July 1-5, 2024

Brussels, Belgium

EdMedia Executive & Program Committees and SIG Chairs

Executive Committee

Committee Chair: Theo Bastiaens, Open University of The Netherlands, The Netherlands

2023 Host & Program Chair, Edgar Weippl, University of Vienna, Austria


Theo Bastiaens
Open University of the Netherlands

Mark Brown
National Institute of Design Learning,

Lorenzo Cantoni
USI-Universita della Svizzera Italiana,

Rhonda Christensen
University of North Texas,
United States

Martin Ebner
Graz University of Technology,

Catherine Fulford
University of Hawaii at Manoa,
United States

Sarah Howard
University of Wollongong, Australia

Roland Klemke
Open University of The Netherlands

Gerald Knezek
University of North Texas,
United States

Karel Kreijns
Open Universiteit,
The Netherlands

Gary Marks
AACE Executive Director,
United States

Sarah Prestridge
Griffith University,

Errko Sointu
University of Eastern Finland,

Ottavia Trevisan
University of Padova,

Peter Weber
Fachhochschule Sudwetfalen,

Edgar Weippl
University of Vienna,


SIG Chairs

Emerging Technologies for Teaching & Learning SIG :


Learning Design SIG:


Emerging Scholars SIG:


Executive Committee Bios


Theo Bastiaens, Open University of The Netherlands

Executive Committee Chair

Biography: Prof. Dr. Theo J. Bastiaens is rector of the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands. He is professor of Educational Technology and has contributed to numerous international publications in his field. Bastiaens was Vice-President for Digitalization and Internationalisation at the Fernuniversität in Hagen.He was previously Vice President for Digitalisation & International Affairs at the Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany.  His specific research interests are in Instructional Design and E-Learning. He has published extensively in this area.





Mark Brown, National Institute of Design Learning, Ireland

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2023

Biography: Ireland’s first Professor of Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University. Prior to taking up this position in 2014, Mark was Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning at Massey University in New Zealand where he was also President of the New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning and Treasurer of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. In 2017, the Commonwealth of Learning identified Mark as a world leader in Open, Online and Distance Learning. Mark currently chairs the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Steering Committee for the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) and is an Executive Committee member and Fellow of the European Distance and E-learning Network.


Lorenzo Cantoni, USI-Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2023

Biography: Lorenzo Cantoni graduated in Philosophy and holds a PhD in Education and Linguistics. He is full professor at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland), Faculty of Communication Sciences, where he is director of the Institute for Communication Technologies. He is also scientific director of the laboratories webatelier.net, NewMinE Lab: New Media in Education Lab, and eLab: eLearning Lab.
His research interests are where communication, education and new media overlap, ranging from computer mediated communication to usability, from eLearning to eTourism and digital Fashion, from ICT4D to eGovernment.




Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, USA

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2023

Biography: Rhonda Christensen, Ph.D. is Research Professor in Learning Technologies in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. She is co-director of the Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning. She serves as the Chair of the IT Council for the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE). Her research interests are the impact of technology integration in education, STEM education in middle schools and mobile learning in education.




Gayle Davidson Shivers, University of South Alabama, USA

Executive Committee Member: 2013 – 2013

Biography: Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers is a professor in Instructional Design and Development at the University of South Alabama. She’s been an Ed Media Executive Committee member since 2013. In her department, Counseling & Instructional Science, she is the Foundations Program Coordinator and developed two certificate programs: Human Performance Improvement and Instructional Design and Development for graduate students. She advises doctoral and master’s students and teaches online and blended courses in instructional design and performance improvement. Her research also focuses on online learning and instructional strategies.



Martin Ebner, Graz Univ. of Technology, Austria

Executive Committee Member: 2008 – 2023

Biography: Martin Ebner is currently head of the Department Educational Technology at Graz University of Technology and therefore responsible for all university wide e-learning activities. He holds an Adjunct Prof. on media informatics and works also at the Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science as senior researcher. His research focuses strongly on e-learning, mobile learning, learning analytics, social media and Open Educational Resources. Martin has given a number of lectures in this area as well as workshops and keynotes at international conferences. For publications as well as further research activities, please visit his website: http://martinebner.at


Sarah Howard, University of Wollongong, Australia

Executive Committee Member and Past Chair: 2023 – 2025

Biography: Sarah Howard is an Associate Professor of Digital Technologies in Education, at the University of Wollongong, in Australia, and a Visiting Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Her research looks at technological innovation and educational change in schools and higher education. Specifically, her recent work considers how educational data is designed, captured and made meaningful for teachers and learners. This work involves collaboration with data scientists and artificial intelligence engineers to design new ways of capturing digital technology use in teaching and learning across physical and digital spaces. She has extensive experience collaborating with practitioners in her research and industry stakeholders.


Catherine Fulford, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Executive Committee Member and Past Chair: 2009 – 2023

Biography: Catherine P. Fulford, Ph.D. is a full Professor in Learning Design and Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the United States. She has served on the EdMedia Executive Committee since 2009 and served as Chair from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Fulford with the help of her students produced six YouTube videos for AACE to improve participation, presentations and posters at EdMedia and their other conferences. Her areas of expertise are instructional design and development, grant writing and management, as well as visual and video design. She has conducted research is in distance learning, cognitive speed, mobile learning, technology integration and flipped classrooms.



Roland Klemke, Open University of The Netherlands

Executive Committee Member: 2023 – 2025

Biography: Roland Klemke is professor of Technology-enhanced Learning and Innovation of the Faculty of Educational Science of the Open University of the Netherlands. Roland also holds a professorship for game informatics at Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln, Cologne, Germany. His research interests and teaching subjects include artificial intelligence for education, multimodal learning experiences, augmented- and mixed-reality, multi-sensor architectures, serious gaming, game-based learning, gamification, and mobile learning. Additionally, he is member of the board of Humance AG, a Cologne based software development company, coordinating research and development activities. He received his degree in Computer Science in 1997 from University of Kaiserslautern and a doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen in 2002. Roland is member of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), fellow of the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences (ICO) and fellow of the Dutch research school information and knowledge systems (SIKS).


Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, USA

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2023

Biography: Dr. Gerald Knezek is Regents Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas and Director of the Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning ( IITTL) at UNT. He is Past President (2008-2011) of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). He was a Fulbright Senior Specialist to The Netherlands during 2006-07. Dr. Knezek received his B.A. in Mathematics and the Social Sciences from Dartmouth College , and his M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawaii.




Karel Kreijns, Open University, The Netherlands

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2023

Biography: Karel Kreijns is associate professor at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands. His primary research interests are computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) and online networked learning, the application of Self-Determination Theory , the I-Change model, and the Reasoned Action Approach on teachers’ use of technology/Open Educational resources, enrolling in MOOCs, and teachers’ professional development activities (e.g., innovative behavior, action research, 21st century skills).




Sarah Prestridge
Griffith University,

Executive Committee Member:  2023 – 2025

Biography: Conceptualising what is considered effective teaching in a digital world has been a major part of Sarah’s research. Since the completion of her PhD in 2007, Sarah has investigated the integration of digital technologies through the relationship between epistemological and pedagogical beliefs. She identified the process involved in shifting instructional practices for effective engagement with digital tools. Throughout her research into professional development she has also explored the tension between face-to-face, online and self-generating professional learning, conceptualising how teachers learn online. These foundations have led to current research in the areas of online teaching and online learning design for new models of schooling. https://experts.griffith.edu.au/9530-sarah-prestridge



Erkko Sointu, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2023

Biography: Erkko Sointu is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). His research, educational and innovative learning development interests lie in special education (behavioral and emotional strengths, behavioral assessment, support), as well as basic and higher education (e.g., learning analytics, flipped approaches, and technology in education). Additionally, Erkko is co-leader of UEF Learning in Digitized Society (DIGS) Research Community (RC) research area for pedagogy and support of learning. He has been involved and led several large national projects. Erkko is also trained teacher with experience of both comprehensive and higher education, and holds title of docent of quantitative research methods in educational sciences (University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland).


Ottavia Trevisan, University of Padova, Italy

Executive Committee Member: 2023 – 2026

Biography: Ottavia Trevisan, Ph.D. in Pedagogical and Educational Sciences. Research fellow at the University of Padova, Italy – Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology.



Peter Weber, Fachhochschule Sudwetfalen, Germany

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2023

Biography: Peter Weber is Professor at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Soest, Germany, teaching computer science & e-business and serving as the head of the Competence Center E-Commerce (CCEC). He received his doctoral degree and postdoctoral degree for his work on E-Learning Business Models and Educational Service Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In his research, he focuses on E-Business and E-Learning, looking at implications of technology-driven change in various industries, including education and retail.




Edgar Weippl, University of Vienna, Austria

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2023

Biography: Edgar Weippl is Research Director of SBA Research and associate professor at TU Wien. His research interests are information security, awareness training and teaching information security to engineers.
Edgar is member of the editorial board of Computers & Security (COSE), organizes the ARES conference and was General Chair of SACMAT 2015, PC Chair of Esorics 2015, General Chair of ACM CCS 2016 and is PC Chair of SACMAT 2017.



Program Committee

  • Tufan Adiguzel, Bahcesehir University, Turkey
  • Caroline Akhras, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
  • Naglaa Ahmed Ali, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates
  • Pete Alston, Laureate Online Education/University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Pamela Anderson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • Gerald Ardito, Pace University, United States
  • Joseph Arum, Science and Technology Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Jo Axe, Royal Roads University, Canada
  • Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Mary Kay Bacallao, Mercer University, United States
  • Theo Bastiaens, Fernuniversitat in Hagen (Germany) and Open University of the Netherlands (The Netherlands), Netherlands
  • Debra Bauder, University of Louisville, United States
  • Catherine Beaton
  • Zane Berge, UMBC, United States
  • Marie Bertola
  • Diana Bidulescu, Houston ISD, United States
  • Glenn Blazek, Aerojet Rocketdyne, United States
  • Julie Bonner, Central Washington University, United States
  • Kristi Bordelon, KB Consulting, United States
  • Julien Broisin, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France
  • Amy Camardese, Westminster College, United States
  • Patricia Carlson, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, United States
  • Adrienne Carr, Muskingum University, United States
  • Lisa Catino, Purdue University Graduate school of Ed., LDT, United States
  • Beomkyu Choi, Grand Valley State University, United States
  • Lisa Clark, Touro College , United States
  • Denis Coelho, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Ed Correia,
  • Marcelene Cunningham, North Park University, United States
  • Betul Czerkawski, The University of Arizona, United States
  • Luisa dall’Acqua, Scientific Lyceum TCO, Italy
  • Karen Darby
  • Louie Dasas, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
  • Aijuan Dong, Computer Science Department, Hood College, United States
  • Fevzi Inan Dönmez, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Anne Driscoll
  • Matthew Duvall, Drexel University, United States
  • Martin Ebner, Ed. Technology Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Nilsa Elias, Ottawa University, United States
  • Paula Escudeiro
  • Christopher Faulkner, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, United States
  • Barbara Fedock, University of Phoenix, United States
  • Larry Ferguson, Norfolk State University, United States
  • Andrea Filatro, UNASP Campus Virtual, Brazil
  • Maria Filomia, Università degli studi di Perugia, Italy, Italy
  • Kim Flintoff, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Tammy Fry, Center for Advanced Professional Studies, United States
  • Elizabeth Georgiades
  • Mihyun Han, University of Connecticut, United States
  • Qiang Hao, Western Washington University, United States
  • Jan Herrington, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Dorothy Hirata, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States
  • Bradley Hoge, University of Houston – Downtown, United States
  • Emmanuel Onwuka Ibam, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria
  • Diane Igoche, Robert Morris University, United States
  • Sheila Jagannathan, World Bank Group, USA, United States
  • Joyce Johnston, George Mason University, United States
  • Renee Jordan
  • Lisbeth Kitso
  • Jackie Krause, Central Washington University – Information Technology & Administrative Management, United States
  • Yu-Chun Kuo, Rowan University, United States
  • Wilfred W.F. Lau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Hyunkyung Lee, Yonsei University, Korea (South
  • Verona Leendertz, North-West University, South Africa
  • Karina Leonard, Dawson College, Canada
  • Feng Liu, Mercer University, United States
  • Claudia Susana López Cruz, ITESM, Mexico
  • Diana Lorenzana, University of Houston Downtown, United States
  • Krista Lussier, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
  • Eunice Luyegu, Nova Southeastern University, United States
  • Rebecca Madrigal, Seton Hall University, United States
  • Eva Mika, Northcentral University , United States
  • Joyce Miller, Texas A&M University-Commerce, United States
  • Gigi Mohamad
  • Beth Nettles, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Apostolos Nikolakopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Wendy Norfleet, Florida State College at Jacksonville, United States
  • Matthew Ohlson, University of North Florida, United States
  • Mary Jo Parker, University of Houston-Downtown, United States
  • Alexander Pichugin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
  • Melissa Lee Price, Zayed University, United Kingdom
  • K.S. Ramakrishnan, Tamil Nadu Open University,, India
  • Angela Rand, University of South Alabama, United States
  • Manuela Raposo, University Vigo
  • Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Catarina I. Reis, Center for Research of Information and Communications (CIIC) Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
  • Sandra Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
  • Nicole Runyon, , United States
  • Dotty Sammons, Idaho State University, United States
  • Harry B. Santoso, Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Nikolai Scerbakov, Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Ghassan Shahin
  • Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College and MOFET, Israel
  • Ajay Singh, Eastern New Mexico University, United States
  • Kathy Smart, University of North Dakota College of Education, United States
  • Lyudmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, United States
  • David Solomita, Genentech, United States
  • Stacy Southerland, University of Central Oklahoma, United States
  • Sarah Sullivan
  • Ruth Swart, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Ellen Taricani, Penn State University, United States
  • Courtney Teague, Nova Southeastern University Student C7 Enterprises LLC, United States
  • António Teixeira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hery The, Zhejiang YueXiu University of Foreign Languages, China
  • Kevin Thomas, Bellarmine University, United States
  • Xin Tian, United States
  • Kimberly Tohill, Blue Mountain School District, United States
  • Timothy Tyndall
  • Jarmo Viteli, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Edgar R. Weippl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Jillian Wendt, University of the District of Columbia, United States
  • Melda Yildiz, New York Institute of Technology, United States
  • Adrian Zappala, Peirce College, United States