Ioannis Kourtis, MA

Ioannis Kourtis, MA
Projektmitarbeiter Virtual Reality and Creativity

Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, Raum: 2.307, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: (+)30 6984037989


Rerearch interests

  • Information and Communication Technology in Education
  • Social, Critical, Intercultural and Political Pedagogy
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Media and Critical Literacy
  • Extended Reality Technologies in the context of social studies, migration research and education
  • Study of the mental and cognitive models of media users of Extended Reality Media regarding the social phenomenon of migration and the perception of “Others” through discourse analysis, Latent Class Analysis (LCA) 


Academic – professional career


2020 until today
Research Associate at the PREMISA empirical migration research group at the University of Salzburg.
PhD candidate at the Department of Languages, Philology and Culture of the Black Sea Countries, of the Democritus University of Thrace. PhD Thesis “Virtual and augmented reality as supporting tools for a universal education in migrant societies.”
Master Degree in Information and Communication Technology in Education National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Caregiver in non-governmental organization Arsis. Responsible for art activities for unaccompanied minors.
Animator, video editor and graphic designer for the greek local TV channel Delta.
Bachelor Degree in Multimedia and Graphic Design: Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Cyprus University of Technology
Member of Cyprus Interaction Lab, responsible for the design of user interface in an educational application that uses the multi-touch technology


  • Kourtis, I. & Delić, A. (2022). Extended Reality Technology as an Alternative Perspective on Migration Research: How Virtual and Augmented Reality Change, Expand and Reveal the Way We Perceive the Other. In: Delić, A., Kourtis, I., Kytidou, O., Sarkodie-Gyan, S., Wagner, U., Zölch, J. (eds) Globale Zusammenhänge, lokale Deutungen. Springer VS, Wiesbaden.
  • Kell-Delic, A., Kourtis, I., & Baros, W. (2022). Critical literacy and migration research in the age of Extended Reality. conflict & communication online, 21(2).
  • Kourtis, I. & Baros, W. (2021). The use of augmented reality technology in the context of migration research. In: Georgogiannis, P. (ed.), Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference (IPODE) „Intercultural education and Greek as a second or foreign language: assessment, administration, curricula, teaching materials“. Volume 47, Patra: IPODE, pp. 139-145.
  • Kourtis, I. & Baros, W. (2021). Extended reality as a methodological approach to migration research: A different look at the living conditions of the ‚other‘. In: Pantazis, S. et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference (IAKE) „Social Vulnerability and Development: Challenges in education, economy and culture“. Volume 1, Heraklion: IAKE, pp. 150-159.

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