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.
Prof (Mrs) Cleo Sgouropoulou
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.