Eleni A. Kyza

Dr. Eleni A. Kyza is Associate Professor in Information Society at the Department of Communication and Internet Studies at the Cyprus University of Technology, where she leads the Media, Cognition, and Learning Research Group (http://mcl.cut.ac.cy). She has a background in educational technology and the learning sciences, and a continuous interest in how digital technologies can support learning, critical reflection, and the development of active and informed citizens. She holds a Ph.D. from the Learning Sciences program at Northwestern University, with a specialization in Cognitive Science, a master's degree in Technology in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a B.Sc. in Education, summa cum laude, with a concentration in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University, and a Teacher's Diploma from the Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus. Her research investigates technology-enhanced learning environments to support motivated, meaningful, and reflective practices. Her work has examined, among others, inquiry-based learning, teacher professional development, scaffolding student learning, collaborative learning, and media & information literacy on social media. With her colleagues, she has developed and empirically investigated learning technologies, such as the web-based learning and teaching platform STOCHASMOS for promoting evidence-based reasoning in science education, and TraceReaders, an augmented reality platform for scaffolding students’ inquiry learning in informal and non-formal contexts. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Instructional Science journal, President of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) (2021-2023), and an Inaugural Fellow of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).