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

2024 Host & Program Chair, Koen DePryck,


Theo Bastiaens
Open University of the Netherlands

Mark Brown
National Institute of Design Learning,

Rhonda Christensen
University of North Texas,
United States

Koen DePryck
Montclair State University,
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

Marcelo Fabián Maina
Open University of Catalonia,

Gary Marks
AACE Executive Director,
United States

Sarah Prestridge
Griffith University,

Susannah Tesconi
Open University of Catalonia,

Madalina Tincu
Johns Hopkins University,
United States

Ottavia Trevisan
University of Padova,

Herman Van Der Merwe
North-West University,
South Africa

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 – 2025

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.




Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, USA

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2025

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.




Koen DePryck
Montclair State University,
United States

Executive Committee Member: 2024 – 2027

Biography: Dr. Koen DePryck, PhD, currently serves as Professor and Director of the Challenge Based Impact Lab at Montclair State University in New Jersey, USA. With a robust background in philosophy and educational science, his expertise spans lifelong learning, sustainable educational innovation, and Challenge Based Learning. Previously, Dr. DePryck was the head of the Center of Expertise in Learning and Teaching at the University of Twente, Netherlands, and held the position of Professor of Lifelong Learning at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. His international experience includes diverse projects across Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. Additionally, he has provided consultancy services to UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning, various Ministries of Education, and other key educational stakeholders



Gayle Davidson Shivers, University of South Alabama, USA

Executive Committee Member: 2020 – 2025

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 – 2025

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 – Present

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 – 2025

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.



Marcelo Fabián Maina
Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Executive Committee Member: 2017 – 2025

Biography: Marcelo Fabián Maina is Associate professor of Educational Technology and Director of the Master in Education and ICT (e-learning) at the Department of Psychology and Education. He is a member of the Edul@b research group (UOC).

He is an active researcher participating in Horizon and Erasmus+ European projects related to skills and competency-based learning and assessment, innovative and emergent digital pedagogies, hybrid modes of learning, digital ePortfolios. He has been appointed as Fellow of the EDEN Digital Learning Europe network.


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


Susannah Tesconi
Open University of Catalonia,

Executive Committee Member:  2024 – 2027


Susanna Tesconi, with an academic background that includes a degree in Philosophy of Language, a postgraduate degree in Interaction Design and a PhD in Education, has devoted her career to exploring the nexus between technology, human interaction, and learning. Passionate about creating meaningful educational experiences, she applies her research and insights as a professor at the Open University of Catalonia and within the collaborative framework of the Mussol research group.

Her interests lie in the thoughtful integration of arts, design, and contemporary philosophical and techno-scientific thought into educational practice. This includes a dedicated effort to design learning environments that not only reflect theoretical concepts but also engage with the practical realities of teaching and learning. Tesconi’s work emphasizes a socio-constructivist approach, aiming to enrich educational environments and artifacts in ways that encourage cross-disciplinary exploration and the discovery of educational potential in unexpected places.


Madalina Tincu, Johns Hopkins University, United States

Executive Committee Member:  2024 – 2027

Biography: Madalina Tincu is a Senior Instructional Designer at the Academic Advanced Programs Instructional Resource Center, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. She provides vision, leadership, and management in designing, developing, and delivering courses in various formats, research, and technology-enhanced instructional materials to support standards of excellence guided by Quality Matters Standards and Quality Assurance guidelines.
She received her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with focus on Instructional Technology and
International Education in 2008. In her twenty years of higher education experience, Madalina has also served as a faculty, Assistant Director for International Recruitment and Enrollment, Instructional Development Coordinator, and Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and consultant. Her research and academic interests include a) conceptualizing a course supported by a dynamic faculty – instructional designer relationship built on a systematic process and storytelling, b) the instructional design and
alignment of all course formats following quality assurance and diversity, equity, and inclusion guidelines, and c) integration and adaptation of innovative technologies in online learning with focus on Universal Design for Learning.


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 – 2025

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 – 2025

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