Dr. Simone Perazzoli
SConstela Digital, Switzerland
Keynote Presentation Title: Automated monitoring platforms to promote collaboration and co-responsibility in learning environment
Dr. Simone Perazzoli is the Co-Founder of Constela Digital, a company that drives digital transformation by connecting people with more humanized technologies. She was always passionate about discovering and better understanding how living systems are organized, acting on the frontiers of research and innovation, and seeking to develop practical solutions to the problems faced by our society. She is Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Specialist in Systemic Constellation. She also is an ML Engineer with experience in the international industry. Her life’s goal is to apply technological tools to build a more sustainable society.
Dr. Mary Kelly
Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences, Ireland
Keynote Presentation Title: Middle School Students’ Perceptions on the Impact of Digital Technology on their Wellbeing during Breaktimes
Dr. Mary Kelly is a former international school educator and former research coordinator at the IB International School of Amsterdam. Over her career, Mary has facilitated a number of programs and disciplines, including Humanities, Science. and Action Research, across international schools in The Netherlands, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, and Germany. Through her doctoral studies she explored the impact of ontological and epistemological beliefs on international teachers’ approaches to teaching. Currently on sabbatical in Ireland, Mary is finishing an MA in Psychotherapy whilst publishing in the area of beliefs, collaborative inquiry, mindfulness, and science identity. Mary plans to transition to teaching at university level whilst consulting in the area of worldviews, identity, existentialism, and mindfulness.
Dr. Ray Archee
School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University, Australia
Keynote Presentation Title: The Future of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in the Coronavirus Era
Ray Archee holds a PhD in Mediated Communication, and MA in Psychology. He is an academic at Western Sydney University, Australia and specialises in media, technology and higher education research. From 1996, Ray was one of the first instructors in Australia to use the Internet for undergraduate teaching, running his own webserver and creating his own web pages for his students. Although a pioneer of blended teaching, Ray believes that web pages and videoconferencing are never a replacement for traditional classrooms, unless totally necessary. In his spare time, Ray is a luthier of hand-made classical, acoustic and archtop guitars.
Dr. Nihal Yurtseven
Nihal Yurtseven teaches and researches in the areas of curriculum and instruction, at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul, Turkey. Her research interests also include teachers‘professional development, instructional design, and action research.
Prof. Dr. Ethel Natalia
Ethel Natalia Revello Barovero teaches English for Specific Purposes at Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands. She researches in the areas of English Academic Literacy, democratization of education and linguistic policy.. Her research interest also includes the internationalization of the curriculum.
Prof. Subethra Pather
Subethra Pather, is a Teaching & Learning Specialist in the Office of the DVC Academic at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town South Africa. She is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. Her focus area is on Academic student support, student access, retention and success.
Dr. Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown is the Director of the Academic Planning Unit at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town South Africa. Her research interests are in higher education policy studies; curriculum studies; the history of South Africa’s historically black universities (HUBs); and institutional transformation towards the pursuit of social justice in the post-apartheid era.
Dr. Rebecka Maxkenzie
Dr. Rebecka Maxkenzie earned her doctoral degree from the University of San Francisco in Learning and Instruction in 2022. She has worked for the last eleven years as a teacher, teacher leader, instructional coach, and consultant. Her professional and academic interests center on new teacher retention and teacher development through collaboration, PLCs, and data-driven instruction.
Dr. Khaled Albaker
Dr. Khaled Albaker is a director of Government Schools Reviews Directorate, Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA) and also responsible for reviewing all governments’ schools. Previously, he was the co-operational founder member of Bahrain’s Teachers College (BTC), former chair of BTC Academic Groups Heads Council and a former head of Educational Foundations and Management Academic Group.
Dr. Tomas Kos
Tomáš Kos is a Junior Professor at the Department of English and American Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He teaches and researches in the field of second and foreign language pedagogy with a focus on primary and secondary school.
Prof. Dr. Kristin Rozzell Murray
Kristin R. Murray is an Assistant Professor of English and the Head of the English Division at American University in Dubai. Her research is on American literature, the essay genre, and autobiography.
Prof. Dr. Shaun Pather
Shaun Pather is Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems, and the Deputy Dean for Research in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His research expertise and associated praxis concern the application of ICTs for Development and the modalities to leverage the advancement of poor communities within the Knowledge and the Information Society.
Mr. Janne Heilala
Mr. Janne Heilala is a Finnish Dissertation researcher in the technology domain. Specializing in innovative, sustainable, and educative research.
Mrs. Yara Kasem Al Kahwaji
Mrs. Yara Al Kahwaji is an Education Expert working in an INGO in Syria, at the Humanitarian response in the Education Sector team. She is a certified trainer in INEE and Teacher Training in Crisis Context (TICC).
Mr. David Steven Rosenstein
David Steven Rosenstein is the retired chairman of the English as a Foreign Language Dept. at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, where he taught for 30+ years. He has also been a language teacher in Tunisia, Taiwan, and China, In addition, he was a certified teacher of French, Russian, and Chinese in the US, where he taught for 7+ years. His latest book, Yingyu Yufa, was published in China by the People’s Education Press (Beijing, 2008).
Ms. Lisa Becker
Lisa Becker is currently studying towards her Master’s degree in International Business Administration at the University of Vienna. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Languages from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Mrs. Veronika Nirnbergová
Veronika Nirnbergová completed six-year English studies at Hejčín, biligual section of the high school. After that she graduated with Honours at Palacký University Olomouc – Faculty of Education (Teaching English, Arts, Museum and Gallery Education). Since 2016 she has worked as a teacher at Faculty Basic School of the Faculty of Education, Charles University, FZŠ Mezi Školami in Prague. Nowadays, she also is a Ph.D. student at Palacký University and her Ph.D. research deals with the cultural heritage mediation.
MSC. Mariana Ribeiro Porto Araujo
Mariana Ribeiro Porto Araujo – Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Oregon State University. Her work spans in the areas of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Science Education, and Environmental Anthropology.
Prof. Dr. Koichi Kamijo
Koichi Kamijo is a professor at International Professional University of Technology in Tokyo (IPUT), Information Technology dept, since April 2020. Prior to joining IPUT, he worked at IBM Research, Tokyo. He currently holds 98 issued patents. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2010. His research interests include image processing, human interface, and natural language processing.
Ms. Zinaide Gruda
Zinaide Gruda teaches at the English Department of the University of Prishtina and is a certified teacher trainer. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience as an English instructor. Currently, she is finishing her doctoral studies at the University of Vienna.
Mr. Faiçal Hamadi Ben Khalifa
Ben Khalifa is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, UK, with 25 years of teaching experience, including eight years of senior management as Director of Foundation Program, Dhofar University, Oman. He is an OAAAQA certified Quality Audit External Reviewer for General Foundation Programs. He is also a Cambridge-certified ELT Train the Trainer. Currently, he is a PhD student on educational change, leadership and management and a lecturer of English language in the College of Arts and Applied Sciences, DU, Oman. His research areas are ELT, educational leadership and management and organizational change in HEIs.
Prof. Dr. Aidas Vasilis Vasiliauskas
Aidas Vasilis Vasiliauskas is a professor of Logistics and Defence Technology management research group at General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania. His fields of scientific interests are logistics and supply chain management. He is author and co-author of more than 30 scientific publications and co-author of several handbooks and scientific monographs.
Prof. Ka Wai Eric Cheng
Eric Cheng has over 25 years of teaching experience in engineering. He has written over 45 papers in teaching and learning and 7 books. He has developed various methods in teaching and virtual laboratory. He is a fellow of IEEE and IET.
Ms. Teodora Antonieva Todorova
Teodora Antonieva Todorova is a PhD student at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Her research is on education in the digital world and the impact of new technologies on culture. She is also a Bulgarian language and literature teacher and a department chair at the American College of Sofia.
Mr. Juho Posio
Juho Posio is Master of Arts graduate in Audiovisual Media Culture from University of Lapland. He is currently working as a XR specialist & Communications manager at Project DUKE. Project DUKE is collaboration project of Lapland Education Centre REDU & Lapland UAS that studies the use of the digital twins in renewable energy education.
Dr. Marie Martin
Marie Martin is an educator, trainer, facilitator, and instructional designer for over 20 years. She is currently the CEO of Alexandria’s Design where she focuses her efforts on education consulting and instructional design. Her current research revolves around the impact of fourth industrial revolution technologies on marginalized communities, education 4.0, and has assisted Microsoft Education on research involving parental mindsets during the time of remote and hybrid learning. She most recently graduated from the University of California in Educational Leadership. Her specialties in curriculum are the development of practices based on equity, education 4.0, culturally relevant pedagogy, project-based learning, social emotional learning, and second language acquisition.
Prof. Dr. María José Latorre-Medina
María José Latorre-Medina holds a Ph.D. in Pedagogy from the University of Granada, Spain. She is an Associate Professor of Teaching and School Organization. She is a member of the Research Group “Training, Development and Teaching Activity” (FYDAD). Her areas of research are professional knowledge, teacher training and quality education.
Dr. Muhammad Mashhood
Muhammad Mashhood is a PhD scholar and faculty member of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He carries over 30-years of research experience, worked full time and part time as Vaccinator, Computer Operator, Manager, PRO/Admin, editor, researcher since 1991. First Position in Urdu Essay on universities level, third Position Debate on Iqbal Day on campus level.
Dr. Tanya Manning-Lewis
Tanya Manning-Lewis (Ph.D.) is an instructor at the University of Victoria, Canada. She has served the education sector for over 19 years. Her research interests include equity and diversity in schools, 21st-century literacies, bilingual education, the social construction of gender, ELL and ESL acquisition. She is the recipient of several global engagement awards, an outstanding student researcher (IAFOR Hawaii), 3 Minute Thesis finalist, and outstanding master’s research project (Jamaica).
Dr. Erez Cohen
Dr. Erez Cohen is a senior lecturer, a member of the faculty of Social Sciences, in the Departments of Middle Eastern Studies – Political Science in Ariel University. He teaches several Courses which deals with political economy and public Policy. HE has written several books including The Isreal High-Tec Industry: No Thought for the Future. In addition, he has been published numerous of articles which deals with public policy and political Economy issues. His Research Fields include Public policy, Israel’s economy, Economic Policy, Political Economy.
Dr. Simone Perazzoli
Dr. Simone Perazzoli is Co-Founder of Constela Digital, a company that drives digital transformation by educating people through more humanized technologies. She is Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Specialist in Systemic Therapy. She also is an ML Engineer with experience in the international industry. Her life’s goal is to apply technological tools to build a more sustainable society.
Dr.sc. Hatixhe Ismajli
Dr.sc. Hatixhe Ismajli currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Theory of Teaching and Pedagogical Practices at the Faculty of Education, University of Prishtina in Kosovo. Her main research interests include teaching curriculum and assessment in education. She is also Head of Primary Education Department.
Dr. Mary Kelly
Mary Kelly is a former professional development coordinator and teacher within the IB international school system. She is currently on sabbatical pursuing interdisciplinary research into ontological and epistemological beliefs. Mary has a Doctorate in Teacher Education with the University of Nottingham, and Higher Education Teaching Certification, and Certification in Advanced Educational Leadership from Harvard University. Mary aspires to teach and carry out research at university level in the next academic year.
Dr. Ariadne de Villa
Ariadne de Villa received her B.A. from St. Mary’s University. She earned a M.A. in Spanish with concentration in Second Language Education from Middlebury College. She has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Spanish language, culture, and gender from the University of Malaga, Spain, graduating with highest honors. Dr. De Villa has taught Spanish in the area of applied linguistics, Spanish for Healthcare and Business Professionals, Culture and Civilization of Spain, and Spanish Literature.
Dr. Magdalena Smak
Dr. Magdalena Smak, PhD graduate in sociology of education at Warsaw University, Poland. Researcher and policy analyst, took part in many research projects, both in Poland and international. Specializing in fields of education and qualification systems. Had the opportunity to pilot and evaluate elements of Polish Integrated Qualifications System. Author of reports and publications on education.
Ms. Juliet Crupi
Juliet Crupi is a Math, Science, and Special Needs Educator with degrees from Vanderbilt University (B.S), New York University (M.A), and Hunter College (M.S.Ed). Juliet helped pilot an Access program and an Urban Farming program for students with neurodiverse needs. She is also an Adjunct Professor, a STEM-Ed Innovators Coach, and a Fulbright Distinguished Award recipient.
Ms. Caterina Belle Azzarello
Caterina Belle Azzarello has a B.A. in philosophy and B.S. in psychology from Colorado State University. She has a M.A. in educational psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, where she is currently studying for her doctoral program. Her current positions are graduate researcher assistant and Director of Student Affairs. Research interests include applied cognitive psychology.
Ms. Zoe Karatza
Zoe Karatza received her B.A in Early Childhood Education and her M.A. in ICT in Education from the University of Athens. She is currently the Technology Teacher at ACS Athens. With her passion for early childhood, she has worked as an early childhood teacher as well as the coordinator of the Early Childhood Programs at a STEM learning center. Drive by her passion, she creates a positive, fun learning environment that inspires students to be creative thinkers, makers, not takers!
MA.sc. Anemone Kurshumlija
MA.sc. Anemone Kurshumlija has graduated in the Master Program: Teaching and Curriculum at the Faculty of Education, University of Prishtina, Kosovo. She is a teacher at the public primary school in Kosovo. She has attended several professional development trainings.Her research interest are in teaching and constructivist activities in primary school.
MSc. Claudia Tridapalli
Claudia Tridapalli is a Master of Engineering with years of experience in multinationals, being an expert in Sustainability, Operational Excellence, and Personal Development. Today, as faculty member and research fellow at Geneva Business School, as well as a DBA candidate, she brings together these fields by investigating advances in teaching and corporate strategies to improve businesses’ work environment and performance.
Mrs. Danguolė Saviciene
I completed higher education at university. I am a primary school teacher expert at Visaginas „Verdenes“ gymnasium in Lithuania. My daily tasks involve planning, developing and organizing lessons with particular focus on newest teaching methods research and experiments. I was nominated laureate of the Most Innovative 2019 Primary School Teachers election. In 2017 the Lithuanian Republic Ministry of Education, Science and Sports awarded me with the Teacher of the Year status.
Mr. Jorge Andrés Olivares Funes
I am Jorge Andrés Olivares Funes, Bachelor and Master in Mathematics. I am currently engaged in performing and researching educational experiences of GeoGebra software in Differential Equations.