Antonis Lionarakis

skliasDr. Antonis Lionarakis is Greek, currently Associate Professor of Open and Distance Education at the Hellenic Open University, School of Humanities and has worked as tutor – counselor at the Open University / United Kingdom. He was a member of the Governing Board of the Institute of Continuing Adult Education and founder. He was member of the planning Committee for the development of the Hellenic Open University and member of the Implementation Unit for the development of the institution. Since 2003 he is the president of the Hellenic Network of Open and Distance Education and the editor-in-chief of the international Journal ‘Open Education – the journal for ODL and Educational Technology’. Every two years he organizes an international conference for open and distance learning in Greece (ICODL) with hundreds of participants from all over the world. He has contributed to writing chapters in more than 30 books about distance learning and has edited 28. He is in charge of several research projects and member of the Global Advisory Council (GAC) of The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. He was invited to present his work in several countries, such as France, Cyprus, UK, Iceland, Bulgaria, Turkey and Japan.