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Dimitrios Vlachopoulos

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Human Potential

Degree Program Ph.D. Management

Since 2005, Dr. Vlachopoulos has worked as Faculty member in different universities, including the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Open University of Catalonia, the Open University of Cyprus, the European University Cyprus, the University of Liverpool, the University of Roehampton London, Essex University, Wittenborg University and the University of California at Berkeley. Currently he is a PT Contributing Faculty member at Walden University. He obtained his PhD in Pedagogy (Instructional Technology and Distance Education) at the University of Barcelona and has 6 MA degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Program Evaluation and Accreditation, Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments, Professional Coaching and Southeast European Studies. In 2019 he achieved the status of Senior Fellow by the Higher Education Academy and in 2020 the status of Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Courses Taught

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design & Methods


PhD, University of Barcelona

MBA, Open University of Catalonia

MA, National University of Athens

MA, University of Barcelona

MA, Open University of Catalonia - , Spain

DEA, University of Barcelona

BA, University of Patras

Awards / Honors

David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Laureate International Universities, 2015

Research Publication Award, Laureate Network Office, 2017

Research Publication Award, Laureate Network Office, 2017

Senior Fellow , Higher Education Academy, 2019

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, 2020


Vlachopoulos, D. (2017). Τhe effect of games and simulations on higher education: a systematic literature review. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education.

Ashley-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 (iJET).

Vlachopoulos, D. (2020). COVID-19: Threat or Opportunity for Online Education?. Higher Learning Research Communications.

Tejeiro, R., Edwards, A., Vlachopoulos, D. (2019). The Application of an ‘Indirect Feedback’ Technique in Higher Education.

Vlachopoulos, D., Makri, A. (2019). Online communication and interaction in distance higher education: A framework study of good practice. International Review of Education.

Phelps, A., Vlachopoulos, D. (2019). Successful transition to synchronous learning environments in distance education: A research on entry-level synchronous facilitator competencies. Education and Information Technologies.

Al Lily, A. E., full list of authors, see end (2017). Academic domains as political battlegrounds: A global enquiry by 99 academics in the fields of education and technology. Information Development.

Vlachopoulos, D. (2009). La influencia de las nuevas tecnologías en el cambio de la cultura docente de los estudios clásicos. Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate.

Vlachopoulos, D. (2012). The Final Year Project in social sciences: definition and establishment of its associated competences and evaluation standards. Studies in Educational Evaluation.

Vlachopoulos, D. (2013). Stress experienced by Baccalaureate students preparing for the Catalan University Access Examinations. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies .

Vlachopoulos, D. (2016). Assuring quality in e-learning course design: the roadmap. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.

Mateo, J., Escofet, A., Mart\'\inez, Francesc, 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.

Mateo, J., Vlachopoulos, D. (2013). Reflections on the learning and assessment in the university in the context of a new higher education paradigm. EDUCACION XX1.

Tejeiro, R., Whitelock-Wainwright, A., Dimitrios, V. (2019). Cultural differences in university students’ expectations of feedback through learning analytics.

Vlachopoulos, D. (2012). Building an inclusive definition for e-learning: an approach to its conceptual framework. The International Review of research in Open and Distance Learning.