Adjunct Professor of the Computing Institute of the Federal University of Alagoas (IC-UFAL). I concluded a PhD in Computer Science from the Federal University of Campina Grande, master in Computational Modeling of Knowledge at the Federal University of Alagoas, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Alagoas. He is one of the founders of an Education Technology company called MyTutor. And he was director of the information technology department of the Federal University of Alagoas for two years.
Anelise Kologeski is a Digital Systems Engineer graduated by University of Rio Grande do Sul (UERGS) in 2008, with a Master's degree and PhD in Microelectronics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) obtained in 2011 and 2015, respectively. She works as assistant professor at Feevale University, placed in Novo Hamburgo / Brazil. Her interest research areas include education, logical reasoning and fault tolerance in Networks-on-Chip.
Bernardo Nunes holds a Ph.D. and master in Computer Science, postgraduate in Pedagogical Mediation for Distance Education and a Computer Engineering degrees from PUC–Rio. Currently, Bernardo is a Professor of the Dept of Informatics at PUC-Rio, Collaborator Professor in the Computer Science Dept at UNIRIO and Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Informatics and Education. Bernardo has participated and led academic and industry-oriented projects that have been awarded by Brazilian and International institutions as well as published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers at top conferences in the areas of Education and Semantic Web.
Cristian Cechinel is a professor at the Faculty of Education and at the Computer Science Graduate Program of the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil). Cristian obtained his Ph.D. (2012) on Information and Knowledge Engineering at the CS Department of University of Alcalá (Spain). He is an active member of the Latin-American Community on Learning Objects. His research focuses on Learning Technologies, Learning Analytics and Distance Learning.
Daniela Cascini is Professor of the Computer Engineering Department at Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais in Brazil. She has worked in Software Engineering for nearly 15 years both in industry and academia. Her research interests include software process improvement, software quality, empirical software engineering and human computer interaction. She is particularly interested in evaluating and developing Software Engineering educational games.
Diego Dermeval is a Ph.D. candidate (defending his thesis before the beginning of the workshop) at the Systems and Computing Department of the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. During his Ph.D., he was a Visiting Research Student at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). He is a Professor at the Federal University of Alagoas (Penedo Educational Unit) and a researcher at the Center of Excellence for Social Technologies (NEES). His research interests include Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Gamification, Authoring Tools, Ontologies, and Software Engineering.
Prof. Elaine has got her bachelor in Computer Science from São Paulo University (1997), her master in Applied Physics from São Paulo University (2001) and doctorate in Computers and Education from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2011), all in Brazil. Since 2002, she is a professor at Institute of Computing at Federal University of Amazonas. Her main research interests are in Computers and Education and her work currently focus on: educational software, adaptive learning, knowledge representation, mobile learning, distance learning, and others.
Doctor in Computer Science from Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, in the field of Artificial Intelligence applied in Education, focusing on teaching in practical and complex nature domains and their knowledge acquisition process. Professor and researcher on the Internet Systems Technology Department, at Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR). His main research interests lie in intelligent tutoring systems, interactive learning environments, (multiple) external representations, knowledge and student modeling, metacognitive teaching approaches and gamification.
Fabiano holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science (2000), a master's degree in Computer Science (2004) and a PhD in Science from Federal University of Uberlândia (2012). He is currently a professor at Faculty of Computer Science at Federal University of Uberlândia (since 2009). He started a teaching career in higher education in 2004. He has experience in the area of ?? Computer Science, with emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Software Engineering.
Geiser Chalco is a PhD student at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of São Paulo, Brazil (ICMC-USP). He has master’s degree in Computer sciences from the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, IME-USP (2012). His main focus of research are Ontology Engineering, Gamification, Computer-Support Collaborative Learning, Instructional Design and Automated Planning.
Isabela Gasparini is a Faculty Member of Computer Science Department at Santa Catarina State University (UDESC) and advisor in two Graduate Programs: Master in Applied Computing, and Master in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. She has a PhD degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2013),a MSc degree in Computer Science (2003) and graduated in Computer Science (1999). From 2013-2014 she was a representative member of the southern region in the Special Commission of Human-Computer Interaction (CEIHC) of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). She was the translator of the Textbook "Interaction Design: beyond Human-Computer Interaction", 3th ed. Currently she is the General chair of the Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems (IHC2017). Her research interests include Adaptive Educational Systems, user modelling, culturally aware systems, gamification, recommender systems, learning analytics. Her official full CV for the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) is available at: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3262681213088048.
Júlia Marques Carvalho da Silva coordinates Distance Learning department in IFRS. She obtained her Ph.D. from UFRGS in Computers and Education. After, she did her post-doctorate at Athabasca University in 2014.
Rafaela Vilela da Rocha is a post doc researcher at University of São Paulo, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, working with educational technologies, in particular, serious games for training and human performance assessment. She have researched about interactive simulations, educational games, instructional design and human performance assessment to develop effective educacional resources.
My name is Ranilson Paiva, I am a researcher in the Center of Excellence for Social Technologies (NEES). I am about to conclude my PhD in Computer Science (Federal University of Campina Grande) in february 2017 (thesis defense scheduled for February, 3rd 2017). My research focus is on assisting teachers from online learning environments, to that I employ Educational Data Mining, Learning Analytics, Data Visualization, Data-Informed Decision Making, Recommender Systems and Authoring Tools.
Scheila Wesley Martins has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Mato Grosso (1998). She holds an ICT Education Postgraduate Certificate from the Federal University of Lavras (2003) and a Master's Degree in Science from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (2005). She received her PhD in Science and Information Technology from the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (2012). Her experience in lecturing and teaching includes vocational and higher education levels in Brazil, Portugal and in the United States. As a researcher, she is interested in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary domains such as Computer Science Education (computers, education and citizenship), especially teaching and learning programming in higher education.
Dr. Thais Castro is a professor at the Institute of Computing at the Federal University of Amazonas. She received her PhD in Informatics from PUC-Rio in 2011 with a participation in a sandwich PhD program with the University of Edinburgh (2009-2010). Her research focus is on inclusive learning processes using techniques from AI, Informatics in Education, HCI and accessibility.
Tiago Thompsen Primo is a Research Scientist at SAMSUNG Research Institute Brazil since 2014. He was a Researcher at Instituto COMMUNITAS para o Desenvolvimento Humano e Tecnológico (2013-2014) working with semantic technologies for a communities of practice platform. Also he worked as an expert by the Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Pol. Pub., FIIAPP (2012-2013) with a digital repositories infrastructure. He received a PhD in Computer Science (2013) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He holds a M.Sc title in Computer Science (2008) from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul and a B.Sc in Information Systems (2005) from the Catholic University of Pelotas. His research interests includes Technology Enhanced Learning, Recommender Systems and Knowledge Representation.
Dr Upadhyay is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, UK. He has his first Degree in Engineering and MBA. His MSc in Strategic Project Management European is from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He obtained his PhD degree from University of Bergamo, Italy. As a doctoral researcher, he spent one year at Cambridge Judge Business School and King's College of the University of Cambridge and at Cranfield School of Management, UK. His varied research work is published in a book, book chapters, case studies, academic journals and presented at International conferences.
Bedour Alshaigy BSc. (Hons), MSc. is a final year PhD student in Software Engineering at Oxford Brookes University. Her general research interests are CS education, educational technologies and HCI. She is currently a part-time associate lecturer for Java and Python modules, and part-time student enrolled in a PCTHE course (Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education) where she studies cognitive learning theories and pedagogical practices in education. In her free time she volunteers for several outreach programs teaching school aged children programming.
Claire Mann. I am a digital native and an educationalist with a keen research interest in professional socialisation. My first career was as an IT teacher and I came to University to research digital learning. My PhD was an ethnographic study of ‘learning to be a vet’. An important and integral part of this study was online community learning and one output from this work was a paper ‘Digital Habits of fist year vet school students.’ During my doctoral work I worked as a ‘Visual Learning Lab’ intern supporting a wide range of schools to develop their approaches to online learning and student needs. I managed a peer learning scheme in a School of Nursing and conducted research into the way that videos were used by Nurse educators. I developed my work in online learning through partnerships with the HELM research group (Health education learning and media) looking at a range of innovations from using social media for professional socialisation to collaborating with students and patients on resource co-creation. I currently work in a School of Pharmacy specialising in health and education innovations.
Daniel received the MSc (Eng.) degree in Computer Systems Engineering with a specialization in Software Systems from University of East London, UK in 2011. He is currently a PhD candidate and a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick. He has been nominated twice for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. He is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. His research focuses on educational technology and the design of e-learning systems. He has designed a stand-alone MOOC platform (eLDa).
Elaine Tan is a lecturer in innovation in learning in management education at Newcastle University Business School. Prior to this post she was a lecturer in Education at Durham University with a specific focus on technology enhanced learning. Elaine has also worked as a learning technologist in universities across the UK and Ireland before completing a PhD at Lancaster University by distance learning in Education. Her research interests surround the informal and personal learning practices of students using technology, the adoption of technology by teaching staff, and working with students as partners to develop more engaging learning experiences.
Hazel Price. I am a final year PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge in the Faculty of Education. My principal research interests lie in the field of Higher Education policy, both on a local and international level. My PhD research compares mechanisms and justifications of Quality Assurance policies in the Latin American region, with case studies of Chile and Bolivia. My background is in Social Policy, having completed my BA and MRes in Social Policy at the University of York, UK.
Dr Hong T. M. Bui is Associate Professor in Higher Education Management, School of Management, University of Bath. Her research focuses on Learning Organisation, Systems Thinking and Leadership, mainly in the context of Higher Education. Hong has published her research in various well-refereed journals. She has transferred knowledge and methodologies to develop learning capacity for innovation and sustainability for various profit and non-profit organisations, such as Vietnam Government Leadership Development Project (P165), Normandy Business School (France), NHS (UK), etc. She can be reached at H.T.Bui@bath.ac.uk
Dr Koula Charitonos – Koula is a Research Associate at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab in the Coventry University. She also holds a honorary Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute of Educational Technology in the Open University. She received her PhD in Educational Technology from the Open University and she holds an MSc in Research Methods, an MA in Museum and Gallery Management and a BA in Educational Sciences. In addition to her experience as a teacher in K12 education settings, she has work experience in museums in UK. Her main research interests lie in the field of technology-enhanced learning and particularly in the design of learning experiences with the use of mobile and networked technologies across contexts (formal and informal). She maintains an interest in practices that emerge from the use of technology and how they impact on teaching and learning, with a particular focus on the pedagogy that should underpin the integration of technologies in learning settings.
Dr Lei Shi is a researcher at the University of Warwick. His research interests include quantitative user experience research, behaviour analytics, social computing, human-computer interaction, data visualisation, and user modelling.
Dr Mark Zarb is a Foundation Year Coordinator and Course Leader within the School of Computing Science and Digital Media at Robert Gordon University, as well as Admissions and Exchanges Coordinator for the School. His research interests include software engineering and computing education; specifically, how to support first year students throughout their transition into higher education. Currently he teaches on a variety of undergraduate modules, from topics ranging on introductory programming to physical computing, software engineering and entrepreneurship.
Dr Maurice Hendrix is a Lecturer in Computing / games software development at Coventry University, UK. His research interests are centered on Serious Games, adaptive systems, and web systems and educational technology. He has experience of working in several European research projects, expertise in the evaluation of systems, and has also worked in technical IT roles, working with large data sets such as the human genome.
Stacy Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Health Sciences. After training as a nurse and completing a BSc in Health Studies at the University of Manchester, she read for a Masters degree in Economic and Quantitative Methods in Healthcare. Stacy’s teaching and research focuses on healthcare equality, diversity and inclusion, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. She is in demand as an advisor and speaker on these topics. Stacy was recently awarded an Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnerships grant (£220K) to design, implement and evaluate a European Junior Leadership Academy for student nurses.
Wayne has been involved in education, educational technologies and education research for more than 25 years, receiving his PhD (DPhil) in Education (Learning and Technology) from the University of Oxford. Currently, he is a Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, one of Europe’s largest online distance learning universities. Previously, he was a researcher at University College London and a Senior Teaching Associate at the University of Bristol. His research interests include the learning sciences, Artificial Intelligence in education, and online learning.