Rolf Schreuder is creative entrepreneur in educational and innovative communicationprojects. On DIVERSE 2012 he will share his experiences with the educational activities of the crossmediaproject 'Beagle, in Darwin's wake' for which he was responsible.
Rolf was also involved in science and technology projects like 'the bètacanon' and 'the age of harmonising technology' conducted with the illustre agency MAGNUM Photos. He currently advices universities, schools, companies, NGO's, national and international governmental bodies on science and technology promotion, excellence and communication policies. Rolf owns the communication agency BureauQ and www.kennisclips.nl.
Business Development and Lab Manager – Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
KMi are a globally recognised R&D lab in the area of Internet Technologies with particular focus on learning applications. Currently active in many large project consortia, KMi are at the forefront of a truly amazing research field including semantic web and web 3.0, New Media Development, Linked data, Learning Analytics1 and Information Retrieval.
Marci Powell is Global Director for Education at Polycom and Chair Emerita and Past President of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). Powell is an industry expert in the field of educational technology and telecommunications with extensive experience in applications related to lifelong learning and innovation.
Powell began her career as a classroom teacher and quickly moved on to serve as an administrator at various educational institutions. With over 20 years of progressive leadership and management serving as an advisor to public and private sectors in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, Marci shares global best practices and trends in education as a fellow educator and futurist through her keynote addresses.
Marci is a 2012 USDLA Hall of Fame inductee and the 2011 Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) Hall of Fame inductee. In 2011, she was also the recipient of the Polycom 2011 CEO Award. Previous awards include, TxDLA 2002 Don Foshee Outstanding Leadership award, 2000 TxDLA Outstanding Individual Commitment to Service award and Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 1998 Technology Support Person of the Year.
Her articles on technology integration and distance learning have been published in USA Today, USDLA Distance Learning Magazine for Leaders, UKDLA Distance Learning Publication, and TASSP Texas Study, a publication of the Texas Association for Secondary School Principals. Powell has been quoted in numerous publications including Financial Times, Washington Post, University Business Magazine, NZ Interface Magazine, Campus Technology Magazine, Asia Pacific’s Future Gov magazine, Auckland Herald, Japan’s Nikkei IT Pro and many online environments.
Erik Duval is a professor in the the research unit on human-computer interaction, at the computer science department of the University of Leuven. His research focuses on management of and access to structured and unstructured data. In practical terms, he and his team research repositories, federated search, harvesting, content management, but also more end user oriented aspects like information visualization, mobile information devices, multi-touch displays and mash-ups. Erik Duval and his team typically apply their results to technology enhanced learning, access to music and ‘research2.0′.
Melissa Highton is Head of Learning Technologies at University of Oxford and a fellow of Kellogg College.
She leads a number of innovative projects which develop and publish collections of open educational resources drawn from across the University.
These are unique, high value assets which aim to engage and inspire. Online lectures from Oxford draw upon the latest research and are downloaded by the public in their millions.
The Learning Technologies Group have developed models for educational media services which offer sustainable approaches to sourcing and managing open resources in a large and complex institution.