I studied for four years at the University of Jannena back in Greece at the Department of Primary Education. I took my bachelor degree as a primary teacher and also I worked as a volunteer teacher in a primary school during the summer in order to help students with learning difficulties.
I know many people who have studied here before and one of primary teachers as well studied here. They were all very satisfied with the University, the facilities, the tutors, the libraries and especially the city because it is a very beautiful city. They all said you have to go there if you find a course that meets your needs.
I was inspired by a unit that we had at my previous university and it was about Second Life, an online environment that could be integrated into teaching. I thought that it would be really interesting to study more about technology and education because it is something very new in Greece. It is a little bit complicated if you integrate technology into teaching, it is not as simple as I thought before. For example, when I did my practise at my previous university in schools I thought that if I just integrate a new technology like computers into teaching the children would be very interested and the lesson would be effective. But now I have found out that you have to take into consideration many other things, factors, elements, the subject, the students. I really enjoyed the parts where we were engaged with research, the small scale research here, and now that I’m doing my dissertation I find myself really immersed in that part and this process and I would like to continue with that and maybe apply for a PhD here. I’m really enjoying the course. I have found that the tutors are very friendly, kind and supportive and I really like the whole experience, and I don’t want it to end.