Maria Solomou
"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught."  ~Winston Churchill

 

 

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1. Education

2. Experience

3. Other Experience

4. Publications, Presentations and Awards

5. Affiliations and Memberships

6. Skills, Languages and Extracurricular Activities

4a. Publications

  • Solomou, M., Siyahhan, S., & Ingram-Goble, A. (2011). Same Content, Different Context: Advancing Designs to Position Teachers as Active Agents in Gaming Environments. Paper published in the proceedings of the ED-MEDIA Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Peppler, K., A. & Solomou, M. (2011). Building Creativity: Collaborative Learning and Creativity in Social Media Environments. On The Horizon, Vol. 19(1), pp.13 - 23.

  • Peppler, K. & Solomou, M. (2010). Building Creativity: Collaborative Learning and Creativity in a Virtual Gaming Environment. Paper published in the proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.

  • Barab, S. A., Dodge, T., Ingram-Goble, A., Volk, C., Peppler, K., Pettyjohn, P., Solomou, M. (2010). Pedagogical Dramas and Transformational Play: Narratively-Rich Games for Learning. Mind, Culture & Activity. 17(3), 235264

  • Barab, S., Dodge, T., Ingram-Goble, A., Volk, C., Peppler, K., Pettyjohn, P., Solomou, M. (2009). Pedagogical Dramas and Transformational Play: Narratively-Rich Games for Education. In  I. A. Iurgel, N. Zagalo, and P. Petta (Eds.), Interactive Storytelling (pp. 332-335). Heidelberg, Springer Berlin.

  • Sharma, R. C., McIsaac, M. S. and Solomou, M. (2008)'Book reviews', Educational Media International, 45:3, 245-247.

4b. Presentations

  • Solomou, M. (2011). Architects Transformed: From Consumers to Producers through Participation in Social Gaming Contexts. Paper to be presented at the Transforming Audienes 3 Conference, London, U.K.
  • Siyahhan, S., Solomou, M., & Ingram-Goble, A. (2011). Using Worked Examples in the Service of Portfolio Assessment. Paper presented at ED-MEDIA Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Solomou, M., Siyahhan, S., & Ingram-Goble, A. (2011). Same Content, Different Context: Advancing Designs to Position Teachers as Active Agents in Gaming Environments. Paper presented at ED-MEDIA Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Peppler, K., A., & Solomou, M. (2011). Building Creativity: Collaborative Learning and Creativity in a Virtual Gaming Environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Saleh, A., Solomou, M., Siyahhan, S., & Barab, S. A. (2011). Managing the classroom: The effects of teacher strategies on forth graders’ comprehension of genetics. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Solomou, M. & Siyahhan, S. (2011). Advancing the Game: Positioning Teachers as Change Agents in 3D gaming environments. Poster presented at the Women in Science Research Conference (WISC), Bloomington, IN, March, 2011. 
  • Peppler, K., A., & Solomou, M. (2010). Building Creativity: Collaborative Learning and Creativity in a Virtual Gaming Environment. Poster presentation at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences in Chicago, IL, June 2010.

  • Barab, S., Gresalfi, M., Ingram-Goble, A., Pettyjohn, P., Volk, C., Williams, C., Solomou, M. & Gentry, E. (2009). Transformational Play: Why Educators Should Care About Games. Paper presented at Games, Learning and Society Conference. Madison, WA.

  • Barab, A. S., Dodge, T., Ingram-Goble, A., Peppler, K., A. & Solomou, M. (2009). Narratizing Formalisms and Formalizing Narratives: Games as 21st Century Curriculum. Paper presented at the AERA conference in San Diego, CA, April 2009.

  • Yerasimou, T. & Solomou, M. (2009) Harnessing the Effects of Interactivity and Flow in Blended Learning Practices. Paper presented at the AERA conference in San Diego, CA.

  • Peppler, K. & Solomou, M. (2008) The Virtual Builder: Scaffolding Creative Production through Game Play. Games and Learning Conference, Madison, WI, July 2008.

  • Solomou, M. & Vrasidas, C. (2008) Commercial Computer Games in Education: Age of Mythology in Ancient Greek History Lessons. Paper presented at the AERA conference in New York, NY, March 2008.

  • Solomou, M. (2007) Computer Games in the History Classroom: A Case Study. Paper presented at the International Council for Educational Media (ICEM) and CARDET’s conference in Nicosia-Cyprus, Sept.20-22, 2007.

4c. Awards

  • Honors Travel Award

    Annual award to support students for presenting at conferences – Award amount: $300
 2010

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