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Προσκεκλημένοι Ομιλητές

Prof. George-Louis Baron,

Universite, Rene Descartes, Paris V, France

Prof. Yannis Dimitriadis

University of Valladolid, Spain

Dr. Cristina Preston

WLE Centre, Institute of Education, UK


Dr Neil Selwyn

Institute of Education, University of London

Dr Mark Stansfield

University of the West of Scotland, UK

Dr Stewart Martin

Teesside University, UK





Prof. Georges-Louis Baron

Georges-Louis Baron is Professor of education at the Université- René Descartes - Paris V, Faculté des sciences humaines et sociales – Sorbonne , France . Currently he is the head of the EDA research team (Education et apprentissages). He has been for a long time head of a research department in the French Institute for pedagogical research (INRP). He has been working for nearly 30 years on ICT in education, with a special interest for teacher education. Various fields of reference are inspiring him: cognitive science, pedagogy, sociology. His main research interests are linked with the study of the process of integration followed by ICT innovations in educational settings. His current fields of interest are linked with students' representations and knowledge of ICT, the mutation of resources for learning and teacher education. You can find out more about him by going to http://gl.baron.free.fr/perso/indexengl.html


Prof. Yannis Dimitriadis

Yannis Dimitriadis is Full Professor of Telematics Engineering at the School of Telecommunications Engineering , University of Valladolid , Spain . He is the Director of the interdisciplinary research group GSIC/EMIC. His primary research goal is to provide an interdisciplinary view of on innovative technology support to collaborative learning (CSCL) and especially the support of teachers in orchestrating CSCL activities in a sustainable way. Recent work of his group on the lifecycle of scripted collaborative learning has won the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence "European CSCL Technology Award" (2007) and the TELEARC Ph.D. Research Award (2009). You can find out more about him by going to http://gsic.tel.uva.es/members/yannis


Dr. Christina Preston

Dr. Christina Preston is a researcher at the WLE Centre (the Institute of Education , UK ), founder of the MirandaNet Fellowship and chair of the World Ectizens Charity. She is known as an advocate of collaborative, constructive and interactive modes of learning underpinned by digital technologies. In particular, she has researched the ways in which professional communities of practice share knowledge and influence local, national and international learning agendas. Her publications cover innovative models for Continuing Professional Development with an emphasis on work-based learning; industry education partnership; innovative research methodologies including multidimensional concept mapping and critical incident research: an emerging theory, Braided Learning, about knowledge creation and dissemination in Communities of Practice: and world e-citizenship. You can find out more about her by going to www.mirandanet.ac.uk and www.worldecitizens.net

Dr. Neil Selwyn

Dr Neil Selwyn is a sociologist working at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. His research and teaching focuses on technology (non)use in aducational settings. He has written extensively on a number of issues, including digital exclusion, education technology policy making and the student experience of technology-based learning. Forthcoming and recent books include 'Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates' (2011, Continuum), 'Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age' (2010, Routledge), 'Adult Learning in the Digital Age' (2005, Routledge) and 'Telling Tales on Technology' (2002, Ashgate).


Dr. Mark Stansfield

Dr Mark Stansfield is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland. He has written and co-written more than 80 refereed papers in areas that include e-learning, games-based e-learning and virtual campuses. He also serves on the editorial boards of several international journals that include the International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Information Systems Education, ALT -J and the Journal of IT Education, as well as being an Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects . He was Project Coordinator of the European Commission co-financed project ‘Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses' and is currently working on the Web2.0 European Resource Centre project



Dr. Stewart Martin

Stewart Martin is a Principal Lecturer and Head of Education at the Teesside University, School of Social Sciences & Law, UK. His teaching and research has developed from secondary school headship, over thirty years experience in mainstream education and work in educational consultancy to organisations in both the public and private sectors in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. Stewarts’ writing and research is in the fields of education, digital technology, citizenship, leadership and educational achievement where he has published software and books to support independent learning. His recent research has been funded by the European Commission, the UK Teacher Development Agency, the Higher Education Funding Council, the British Council’s Digital Economy stream (under the Prime Minister’s Initiative project) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. You can find out more about him by going to

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