Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) is an educational organization of private law, officially recognized by the state. EA was the first Greek educational organization, which applied ODL in secondary education in the year of 1993. It is an institutional member of EDEN (European Distance Education Network), STEDE (Science Teacher Education Development in Europe) network, and ECSITE (European Network of Science Centres and Museums) network.
Since 1998, the organization has the Research and Development (R&D) Department for the design, development, and implementation of research activities in education, expanding the collaboration with universities and research institutions across Europe. The R&D Department acts as an interface between the pedagogical research, the technological innovation, and the school community. The work of the R&D Department, which currently employs 18 full-time researchers, focuses on the following areas:
- development of methodologies and empirical research to investigate processes of learning and knowledge acquisition in various subject-matter areas
- collaboration with computer science departments and artificial intelligence labs for the development of computational models and eLearning systems
- collaboration with universities and private companies for the development and testing of educational software
- design of technology-supported learning environments
In the Next-Lab project, EA is involved in curriculum analysis and leads tasks devoted to the concept of the tutoring services and helpdesk, as well as concept and implementation of co-created Inquiry Learning Spaces.