Melisidis Konstantinos (Phd Candidate)

Thesis title: An educational approach to teaching programming and computational thinking through augmented reality and gamification
Supervisor: Keramopoulos Efkleidis
Advisory Committee Members:
Panagiotis Adamidis, Professor IHU
Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Assistant Professor, UoM

The scope of the PhD Thesis is the creation of an educationally oriented augmented reality platform, with gamification mechanisms, for teaching pro-gramming and enhancing computational thinking. More specifically, an augmented reality application platform will be implemented, appropriately de-signed according to pedagogical methods, enriched with gamification mech-anisms and technologically oriented to mobile devices for its adoption in a learning environment. Harmonization with modern pedagogical methods will be essential, as will the use of technologies such as AR-LEs, AR-GBL, PBL, and so on. The final goal of the PhD thesis implementation is expected to be particularly useful for the acquisition of computational thinking as a necessary 21st-century skill, as well as for learning programming.