Optimising Digital Scenarios to Prepare Learners for Life On and Off the Job
This eclectic Panel brings together top-quality approaches to digital transformation in various contexts.
EdTech Ventures, UK
Dr Michelle Selinger is a Principal Consultant with the consultancy practice EdTech Ventures. She has extensive experience helping governments and educational institutions around the world in both developed and emerging economies to create and evaluate strategies for technology enhanced education reform. She has an academic background in digital education in both campus-based and distance education. She was responsible for technology across the curriculum in the Open University’s distance taught initial teacher education programme where led pioneering work on teacher collaboration in1994. She later established and led the Centre for New Technology Research in Education at the University of Warwick, and then took the role of lead education consultant for Cisco Systems Corporate Affairs and then Cisco’s Consultancy Services.
Lillebaelt Academy, University of Applied Science, Denmark
Elisabeth (Lise) Agerbaek is an Associated Professor at Lillebaelt Academy, University of Applied Science in Odense, Denmark. She has published articles and books on the use of e-portfolios as a learning tool and how to design for web and online media. She teaches Philosophy of Science and Digital Design at the BA in Digital Concept Development.
She is educated MA in Philosophy and Design and is CEO of own Graphical Design company. Current area of research is acknowledging informal learning through digital badges. Another field of interest is how to scaffold interdisciplinary teaching in higher education. She enjoys winter bathing and art museums.
Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
Tarkan GÜRBÜZ is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. He is a member of the coordinating committee of METU-BİLTİR Center Digital Transformation/Industry 4.0 Platform. He is the Representative of METU and Turkey in the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) European Central Asia Region. He is a member of the Distance Education Standards Committee of Turkish ICT Foundation. He is also a member of Informatics Association of Turkey. He received his BSc. in Mathematics, PhD and MSc in Computer Education and Instructional Technology from METU. He also received an MBA in International Business from MIB School of Management in Italy. His areas of research interest include distance education, open and distance learning, e-learning, innovative next generation learning environments, digital transformation, industry 4.0, knowledge management and adult education.
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