Below are the ECEL Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.
Conference and Programme Chairs
Mie Buhl is Professor in Visual Culture, IT and Learning design. Head of research Center Visual Studies and Learning Design, (ViLD) Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University Copenhagen. Research Interests: Visual Culture, Media and ICT with an emphasis on University Education, Teacher Training, Primary School and with the focus on visual learning. Her methodology draws on action and Design-Based-Research approaches in studies of the visual’s learning potentials. She has several publications in this field.
Bente Meyer is an Associate Professor at the Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University. Her research interests include practice and sociomaterial perspectives on ICT in education, global perspectives on ICT in learning as well as computer assisted language learning (CALL). She has edited several books on media, ICT and Learning.
Rikke Ørngreen, Professor Head of the Research Center for Video, and of the Research Group ILD (IT and Learning Design), at the Department of Learning and Philosophy. Aalborg University. Research theories, methods and tools in the design, implementation and evaluation of digital learning processes, in particular video-based activities that support creativity and reflexivity.
Mini Track Chairs
Mini Track Chairs
Dr Marija Cubric is Reader in e-learning and a member of Information Systems and Project Management subject group at the University of Hertfordshire Business School. Since 2007, she has led several HEA- and JISC-supported UK projects on introducing and evaluating the use of technologies in Higher Education. Her work was presented at conferences, workshops and seminars in UK, Europe, US and Canada. In 2015 she co-chaired the 14th European Conference on e-Learning and was a member of the judging panel for the e-Learning Excellence Awards. Marija’s research interests include development, implementation and evaluation of innovative learning designs supported by technologies.
Dr. José Martí-Parreño is Associate Professor at the Universidad Europea de Valencia, Spain. His main research areas include gamification and educational innovation. He was awarded in 2015 with the David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for a research project on gamification. His research on gamification has been published in top journals such as Computers in Human Behavior and Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.
Dr. Valentina Chappell is Professor of Business and Technology in the Graduate school at Friends University and director of the Global MBA program. The Global MBA attracts students from different geographical areas and requires a constant search for the most effective ways of delivering outcomes in online courses. She regularly presents at national and international conferences. Valentina actively participates in non-profit organizations. She served as the President of the Global Learning Centre, Wichita Sister Cities organization and is a member of the Advisory Board of Kansas Global Trade Services. She participated in the Mayor’s trade missions in China and Africa. The Wichita Business Journal named Dr. Chappell as a Diversity Leader.
Ass. Prof. Tone Vold has lectured for approx. 20 years, several of them as an online teacher at The Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her background is mainly from Information Technology, and Knowledge Management. Research interests are within KM issues, Enterprise development, Serious Gaming and E-learning.
The above presenters will be modelling digital learning spaces with Dr. Barber physically present and her colleagues presenting virtually from British Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. We believe education is a human right, and that digital technology plays a key role in providing anywhere, anytime learning to anyone in the world, especially remote or indigenous communities.
Melody Neumann, PhD has taught biology courses in a variety of formats at the University of Toronto for 15 years. She has an interest in the use of technology to improve student learning and engagement. Melody is a recipient of the Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award (U of T).