Keynote speakers

Beverly Wenger-Trayner

bev_wenger-trayner_roundBeverly is a learning consultant specializing in social learning systems. Her expertise encompasses both the design of learning architectures and the facilitation of processes, activities, and use of new technologies. Her work with international organizations such as the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the International Labor Organization, and The World Bank have given her substantial experience in coaching conveners and in supporting multi-lingual groups across cultures, time-zones, and geographic locations. She has published chapters and articles about learning in internationally distributed communities and co-authored a popular toolkit on social reporting. She has also been the creative director of an Open Source platform for networked communities.

Paulo Maria Rodrigues

fotopmr02Paulo Maria Rodrigues is a composer, performing musician and educator. After a PhD in Applied Genetics he resumed earlier music studies and studied opera and composition. He co-funded the Companhia de Música Teatral, a group that develops original projects within the realm of Theatrical Music. From 2006 to 2010 he was the coordinator of the Education Service at Casa da Música, Porto, where he devised a vast program of original musical activities and directed interdisciplinary artistic and community projects. He was a Professor at Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica and Advanced Research Associate at the Planetary Collegium. He is currently a Professor at DeCA, University of Aveiro. Working in the boundaries between Art, Technology and Human Development, his work frequently involves the cross-contamination of research, art-making and social intervention creating a continuum from where knowledge and art emerge alongside with personal and social transformation.

Rosa M. Carro

RosaMCarroRosa M. Carro is the Head of the Department of Computer Engineering at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She obtained her PhD in 2001, with a thesis on dynamic generation of adaptive e-learning environments. She visited the Universidade de Aveiro (2001-2002) and the Technische Universität München (2002-2003) to do research on adaptive educational games and collaborative adaptive e-learning systems. She is member of the GHIA research group since 2008. Her main research focuses on adaptive systems and ICTs for e-learning, mobile applications, user modelling and supporting both training and assistance for users with special needs with inclusion purposes. She has organised several international workshops, edited special issues in international journals and coauthored around 100 papers in these areas. She is programme committee member of numerous international conferences as well as reviewer for well-known international journals.
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