Edmedia Keynote & Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, June 24

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  • Jill Jameson - University of Greenwich, UK
  • Why we Need Distributed, Transformational e-Leadership and Trust in the Fifth Age of Educational Media and Technology
  • The development of technological innovation in advanced ICT systems needs to be guided by authentic e-leaders with a values-based, barefoot human focus on nurturing high trust, living educational ecosystems through good communication and sustainable, realistic policies. I will talk through these issues and recommend a distributed e-leadership framework for educational institutions to consider. Read More »

Tuesday, June 24 -11:15 am-12:15pm "Emerging Scholars Stream Keynote"

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  • Curtis J Bonk - Indiana University, US
  • Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace
  • In this talk, Curt will discuss his book project, "Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online." During the presentation, he will provide a few examples from the book on how to enhance online motivation and retention. Read More »

Wednesday, June 25

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  • Simon Buckingham Shum - The Open University, UK
  • Learning Analytics: Welcome to the Future of Assessment?
  • Can we talk about analytics in the same breath as the deepest values that a wholistic educational experience should nurture? Could analytics become an ally for those who want to shift assessment regimes towards valuing the qualities that many now regard as critical to thriving in the ‘age of complexity’? Read More »

Thursday, June 26

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  • Erno Lehtinen - University of Turku, FI
  • How ICT challenges our beliefs of learning?
  • Since the early years of information technology it has been used as a metaphor for developing a more detailed description of human cognition and learning. In the presentation I will analyse how the ubiquitous ICT will challenge the basic beliefs about the gradual construction of cognitive structures and knowledge accumulation. Read More »

Spotlight Speakers

Wednesday, June 25 - 11:15 am-12:15pm

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  • Curtis J Bonk - Indiana University, US
  • Slaying "I" Monsters: The Pros and Cons of Using SSCI as a Benchmark of Productivity
  • In this talk, Curt Bonk will describe 12 pros (e.g., goals, benchmarks, pride, and improved quality) and 27 cons (e.g., rats in a cage, greed, narrow focus, limited creativity, elitism, etc.) of the use of SSCI publications as a measure of researcher productivity. Those in attendance should gain the courage needed to slay any I" monsters hiding their bed or in their closet. Read More »

Invited Speakers

Wednesday, June 25 - 11:15 am-12:15pm

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  • Thom Cochrane, Auckland University of Technology, NZ
  • Mobile Social Media as a Catalyst for Pedagogical Change
  • This talk will illustrate the framework for creative pedagogies based upon critical reflections of the implementation of over 45 mobile learning projects 2007-2013, and the researcher's six critical success factors for mobile learning. Read More »


Thursday, June 26

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  • Jouni Kangasniemi, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
  • Practical and Future Challenges of Education in the Digital World - What Do We Think That We Know or Don’t Know in Finland






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