Kalli's (outdated) version (warning: this is a very outdated page, please go to my current web page)

My place to show, try, play, vent and maybe make something useful, yet beautiful. Practically everything I have done in the last 10+ years is documented and accessible from here. Enjoy.

key projects

design prototype XML-based argumentation authoring tool
As part of my Master’s thesis at TECFA of the University of Geneva, I developed an online authoring tool using PHP, DOM, XML, XSLT and JavaScript, to help novices of argumentative text composition to better develop and structure their written texts. The tool is based on an underlying XML-based schema (developed with instructors) that is representative of argumentative texts and will offer a visualization and scaffolding of the composition process.

non-functional design prototype

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sample Atelier de la couleur: sample
As part of my Masters studies, I created a prototype software (in French) that aims to facilitate the understanding of the key concepts and terminology of colour theory from basic: primary colours, mixing colours, intermediate: interactions of colours, to advanced: the physics of colour, and digital colour (aimed at secondary level students). As well as a fully functional prototype using Authorware and Flash, I completed a detailed storyboard and learning scenarios (based on an adaptation of the 5e Learning Cycle instructional design model) for three of seven modules, and a complete modular structure for the proposed software.

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sample ALPECOLe
alpecole samples public site ALPECOLe portfolio samples As the chief Web Designer and Developer for the Swiss Virtual Campus Project ALPECOLe, in collaboration with numerous professors and assistants from eight Swiss universities and institutes, I headed the technical aspects of the project in the creation of an online course and digital support material for blended learning scenarios. I designed the user interface, site structure and navigation, and produced the majority of the interactive components and graphic content. I oversaw the development of software applications for our project and the integration of the couse in the University of Zurich’s learning platform (OLAT).

As part of the co-ordination team, I edited texts, tested and evaluated the online course from instructional design and usability perspectives and presented the project at national and international e-learning conferences and events. I was also responsible for the training, technical support and co-ordination of a team of web-assistants and the administration of a test-server during development. Currently, my work involves updates, corrections and conversion of the course from HTML to XML using eLML.

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php-svg-xml sample svg-xslt-xml sample php-svg-xml sample Using data on lessons within the online course content for ALPECOLe stored in XML documents, I created a visualization of the XML data using PHP5, SVG and DOM to generate the graphical navigation trees used in the project. This would allow project participants to view all the lesson trees and the make up of each lesson in one place.

To create a visualization of the proportion of mandatory vs. optional content within each lesson of the course, I combined SVG and XSLT.

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online portfolio Various
As Creative Director with a Canadian new media company, I headed the artistic direction, planning, design and development of projects. Focussing on user-centered design, I have managed and played key roles in the creation of commercial, and educational web sites and online e-learning courseware, meeting with national and international representatives, determining the work flow, designing, programming and evaluating, to bring together multilingual content from different sources into a meaningful whole.


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work experience

2007 - Scientific Collaborator / e-Learning coordinator
University of Geneva, Dept. of Psychology and Education, TECFA – Geneva, Switzerland
• coordination, preparation of learning materials, tutoring for e-Learning certiificate program
2006 - 2007 Teaching Assistant / Content Developer  
University of Geneva, Dept. of Psychology and Education, TECFA – Geneva, Switzerland
• Research and write for a wiki  on educational technology (EduTechWiki)
2001 - Web-designer/developer/master for e-learning
University of Zurich, Dept. of Geography – Zurich, Switzerland
• headed design and IT aspects of creating an international online university course in alpine ecology (ALPECOLe)
1999 - 2001 Creative Director / Graphic Designer
Digital Wizards – Cambridge, Canada
• conception, planning, design and direction for corporate, educational, governmental and non-governmental new media projects
1998 Graphic Designer
Centura Brands – Toronto, Canada
• design & layout for print of packaging, sell sheets, brochures, posters, promotional stands for HABA products
1997 Graphic User Interface Designer
Footprint Software (IBM) – Toronto, Canada
• design and usability testing of graphic user interfaces of banking and financial software
1996 - 1997 Graphic Designer
Sherman Laws Communications – Toronto, Canada
• design, layout and pre-press preparation of annual reports, flyers, packaging, brochures, posters, and catalogues for print
1995 - 1996 Graphic Artist
Stylus Strategic Communications – Montréal, Canada
• design, layout and production of graphics for corporate web sites, cd-roms and multimedia presentations
1995 Graphic Artist (workstudy)
ILCO-Unican – Montréal, Canada
• layout, DTP of product information sheets, annual reports, brochures, etc. for industrial lock systems manufacturer
1994-95 See Education
1993 - 1994 Reforestation Assistant
Natural Borders Reforestation – Vancouver, Canada
• reforestation activities throughout British Columbia and Alberta
1992 - 1993 Child Care Worker
Touchstone Family Association – Vancouver, Canada
• Attendant in group home for adolescents in crisis

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work experience (during studies)

1991, 1992 Arts & Crafts Director / Instructor
Youth Horizons – Montréal, Quebec (Canada)
• co-ordination and implementation of Arts & Crafts program for youth from troubled family situations, instruction of youth aged 5–17
1991 Group Home Attendant
Vantage Institute – Montréal, Canada
• Attendant in group home for schizophrenic adults
1990 Graphic Artist / Silkscreen Printer
Image Overtonz – Montréal, Canada
• camera work, layout, paste-up, colour separation, set-up of 6-colour manual silkscreen press for textiles and decals
1986 - 1989 Homecare Worker
CLSC Park Extension – Montréal, Canada
• providing homecare services for senior and terminally ill people
1984 - 1985 Cashier
Broadway Video – Montréal, Canada
1983, 1984 Community Services Animator
Sun Youth Organization – Montréal, Canada
• management of local food bank, fundraising, providing referral services, report writing

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volunteer work

2005 Flash Workshop Instructor
TECFA at University of Geneva – Geneva, Switzerland
1996 -1997 Adult Literacy Tutor
Project Read, Parkdale Community Centre – Toronto, Canada
1991 Drawing & Painting Instructor
YWCA de Montréal, Seniors’ Centre – Montréal, Canada

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freelance projects

  FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers),
Build Interactive, Jim West & Associates, Vidéo 30,
Images des Femmes Committee, Parkdale Community Centre,
Greek Telephone Directory of Montreal

jury member

MIchel, N. (2007). awec3 - application Web pour l’édition collaborative de carte conceptuelle, Mémoire présenté pour l’obtention du M Sc MALTT, Master in Science in Learning and Teaching Technologies, TECFA, Université de Genève


Schneider, D.K., Benetos, K, Pernin, J-P, Emin, V. (to appear). Subjective representations of educational design systems,  Workshop to be presented  at ICALT, The 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, July 14-18, 2009, Riga, Latvia
Peraya, D. (Ed.), Benetos, K., Devauchelle, B., Platteaux, H., Hoein, S. (2008), .. Projet eCulture : Regard méthodologique sur le processus de constitution du référentiel de competences et sur les microscénarios, Interreg IIIA france-suisse

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2001 McIntosh Gallery, Digipop Media Festival, London, Canada
1998 Bibliothèque Mile-End, Images des femmes, Montréal
1993 Apocalypse Gallery, paintings, Vancouver
1992 V. A. V. Gallery, paintings and drawings, Montréal

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2004 - 2006 MSc (Master of Science in Learning and Teaching Technologies) - Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
2000 - 2001 Special Standing, Media, Information & Technoculture, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
1994 - 1995

Diplôme d'études professionnelles, Pre-Press Program, Rosemount Technology Centre, Montreal, Canada

1990 - 1992 Bachelor of Arts, Specialization in English Literature, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
1985 - 1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Studio Art, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
1983 - 1985 Diplôme d'études collégiales, Health Sciences, Vanier College, Montréal, Canada
1979 - 1983 High School Leaving Certificate, Mount Royal High School, Montréal, Canada

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continued education

2003 Introduction to MySql and PHP (University of Zurich)
2003 German Language (ETH Zürich)
2001, 2002 German Language (Migros Klubschule)
1998 HTML, Flash (Fanshawe College - London, Canada)
1993 Painting Workshop, (Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada)

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2006 Swiss Virtual Campus Days 2006 – How to realize eLearning with pedagogical added value?
2005 SCIL Congress 2005 - Leading Change Processes
2002 Première Séminaire Interstices Seminar Series : Université de Fribourg – Innovation et eLearning: Vers une pédagogie active - De l'apport et des limites de l'APP (apprentissage par problèmes)

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computer skills

scripting XML, XSLT, DTD, RELAX NG, XQuery, Dom, PHP, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, SVG, JavaScript, ActionScript, Unix(basic commands)
CMS/LMS Moodle, OLAT, Dokeos
IDE Eclipse
software Illustrator, PhotoShop, Flash, Dreamweaver, FireWorks, OxygenXML, jEdit, Adobe Premier, SoundEdit, Adobe Acrobat, MS Office, QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign (and more)
operating systems Mac OS, Windows XP,

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English native language
French fluent written and spoken
Greek fluent spoken, elementary written
German basic working knowledge

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