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Ioannis Kazazis

Professor in Classical Philology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
President
Centre for the Greek Language
Born in Thessaloniki (1947), studied Classical Philology at the Universities of Thessaloniki, Illinois, and Yale. Director of the Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) and Chair of the National Council for Primary and Secondary Education. Extensive research/writing in archaic Lyric Poetry, Historiography, the Epigram, History of Greek Studies in Europe, and Computerized Lexicography (Medieval and Modern Greek). During recent years, primarily occupied with the creative incorporation of New Technologies into language teaching (databases, integrated digital learning environments, digital practice communities, and the architecture of online classes): see the “Komvos for the Greek Language” (http://www.komvos.edu.gr), the “Greek Language Portal” (with D. Koutsogiannis) (http://www.greek-language.gr), the main Greek support pillar for learning Greek both in Greece and abroad, and the digital community FRYKTORIES (http://komvos.edu.gr/ryktories/index.php). Also at CGL: development of the theoretical framework for multimedia teaching scenarios and the production of scenarios for Greek Language and Literature for the Ministry of Education’s “Digital School”. Created (with N. Fekos) a model Course Management System (CMS) on the basis of Microsoft’s Share Point, for which the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) has repeatedly been awarded distinction within the framework of the Microsoft program “Partners in Learning”. 
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