Adam works for Cetis, the Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, at the University of Bolton, UK. He rather enjoys data wrangling and hacking about with R. He is a member of the UK Government Open Standards Board, and a member of the Information Standards Board for Education, Skills and Children’s Services, and is a strong advocate of open standards and open system architecture. Adam is leading the workpackage on interoperability and data sharing.
Dai Griffiths is a professor at the Institute for Educational Cybernetics. His background is in the arts and in education, and he has taught at many levels including primary and secondary education, higher education and continuing education, and in industry. From the early 1990s he worked on a wide range of aspects of technology and education, as a developer, researcher and project manager, before taking on his current role. He has published extensively on the design of learning activities and their technological support, and on adaptive learning with IMS Learning Design. This led to his current engagement with learning analytics, and he is particularly interested in how the representations of learning activities in pedagogic planning and management processes relate to analytics initiatives.
He was recently co-chair of the American Society of Cybernetics 2013 conference, and is joint editor of the ASC 2014 proceedings.
Doug is senior lecturer into new technology in teaching, particularly learning analytics, at the Open University in the UK.
EU leading technology enhanced learning solutions and interoperability standards expert. Helped to start, position and sell several learning technologies companies world wide. After acting many years as CEO of leading international eLearning Companies (e.g. Giunti Labs, eXact Learning NA in the US and Harvestroad Hive in Australia) Fabrizio is currently Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at sedApta Group, EU leading IT solutions provider offering an integrated suite for Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) from demand management to inventory planning, plant scheduling and shop floor monitoring.
Today Fabrizio is helping set up to define its global go to market strategy and partner network and launch new digital start ups amongst, Skillaware, is dedicated to the development of a highly innovative, patent pending, technology using TinCan API, BPMN and other innovative standards for context aware, workplace based, rapid upskilling and training of operators of new IT processes and tools.
Fabrizio also acts as the Project Manager for Infinity Technology Solutions, the Company of the sedApta Group which joined LACE as responsible for WP5 activities, dedicated to the promotion of learning analytics for advancing workplace learning.
Marco Paini is a member of the EU-Projects team of the sedApta Group. During his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Marco has developed extensive knowledge on different industrial and manufacturing processes and has participated in several EU project proposals. Marco has also worked in R&D Projects for Siemens and for other national and international companies.His participation in the LACE project will provide support and ideas in the development of learning and LA in the workplace, related to WP5.
Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht is Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands and is director of the Learning Innovation Labs. He is currently involved in several national and international research projects on competence based life-long learning, personalised information support and contextualised and mobile learning. His research focus is on Mobile and Contextualised Learning Technologies, Learning Network Services and Social and Immersive Media for Learning.
With a background in audio-visual production, Mathy worked for the audio-visual service of the Catholic University of Leuven for more than 15 years as director and production manager. He is a Director of ATiT which he co-founded in 1999 and where he leads on educational technology developments and is the lead consultant on projects for the European Commission, The World Bank and various Ministries of Education in Europe, Africa and Asia, and others. In LACE Mathy is providing input to the specific activities aimed at schools.
Mehrnoosh collaborates with ITS (Infinity Technology Solutions) in LACE project on the workplace package. She is currently a PhD student in Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE) as a double-degree program at DITEN, University of Genoa, Italy as well as Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. Her major fields of interest include Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining in both corporate training and higher education.
Peter Karlberg is a senior adviser at the Swedish National Agency for Education with focus on the use of ICT from different perspectives such as school and curriculum development, information managing and infrastructure. He is also the Swedish representative in the EUN steering committee and chair the Policy and Innovation Committee His expertise includes follow up studies both on actual use and on the impact on the learning environment of new technology. This also includes competence development related issues. has been working in different positions within the field of education with a focus on the use of ICT. During his time at the Ministry of Education in the beginning of the 90s he was involved in curriculum development and responsible for the field of ICT use. He has also worked at the Swedish Institute for System Development (SISU), a research institute where he participated in several projects involving industry in the field of e-learning as a researcher/senior analyst. Here he also developed an interest in metadata and standards for information management. During a couple of years he also headed the Swedish standard committee (TK450) on ICT in education and participated in international standardisation work in the field. Within LACE Peter is responsable for the workpackage on learning analytics in schools.
Since joining the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, Simon has worked on over a dozen ESRC, JISC, EU and Institutionally funded projects associated with assessment, learning design, open online learning and the use of educational technologies. He has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation of educational innovation and practice. Simon will shortly take up a new role as lecturer at the Institute.
I’ve started my career in 2003 as ICT analyst engineer facing technical issues in international contexts. In 2006 I’ve acted as project leader in business and funded R&D projects. Since January 2010 I am director for sales and business development at ITS, developing new leads and following existing key customers. In LACE I will exploit my analytical aptitude and knowledge on skills standards (e.g. EUCIP and ECF) collaborating in WP5.
Weiqin Chen is a professor in human-computer interaction at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, and an adjunct professor at University in Bergen. Her research focuses on semantic and intelligent technology in collaborative learning. In LACE she is involved in interoperability in LA.