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Slides from the webinar are available from the ALT Repository.
The “Research in Learning Technology” journal recently published a supplement on "The art and science of learning design". This landmark publication includes eight papers and an editorial, and provides a deep and broad overview of some of the current debates in the field, along with vivid insights into several emerging tools and representations. Several of the supplement’s authors will convene for a webinar, in which they will highlight key points in their papers, discuss issues emerging from this publication and answer audience questions and comments.
Yishay Mor, Independent Consultant: learning; design; technology; research. Previously: Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology at the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University UK. Teaching fellow at the Technologies in Education Graduate Programme, the Faculty of Education, University of Haifa. Senior research fellow, the London Knowledge Lab. Senior software engineer, Cisco systems. Owner, J Shop. Senior software engineer, AgentSoft.
Valérie Emin-Martinez, PhD in Computer Sciences at University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble 1), is a researcher at the Institut Français de l’Éducation in Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, EducTice-S2HEP Laboratory. She coordinates since 2008 a research project on pedagogical scenario design in science and technique discipline. Her current research topics are "Pedagogical scenarios design", "Game based learning" and "Design and uses of Serious Games" in real classrooms. She’s an associate member of GALA european network of excellence for Serious Games (http://www.galanoe.eu/).
Helen Walmsley is the e-Learning Models Coordinator at Staffordshire University, UK. She provides support for academic staff developing blended and distance learning using the Best Practice Models. Current research topics are learning design, distance learning and using a community of practice to support professional development in e-learning.
Michael Derntl is a Senior Research Associate at the Information Systems and Databases chair, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He holds a PhD in information systems from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is currently researching in the FP7 network of excellence GALA in the area of serious games, in the FP7 integrated project Learning Layers on software architectures and infrastructures for informal workplace learning, as well as in the Lifelong Learning Project METIS on integrated learning design environments. In the last decade he has published numerous articles in journals, books and conference proceedings.
Liz Masterman has a PhD in Educational Technology from the University of Birmingham, and has an interest in sociocultural approaches to the design and evaluation of technology-enhanced teaching and learning. She is currently a senior researcher with the Academic IT Services (Learning & Teaching) Group in Oxford University IT Services. Her main fields of research in recent years have been learning design, the student digital experience and into open academic practices in UK universities.
Luis P. Prieto, PhD in Information and Communication Technologies, is a post-doctoral researcher at the GSIC-EMIC group in the University of Valladolid (Spain), and has previously worked as research and development engineer in the telecom industry. His main research interests include learning design, the orchestration of TEL and CSCL activities by teachers, the use of professional development to support technological change, or the application of augmented reality, paper and tangible interfaces to education. Many of these research threads come into play in the EU Lifelong Learning Programme project he currently spends most time on: Metis (“Meeting teachers' co-design needs by means of Integrated Learning Environments”).