Ph.D. Dissertation

Alimisis, D. (1994). Reasons for student failure in school physics (Doctoral dissertation), University of Athens, National Foundation of Research, Dissertations Abstracts.

Editor of Special Issues

Guest editor of the Special Issue on Educational Robotics in the “Robotics & Automation Systems” journal (Elsevier), 2015

Co-editor of the special issue on Educational Robotics in the journal “Themes in Science & Technology Education”, 6(1), 2013

Books & chapters in books

Alimisis D., Moro M., Menegatti E. (eds) (2017) Educational Robotics in the Makers Era.  Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 560). Springer, Cham

Dimitris Alimisis (2014), Educational Robotics in Teacher Education: an Innovative Tool for Promoting Quality Education, in L. Daniela, I. Lūka, L. Rutka and I. Žogla (Eds) “Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality Education for Quality Teaching”, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p.14-27

Alimisis (Ed.), Teacher Education in Robotics – enhanced Constructivist Pedagogical Methods, ASPETE, Athens (2009)

Alimisis D., Computer as tool of productivity, information and communication in education, Ion, Athens, 2003 (in Greek)

Alimisis, Interactive Modelling in Science, in D. Ursutiu and D. Alimisis, Modelling and Simulation Software in Chemistry, Transilvania Univerity Press, Brasov, 2002.


Technical Reports

Development of a problem-based curriculum for robotic surgical training, Deliverable 7.2, European Research Project SAFROS— Seventh Framework Programme, Theme [ICT-2009.5.2] – ICT for Patient Safety, 2012.

Report: report on curricula design and validation criteria, Deliverable 7.1, European Research Project SAFROS— Seventh Framework Programme, Theme [ICT-2009.5.2] – ICT for Patient Safety, 2011.

Selected papers in conference proceedings and journals

Alimisis, M. Beynon, J. Foss, E. Hudnott, Steve Russ (2015), The CONSTRUIT! Project: introducing construals into school education, Proceedings of 8th Pan-Hellenic Teachers’ Conference on ICT in education, Syros (Greece), p. 1390-99 (in Greek).

Dimitris Alimisis and George Boulougaris (2014), Robotics in physics education: fostering graphing abilities in kinematics, Proceedings of 4th International Workshop Teaching Robotics, Teaching with Robotics & 5th International Conference Robotics in Education Padova (Italy) July 18, 2014 ISBN 978-88-95872-06-3 pp. 2-10.

A. Siiman, M. Pedaste, E. Tõnisson, R. Sell, T. Jaakkola, D. Alimisis (2014), A Review of Interventions to Recruit and Retain ICT Students, International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science, 3, 45-54 Published Online March 2014

Alimisis, Dimitris; Zoulias, Emmanouil (2013), “Aligning Technology with Learning Theories: A Simulator-Based Training Curriculum in Surgical Robotics”, Interactive Technology and Smart Education, vol:10, iss:3, pp.211 – 229, DOI:10.1108/ITSE-05-2013-0011

Alimisis, D. (2013). Educational robotics: Open questions and new challenges. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 6(1), 63-71

Alimisis, M. Fengou, E. Zoulias (2013), Robotics in Surgery: Designing a Simulator-Based Training Curriculum. In P. Kommers & P. Isaías (eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference e-Society 2013, Lisbon, pp. 233-240.

Dimitris Alimisis, Michele Moro (eds.) (2013), Special issue “Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics” in the Themes in Science and Technology Education Journal, 6(1),

Alimisis, D. (2012), “Robotics in Education & Education in Robotics: Shifting Focus from Technology to Pedagogy”, In Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Robotics in Education, RiE2012. September 2012., pp. 7-14. MatfyzPress, Czech Republic.

Detsikas, N. & Alimisis, D. (2011). Status and Trends in Educational Robotics Worldwide with Special Consideration of Educational Experiences from Greek Schools. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives (ISSEP), Comenius University, Bratislava.

Alimisis, D. & Plessas, A. (2011). Teacher Distance Training in Educational Robotics through Synchronous Audiographic Conferencing: towards a learner-centered approach. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 901-906). Chesapeake, VA: AACE, available at

Alimisis, D., Vicentini, M. & Fiorini, P. (2011). Towards a problem-based training curriculum for surgical robotics: the SAFROS project. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 297-302). Chesapeake, VA: AACE, available at

Alimisis, J. Arlegui, N. Fava, S. Frangou, S. Ionita, E. Menegatti, S. Monfalcon, M. Moro, K. Papanikolaou, A. Pina, (2010). Introducing robotics to teachers and schools: experiences from the TERECoP project, Costructionism 2010 Conference Proceedings, Paris

Alimisis, Robotic technologies as vehicles of new ways of thinking about constructivist teaching and learning: The TERECoP Project , IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Vol. 16 (3), Page(s): 21-23 (2009)

Alimisis, D., Frangou, S., Papanikolaou, K. A constructivist methodology for Teacher Training in educational robotics: the TERECoP course in Greece through trainees’ eyes, The 9 th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (I CALT2009), Riga, Latvia

Papanikolaou, K., Frangou, S., Alimisis, D. Teachers as designers of robotics-enhanced projects: the TERECoP course in Greece. Intl. Conf. on SIMULATION, MODELING and PROGRAMMING for AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS, Venice(Italy) 2008 November,3-4, ISBN 978-88-95872-01-8, pp. 100-111

Alimisis, D. Designing robotics-enhanced constructivist training for science and technology teachers: the TERECoP Project. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria. Published by Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), USA, p. 288-293

Alimisis, D., Michele M., Arlegui, J., Pina, A. Frangou, S., Papanikolaou, K. Robotics & Constructivism in Education: the TERECoP project, In Ivan Kalas (ed.), Proceedings of the 11th European Logo Conference, 19 – 24 August 2007, Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, ISBN 978-80-89186-20-4

Alimisis, D. Robotics-enhanced constructivist learning: the TERECoP project, in Pavlos Koulouris & Sofoklis Sotiriou (editors), Rural Learning for Development: Experiences from Europe, Report on Rural Learning for Development and Book of Proceedings of the 2007 RuraLEARN Conference and Workshops, Mesta, Chios, Greece, 24-27 June 2007, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece, p. 207-213

Alimisis, D., karatrantou, A., Tachos, N., Technical school students design and develop robotic gear-based constructions for the transmission of motion, Eurologo 2005, Digital Tools for Lifelong Learning, Proceedings, Warsaw, Poland, 2005, p. 76-86.

Alimisis D. and Duta-Capra A., Teacher education in the computer-based modelling in the field of science education, Proceedings of the 4th National Conference with international participation “ICT in education”, University of Athens, 2004, p. 317-326. (in Greek)

Alimisis D., Teaching the Instantaneous Velocity as the Limit of Δx/Δt: A Computer Based Approach, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Science Education Research in the Knowledge Based Society, ESERA, Aristotle University of Thessaloninki,, 2001, p. 264-6.

Alimisis D., Computer-based modeling as learning tool in kinematics, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching, University of Thessaly,  2003, p. 191-5.

Alimisis D., From graph to model: Students as creators of models through PC use, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching, University of Thessaly, 2003, p. 196-200.

Alimisis D., Logo and Teacher Education, Proceedings of the 5th National Conference with international participation “Maths Didactics and Informatics in Education”, Aristotle University of Thessaloninki, p.550-557, 2001 (in Greek).