OCTOBER 23, 2023

Alla Anohina-Naumeca
Alla Anohina-Naumeca, Vice-dean for Academic Affairs, Riga Technical University
Frances Boylan

Frances Boylan, Digital Education Manager, Technological University Dublin

Diana Laurillard

Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technology at UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London. Formerly: Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at the government’s Department for Education and Skills; Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning Technology and Teaching at the Open University. Previously served on: the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education, Moscow; Visiting Committee on IT, Harvard University; currently on McGraw-Hill Editorial Advisory Board. Researching: ‘The Transformational Potential of MOOCs’ (Centre for Global HE, UCL-Oxford); ‘Future Education’ (RELIEF Centre, UCL-IGP); the Learning Designer tool. Leading the Blended and Online Learning Design course, free and open to all; adaptive games for low numeracy . Currently supervising MA and doctoral students researching educational technology. Recent book: Teaching as a Design Science, Routledge. Lifetime Contribution Award, E-Assessment Association; Honorary Life Membership for Association for Learning Technology and Club Fondation Universitaire, Belgium; Honorary Fellow UCL. Named in top 2% world scientists, Stanford University Jan 2022.

Dr. Nauman Ahmad

Dr. Nauman Ahmad is a faculty at Centre for Preparatory Studies, Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman. He has participated in different esteemed international conferences as a panellist and given keynote speeches. His doctorate in computer science and informatics was awarded to him by the University of Huddersfield in the UK. His favourite field of study is designing pedagogical frameworks to facilitate vice chancellors in making effective decisions using visual digital dashboards, containing disability-inclusive education. He has also designed the framework for learner-centered, self-paced active learning strategies for learners, to improve and achieve the intended learning outcomes. His field of expertise also includes micro learning. He is a certified trainer (Train the Trainer); and has multiple other certifications. Dr. Nauman was awarded as a “distinguished teacher” and “distinguished researcher” by the Sultan Qaboos University. He also won awards for outstanding papers at conferences around the world; and was also given the “Ambassador of Pakistan’s Certificate for Academic Excellence” by the Pakistani ambassador in Oman. Dr. Nauman is also a prominent researcher in the fields of e-learning, m-learning, and requirements engineering. Furthermore, he has published papers in significant peer-reviewed journals and presented the research findings at prestigious international conferences. Additionally, he serves as an associate editor, reviewer, board member, and advisor to numerous journals and conference boards, providing editorial and review-based services to local and international communities.

Anna Ferrari
Anna Ferrari, Training officer, Centre for a Digital Society, European University Institute
Denise Whitelock
Denise Whitelock, Director, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University

Assistant Professor with the School of Arts Education and Movement at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University

Rachid Hourizi

Rachid Hourizi, Director of the Institute of Coding, University of Bath

Gilly Salmon

Professor Gilly Salmon, PhD, PFHEA, NTF. is CEO & Principal Consultant at Education Alchemists Ltd. Professor Salmon is one of the world’s leading thinkers, researchers & practitioners in learning futures. She publishes, blogs & presents on pedagogical innovation & transformation. Her books ‘E-moderating’ & ‘E-tivities’ are considered seminal texts. Her ‘Carpe Diem’ learning design methodology is extensively deployed internationally. She has 30 years’ experience, in universities in the UK and Australia. She has implemented & completed significant educational change. She is an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and visitor professor at Edge Hill, Law Derby Universities in the UK. 

Gabrielle Regula

Associate Professor, Aix-Marseille University