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Dr George A. Papadopoulos
George A. Papadopoulos (Ph.D.) holds the (tenured) rank of Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus. Professor Papadopoulos' research interests include component-based systems, mobile computing, multimedia systems, open and distance learning, parallel programming and high performance computing, GRID technologies, cooperative information systems and service oriented computing. He has published more than 100 papers as book chapters or in internationally refereed journals and conferences. Furthermore, he serves in the Editorial Board of 5 international journals and has served as a Co-Chairman, Steering or Program Committee member in more than 70 international conferences and workshops. Professor Papadopoulos is a recipient of an 1995 ERCIM-HCM scholarship award. He has been involved or is currently participating, as coordinator or partner, in over 30 internationally and nationally funded projects (total budget for his participation more than 4 MEURO), including 9 FP5 and FP6 IST (in the areas of tele-medicine, component-based systems, bioinformatics, e-learning and Internet technologies), 3 EUMEDIS (in Open and Distance Learning), 1 INCO-DC, 1 eTen (in tele-medicine) and 7 LEONARDO ones (in vocational training). He is the Director of the Software Engineering and Internet Technologies Laboratory ( More information can be found at his personal web site at:


George Papadopoulos


Dr Roy Williams
Roy Williams designs learning spaces and knowledge management applications at the Flexible Learning Studio in the Faculty of Technology at the University of Portsmouth, and he is also the e-learning coordinator for the Faculty. He researches and published widely on e-learning, knowledge management, both on the practical design and application, and on the theory of learning and knowledge management. He currently has a grant from the Higher Education Academy in the UK to apply the theories of complex adaptive systems and ecological affordances to learning. He is actively involved in the European and International Conferences on e-learning, knowledge management, and business research methods and has edited the Electronic Journal of e-learning. He has held posts of Professor and Chair of Communication, Visiting Professor of Education, Visiting Examiner, Executive Board member of the IBA, the South African Broadcast regulator, and set up the joint-venture publishing company, Sached Books Pty Ltd. .


Roy Williams


Dr Pam Moule
Pam Moule is Reader in Nursing and Learning Technologies, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, where she leads the Centre for Learning and Workforce Research that includes the E-learning and Health Informatics Research Programme. Pam is an active researcher, whose particular interests include developing Communities of Practice online, the use of online learning to support clinical skill development, especially resuscitation skills, and the effectiveness of e-learning in supporting enhanced patient care. A number of publications reflect these interests and include the best selling text, Glen & Moule (Eds) (2006) E-learning in Nursing. Palgrave.  Pam is also Assistant Editor, Electronic Journal of E-Learning and was Guest Editor for a Special Health Edition of the journal earlier this year.

Pam Moule


Joan Burgess
Joan Burgess is currently Director of Open Learning at the University of Winchester, England.  She is a qualified Nurse, Midwife, Nurse Tutor and Teacher,  She holds a first degree in Sociology from the Open University (1985), a Masters Degree in Sociology (1992) and a Masters Degree in Health Service Management (1995).   After 20 years of experience as a nurse and a nurse educator, she was an educational consultant to a wide range of public service providers and then acted as an Educational Development Officer in Higher Education.  This was followed by senior Director level appointments in National Health Service and private hospitals, before moving back to higher education.  Her particular interests are in the application of the Accreditation of Prior Experimental Learning (APEL), the return of mature students to education, the practical application of open/distance learning and learning in the work-place.

Joan Burgess


Amanda Jefferies
Amanda Jefferies is a University Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She has been closely involved in her university’s own developments of e-learning technologies since 2001 and is now seconded to their Blended Learning Unit where she is the Evaluation Coordinator. The Blended Learning Unit is one of the UK’s Centres for Excellence for Teaching and Learning. Amanda is joint project director for STROLL (STudent Reflections on Lifelong e-Learning), a 2 year project funded by JISC under Phase 2 of their Learner Experiences Programme.

Her research interests also include investigating the impact on staff and students of e-learning and the design of accessible and usable web-based learning. She has spoken widely at e-learning conferences in the UK, Europe and North America.


Amanda Jefferies


Dr Anders Avdic

Anders Avdic is assistant professor in Informatics at Örebro University, Sweden. He has researched on various aspects of IT and learning since the early 1990’s. This includes Knowledge Management, End User Development from a knowledge sharing perspective, ICT for teachers and E-learning. Anders is also Program Manager for the International Electronic Government Master Program at Örebro University. More information can be found at


Anders Avdic


Dr Mark Brown
Mark Brown is the Director of Distance Education at Massey University, New Zealand. He has an extensive background in the use of new educational technologies. In 2006, he was a recipient of a national award for sustained teaching excellence and was a member of the Mahara open source ePortfolio initiative funded by the New Zealand government. He has a particular in interest in the application of e Dr Eva Heinrich ePortfolios in the area of teacher education. In addition, Dr Brown has been involved in a number of research projects and has recently completed a major analysis of eLearning policy across seven regions of the world. For further details see


Mark Brown


Dr Eva Heinrich
Eva Heinrich is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
in the Institute of Information Sciences and Technology at Massey University. Her rresearch interests are mainly in e-learning with a particular focus on assessment and e-portfolios. Dr Heinrich has recently completed a major research project on e-learning and assessment funded by the New Zealand government. She has previously developed software tools for assignment management and marking and has published widely in this area . In 2007, she spent several months in Europe investigating the use of ePortfolios and is currently leading a project on their use as catalysts for life-long learning in science and technology education.

For further details see


Eva Heinrich


Dr Richard Hall
Richard is the e-Learning Co-ordinator for De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is responsible for the academic implementation of web-based technologies in the curriculum. These technologies include both institutional and non-institutional learning environments, alongside mobiles and Web 2.0 applications. He is also the project manager for DMU’s e-Learning Pathfinder project, funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, which focuses upon the use of Web 2.0 tools in the curriculum. For more information on this project see: and

Richard Hall


Professor Thanasis Hadzilacos

Professor of Information Systems, Open University of Cyprus ( academic director of the graduate program in Information Systems, 55 years old. Until September 2007 he was Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the Hellenic Open University (HOU, where he served (2000-2007) as associate professor of Soft­ware Engineering, directed (2003-2007) the Open and Distance Laboratory for Educational Material and Educational Methodology, the graduate course on Information Systems (2003-2007) and the undergraduate Computer Science course (2001-2003). Educated at Harvard, USA (1971-76), he had substantial industrial experience before joining Computer Technology Institute ( in 1986, where he continues as a researcher with the responsibility of the Educational Technology and the e-Learning Sectors and R&D Unit III “Applied Information Systems” ( He has taught at the Universities of Patras and Thessaly before joining the Hellenic Open University in 2000. During 1996-2001 he designed and managed the Greek national project “Odysseia” ( for the utilization of Information and Communication Technologies in secondary education. He has served as a member of the Council of Europe working group for Teaching and Learning in the Communication Society (2002-2004) and the Greek national represen­tative to E.U. DG Education and Culture for building the European portal on educational opportunities (2002-2005). He has published over 80 papers in international journals and conferences, including a chapter on “Teaching and Learning in the Communication Society” published by the Council of Europe. He has given over 60 invited talks and presentations in scientific conferences, training seminars, university seminars, and professional or technical events. He has coordinated, directed and participated in over 40 research and development projects funded by the European Commission (IST, Esprit, Brite-Euram, eContentplus, Lingua, Minerva, e-Learning), the three Community Support Framework Programs for Greece, private companies, the Greek Secretariat for R&D and the Greek Ministry of Education. His research interests are related to education and to large-scale information and database systems and in particular system design for non-standard application areas such as education, GIS, and multimedia. His real interest is people, and he is currently studying theology at HOU.


Thanasis Hadzilacos


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