Keynote speakers 

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Ricardo Mairal Usón 

Ricardo Mairal Usón is Full Professor of Linguistics at UNED since 2002. He has been the Vicerrector for Research and Knowledge Transfer (2013-2016), Vicerrector for Teaching Staff and Academic Planning and First Vicerrrector (2016-2018), and he is currently the Rector at the UNED. He has also been the President of the Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics during 2011-2017.

 

His main areas of research interest are lexical knowledge representation, neurolinguistics and computational linguistics.

 

Ricardo Mairal Usón is the current President of EADTU.

Pierpaolo Limone 

Pierpaolo Limone is Rector of the University of Foggia. As a full professor of learning sciences, his scientific work is primarily concerned with applied research in the area of digital media in education. Limone is also Director of the laboratory for “Educational Research and Interaction Design” (ERID LAB). His current work focuses on MOOCs; Methodologies for teacher training; Ubiquitous learning and future scenarios in higher education.

Annelies Raes 

Dr. Annelies Raes works as senior researcher within itec, an imec research group at KU Leuven. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Instructional Psychology and Technology (CIP&T). Within itec, she is one of the co-Principal Investigators within imec’s Smart Education Program. Dr. Raes is currently leading different research projects, including the STEAMS project on Supporting Teamwork in Ambient Learning Spaces and the European DigiTelPro project on Professional Development in Higher Education. Since November 2020, Raes is Chair on Technology-Enhanced Learning Spaces (TELS) at Université de Lille. Her current research focuses on hybrid synchronous teaching has been awarded by AERA Learning Environments and EUNIS

Björn Fisseler 

Björn Fisseler is a research associate at the FernUniversität in Hagen. His work focuses on digital teaching and learning in higher education with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. He is particularly interested in digital accessibility, artificial intelligence in education and in understanding how students with disabilities can succeed in academia. International collaborations (e.g., in Canada, USA, Israel, and Great Britain) provide new insights and data to these research topics.

 

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Magalie Soenen 

Magalie Soenen has more than 20 years of experience in internationalisation in higher education, on institutional level (Ghent University), Erasmus+ national agency level (EPOS) and national policy level (Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium/Flemish Community).

 

Magalie Soenen represents the Flemish Community in the Bologna Follow Up Group and the ASEM process. She was a member of the BFUG secretariat in the past and is currently co-chair of the Bologna Thematic Peer Group on Quality Assurance and co-chair of the Bologna Coordination Group on Global Policy Dialogue. She is coordinator of several European projects, within the field of quality assurance, inclusion, digitalisation and micro-credentials. She also develops the national policies concerning internationalisation and mobility in higher education.

Silvia Sivera 

PhD, cum laude, in Communication from Ramon Llull University (URL), Master's in the Information and Knowledge Society from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and graduate in Advertising and Public Relations from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She worked as copywriter in multinational agencies for over 15 years and joined the UOC in 2006 to take charge of the online learning design for the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences' creativity and innovation courses. Sivera was academic director of the Master's Degree in Social Media: Management and Strategy, and the Master's Degree in Strategy and Creativity in Advertising. For the past two years, she has also been associate dean for Emerging Programmes, focusing on competitiveness and employability.

 

Sivera received the Jaume Vicens Vives Award for University Teaching Quality from the Government of Catalonia (in 2020) and the 6th Prat Gaballí award (in 2015).

Klaus-Dieter Rossade 

Klaus-Dieter Rossade is Associate Dean Curriculum in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) at The Open University, UK. He is also Director of the Assessment Programme for the university and leads on several institutional change programmes, including the implementation of an end to end Exams and Assignments solution. Other roles focus on quality assurance and validation. He brings to his work over 30 years of experience in language and literature, communication, and leadership in Higher Education. More recently he shifted his focus on assessment in HE. He started his professional career as a sound editor for German Public Broadcasting which initiated a lifelong passion for the spoken word.

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