Author Archives: Alexander Mikroyannidis

FORGE – Officially Excellent!

The FORGE project has been rated “Excellent” by the Project Officer and the review panel during the final project review, yesterday in Brussels. The review was attended by representatives from all project partners, plus external partners that have joined the project through its Open Call series. FORGE has been a 3-year FP7 project, led by […]

Learning Analytics for Awareness and Reflection: Highlights of the 6th ARTEL Workshop

The 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL) took place on September 13th in Lyon, France, in the context of the 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL). The workshop was chaired by Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University), Michael Prilla (University of Bochum) and Milos Kravcik (RWTH Aachen University). The workshop was supported […]

Last FORGE plenary in Athens

The last plenary meeting of the FORGE project took place on July 11-12th in Athens, Greece. In a beautiful location by the sea, the FORGE partners met in order to wrap up the project and prepare for its final review. The main topics of discussion and planning had to do with the sustainability of the […]

FORGE in Brazil

For the second year, Universidad de Brasilia (UnB) is now incorporating the FORGE blended learning lab on Wireless Local Area Networking into an official academic Brazilian course, taught by prof. M. Carvalho. While the course was being taught in Brazil in May 2016, the actual student exercises and experiments were running live on the “iMinds’ […]

The FORGE iBook has been updated

The FORGE iBook has been updated with the latest FORGE learning materials and interactive widgets. In particular, the updates include: New FORGE video in Chapter 1 New Section 7 in Chapter 3: TCP congestion control server and client New PT Anywhere screenshots in Chapter 5 New Chapter 6: LTE Throughput The new chapter 6 features an […]

FORGE organises the 6th ARTEL workshop at EC-TEL 2016

FORGE organises the 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2016) to be held in the context of the EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France: 13 September 2016 (Tuesday). Workshop webpage: Twitter hashtag: #artel16 Rationale Awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing Technology-Enhanced Learning (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science and […]

The new FORGE video is out!

The FORGE project has developed a new video introducing the main concepts behind the project to the general public. The video explains in simple terms what remote labs and online experimentation can bring to education and how FORGE is building on top of world-class experimentation facilities in order to close the gap between learners and […]


The 2nd annual NET FUTURES conference, which wishes to maximize the competitiveness of the European technology industry, took place last week in Brussels, Belgium. The aim of the conference is to bridge the gaps between research and innovation labs, businesses, marketing, entrepreneurship and policy-making communities, with the idea that innovations will more easily and effectively […]


The 7th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2016) took place last week in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Alexander Mikroyannidis from the Open University presented a methodology for the design, delivery and evaluation of learning resources for remote experimentation. This methodology has been developed in the context of the European project FORGE, which promotes online learning […]