Singaporean Educator, Singaporean Educator, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore , Singapore
Pak Tee NG [National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University] is a Singaporean educator who is deeply involved in the development of school and teacher leaders. At the NIE, he previously served as Associate Dean Leadership Learning and Head of the Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group. His main work is in educational change, policy and leadership.
Pak Tee has spoken at many global events, for example, Google Global Education Symposium, International Baccalaureate Global Conference, and Scottish Learning Festival. He is currently a member of Scotland’s International Council of Education Advisers and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.
Pak Tee has authored/co-authored numerous publications. International media often seek his views on education change. Having retired from journal editorship, he now serves as honorary mentor to a few younger editors. He is an editorial board member of several other international refereed journals. He is the co-editor of the Routledge Leading Change book series and the author of the book “Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes”.
Pak Tee encourages educators to walk a path not easily travelled, with love, courage and resilience. Although he is thankful for receiving a few awards during his career, his greater reward is a fraternity of students who are educational leaders themselves and who pay it forward through their educational leadership, contribution and commitment to education.
Director of Research, Online training solutions specialist, author and Director of Research, The Learning Guild, USA
Jane Bozarth is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and never looked back. As leader of the State of North Carolina USA's award-winning eLearning program, Dr. Bozarth specializes in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. Her abiding interest in social learning and communities of practice framed her graduate work and dissertation and led to the publication of her bestselling book Social Media for Trainers and the new Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-Tos of Working Out Loud. She is the author of several other books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points, and From Analysis to Evaluation. She frequently contributes material to trade publications and writes the monthly "Nuts & Bolts" column for Learning Solutions Magazine. A popular conference speaker, Dr. Bozarth has keynoted events in the US, Canada, Australia, Turkey, and Scotland. She and her husband live with Thomas the Corgi in Durham, North Carolina, USA
Secretary General, International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Norway
Torunn Gjelsvik (born 1970) has more than 16 years of experience from the field e-learning and ICT in education. As head of development for the E-learning Centre at BI Business School and rector and managing director of two Norwegian online schools Torunn has developed both highly strategic and operative expertise in distance and flexible education, social media and the use of technology in teaching and learning. In 2013 Torunn was engaged as project manager for Flexible Education Norway and published the report: «Innovation and challenge – pedagogical development of Norwegian distance education institutions 1995-2015». Since 2015 Torunn Gjelsvik has been engaged as Senior Adviser and project responsible at International Council for Open and Distance Education – ICDE, the leading global membership organization for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education. In 2016 Torunn took place in the orientation board of the French National Center for Distance Education - CNED.
Head of Pedagogy at "42", a disruptive educational model and coding school
With a scientific background, Olivier Crouzet got a Master degree as an IT engineer. During scholarship, he acted both as a technical assistant and a teaching assistant. After 2 years as system administrator in the 3rd French Internet service provider, he developed during thirteen years a well-known IT school which became a French major institution.
He designed the pedagogical model, and made it evolve. Based on this educational success, a new IT school '42' is created in 2013, along with Nicolas Sadirac, Kwame Yamgnane and Florian Bucher, promoting an even more advanced training methodology, called Peer-Learning. Olivier Crouzet designed this model: 100%-project-based, without any teacher, lecture, nor knowledge transfer. Students debate, exchange ideas, try, fail, try again, to reach the goal, and finally evaluate their peers.
Founded and funded by Xavier Niel, owner of one of the four French telecom company, '42' is totally free for the students. In this spirit of social opening, Olivier Crouzet, while still evolving the pedagogical model of the school, is also promoting evolution in the French education system through various conferences
Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture, Poland
Natalia Kmieć-Braun is a learning and development practitioner, consultant and corporate trainer with strong background in teaching and linguistics. As Accenture Storytelling Champion, she facilitates workshops and delivers coaching sessions aimed at helping individuals and teams to craft simple but efficient narratives and to truly tailor content to one's audience. Passionate for human-centered learning, she's been designing, developing and delivering L&D content across various industries, from hospitality to social media to pharma, and working with various audiences, from university students to finance executives.
Linguist, Educator, Awardwinning Digital Learning and Teaching Pioneer, Germany
Jürgen Handke is a German Professor for English Linguistics and Web Technology. He retired from university in April 2020 but still conducts several teaching and learning projects. A pioneer of digital teaching and way ahead of his time Handke started to introduce innovative, digital and interactive teaching methods in the form of CD-ROMs in the early 1990s. This new way of teaching resulted in the creation of the world’s first and largest e-learning platform for linguistics, the Virtual Linguistics Campus (VLC) in 2000.
Since 2012 Handke published several books about modern teaching, the most influential ones are 2012 'E-Learning, E-Teaching and E-Assessment', 2014 'Patient Hochschullehre', 2015 'Handbuch Hochschullehre Digital' (2nd ed. 2017, 3rd ed. 2020) and 2020 'Humanoide Roboter – Showcase, Partner und Werkzeug'. In 2013 Handke received the highest Hessian Teaching and Learning Award for his Inverted Classroom Mastery Model, in October 2015 he was awarded the highest German teaching award, Ars Legendi Prize for Digital Teaching and Learning. 2016 he received the DIE-prize for his MOOC #DEU4ARAB and in 2017 he received the national OER-Award for his MOOC FIT4UNI. 2019 Handke and his team were awarded the prize “Science in Dialogue” for their communication concept “Robotikum”. Handke is a member of the national board "Hochschulforum Digitalisierung" and of the advisory board for the foundation of the new TU Nuremberg.
Founder and Principal, Futurist, researcher, writer and teacher at Georgetown University / Bryan Alexander Consulting, USA
Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education.
He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry.
Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative.
From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies. With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow. Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda.
Professor für primary school education and didactics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Prof. Dr. Uta Hauck-Thum has been a professor for primary school education and didactics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich since 2018. For many years she has been developing concepts for teaching and learning under the conditions of digitalization and digitality and has been involved in expanding the university classes at LMU. Before starting her university career, she worked as a primary school teacher in Munich. She is currently in charge of her latest project - the so-called Unilernhaus. In new analog and digital learning rooms, teaching and research projects are implemented with students, teachers and children.