Louis is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, with research interests in Virtual Reality, Educational Virtual Environments, and Immersive Learning Technologies.
Louis is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and Data Management at Sheffield Hallam University.
His research interests focus around the areas of Educational Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality, Immersive Technologies, Online Learning tools, and Technology Enhanced Learning.
Louis has been awarded his PhD (2015, Sheffield Hallam University) for contributing to the understanding of using 3D cyber campus environments to support learning for students experiencing barriers hindering access to Higher Education. He has been awarded his MSc IT in 2010 from Sheffield Hallam University, and achieved his BSc in Computer Information Technology from the University of Derby.
- virtual worlds
- technology enhanced learning
Department of Computing
Science, Technology and Arts
Louis is the personal tutor for the 2nd year Business and Technology students, currently teaching:
Introduction to ICT (module leader),
Computer technologies for business (module leader),
IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
+ supervising undergraduate and post graduate dissertation projects.
Louis research interests are focussing around the topics of Educational Virtual worlds, Virtual Reality, and Immersive Learning Technologies.
Louis is using several immersive technologies to support his teaching as part of the VirtualSHU project (www.virtualshu.com).
In particular, he has created several 3D and VR application environments in which his students use to collaborate and learn together in the classroom.
Louis is also involved in a research team interested in developing a Cyber Physical Social Eco System that would merge the real (physical) with the virtual worlds using robots as actuators, and be influenced by humans and their social behaviour. Louis is designing multiple 3D and VR prototypes as part of the RoboSHU project (www.virtualshu.com/roboshu), a virtual museum dedicated at informing its visitors about the history of computing, and the work that students and researchers at the Centre of Automation and Robotics Research (CARR) are doing.
Nisiotis, L., & Kleanthous, S. (2018). The development and evolution of transactive memory system over time in MUVEs. 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference, 174-179. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8674195
Nisiotis, L., Kleanthous Loizou, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2017). The use of a cyber campus to support teaching and collaboration: An observation approach. The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) Conference 26-29 June 2017, 193-194. http://doi.org/10.3217/978-3-85125-530-0
Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2016). The use of cyber campuses to support online learning for students experiencing barriers accessing education. EAI Endorsed Trans. Future Intellig. Educat. Env, 2, e3.
Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2016). The use of Cyber Campuses to Support Online Learning for Students Experiencing Barriers Accessing Education. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments, 2 (6), 1-18. http://doi.org/10.4108/eai.27-6-2016.151522
Alboul, L., Beer, M., & Nisiotis, L. (2019). Robotics and Virtual Reality Gaming for Cultural Heritage Preservation. In Dorban, F. (Ed.) Resilience and Sustainability of Cities in Hazardous Environments, Napoli, (pp. 335-345). GVES
Nisiotis, L., & Kleanthous, S. (2019). The relationship between students’ engagement and the development of Transactive Memory Systems in MUVE: An experience report. In The 24th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), Aberdeen, Scotland, 14 July 2019 - 17 July 2019. ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3319743
Nisiotis, L., Alboul, L., & Beer, M. (2019). Virtual Museums as a New Type of Cyber-Physical- Social System. In The 6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (SALENTO AVR 2019), 24 June 2019 - 27 June 2019.
Nisiotis, L., Kleanthous Loizou, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2017). The Development of Transactive Memory Systems in Collaborative Educational Virtual Worlds. The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) Conference 26-29 June 2017, 725 (725), 35-46. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60633-0_4
Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2014). The evaluation of SHU3DED cyber campus : a pilot study. In Huang, R., Kinshuk, S.D.G., Spector, M.J., & Chen, N.-.S. (Eds.) Proceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014, (pp. 688-690). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: http://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2014.232
Alboul, L., Beer, M., & Nisiotis, L. (2019). Merging Realities in Space and Time: Towards a New Cyber-Physical Eco-Society. In Dimitrova, M. (Ed.) Cyber-Physical Systems for Social Applications. IGI Global
Alboul, L., Beer, M., & Nisiotis, L. (2019). Merging realities in space and time. In Dimitrova, M. (Ed.) Cyber-physical systems for social applications. (pp. 156-183). IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7879-6.ch007
Kamvisi, M., Kleanthous, S., & Nisiotis, L. (2015). Experiences of collaborating and learning through Collab3DWorld. In Gardner, M., Gutl, C., Pirker, J., & Richter, J. (Eds.) iLRN 2015 Prague : workshop, short paper and poster proceedings from the inaugural Immersive Learning Research Network Conference. (pp. 18-21). Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz: http://lamp.tugraz.at/~karl/verlagspdf/ilrn2015-short-paper-proceedings.pdf
Theses / Dissertations
Nisiotis, L. (2015). A cyber campus to support students experiencing barriers accessing education. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E.
Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2015). The evaluation of a cyber campus to support distance learning activities. Presented at: Immersive Learning Research Network 2015 Conference, Prague, 2015