Despo Ktoridou

Despo Ktoridou is a professor at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. She is also the Head of the Management & MIS Department of the School of Business since 2012. Despo is a Certified Engineer of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and a member of IEEE and ACM Associations. In the period 1993-1999 Despo worked as a Senior Computer Engineer for various organizations in Cyprus. In 1999 she entered academia, as an Assistant Professor of Educational Technologies until 2007. In 2007, she was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2019, she was ranked as Professor. Her research focuses on the areas of ICT Integration in the Educational Practice; Technology and Innovation Management Pedagogies; and Open and Online Distance Learning Practices. She has presented and published papers, chaired Sessions, served as reviewer and member of the Program Committee for numerous refereed international conferences. She has contributed several chapters in books, served as a guest editor and reviewer and published several papers in refereed journals. She has also participated in EU and local funded programs and has been invited by foreign universities as a guest lecturer.

Professor Ktoridou completed her BSc. and MSc. of Science in Engineering, in the field of Computer Systems & Networks in the Engineering & Science Department of Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University in Russia. Her PhD thesis title was 'Expert Systems in Education - Distance Learning Educational System for Early Childhood Education: Methods, Facilities and Means'.

Publications

Cases on Engineering Management Education in Practice
Despo Ktoridou. © 2021. 197 pages.
The continuously growing list of technological, economic, and social challenges in today’s world has made it imperative for higher educational institutions to equip students with...
Fostering Meaningful Learning Experiences Through Student Engagement
Despo Ktoridou, Elli Doukanari, Nikleia Eteokleous. © 2021. 317 pages.
Educators are continuously seeking ways to engage their students in active learning processes and are faced with challenges that include engaging students in learning activities...
Engineering to Management Transition: Challenges and How Education Might Assist
Leonidas Efthymiou, Epaminondas Epaminonda, Despo Ktoridou. © 2021. 19 pages.
This chapter identifies the main challenges in the transition from engineering to management and discusses how management education may assist in this transition. Mixed methods...
Teaching a ‘Managing Innovation and Technology' Course: Ideas on How to Provide Students the Knowledge, Skills, and Motivation to Encourage Entrepreneurial Success
Despo Ktoridou, Epaminondas Epaminonda. © 2020. 19 pages.
In the last few years an increasing emphasis on developing entrepreneurship has been evident in many universities in an effort to prepare students to integrate effectively into...
Promoting Virtual Collaborative Learning with the Use of Mobile Devices
Despo Ktoridou, Elli Doukanari. © 2020. 12 pages.
With the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, educational institutions have the potential to improve and facilitate learning. More and more...
Multidisciplinary Group Case-Based Learning Environment: An Education Paradigm to Cultivate Entrepreneurial Thinking
Despo Ktoridou, Epaminondas Epaminonda, Achilleas Karayiannis. © 2018. 16 pages.
Technological, economic, and social developments represent dynamic changes for businesses across industries, creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs to build profitable...
Promoting Virtual Collaborative Learning with the Use of Mobile Devices
Despo Ktoridou, Elli Doukanari. © 2017. 12 pages.
With the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, educational institutions have the potential to improve and facilitate learning. More and more...
Social Networking for Educational Purposes: The Development of Social-Cultural Skills through Special Interest Groups
Nikleia Eteokleous-Grigoriou, Despo Ktoridou. © 2016. 23 pages.
This chapter examines and evaluates the role, usefulness, and value of social networking as perceived by higher education students. It examines the educational role of social...
Social Networking for Educational Purposes: The Development of Social-Cultural Skills through Special Interest Groups
Nikleia Eteokleous-Grigoriou, Despo Ktoridou. © 2016. 24 pages.
This chapter examines and evaluates the role, usefulness, and value of social networking as perceived by higher education students. It examines the educational role of social...
Social Networking for Educational Purposes: The Development of Social-Cultural Skills through Special Interest Groups
Nikleia Eteokleous-Grigoriou, Despo Ktoridou. © 2014. 23 pages.
This chapter examines and evaluates the role, usefulness, and value of social networking as perceived by higher education students. It examines the educational role of social...
Cultivating Entrepreneurial Thinking through a Management of Innovation and Technology Course: Evidence from the University of Nicosia
Despo Ktoridou. © 2013. 20 pages.
In recent years, the concept of entrepreneurship and the idea of entrepreneurship education are not novel. Entrepreneurship education at the university level is mostly taught in...
Google’s Applications for Undergraduate University Courses: Tools for Sharing, Communication, and Collaboration
Despo Ktoridou, Nikleia Eteokleous, Ioanna Dionysiou. © 2013. 14 pages.
Following technology’s evolution and society’s needs and demands, the current study examines the integration of cloud computing with higher education. The study uses cloud...
Factors Affecting WiFi Use Intention: The Context of Cyprus
Despo Ktoridou, Hans-Ruediger Kaufmann, Christos Liassides. © 2012. 22 pages.
Wireless communications are here to stay; nevertheless, a number of individuals are still reluctant to use them for accessing the Web. This urges providers to better understand...
Factors Affecting WiFi Use Intention: The Context of Cyprus
Despo Ktoridou, Hans-Ruediger Kaufmann, Christos Liassides. © 2011. 22 pages.
Wireless communications are here to stay; nevertheless, a number of individuals are still reluctant to use them for accessing the Web. This urges providers to better understand...