Department Aalborg University and Computer Science Department, Monash University Australia

Masters Theses Supervision

More than 30 Thesis Supervision in the Hellenic Open University and Aalborg University, Denmark, in the area of Geographic Databases, Distance Learning, Interoperability of GIS, Data warehouses, Location Services, and Mobile Computing.


Distance Education Activities

Distance Education Program Coordinator at GMU

with responsibilities on the:

  • coordination of the distance education activities in GGS Department
  • collaboration with the Distance Education Office and the GGS team for the development of the online Geospatial Intelligence Certificate
  • development and introduction of the GGS Orientation course
  • dissemination of distance education practices and results.

Developed Distance Education Courses and Material

2013

GGS501 MOL – GEOINT
Orientation Course in Distance Learning.
Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University
This Orientation Course was developed and introduced for the 1st time at GMU.

GGS 650 MOL
Introduction to GIS Programming and Algorithm.
Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University

2007-08

Distance Learning Teaching Material for Advances in Software Engineering
Hellenic Open University, Greece.

  • Spatial Data Modeling (Hypertext and webcast)
  • Data Manipulation Languages (Hypertext and webcast)
  • Database Design (Assignments)
  • Normalization in Databases (Assignments)
  • Programming in Databases (Assignments)

Distance Learning Teaching Material for Advances in Information Technology
Hellenic Open University, Greece.

  • Spatial Data Structures (Hypertext)
  • Introduction to C (Webcast)
  • C assignments for self study.

Distance Learning Teaching Material for Computational Techniques and Systems
Hellenic Open University, Greece