Panos Vlachopoulos

Associate Professor

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Associate Professor Panos Vlachopoulos is Associate Dean, Quality and Standards, Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University.  Panos is an academic educator  with 15 years of international experience in the area of Higher Education Development. He has led large-scale curriculum development projects in the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Greece and Australia. He developed a learning design methodology for team-based curriculum design, a framework for reflection in professional learning and has taught for numerous years in areas of Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching. Panos is a member of numerous professional organisations and a reviewer for journals in technology-enhanced learning and higher education studies. 

Research interests

His current research focuses on online learning design, social network analysis, reflective practice and digital professional skill.

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Senior Fellowship, Higher Education Academy

Higher Education, PhD, University of Aberdeen

Education, Master in Education, University of Manchester

Philosophy & Pedagogy, Bachelor of Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Project Management , Certificate, IXL Group International

External positions

Commissioned author , Oxford University Press - Academic

2017 → …

Co-Editor, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice


Consultant, The Centre for the Greek Language

2007 → …

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Outputs 2010 2019

A comparative study on the traditional and intensive delivery of an online course: design and facilitation recommendations

Vlachopoulos, P., K Jan, S. & Lockyer, L., 2019, In : Research in Learning Technology. 27, p. 1-13 13 p., 2196.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
digital media

Social network analysis: a framework for identifying communities in higher education online learning

K Jan, S. & Vlachopoulos, P., Dec 2019, In : Technology, Knowledge and Learning. 24, 4, p. 621–639 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social Network Analysis
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network analysis
Higher Education

Social network analysis and learning communities in higher education online learning: a systematic literature review

Jan, S. K., Vlachopoulos, P. & Parsell, M., 2019, In : Online Learning Journal. 23, 1, p. 249-264 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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A critical analysis of technology‐enhanced learning design frameworks

Bower, M. & Vlachopoulos, P., Nov 2018, In : British Journal of Educational Technology. 49, 6, p. 981-997 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

research planning