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Dr Helen Barrett: Internationally-known expert on Electronic Portfolio Development for learners of all ages (Keynote speaker and Chair of PS5)

Dr. Helen Barrett is on the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has been researching strategies and technologies for electronic portfolios since 1991, publishing a website (, an Apple Learning Interchange exhibit (, chapters in several books on Electronic Portfolios, and numerous articles. She has been on loan to the International Society for Technology in Education since 2001, working as the Assessment Coordinator for ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards and providing training and technical assistance on electronic portfolios for teacher education programs throughout the U.S.under a federal PT3 grant. She is currently working on several book projects on electronic portfolios.

Barbara L. Cambridge: Vice President for Fields of Inquiry and Action, American Association for Higher Education. (Keynote speaker)

Barbara L. Cambridge is vice president for fields of inquiry and action at AAHE, AAHE director of the Carnegie Academy Campus Program, and director of the Building Engagement and Access of Minority Students project. Within these projects she works closely with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the National Survey of Student Engagement as well as with many disciplinary and professional associations.

At her home campus, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, she is professor of English and associate dean of the faculties. Her areas of expertise include assessment of student learning, electronic portfolios, peer review of teaching, and fostering the scholarship of teaching and learning. Cambridge has extensive experience coordinating initiatives across individual campuses and among campuses, promoting faculty leadership, and representing higher education to external publics. Former president of the National Council of Writing Program Administrators, she currently serves as a commissioner for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Cambridge is an executive editor of Change magazine and editor of the Journal of Teaching Writing. Cambridge’s most recent publications include Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning, and Campus Progress: Supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Dr Kathryn Chang Barker:  President  FuturEd Consulting Education Futurists (Keynote speaker)

Dr. Kathryn Chang Barker is a consulting education futurist with a PhD in Education Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Alberta (1994). She has been engaged at all levels of Canada’s education and training system, and having started as a teacher and college administrator in Alberta, she has worked across Canada and internationally as a consultant and writer. Barker provides leadership in changing learning systems in the future for the future. As founder and president of FuturEd Consulting Education Futurists Inc., Barker has provided research and development in the education industry since 1995. Numerous papers and presentations are in the eLibrary and Corporate ePortfolio on the FuturEd website Her current passion is the ePortfolio – the electronic record of a person’s acquired skills and knowledge – and she is working to animate “an ePortfolio for each and every Canadian – and one ePortfolio for life.”

Barker has become a “consumer’s advocate” in the field of education and training. She is concerned that the end-users get the information they need to make informed choices, and this is reflected in such FuturEd projects as the Consumer’s Guide to eLearning and a Consumer’s Guide to ePortfolio Products and Services. In 2002, Barker launched QualitE-Learning Assurance Inc. - a service to assess and certify the quality of on-line learning. Based on the Open eQuality Learning Standards that were created by FuturEd, QualitE-Learning licenses the eQcheck certification mark to products and services that meet consumer-oriented standards of excellence. 

Barker is the founding Chair of the Learning Innovations Forum d’Innovation Apprentissage, and also serves on the boards of the Canadian Education Association, the Innovate online journal, and the European Institute for eLearning. She is honored to have been invited to join the Board of e-TQM in the United Arab Emirates


Gary Choban: Chief Technology Officer, Nuventive. (Keynote speaker)

Gary Choban has held Information Systems management positions at companies such as Rexnord Automation, Texas Instruments, EOG, Inc. and RDA Consultants Ltd.  He left his own successful software development and systems consulting company to start Nuventive (  He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer. His strong working knowledge of product development and institutional assessment processes has made him an important part of the product development team for Nuventive. The Nuventive software products, iWebfolio and TracDat, are used by institutions to effectively examine, improve, and manage the learning process for both the individual and institution. Mr. Choban holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Professor R.H. Fryer CBE: Chief Executive of the National Health Service University and Vice Chancellor of DESIGNATE – UK. (Keynote speaker)

R.H. (Bob) Fryer CBE is currently Chief Executive of NHSU and took up post on the 1st February 2002. Before joining NHSU Bob was Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Southampton and Director of New College, a post he occupied from 1998. Between 1999 and 2000 he was on secondment to Ufi Ltd as an Executive Director, and before that was Principal of the Northern College for Residential Adult Education for 15 years.

Bob is a member of the national Learning & Skills Council and a Director of Investors in People UK Ltd. He was Chair of the National Advisory Group for Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, a member of the ‘Moser’ Committee on Adult Basic Skills and of the Policy Action Team on Skills for Neighbourhood Renewal.

Bob was awarded a CBE for services to Community Education in the 1999 New Years Honours.

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young: The University of Melbourne, Australia. (Keynote speaker and Chair of PS8)

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young is co-author of Digital Professional Portfolios for Change (Skylight, 1999) and a founder of women@the cutting edge, a project to increase technical skills and knowledge of learning through portfolio development, sponsored by AT&T.  She runs many programs for leadership and portfolio development, while researching multiple technologies and mobile learning.

Serge Ravet

: CEO European Institute for E-learning (Keynote speaker and Chair of PS9)

Serge Ravet is Chief Executive of the European Institute for e-Learning, a cross-sectoral professional body created in February 2001 with the aim of becoming the reference point for e-learning practitioners in Europe. Key Institute activities include the production of a set of standards of professional competence; an e-learning tools and market observatory; the creation of the European Consortium for the ePortfolio; the establishment of a European Centre exploring (e)learning quality and (e)learning regions; participation in, and co-ordination of several European projects in e-learning. With a background in information technology and learning technologies, Serge combines both technological and pedagogical expertise. He is also Director of Dimension Compétence, a training consultancy specialising in e-learning and the development of competence-based learning and assessment. He is retained as an expert in the assessment of innovative projects for a French government department and for the European Commission. Publications include ‘Technology-based Training’ (Kogan Page, 1997) and ‘Valider les Compétences avec les NVQs’ (DEMOS, 1999); a Guide to e-learning Solutions (2001) and numerous articles.


Peter Rees Jones:

CETIS (Keynote and Chair of session PS6)


Peter has been involved in the implementation of major Human Resource and Student ICT systems since the 1980s.  His main interest is in communicating to users the new opportunities ICT opens out, gathering real user requirements, and expressing them in the formal terms technicians can make effective use of. His current goal is to join up the separate e-portfolios that have arisen at different stages of education and employment to implement e-portfolios for lifelong learning.

As an active trade unionist, Peter has always seen the possibilities of HR systems benefiting members of staff as well as the employer and in the 1990s became involved in a major UK project to develop "progress files" a type of e-portfolio. This led Peter to make a bid on behalf of a consortium of colleges and universities for funding to develop the means to exchange learner information between the e-portfolios being established at different stages of education and employment.  This work is led by the Centre for Recording Achievement on behalf of the Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards, a partnership of practitioners and technicians.  The work is funded by JISC.  The further development of this work in the UK now requires partnerships with colleagues undertaking parallel work in other member states. Since 2003 Peter has spent an increasing amount of time with the key European organisations that make this possible, in particular EIfEL, EPICC and the CEN WS-LT.




Philip Abrami

(Co- presenter Parallel Session 2)

Philip Abrami, Ph.D. is a Research Chair and Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance at Concordia University, in Montreal. His expertise is in knowledge synthesis, and design of technology-based tools for the classroom. Abrami helped design the CSLP ePortfolio software and has presented at various conferences on its use.

Mikko Ahonen

(Presenter in Parallel Session 13)

Originally, Mikko Ahonen started in the 1980s in software industry with a degree in computing. During educational studies (MA Ed. Sc) he worked in the 1990s with distance education research, development and teaching. Mikko's business view comes from years spent at Sonera Juxto teleoperator service, where he was responsible for knowledge management software research and development. Now he works at the University of Tampere, Hypermedia Laboratory (website at Currently Mikko is coordinating a research team in the area of mobile learning and user interface research in the MOBIlearn EU IST project ( Mikko's ongoing PhD studies are focused on the cross-section of learning, human resource development and innovation. (More info:

Lise Agerbaek

(Presenter Parallel session 4)

Lise Agerbaek MA & BA: Associate Professor, Odense Technical College, Denmark, and Associate Professor at the Department of Media Schience at the University of Southern Denmark. Lise Agerbaek also manages "LAMA grafik", a communication and IT company working with ICT, translation and graphic design. Read more at Agerbaek

Rosie Bingham

(Presenter Parallel session 9)

Rosie Bingham is a Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Development at the Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.

Located in a central department, I work extensively with colleagues across the university, supporting learning, teaching and assessment strategies. I have a particular focus on Personal Development Planning (PDP), including developing the university’s framework and pedagogical model and also supporting university-wide implementation (e.g. Developing electronic resources, integrating PDP into the curriculum).

Maurizia Blam

(Presenter Parallel session 2)

Maurizia Blam is Tutor at Faculty of Sciences of Education the University of Udine and teaches in primary schools. She has a Master’s in Open Distance Learning. More specifically her role is to train primary school teachers in assessment, portfolio, and educational design

Darren Cambridge (Presenter Parallel session 1 and co-presenter session 8)

Darren Cambridge returns to the classroom this fall as Assistant Professor of Internet Studies and Information Literacy in New Century College or George Mason University after several years working with AAHE and EDUCAUSE. As Director of Web Projects at AAHE, he worked with academics and technologists to envision, build and use online collaboration tools to support such programs as the Carnegie Academy Campus Program and Engaged Campus in a Diverse Democracy. As a National Learning Infrastructure Initiative Fellow, he co-lead EDUCAUSE's virtual community of practice initiative and researched ePortfolios and lifelong learning. While at the University of Texas at Austin, he lead the design of the award-winning Learning Record Online electronic portfolio system. Currently, he facilitates EPAC: The Electronic Portfolios Community of Practice, and chairs a development group on ePortfolios for the IMS Global Learning Consortium that is developing an interoperability specification for electronic portfolios.

Patrick Chevalier (Presenter parallel session 6)  

Patrick CHEVALIER has been involved from 1980 as project manager in a number of ICT for education projects in training bodies, companies and research centres. He was Head of the Distance learning department of CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers: 100.000 students). Director of ORAVEP. The French Observatory for open & distance learning and multimedia training resources. In 98 he has co-founded Aska an agency specialised in e-learning consultancy He is Professor in Educational sciences of University of Lille 1 and member of the Trigone research Centre. He has contributed to launching EIFEL (European Institute for e-learning)


Simon Cotterill

(Presenter Parallel session 3)

Simon Cotterill from Newcastle University is involved in a number of ePortfolio projects. The team based in the School of Medical Education Development at Newcastle have developed a ‘generic’ ePortfolio framework as part of a HEFCE funded project:  The portfolio supports the evidencing of learning outcomes and aims to brings personal development planning back into the curriculum context. It is highly customisable and can support key skills or programme specific learning outcomes. The ePortfolio has been evaluated in undergraduate medicine and has also been adapted for dentistry (a national project crossing the undergraduate  postgraduate arena), biosciences, and for the support of contract research staff.

Hilarie Davies (Co-presenter Parallel session 9)

Dr. Hilarie Davis is intrigued with how technology changes how we think, what we think about and what we do. She has worked with multimedia portfolios for over 20 years. She holds advanced degrees in reading, school administration and educational psychology and has worked in schools, universities and corporations.

Eddy de Jong - left - (Presenter Parallel session 2)

Dr. Eddy de Jong is Director of Learning Technologies at Whitefriars College at Donvale in Victoria, Australia. Staff and students at the College use 1200 notebook computers and have 24/7 access to both the intranet and the internet. His main research interests are metacognition, action-reflection and multiple intelligences in learning using ICT.


Jay Fern

(Co-presenter Parallel session 8)

Dr. Jay Fern is Enterprise Systems and Services Liaison for teaching and learning technologies at Indiana University. He serves as chair of the Open Source Portfolio Initiative council and is the project lead for the Indiana University implementation of OSP 2.0. He is co-author of a multicultural music series – "Global Voices in Song." which explores the aural music traditions of cultures such as South Africa, Hungary, Japan and New Zealand. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California with special emphasis in the application of technology to music instruction.

Dr David Ford: (Co-presenter PS6)


Dr David Ford is Head of Applications Development, Information Services at the  University of Nottingham, UK. Having spent 12 years in industry as a software development manager after completing his research, David Ford is now responsible for all applications development within the University, covering business systems, learning and teaching support and research applications.

Marlene Goss

(Co-presenter Parallel session 12)

Dr. Marlene Goss, educator, researcher and grant writer left medical research to turn to a career as an educator. In 1993, working for Research for Better Schools, a federal laboratory, she brought Internet access and integration to educators in five states. The study led to a thesis entitled, "K-12 Internet Training and Dissemination of Educational Resources for Instructional Change and Systemic Reform". Marlene is an Associate Professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she teaches technology integration and how to use telecomputing communities for life-long learning.

Simon Grant (Presenter Parallel session 1)

Simon has a cognitive science PhD, and has been an educator at many levels. From 1997 to 2000 he helped design LUSID, the University of Liverpool's PDP-focused e-portfolio system. Since 2002 he has become a key player in the development of e-portfolio interoperability standards and specifications, and in related projects

Philip Harley

(Co-presenter Parallel session 6)

Philip Harley, Aimhigher Co-ordinator, City of Nottingham Excellence in Cities Partnership, UK. Formerly a senior manager in a 14-19 Community College, Phil Harley is actively involved in the UK’s East Midlands Regional Aimhigher management group and Nottingham’s 14-19 strategy, working with schools, colleges and local universities. He has recently developed an electronic progress file called the City of Nottingham Passport.

Andy Heath

(Presenter Parallel session 11)

Andy Heath, Communications and Computing Research Centre, Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Andy is a Senior Lecturer in Computing and has worked in Learning Technology Standards for interoperability for 5 years. He is active in many Learning Technology Standards organisations, including IMS, CEN-ISSS Learning Technologies Workshop, ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 Standards for Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training and British Standards Institution and has worked on many specifications. He founded and leads the CEN-ISSS Learning Technologies Workshop group Accessibility Properties for Learning Resources, is leading work developing a British Standard for the Accessibility of eLearning Systems and Content and currently co-chairs the IMS ePortfolio Group taking an eye to accessibility and social inclusion aspects of that work. His focus of interest is on the use of technology to facilitate social inclusion and increase communication and understanding of each other. He has a Masters in Computer Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Networked Information Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.

Dick Hill (Presenter Parallel session 3)

e-Learning Adviser, NHSU (


Dick is developing an e-portfolio pilot for NHSU as a precursor to a service for all health and social care staff. He has a particular interest in learner engagement and management, standards and accessibility focusing on the people issues rather than technology. He was previously e-Learning Strategic Advisor with the ill-fated UKeU.

Anna Home

(Presenter Parallel session 11)

Anna Home, Ph.D. (International Relations) Research Associate at the Centre for I.T. and Law, School of Law, University of Bristol, working on a JISC study to explore the legal and records management issues relating to the concept of the Lifelong Learner Record. I am trained as a Social Researcher. My research interests include the relationship between Law and Society, Ethics, social inclusion/exclusion and Education Policy. In addition to research and consultancy work, I have been involved in enhancing teaching and research training practices at the Universities of Tampere (Finland) and Kent (U.K.).

Alex Kemps

(Co-presenter Parallel session 4)

Alex Kemps, Educational Advisor, Centre of Excellence Competence Based Learning, INHOLLAND University; started working with portfolio for coaching-purposes in 2000.His primary role is to advise and support Schools with the introduction of competence based learning (cbl) and electronic portfolio’s in special. Member of the Digital University Portfolio Implementation Instruments Project and the SURF SIG NL Portfolio.

Olatz Lopez

(Presenter Parallel session 5)

My interest in ePortfolio comes from the fact that I am doing my dissertation in Digital Portfolio in Higher Education in the Institute of Educational Sciences (University of Barcelona), inside the GREAM research group with the fund of the Ministry of Education, Cultures and Sport of Spain.

Patrick Lougheed (Presenter Parallel session 1)

Maurita Naude

(Presenter Parallel session 3)

As Director for the Masters of Leadership and Management (MLM) Program, I teach on Leadership as well as Organisational Change and Development to MBA, MLM, Executive MBA students. My Doctorate focussed on Transformational leadership and my Masters degree was in Education with my basic degree in Nursing. More details at:

David Niguidula

(Presenter Parallel session 6)

Dr. David Niguidula is the Founder of Ideas Consulting, and has worked on digital portfolio projects throughout the U.S. He led the original research on digital portfolios in K-12 environments at the Coalition of Essential Schools at Brown University, and continues to work on issues of technology and school reform.

Gail Ring

(Co-presenter Parallel session 9)

Dr. Gail Ring is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Technology at Ball State University. She implemented and managed the electronic portfolio project and faculty development activities in the College of Education at the University of Florida and has consulted with universities and school districts across the state of Florida on the implementation of electronic portfolios in teacher education.

PG Rossi

(Presenter Parallel session 3)

Pier Giuseppe Rossi is Associate Professor of Didactics at Faculty of Sciences of Education the Univeristy of Udine and teaches also at the University of Macerata (Italy). He directs the Master in Open Distance Learning. More specifically his research projects have included educational design, environments for e-learning, e-portfolio, collaborative writing. His personal site is:

Doanna Schnupp

(Co-presenter Parallel session 12)

Donna Schnupp is an educational consultant specializing in instructional technology. Formerly the director of a professional development organization, Donna now consults on a variety of educational technology initiatives including ePortfolios, with institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, New York University and West Chester University. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Temple University and a Masters Degree in Culture and Communication from NYU. Donna has had several articles published in educational magazines.
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Angela Smallwood

(Co -presenter Parallel session 6)

Dr Angela Smallwood, Director, PADSHE Project, University of Nottingham, UK A National Teaching Fellow, Angela Smallwood has led several influential projects linking personal development planning in UK universities with 16-19 education and employment. A contributor to CETIS and EPICC work, her current project is ‘Specfying an ePortfolio: enhanced learner information for flexible admissions and transitions into Higher Education’.

Jude Smith

(Presenter Parallel session 12)

Jude Smith has expertise in curriculum development and online learning in the Arts and Creative Industries.   Currently she is a Director of  a large teaching and learning grant developing  online learning environments that engage first year tertiary students toward becoming self-directed and reflective learners.  She has also been selected as a Teaching Fellow  at the Queensland University of Technology to work in the area of electronic portfolios and learning.  

Barbara Stevens

(Co-presenter Parallel session 10)

Barbara Steven is European projects Officer for University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and runs the ALTE Secretariat, based in Cambridge. She worked as a lecturer in TESOL in the Spanish university system, specialising in distance learning before joining Cambridge.

Janet Strivens

(Co -presenter Parallel session 1)

Janet has worked in the Department of Education and the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Liverpool since 1980. She was responsible for much of the educational philosophy behind LUSID, the University's tool to support Personal Development Planning (PDP). She also works closely with the Centre for Recording Achievement, the UK key network for PDP.

Shane Sutherland

(Presenter Parallel session 3)

Director of Pebble Learning ( and eLearning Mentor for the University of Wolverhampton (; having moved to both from a previous role as a teacher educator and elearning champion in the School of Education. My desire to 'tame technology and improve learning' currently fuels my passion for developing wonderful eportfolio tools.


David Tosh

(Presenter Parallel session 12)

Coming from an inter-disciplinary background David obtained his first degree in geography, he then went on to gain a Masters in software development and is currently writing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh researching e-portfolios supervised by Dr Jeff Haywood. Other research includes developing an e-portfolio proof of concept system and exploring ways to homogenise everyday web community technologies and practises to enhance the e-portfolio model.

Paul Treuer

(Co-presenter Parallel session 8)

Paul Treuer is an Associate Professor of Developmental Education in the University of Minnesota Duluth’s office of Academic Support and Student Life. Paul conceptualized the idea in 1995 that became the University of Minnesota’s (UM) electronic portfolio system. When the UM electronic portfolio was released to the open source community in 2003, Paul was a founding member of the Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSPI). In his current role as Director of the Knowledge Management Center, he is working on initiatives to develop and implement University of Minnesota system tools for individual information management. He is a leading advocate for electronic portfolio integration into multiple aspects of lifelong learning, including academic and co-curricular activities. In this regard, Paul has spoken, written, and consulted widely on the use of electronic portfolios in higher education. 

Marij Veugelers

(Co-presenter Parallel session 4)

Marij Veugelers, Educational Advisor, IT in Education Department, Universiteit van Amsterdam since 2000; portfolio consultant, responsible for educational implementation at the nine schools that have been using an e-portfolio since 2001. Also project manager of the Digital University Portfolio Implementation Instruments Project. Organizer the expert meeting Portfolio UK-NL in April 2004. Member of the SURF SIG NL Portfolio.

Anne Wade (Co-presenter Parallel session 2)

Anne Wade, M.L.I.S. is Manager and Information Specialist at the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, Concordia University, Montreal. Her expertise is in educational technology, and information storage and retrieval. Wade helped design the CSLP ePortfolio software and has conducted workshops on its use in schools.



Loïc Barreau (Intervenant Session 14) 

Ingénieur d'Etudes en développement informatique, étudiant en informatique au CNAM de Toulouse. Sujet de mémoire : Evolution du Système d'Information de l'Enfa  : Conception d'un Système d'Information Coopératif Pédagogique (SICP)


Laetitia Branciard   (Intervenante Session 14)

Ingénieure de Recherche multimédia, responsable du département Ressouces, Information, Technologies Multimédia (RITM)de l'ENFA


Eric Bruillard (Intervenant Session 14)  

Eric Bruillard, professeur des universités en informatique, est membre de l'unité mixte de recherche STEF (ENS de Cachan) et de l'équipe ISLAND du laboratoire informatique de l'université de Caen. En poste à l'IUFM de Créteil, il travaille depuis 20 ans sur les questions de  conception et d'usage des technologies informatiques dans l'éducation. Il est rédacteur en chef du journal scientifique STICEF (Sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication pour l'enseignement et la formation).

Jean Nury (Intervenant Session 7)  


Jean Nury est élève ingénieur en fin de formation à l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des télécommunications à Brest. Il poursuit prochainement son cursus par l’acquisition d’une double compétence à l’ESC de Grenoble.

Pascale de Rozario (Intervenante Session 7)  


Sociologue des professions LSCI-CNRS (UMR Lise); Conservatoire national des arts et métiers. Responsable de la Mission DEF; Développements européens et formation. Membre de la Chaire de formation des adultes. Elle est responsable du dispositif d'accréditation qualité du campus numérique AVICENNE (projet Unesco diffusant des formations à distance dans 11 universités méditerranéennes); de l'audit qualité et de la valorisation par la recherche du campus numérique MECAD ; du projet pilote Leonardo da Vinci "e-portfolio" Juvenes Mobiles regroupant 6 universités et experts du e-learning (Espagne, France, Luxembourg, Italie, République Slovaque, Allemagne). A publié en 2004, DYNAMO (Dynamiques territoriales et mobilité des compétences), Edition Racine, projet du Fonds social européen, Ministère de l'éducation nationale (CIEP-CR2i)

Argyro Proscolli: (Intervenante session 7)

Maître de Conférences Ã  l’Université d'Athènes (Département de Langue et de Littérature françaises) en « Linguistique Appliquée à la Didactique du FLE »

  • Co-Responsable du projet de réformation du Programme d'Études avec intégration des TICE

  • Membre du Comité de Certification des apprentissages en Lé du Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale.

Alain Semeteys: (Intervenant session 7)

Alain SEMETEYS,  Ingénieur - Directeur de la société NUMEDIA (PARIS).  Il anime également le groupe SCDP d’EducaWeb.

Margarita Pérez-García  (Intervenante Session 14)  

Margarita Pérez-García est chargée de mission en ingénierie pédagogique à l'Agence Pays basque des NTIC. Elle travaille avec 5 établissements de la région à l'intégration des TIC pour améliorer la qualité de la formation professionnelle. Dans ses missions: l'animation territoriale, l'accompagnement au changement et le transfert des technologies elearning soutenables.





Jean-Pierre Corveler :(Chair of session PS7)


Jean-Pierre Corveler est Directeur du Groupe Initiatives depuis sa création. Il a participé à toutes les évolutions des dispositifs de Formation Professionnelle Continue en France, depuis la loi fondatrice de 1971. Il a notamment investi très tôt le champ pédagogique de l’individualisation de la formation. Le Groupe assure une partie de son activité en ingénierie et transfert de savoir- faire.


Fabrizio Giorgini: (Chair of session PS1)

 Fabrizio Giorgini has a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. In 2000 joined GIUNTI Interactive Labs (a company of Giunti Publisher) as R&D Project Manager. Actually he is R&D Area Manager where main activities are multimedia and multi-modal publishing and advanced technologies (mobile, RFID,..) for e-learning.

Tapio Koskinen:(Chair of session PS4)

Mr. Tapio Koskinen is a senior advisor for Technology Enhanced Learning at Lifelong Learning Institute Dipoli of Helsinki University of Technology. Since 1995 he has been participating in the work of several European R&D and training projects as a project manager or a management team member. During 1998-2001 he worked as a Distance Learning Expert at the Valencia Technical University. As an eLearning Consultant he has been working with several organizations (e.g. Hewlett Packard, Hellenic Open University, MoE Bahrain, and UNESCO). During 2000-02 he was managing the national eLearning cluster development programme in Finland. Mr. Koskinen has been the chairman of IACEE (International Association for Continuing Engineering Education) Working Group for New Learning Technologies, he is currently secretary to the SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education) Working Group for Continuing Engineering Education, and board member of the MENON (Educational Multimedia Support Network) EEIG and SoL Finland (Society for Organizational Learning).

Maureen Layte: (Chair of session PS6)

Maureen Layte is a specialist in competency-based development and assessment, and open and flexible learning and e-learning. She is currently Director of Development for EIfEL responsible for the international development of the Institute as well as the production and implementation of standards of competence for e-learning practitioners; the European Consortium for the e-Portfolio. She is project co-ordinator for two major European projects, EPICC (ePortfolio Initiatives Co-ordinating Committee), and Key-Pal (concerned with ePortfolios for core skills), and is involved in seven other European projects. Maureen holds a BA, MA, PGCE an Advanced Diploma in Educational Management and is a qualified assessor and verifier for competence-based qualifications. Before setting up her own training consultancy company, Dimension Compétence, in France, she worked in the UK as a senior lecturer in further education and as Business Development Manager for a training consultancy. She is co-author of Technology Based Training (Kogan Page 1997) and Valider les compétences avec les NVQs (Demos, 1998.

Marc Van Coillie:(Chair of session PS14)

Marc Van Coillie: holds a DESS in multimedia information system from DEP Amiens, 1996 and a Masters degree in Educational Science, Amiens, 1998. He worked as a Multimedia developer for national education between 1996 and 1999 and an e-learning and multimedia project manager for AFT-IFTIM (training company for transport and logistic) between 1999 and 2001 (European project Eurotra). He was a consultant in e-learning from Alcyne company for France Telecom R&D; between 2001 and 2004 (European project MetaCampus). Currently Marc is the Chief technical officer for EIfEL and involved in the European project Telcert and EPICC.

Marc Van Coillie : DESS en systèmes d’information multimédia à la DEP d’Amiens en 1996; Maîtrise de sciences de l’éducation à Amiens en 1998. Développeur multimédia pour le CRDP de l’académie d’Amiens entre 1996 et 1999 ; Chef de projet multimédia et e-learning pour l’AFT-IFTIM (organisme de formation professionnelle en transport et logistique) entre 1999 et 2001 (projet européen Eurotra) ; Consultant en e-learning pour Alcyne SA auprès de France Telecom R&D; entre 2001 et 2004 (projet européen MétaCampus) ; Responsable technique des projets européens pour EIfEL depuis 2004.

Jan Van Tartwijk: (Chair of session PS3)

Jan van Tartwijk (1961) started his career as a researcher and teacher in the field of teacher education at Utrecht University. In the mid 1990’s Jan and his colleagues started experimenting with portfolios with the aim to design instruments to coach, plan and assess their students’ development in schools. From 2000 onwards he has been also involved in the introduction of portfolios at Maastricht Medical School. Jan has been a consultant for many schools and universities wanting to adopt portfolios in their curricula and published many articles and books on the use of portfolios in education. Nowadays he works at the ICLON graduate school of education of Leiden University.

Riina Vuorikari : (Chair of session PS2 and PS13)

Riina Vuorikari has worked in European Schoolnet (EUN) since March 2000 as a research analyst. She deals with a wide variety of issues ranging from eLearning interoperability to the collaborative use of ICTs in schools. She is the editor for She has degrees in education and hypermedia.

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