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Dimitrios Vlachopoulos
Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Dimitrios Vlachopoulos (he/him) is an Associate Professor of Management Education at the Department of Technology and Operations Management (Innovation Management Section).

Since 2005, Dimitrios has taught and/or conducted research in several universities in the USA (University of California at Berkeley and Walden University), the UK (University of Liverpool, University of Roehampton London, University of Essex and University of Hull), Spain (University of Barcelona, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Open University of Catalonia), Greece (Hellenic Open University), Cyprus (European University Cyprus and Open University of Cyprus) and the Netherlands (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences). Over the last 10 years, in parallel with teaching and research, Dimitrios also held leadership roles related to e-learning program development, student retention and academic staff professional development.

Dr. Vlachopoulos holds a PhD in Distance Education and Instructional Technology from the Department of Research Methods of the University of Barcelona. Additionally, he holds six master’s degrees in the field of education sciences and business administration.

Dimitrios is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy & Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He has completed successfully the Senior Teaching Qualification at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on new emerging pedagogies, evidence-based and sustainable innovation in management education, digital transformation of higher education, quality assurance, change management, technology use & wellbeing and teachers’ training.

His research activity has as blueprint the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on Goal 4 (Quality Education), Goal 5 (Gender Equality) and Goal 10 (Reduced Inequalities). His research has been published in top-ranked academic journals, including the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Education and Information Technologies, PLOS One, Technology, Knowledge and Learning, Studies in Educational Evaluation, European Journal of Education and International Review of Education.

Publications

Academic (41)
  • Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., Essuman, A. B., & Amankwa, J. O. (2024). ChatGPT effects on cognitive skills of undergraduate students: Receiving instant responses from AI-based conversational large language models (LLMs). Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence, 6, Article 100198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.caeai.2023.100198

  • Morrison, E. H., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2023). Exploring secondary students’ emergency remote teaching and learning experience in science curriculum during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contemporary Educational Technology, 15(4), Article ep473. https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/13703

  • Perry, L. R., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2023). Learning Attainment in English Lessons: A Study of Teachers’ Perspectives on Native English Speakers and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Students at an International School. Education Sciences, 13(9), Article 901. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13090901

  • Vlachopoulos, D., Thorkelsdóttir, R. B., Schina, D., & Jónsdóttir, J. G. (2023). Teachers’ Experience and Perceptions of Sustainable Digitalization in School Education: An Existential Phenomenological Study of Teachers in Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, and The Netherlands. Sustainability (Switzerland), 15(18), Article 13353. https://doi.org/10.3390/su151813353

  • Greaves, R., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2023). The Use of Gamification as a Vehicle for Pedagogic Sharing and Teachers’ Professional Development. RIED-Revista Iberoamericana de Educacion a Distancia, 26(1), 245-264. https://doi.org/10.5944/ried.26.1.34026

  • Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., Nyadu-Addo, R., Tachie-Menson, A., Baah, P. K., & Owusu-Antwi, C. (2023). The Impact of Mental Health Predictors of Internet Addiction among Pre-Service Teachers in Ghana. Behavioral Sciences, 13(1), Article 20. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs13010020

  • Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., Tachie-Menson, A., Johnson, E. E., & Baah, P. K. (2022). The impact of a virtual teaching assistant (chatbot) on students' learning in Ghanaian higher education. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 19(1), Article 57. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-022-00362-6

  • Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., Tachie-Menson, A., Nunoo, F. K. N., & Johnson, E. E. (2022). Nomophobia among Preservice Teachers: a descriptive correlational study at Ghanaian Colleges of Education. Education and Information Technologies, 27(7), 9541-9561. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-022-11023-6

  • Baiden, P., Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., Tachie-Menson, A., & Essuman, M. A. (2022). The Effect of Gamification on Home Economics Students' Motivation and Engagement in Drawing Activities. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 27(1), 161-182. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10758-021-09566-7

  • Boateng, A. A., Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., Johnson, E. E., & Okpattah, V. (2022). Flipping the Classroom in Senior High School Textile Education to Enhance Students’ Learning Achievement and Self-Efficacy. Education Sciences, 12(2), Article 131. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12020131

  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2022). How the “Lessons Learned” from Emergency Remote Teaching Can Enrich European Higher Education in the Post-COVID-19 Era. Higher Learning Research Communications, 12, 147-156. https://doi.org/10.18870/hlrc.v12i0.1357

  • Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., Tachie-Menson, A., Johnson, E. E., & Ebeheakey, A. K. (2021). Technology-induced stress, sociodemographic factors, and association with academic achievement and productivity in ghanaian higher education during the covid-19 pandemic. Information (Switzerland), 12(12), Article 497. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12120497

  • Nsouli, R., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2021). Attitudes of nursing faculty members toward technology and e-learning in Lebanon. BMC Nursing, 20(1), Article 116. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-021-00638-8

  • Sáenz-Castro, P., Vlachopoulos, D., & Fàbregues, S. (2021). Exploring the relationship between saber pro test outcomes and student teacher characteristics in Colombia: Recommendations for improving bachelor’s degree education. Education Sciences, 11(9), Article 507. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11090507

  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2021). Organizational change management in higher education through the lens of executive coaches. Education Sciences, 11(6), Article 269. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060269

  • Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., & Tachie-Menson, A. (2021). The relationship between the nomophobic levels of higher education students in Ghana and academic achievement. PLoS ONE, 16(6 June), Article e0252880. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252880

  • Makri, A., Vlachopoulos, D., & Martina, R. A. (2021). Digital escape rooms as innovative pedagogical tools in education: A systematic literature review. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(8), Article 4587. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084587

  • Safadi, S., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2021). Understanding Faculty Perceptions of Quality Assurance in Saudi Higher Education. International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, 28(1), 79-97. https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7920/CGP/v28i01/79-97

  • Debrah, A., Yeyie, P., Gyimah, E., Halm, G. G., Sarfo, F. O., Mensah, T., Kwame, S. A., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2021). Online instructional experiences in an unchartered field - The challenges of student-teachers of a Ghanaian College of Education. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 37(2), 99-110. https://doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2021.1892553

  • Vlachopoulos, D., & Makri, A. (2021). Quality Teaching in Online Higher Education: The Perspectives of 250 Online Tutors on Technology and Pedagogy. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 16(6), 40-56. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v16i06.20173

  • Phelps, A., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2020). Successful transition to synchronous learning environments in distance education: A research on entry-level synchronous facilitator competencies. Education and Information Technologies, 25(3), 1511-1527. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-019-09989-x

  • Essel, H. B., Vlachopoulos, D., Adom, D., & Tachie-Menson, A. (2020). Transforming higher education in Ghana in times of disruption: flexible learning in rural communities with high latency internet connectivity. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 15(2), 296-312. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-08-2020-0151

  • Ashely-Welbeck, A., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2020). Teachers' perceptions on using Augmented Reality for language learning in Primary Years Programme (PYP) education. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 15(12), 116-135. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v15i12.13499

  • Vlachopoulos, D., & Makri, A. (2019). Online communication and interaction in distance higher education: A framework study of good practice. International Review of Education, 65(4), 605-632. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-019-09792-3

  • McGuinness, N., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2019). Student experiences of using online material to support success in A-level economics. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 14(3), 80-109. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v14i03.9406

  • Tejeiro, R., Vlachopoulos, D., Edwards, A., & Campos, E. (2019). Research brief indirect feedback: A dialoguing approach to assessment. Higher Learning Research Communications, 9(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.18870/hlrc.v9i1.444

  • Al Lily, A. E., Foland, J., Stoloff, D., Gogus, A., Deniz Erguvan, I., Tomé Awshar, M., Tondeur, J., Hammond, M., Venter, I. M., Jerry, P., Vlachopoulos, D., Oni, A., Liu, Y., Badosek, R., López de la Madrid, M. C., Mazzoni, E., Lee, H., Kinley, K., Kalz, M., ... Schrader, P. G. (2017). Academic domains as political battlegrounds: A global enquiry by 99 academics in the fields of education and technology. Information Development, 33(3), 270-288. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666916646415

  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2016). Assuring quality in e-learning course design: The roadmap. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 17(6), 183-205. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v17i6.2784

  • Vlachopoulos, D., & Pitsiavas, D. (2016). The digital profile of primary school principals: Achieving effective educational administration through ICT. International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, 23(3), 17-28. https://doi.org/10.18848/2329-1656/cgp/v23i03/17-28

  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2013). "Digital Classics": A new scientific field that offers new teaching and learning opportunities for the study of ancient Greek. International Journal of Humanities Education, 10(1), 15-24. https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0063/CGP/v10i01/43811

  • Vlachopoulos, D., & Cardó, P. G. (2013). Web 2.0 in classics: The use of blogs for monitoring students' knowledge of ancient Greek grammar. Agora - Estudos Classicos em Debate, 15, 313-327.

  • Mateo, J., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2013). Reflexiones en torno al aprendizaje y a la evaluación en la universidad en el contexto de un nuevo paradigma para la educación superior. Educacion XX1, 16(2), 183-208. https://doi.org/10.5944/educxx1.16.2.2639

  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2013). Stress experienced by baccalaureate students preparing for the catalan university access examinations. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, 7(1), 41-54. https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-011X/CGP/v07i01/53257

  • Mateo, J., Escofet, A., Martínez-Olmo, F., Ventura, J., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2012). Evaluation tools in the european higher education area (ehea): An assessment for evaluating the competences of the final year project in the social sciences. European Journal of Education, 47(3), 435-447. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3435.2012.01536.x

  • Mateo, J., Escofet, A., Martínez, F., Ventura, J., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2012). The Final Year Project (FYP) in social sciences: Establishment of its associated competences and evaluation standards. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 38(1), 28-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2011.12.002

  • Mateo, J., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2012). Applying the methodology of problem-based learning in the subject of Cultural Management: an alternative model of evaluation. Revista Iberoamericana De Educacion, 58(2).

  • Cardó, P. G., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2012). Sages parmi des sophistes: Athénée et la tradition des Sept Sages. Agora - Estudos Classicos em Debate, 14, 171-194.

  • Sangrà, A., Vlachopoulos, D., & Cabrera, N. (2012). Building an inclusive definition of e-learning: An approach to the conceptual framework. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(2), 145-159. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v13i2.1161

  • Sangrà, A., Vlachopoulos, D., & Cabrera, N. (2012). The conceptual framework of e-learning: A view from inside. International Journal of Learning, 18(4), 93-104. https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/cgp/v18i04/47573

  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2009). Introducing online teaching in Humanities: A case study about the acceptance of online activities by the academic staff of classical languages. Digithum, (11).

  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2009). The challenges of introducing new technologies in Humanities: A case study of the perceptions of academic staff of classics. Ubiquitous Learning, 1(2), 51-60. https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-9795/cgp/v01i02/40357

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Academic (6)
  • Makri, A., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2018). Conducting a Scoping Review of Collaborative Learning in Online Settings. In LG. Chova, AL. Martinez, & IC. Torres (Eds.), 11th International Conference Of Education, Research And Innovation (iceri2018) (pp. 4219-4228)

  • Makri, A., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2018). Investigating the Criteria of Choosing a Learning Management System for Online Courses. In LG. Chova, AL. Martinez, & IC. Torres (Eds.), Edulearn18: 10th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies (pp. 1247-1255)

  • Vlachopoulos, D., & Makri, A. (2017). Professional Development and Training of School Managers: A View From the Inside. In LG. Chova, AL. Martinez, & IC. Torres (Eds.), 9th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies (edulearn17) (pp. 5494-5502)

  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2016). Assuring Quality in E-learning: Identification and Analysis of Quality Course Design Standards in Online Programs. In LG. Chova, AL. Martinez, & IC. Torres (Eds.), Edulearn16: 8th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies (pp. 6234-6241)

  • Makri, A., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2015). Information and Communication Technology in the Organisation and Management in Secondary Education: A Study of the Digital Profile of High Schools' Directors in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki. In LG. Chova, AL. Martinez, & IC. Torres (Eds.), Iceri2015: 8th International Conference Of Education, Research And Innovation (pp. 1166-1175)

  • Zygoura, PD., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2013). Comparing Open Universities: Framework and Application to the Cases of Catalonia and Cyprus Universities. In LG. Chova, AL. Martinez, & IC. Torres (Eds.), Edulearn13: 5th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies (pp. 4071-4078)

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  • Vlachopoulos, D. (2008). Manual of ancient Greek Grammar Exercises. Agora - Estudos Classicos em Debate, 10, 159-161.

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  • Ransom, B., & Vlachopoulos, D. (2021). The meaning of mission statements to school practice and professional development: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Educar, 57(1), 49-63. https://doi.org/10.5565/REV/EDUCAR.1126

  • Vlachopoulos, D., & Makri, A. (2017). The effect of games and simulations on higher education: a systematic literature review. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 14(1), Article 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-017-0062-1

Courses

Managing the Organisational Environment

  • Study year: 2023/2024
  • Code: BM02POC
  • Level: Master

People Analytics

  • Study year: 2023/2024
  • Code: BM03POC
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Leading Organisational Change

  • Study year: 2023/2024
  • Code: BM04POC
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Strategic People Management

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BM15HRM
  • Level: Master

People Analytics

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BM17HRM
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Leading Organisational Change

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BM18HRM
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Professional Development and Consulting

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BM19HRM
  • Level: Master

Managing the Organisational Environment

  • Study year: 2023/2024
  • Code: BM20HRM
  • Level: Master

Past courses

Leading Organisational Change

  • Study year: 2022/2023
  • Code: BM18-HRM
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Organisational Design

  • Study year: 2022/2023
  • Code: BM16-HRM
  • Level: Master

Organisational Design

  • Study year: 2022/2023
  • Code: BM16HRM
  • Level: Master

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