Confirmed keynote speakers for DIVERSE 2012.
More keynote speakers will be added in the next weeks.
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′.
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.
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.