The Technological Educational Institute of Athens (TEI-A, http://www.teiath.gr/) is the largest TEI in Greece, situated at Egaleo, a densely populated suburb of Athens. It has always been at the forefront of developments in technological education with over 35.000 students attend the four-year courses provided by its Departments and taught by teaching staff committed to maintaining the highest standards in education. TEIA uses ISO and TUV quality systems.
The Department of Informatics, established in 1983, belongs to The Faculty of Technological Applications of TEI Athens, has been successfully involved in and coordinated European and national research and development programs and has significant contribution to academic publications. Also, it is currently acting as the coordinating organisation of the “ICT for Learning, Education and Training” committee of the Hellenic Standardization Organisation (ELOT) and represents Greece to the European standardization activities of the CEN Workshop on Learning Technologies and is vice-chairing the CEN Technical Committee 353.
The Department of Informatics is one of the first Higher Education Academic Units that has successfully undergone external International evaluation organised by the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency form Higher Education (HQAA).
The Intelligent Information Systems Engineering Research Team (IISET) is part of the Laboratory of Information Systems established at the Department of Informatics aiming to contribute to the research and educational activities of the Department with particular emphasis in the field of Intelligent and Knowledge based Information systems, Learning Technology systems and Image based and Visualisation systems. The application areas include engineering, learning and medical activities. The IISET research efforts include the development of applications and tools in the area of Knowledge-based systems, Learning Technology systems, Computer Graphics and Visualisation, in the context of several graduate theses as well as national and international projects of the Department.
TEI-A is Vice-chair of the European Standardisation Committee CEN TC353 and coordinator of the “European Learner Mobility”Working Item which has resulted in the European Learner Mobility Achievement Information (EuroLMAI) Standard for the electronic representation of Europass related information. Paricipates in the Integrating Learning Outcomes and Competences CEN project, aiming at ehancing the ELM family of specs with learning outome related information.
TEI-A Also has contributed to several EU funded, ICT standardisation projects related to European technical specifications and standards for the exchange of learner achievement information and learning outcomes/competence information and the development of software systems for supporting HE Institutional Quality Assurance and Mobility.
As a IT expert, TEI-A has strong expertise in the development of technical services and tools at national and European level.
Within COMPASS, the TEI-A’s main role is the coordination of the project. Furthermore the project will benefit from TEI-A’s expertise in learning outcomes and competence modelling, in European and International Standardization as well as in software systems design and development.