Curriculum Vitae
of Ioannis Karaliotas MAODE


  • 1982 - EFL teacher and team-based project animateur in a number of private EFL/ESL schools in Hellas and abroad.
  • 1990 - Examination administrator, member of the University of Michigan and the University of Cambridge Local EFL Examinations Administrative Teams. Hellenic Rebublic.
  • 1993 - Special Education private consultant on the use of new learning technologies & TEFL applications. Hellenic Rebublic & South Africa.
  • 2002 - 2005 Head of Hellenic Language & Culture dept, Crawford Schools - Curriculum design & implementation. South Africa.
  • 2001 - 2005 Gauteng Region 9 Cultural Interactions Project - Educational collaborator in annual presentations (Arts Festival) on township locations (Soweto, Orange Farm). South Africa.
  • 2001-2005 Producer & co-presenter of weekly Children and Talk-Show programmes at the Hellenic Community Radio, Johannesburg (AM 1422, JHB). South Africa.
  • 2001-2005 Educational Technology collaborator in organising SAHETI School/ Hellenic community schools cultural festivals - transcontinental synchronous audio conference (Internet) and production of educational cd-rom (Director7). South Africa.
  • 2001-2002. Educational Technology consultant and Project director for the re-organisation of the Office of the Counselor for Hellenic Education in Africa (General Consulate of Greece, Johannesburg). South Africa.
  • 1999-2000. Educational Technology consultant to the R.E.D.S. team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ( P.E. Teacher Training Department of AUTH ). Evaluation of media and CMC tools - WebCT manual translation - preparation of hands-on instructions for the use of online learning tools (WebCT, Blackboard etc.). Hellenic Rebublic.
  • 1999. Online collaborator for the multicultural/ multilingual development of the SIMULAB - TELSI (EU) Online Environment (Hellenic Section).
  • 1990-1993. Initiator, designer and implementor of a New Learning Technologies Project introducing CMC via Speech Synthesis to the general education and vocational training curriculum of the School for the Blind of Thessaloniki and N.Hellas. Hellenic Rebublic.
  • 1989-1990. Co-ordinator of a multimedia project (print, braille, audio) presenting the collaborative work of 45 visually impaired EFL students which won second prize in the Oxford University ELT Publications Paneuropean Competition. Hellenic Rebublic.
  • 1989-1992. Teacher/trainer and project initiator for the External Academic Department of the Anatolia American College of Thessaloniki . Hellenic Rebublic.
  • 1985-1988. Drama teacher and community co-ordinator for the Hellenic Ministry of Education Public Re-education Programme ( NELE of Thessaloniki ).
  • 1978-1981. Ministry of Transport (UK) approved driving instructor - team manager of eight instructors offering technology enabled driving instruction to impaired individuals for Bryan Js School of Motoring , London NW10, UK.
  • 1976-1979. Youth Worker for the London Borough of Enfield Youth Service, involved in team-based multicultural youth projects (Anglo, Irish, Cypriot, Turkish, Afro and Hindu youth). UK.
  • 1975-1977. Actor/Co-director in theatre productions of the Arts Theatre-Theatro Technis, North London, UK.
  • Professional Affiliations:
  • Academic

  • 2003 , ICDL Certificate - International Computer Driving Licence (ZA34482 - 2003/07/14).
  • 2000 , MAODE (Open) - Master of Arts in Online and Distance Education - IET, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (Transcript HESA ID: 9610010217379). Dissertation Title: "Research Proposal 2000: Investigation into Learner Performed Assessment of Learning Processes in 3rd Generation ODE".
  • 1999 , MA in ODE, PGDipODE (Open) - Postgraduate Diploma award in the Implementation of Open and Distance Learning, MA in ODE module - The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (re: ACC4 D23, PI: G0317779, ). Dissertation Title: "The Element of Play in Learning - The Role of Synergetic Playful Environments in the Implementation of Open and Distance Learning".
  • 1998 , MA in ODE, PGCertODE (Open) - Postgraduate Certificate award in the Application of Information Technology in Open and Distance Education, MA in ODE module - The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (re: ACC4 C23, PI: G0317779, ). Dissertation Title: "Interactivity in the Learning Environment - Distance Education".
  • 1997 , One year of MA studies in Adult Education and Training, OU, UK (1997). Dissertation Title: "Learning On and Over the Internet - Dynamics and Limitations", last cited in " Group Dynamics for the Online Professor " paper presented by Dr. Kathleen King of Idaho State University in AusWeb99 - The Fifth Australian World Wide Web Conference , May 17th - 20th 1999.
  • 1997. Completion of MZX205 - Fundamentals of Computing . One of the first online courses delivered by the OU, UK.
  • 1996. Completion of Level 3 full course, ED356 - 'RACE', EDUCATION AND SOCIETY of the Associate Student Programme of the OU, UK.
  • 1996. Completion of Level 2 full course, EH266 - LEARNING THROUGH LIFE: EDUCATION AND TRAINING BEYOND SCHOOL of the Associate Student Programme of the OU, UK.
  • 1988. Certificate award for successful completion of Advance Studies in English Language Teaching , University of Edinburgh, Institute for Applied Language Studies.
  • 1982. National Teaching Certificate for TEFL - Hellenic Ministry of Education-YPEPTH Lic.No. 2937/10-11-82 .
  • 1978-1979. Completion of Stage I and Stage II of the Official Vocational Training for Youth Workers, London Borough of Enfield.
  • 1978. Certificate award for Proficiency in English , University of Cambridge, Examinations Syndicate (re: 818910177/June 1978, London, UK).
  • 1975-1977. Theatre studies at Mountview Theatre Drama School, London, UK.
  • Current Interests:
    • Implementations of Theories of Play in Learning Environments.
    • Systemic Organisation for Learning Excellence.
    • Utilization of Role Playing and Educational Simulations in Tele-Learning.


  • Recent photo Yannis Karaliotas is my name and this is how it looks in Hellenic: my name in Hellenic my surname in Ellinica . Teacher (EFL/ESL), trainer (IT), Special Education consultant and Educational Designer, Hellenic National, taught and learned in three different countries, so far, UK, Hellas and South Africa.

    Netizen and Accessibility activist with thorough knowledge of information technology architecture and Internet/Web/multimedia development, and a strong presence on the World Wide Web.

  • Some sites & multimedia designed and developed:

    Active participant in AER, DEOS, IFETS and ITForum professional web conferences.
    Founding member of The World Association for Online Education (1998-).
    Recent academic work is referenced as course online material in tertiary courses and cited in Academic Conferences (Australia, UK, France, Germany, Hellas, Iceland, Spain, China, UAE, USA, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Romania, Finland).
  • 1973-2009.
    Travelled widely in Europe, the Americas and Africa.
    Started a family in London, UK where had resided for eight years. Father of four.
    Engaged in learning/teaching transactions across various cultures, domains, levels and institutional settings.
  • 1971-1973. Completion of National Service in the Hellenic Air Force.
  • 1969-1971. Hellenic Merchant Navy deck-officer, travelled to Asia, Europe and the Americas.
  • 1966-1969. Completion of Lyceum studies in the city of Thessaloniki - Award of Graduation Certificate (Baccalaureate/Matric).
  • 1957-1966. Compulsory schooling (Grade 1 to 9) in the city of Thessaloniki.
  • 1951. Born in Thessaloniki, Makedonia, N.Hellas (Greece).
  • Favourite activities:
    • Basketball as the main muscle stretching activity.
    • Traveling and Learning.
    • Theatre production and video editing for mental stretching.
    Postal address :

    15 Skra
    N.Epivates, 570 19
    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Ph. & Fax : +30 23920 76141
    email : kar1125g at