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Varvara Garneli

Research Assistant 


Ionian University
Department of Informatics, Corfu, Greece

  • MSc in Informatics and Humanistic Studies, Ionian University (2013)
  • BSc in Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business (1992)

Research interests:

  • Computing Education
  • Video Games and Education
  • Computer programming



  • Garneli, V., Giannakos, M., & Chorianopoulos, K. (2016). Serious games as a malleable learning medium: The effects of narrative, gameplay, and making on students’ performance and attitudes. British Journal of Educational Technology.

International conferences and workshops:

  • Garneli, Varvara, Michail N. Giannakos, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, and . "Serious game development as a creative learning experience: lessons learnt". 2015 IEEE/ACM 4th International Workshop on Games and Software Engineering
  • Garneli, Varvara, Michail N. Giannakos, and Konstantinos Chorianopoulos. "Computing Education in K-12 Schools: A Review of the Literature.".  2015 IEEE Global Engineerin g Education Conference (EDUCON), At Tallinn, Esthonia 
  • Garneli, Varvara. "Instructional Media and Teaching Methods for Engaging Children with Computer Programming." Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 2014 IEEE 14th International Conference on. IEEE, 2014.
  • Garneli, Barbara, et al. "Learning by Playing and Learning by Making." Serious Games Development and Applications. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. 76-85.