Discovery Demos EDT118
Discovery Demos - See and Try New Tools and Solutions
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time –
Discovery Demos show solutions and tools, next-generation materials, and pre-release products for learning and training. Various speakers will present these simultaneously at standing tables, giving you the chance to interact on an informal, one-to-one basis with the developers and creators.
ConsultEdu Ltd, UK
MyStudyWorks: Integrated Assignment Ecosystem
Dr Michelle Selinger 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 and led pioneering work on teacher collaboration. She 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 Consultancy Services.
In 2013 Michelle set up an independent consultancy carrying out research and development work for companies like Intel and Pearson, and for the Queen Rania Foundation, Jordan. Latterly she has worked with the consultancy EdTech Ventures on research for Microsoft and HP Inc.
University of Thessaly, Greece
Serious Games for Building Programming Skills among Girls
Olivier Heidmann is lead developer and designer in serious games projects, responsible for designing and creating virtual experiment demonstrators.
He has a Master Degree in Parallel Computing from the Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France.
He also taught computer science, mathematics and management to students ranging from 14 years old to adults for 7 years.
Since 2004, he participated in more than twenty different EC-funded projects, using ICT and web-based solutions to enhance the teaching and learning methodologies and tools. He has published several papers at international conferences over the past 10 years.
University of Thessaly, Greece
Digital Design Thinking Services for Facilitating Innovation in Business and Society
Hariklia Tsalapatas is a software engineer at the University of Thessaly, Greece since 2000. She has a Diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece (1990), an MSc Degree in Computer Science from Rice University, Houston, TX (1994), and an MBA from London Business School (2005). She has been working on ICT in education since 2000 focusing on combining technology with emerging learning methodologies including active, experiential, explorative, and collaborative learning. Over the past 6 years she has been active on serious games in education, mobile learning, and community-based learning. She has participated in 20 EU funded projects since 2000 several of which she has coordinated. She has published approximately 40 publications in the same timeframe. Earlier engagements inlcude working as a researcher at the Foundation for Research and Technology in Heraklion Crete (1998-2000) and as a network engineer for Oracle corporation, SF, California (1993-1997).
Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Academy, USA
Learn to Code, Learn to Create With Carnegie Mellon University's CS Academy
Erin strives to ignite a passion for creativity and innovation in our youth by empowering them with the knowledge and know how to create with, rather than just consume technology. She obtained a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University and has served as a Technology Integration Specialist and a Computer Science teacher for a school outside of Pittsburgh. She is now the Program Manager for CMU CS Academy, a new project at Carnegie Mellon University developing a novel, world-class, online, interactive high school computer science curriculum free for all to use.
Panopto EMEA, UK
Peter has over 10 years’ experience working with organisations to help them select and implement technology-based solutions which enhance the learning experience. Peter has worked with many clients to enable them to realise the potential of blended learning approaches by integrating video into their training and onboarding programmes. Currently Peter is the General Manager for Panopto EMEA, a leading Video Platform software provider. Panopto is used by hundreds of educational and corporate organisations worldwide and currently serves over 5 million end-users at businesses and universities across the world. Peter holds a BSc in Management awarded by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and also holds an MBA from the London Metropolitan University.