We decided to postpone JTELSS20 because of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sixteenth EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning will be organized in summer 2021.

We will give all applicants (both instructors and PhD candidates) a choice to keep their submissions valid for next year. And we will organize a small online meetup for the JTELSS community during the last week of May 2020.

Sunday 24 May excursion: Like Halkidiki, nowhere!

Halkidiki is the region in the north of Greece, projected to the southwest in the Aegean Sea, and extended to three peninsulas: Cassandra, Sithonia and Athos. Halkidiki is one of the most well-known summer destinations of Greece blending the Aegean turquoise beaches with the pine trees nearby the sea. The special beauty of the region resulted in the characteristic phrase “Like Halkidiki, nowhere!” when someone wants to describe Halkidiki.

Photo by http://verymacedonia.gr/

The excursion will start from the Summer School venue – Simantro Beach Hotel at 09:00. We will get on board of comfortable buses and explore the beautiful nature and beaches of Halkidiki, making several stops to enjoy spectacular views and taste local cusine at lunch time. We will return to the hotel at 19:00, in time for dinner.

Wednesday 27 May excursion: Thessaloniki city

Thessaloniki, often referred to internationally as Salonika, is the second largest city in Greece. It is a city with a long history preserving relics of its Ottoman, Roman and Byzantine and of its Jewish population. The city is renowned for its vibrant cultural events. The city centre of Thessaloniki is built around the coastline with a number of historical districts for sightseeing. When tired from walking, Thessaloniki has a culinary paradise to offer with lots of ‘tavernas’-restaurants as well as a great number of cafés. Thessaloniki turns to a romantic city at night with lots of bars full of young people who study in its two universities.


The excursion will start right after the Local TEL research community sessions at the University of Macedonia at 16:00. We will walk through the most beatuful parts of the city with a tour guide and have some free time to enjoy the evening, buy souvenirs or relax in a cafe. Right after the excursion we will gather for the Gala dinner at a restautrant in the city at 19:30.