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Personal information
Surname(s) / First name(s) Aniftos Polycarpos (Polis) Gregoriou
Postal Address 5A, Kyklaminon Street, Lakatamia, 2322, Nicosia, CYPRUS
Web Address http://www.classcy.com
Mobile

00357 96 535152

E-mail

polis.aniftos@gmail.com

Nationality
Date of birth
Gender

Cypriot
24/11/1970
Male

Research Interests Virtual worlds in education - Applications/deployment. Democracy in
Educational settings.
Work experience
Dates

01/01/2008

30/6/2008

Occupation or position held

Full time, freelancer e-learning consultant, instructional designer

Main activities and responsibilities

Development of Storyboards and quality reviewing of content experts’ input and digital educational
content with respect to e-learning standards and instructional design principles. Communicating with
content experts, developers, project managers and customers. The project is funded by the Cypriot
government and the EU and our customer is the Ministry of Education and Culture. This is the largest
project ever undertaken by the Ministry of Education.

Name and address of employer

HS Data Group (Cyprus), InterCollege-CARDET (Cyprus) and Siveco (Romania) Consortium of
Companies.

Type of business or sector

Education/ Software development, IT business.

Dates

01/09/2001

To date

Occupation or position held

High School Teacher (Ages 11-19)

Main activities and responsibilities

Design and Technology Teacher. Full time teaching post.

Name and address of employer

Ministry of Education and Culture
Cyprus

Type of business or sector

Education

Dates

01/09/1998 - 31/08/2000

Occupation or position held

Physics and IT teacher

Main activities and responsibilities

Full time teacher. Lab coordinator, Science and Technology Club leader, Radio club leader.

Name and address of employer

The Grammar School, Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus

Type of business or sector

Education

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Education and training
Dates

22/10/2004 - 01/10/2007

Title of qualification awarded

MSc in e-learning: Interactive Teaching Technologies, DL.

Principal subjects / occupational skills
covered

COM856J1X - Instructional design: html programming skills
COM857J2X - Teaching technologies: advanced html and java programming skills
COM859J2X - Quality management for online delivery: project management skills
COM860J1X - Advanced instructional design: php, mysql, apache
COM871J1X - Learning in networked communities: designing a course using a VLE
EDU928J4X - Research Study: Research Proposal on a Bi-communal network of educators
EDU929J1X - Research methods: A scoping study on the development of an online bi-communal
school and teacher network
EDU929J2X - Research methods
EDU929J3X - Research methods
EDU932J4X - Principles and practices of online education: e-moderation skills, collaborative learning,
learning centred education

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

ULSTER University, Northern Ireland

Level in national or international
classification

MSc, pass (pending request/complaint for distinction award).

Dates

01/10/2000 - 01/06/2001

Title of qualification awarded

Pre Service Teacher Training Certificate

Principal subjects / occupational skills
covered

Education Studies (Leadership in Education, Didactics, Developmental Psychology, Education
Theories), Teaching Studies (subject specific: design and technology: Teaching Experience, lesson
planning, Induction to teaching through mentorship programme), Psychology (developmental and
work related), Multimedia and Education, IT (basic and advanced skills, web design through html) Use
of ICT in Education.

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

The Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus

Level in national or international
classification

Pre Service Teacher Training

Dates

01/10/1996 - 01/08/1998

Title of qualification awarded

BA (Honours) in Design and Technology with Qualified Teacher Status

Principal subjects / occupational skills
covered

Education Studies
Teaching Studies
Subject Specific Studies
Teaching Experience (6 months in local schools)

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

Greenwich University, London, UK

Level in national or international
classification

BA (Upper Second Class Honours) with Qualified Teacher Status

Dates

01/10/1988 - 01/07/1992

Title of qualification awarded

HND in Mechanical Engineering

Principal subjects / occupational skills
covered

Mathematics, Physics, Technical English, Technical Drawing, Plant Engineering, Strength of
Materials, Computers, Electrical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Metrology, Control
Systems Engineering, Control Theory, Mechanics, Workshops, Laboratory work, Mechanical Design,
Quality Control, Production Engineering, Production Management, Industrial Design.
12 months work based training

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

Higher Technical Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus

Level in national or international
classification

Higher National Diploma

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Dates

15/09/1985 - 01/07/1988

Title of qualification awarded

Apolyterion: Lyceum Leaving Diploma

Principal subjects / occupational skills
covered

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

Strovolos Lyceum

Level in national or international
classification

Lyceum Apolyterion

Personal
skills
competences

and

Mother tongue(s)

Greek

Other language(s)

English

Self-assessment

Understanding

European level (*)

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

C2 Proficient user

C2 Proficient user

C2 Proficient user

C1 Proficient user

Speaking

Writing
C2 Proficient user

(*) Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level

Pleasant personality with humour. Tactful and sensitive and sensible. I like people and i enjoy being
useful and helpful to others. With good listening and communication skills.

Social skills and competences
Organisational
competences

skills

and

Responsible and flexible. Time management skills and productivity. Leadership skills include
democratic character and exceptional team spirit, concern for humane aspect of management.
Competitiveness through quality of production and not through combativeness.

Technical skills and competences

E-learning teaching and learning experience since 2004. Productive, effective, hardworking. Eye for
detail and quality.

Computer skills and competences

Computer literate since 1986. Owns a computer since 1991. Internet access since 1996. Software
experience includes: MS Office Suite, Macromedia Suite, Adobe Suite, Corel Suite, AutoCAD Suite,
3DSMax, Maya, Bryce, Breeze. Experience with VLE's including Moodle, Claroline,
WebCT/Blackboard.

Artistic skills and competences

Highly developed aesthetic criteria.

Other skills and competences

Exceptional IQ score with inclination towards visual mathematical skills. Very reflective with developed
critical and creative thinking skills at exceptional level.

Driving licence(s)

A , A1, B, BE

Additional information

Extended experience as a graphic designer in publishing and illustration, and as a production
engineer in a steel work construction company.

Other Information

Completed 26 compulsory military services at the National Guard. Ethos: Excellent. Unconventional
war methods’ training. Operated at the Headquarters and the Ministry of Defence, Top Secret
Archives Department,
A (Master’s Award Statement of Academic Record), B (BA, Honours award), C (Bachelor’s Degree
Transcript), D (Qualified teacher Status award), E (Pre-Service Training Certificate), F(HND diploma),
G (Quality Management, ISO 9000, and Statistical Process Control Certificate), H (Certificate of
Accomplishment), I (Apolyterion- Lyceum leaving Certificate), J (European Levels – Self Assessment
Grid)

Annexes

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Annex: A (Master’s Award Statement of Academic Record)

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Annex: B (BA, Honours award)

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Annex: C (Bachelor’s Degree Transcript)

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Annex: D (Qualified Teacher Status award)

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Annex: E (Pre-Service Training Certificate)

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Annex: F (HND diploma)

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Annex: G (Quality Management, ISO 9000, and Statistical Process Control Certificate)

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Annex: H (Certificate of Accomplishment)

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Annex: I (Apolyterion- Lyceum leaving Certificate)

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Annex: J (European Levels – Self Assessment Grid)

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Writing

I can write a short, simple postcard, for
example sending holiday greetings. I can
fill in forms with personal details, for
example entering my name, nationality
and address on a hotel registration form.

I can use simple phrases and sentences I can use a series of phrases and
to describe where I live and people I sentences to describe in simple terms
my family and other people, living
know.
conditions, my educational background
and my present or most recent job.

Spoken
production

I can write short, simple notes and
messages. I can write a very simple
personal letter, for example thanking
someone for something.

I can communicate in simple and routine
tasks requiring a simple and direct
exchange of information on familiar
topics and activities. I can handle very
short social exchanges, even though I
can't usually understand enough to
keep the conversation going myself.

I can write simple connected text on
topics which are familiar or of personal
interest. I can write personal letters
describing
experiences
and
impressions.

I can connect phrases in a simple way
in order to describe experiences and
events, my dreams, hopes and
ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and
explanations for opinions and plans. I
can narrate a story or relate the plot of a
book or film and describe my reactions.

I can deal with most situations likely to
arise whilst travelling in an area where
the language is spoken. I can enter
unprepared into conversation on topics
that are familiar, of personal interest or
pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family,
hobbies, work, travel and current
events).

I can write clear, detailed text on a wide
range of subjects related to my
interests. I can write an essay or report,
passing on information or giving
reasons in support of or against a
particular point of view. I can write
letters highlighting the personal
significance of events and experiences.

I can present clear, detailed descriptions
on a wide range of subjects related to
my field of interest. I can explain a
viewpoint on a topical issue giving the
advantages and disadvantages of
various options.

I can interact with a degree of fluency
and spontaneity that makes regular
interaction with native speakers quite
possible. I can take an active part in
discussion in familiar contexts,
accounting for and sustaining my views.

I can express myself in clear, wellstructured text, expressing points of
view at some length. I can write about
complex subjects in a letter, an essay or
a report, underlining what I consider to
be the salient issues. I can select a style
appropriate to the reader in mind.

I can present clear, detailed descriptions
of complex subjects integrating subthemes, developing particular points
and rounding off with an appropriate
conclusion.

I can express myself fluently and
spontaneously without much obvious
searching for expressions. I can use
language flexibly and effectively for
social and professional purposes. I can
formulate ideas and opinions with
precision and relate my contribution
skilfully to those of other speakers.

I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text
in an appropriate style. I can write
complex letters, reports or articles which
present a case with an effective logical
structure which helps the recipient to
notice and remember significant points.
I can write summaries and reviews of
professional or literary works.

I can present a clear, smoothly-flowing
description or argument in a style
appropriate to the context and with an
effective logical structure which helps
the recipient to notice and remember
significant points.

I can take part effortlessly in any
conversation or discussion and have a
good
familiarity
with
idiomatic
expressions and colloquialisms. I can
express myself fluently and convey finer
shades of meaning precisely. If I do
have a problem I can backtrack and
restructure around the difficulty so
smoothly that other people are hardly
aware of it.

I can read with ease virtually all forms of
the written language, including abstract,
structurally or linguistically complex
texts such as manuals, specialised
articles and literary works.

I can interact in a simple way provided
the other person is prepared to repeat or
rephrase things at a slower rate of
speech and help me formulate what I'm
trying to say. I can ask and answer simple
questions in areas of immediate need or
on very familiar topics.

I can understand long and complex
factual and literary texts, appreciating
distinctions of style. I can understand
specialised articles and longer technical
instructions, even when they do not
relate to my field.

Spoken
interaction

I can read articles and reports
concerned with contemporary problems
in which the writers adopt particular
attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand
contemporary literary prose.

Reading
I can understand texts that consist
mainly of high frequency everyday or
job-related language. I can understand
the description of events, feelings and
wishes in personal letters.

I can understand familiar names, words I can read very short, simple texts. I can
and very simple sentences, for example find specific, predictable information in
on notices and posters or in catalogues. simple everyday material such as
advertisements, prospectuses, menus
and timetables and I can understand
short simple personal letters.

Listening

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C2
I have no difficulty in understanding any
kind of spoken language, whether live or
broadcast, even when delivered at fast
native speed, provided. I have some
time to get familiar with the accent.

C1
I can understand extended speech even
when it is not clearly structured and
when relationships are only implied and
not signalled explicitly. I can understand
television programmes and films without
too much effort.

B2
I can understand extended speech and
lectures and follow even complex lines
of argument provided the topic is
reasonably familiar. I can understand
most TV news and current affairs
programmes. I can understand the
majority of films in standard dialect.

B1
I can understand the main points of
clear standard speech on familiar
matters regularly encountered in work,
school, leisure, etc. I can understand
the main point of many radio or TV
programmes on current affairs or topics
of personal or professional interest
when the delivery is relatively slow and
clear.

A2

I can understand phrases and the
highest frequency vocabulary related to
areas of most immediate personal
relevance (e.g. very basic personal and
family information, shopping, local area,
employment). I can catch the main point
in short, clear, simple messages and
announcements.

A1

I can understand familiar words and very
basic phrases concerning myself, my
family
and
immediate
concrete
surroundings when people speak slowly
and clearly.

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