THEMATIC GROUP DIGITAL EDUCATION

Steering committee

Jan Haarhuis

In 2013 I became program manager Education and IT for Utrecht University and was responsible for the projects: E-assessment; E-lectures; Learning Management System and a report on the Vision for Education and ICT. In 2014 I started as program manager Educate-it (innovation and technology) for Utrecht University.

Armin Rubner

I have been responsible for digital solutions in research and teaching at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München over the last 18 years. Since 2015, I have been Head of Department eUniversity Concept Development and Services. I provide advice to all interested groups and committees of the university regarding the design, production, and distribution of digital content, as well as ways to optimize the use of digital tools. For example, my team and I are responsible for ``LMU on iTunes U``, the operation of the central LMS ``Moodle``, the operation of the video management system ``LMUcast`` and the production of the LMU’s MOOCs on Coursera.

Clive Young

I have worked as an educational technology leader for 25 years in variety of consultant, management, lecturer and developer roles and have instigated and led a wide range of institutional initiatives exploring and implementing organisational change.

As the E-Learning Advisory Team Leader at University College London I now lead a team of four, a Distance Learning Facilitator and three Schools-facing E-Learning Facilitators. By inspiring and supporting academic colleagues and identifying opportunities we believe we are re-shaping UCL’s digital provision.

Manuela Milani

Manuela Milani is currently the Exel project manager. Exel is the new initiative in UNIMI aimed at innovating teaching and learning practices. She has more than 20 years of distance and online education experience in different roles: previously, she was online facilitator, instructional technology specialist, learning technology coordinator, and transnational European projects local coordinator. In the last years she delivered many training and professional development activities for university staff and faculty members. Her research aims at exploring the impact of cultural differences on the design of online courses offered by universities throughout Europe. Her publications include several papers on use of technology in higher education, the concept of quality within the eLearning field.

Anneleen Cosemans

Conference committee

Jan Haarhuis

In 2013 I became program manager Education and IT for Utrecht University and was responsible for the projects: E-assessment; E-lectures; Learning Management System and a report on the Vision for Education and ICT. In 2014 I started as program manager Educate-it (innovation and technology) for Utrecht University.

Sari Koski Kotiranta

I am the head of Educational technology services unit in University of Helsinki, leading a staff of 24 persons, educational technology coordinators and specialists.
The Educational Technology Services provides technological tools to support teaching, with training and support specifically for online teaching. The unit investigates, evaluates and experiments with new innovations in the field to evaluate their applicability for teaching and learning purposes.
At the moment we are working with digitalization of the new degree programs, e-assesment, video services and trying to support and inspire our teachers to use these tools to develop their teaching

Manuela Milani

Manuela Milani is currently the Exel project manager. Exel is the new initiative in UNIMI aimed at innovating teaching and learning practices. She has more than 20 years of distance and online education experience in different roles: previously, she was online facilitator, instructional technology specialist, learning technology coordinator, and transnational European projects local coordinator. In the last years she delivered many training and professional development activities for university staff and faculty members. Her research aims at exploring the impact of cultural differences on the design of online courses offered by universities throughout Europe. Her publications include several papers on use of technology in higher education, the concept of quality within the eLearning field.

Taskgroups

E-assessment

Eva Seiler Schiedt

I'm in the field of academic digital education since it's beginnigs nearly 20 years ago. Actually, I occupy a staff position at Multimedia & E-Learning Services, a unit of around 40 specialists at the IT Department of University of Zurich. I'm active in innovation management, supporting blended learning developments and e-assessment and cooperating with the Swiss Eduhub, LERU and EUA.

Nicole Wöhrle

Having started with E-Learning in the early 2000s as an 'early adopter' in producing self-study online-modules in the field of forest ecology, I am now head of the E-Learning department of Freiburg University since 2008. The department is part of the Universities IT Services and is responsible for providing technical infrastructure for online-learning & teaching and staff development concerning digital education. Besides facilitating several online- and blended-learning programes, finding solutions for the realisation of E-Assessment is one of our main duties.

Video

Anne-Marie Mosbech

As head of the Centre for Online and Blended Learning (COBL) with ten employees at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), tasks can roughly be summed up and divided into daily management and strategic work. COBL works to promote better education through skilled use of educational technologies and inclusion of digital learning resources across the Faculty's many study programmes, courses and training activities. COBL is also hosting the University of Copenhagen's central MOOC Unit and driving the production of all the University's Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered on the platform Coursera.org for a global audience. Among other international projects are e.g. a long term collaboration between Danish and East African Universities (Building Stronger Universities (BSU)) and engagement in the European initiative EIT Health aiming to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in healthy living and active ageing.

Armin Rubner

I have been responsible for digital solutions in research and teaching at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München over the last 18 years. Since 2015, I have been Head of Department eUniversity Concept Development and Services. I provide advice to all interested groups and committees of the university regarding the design, production, and distribution of digital content, as well as ways to optimize the use of digital tools. For example, my team and I are responsible for ``LMU on iTunes U``, the operation of the central LMS ``Moodle``, the operation of the video management system ``LMUcast`` and the production of the LMU’s MOOCs on Coursera.

E-certification

Marja Verstelle

As a Program Manager I coordinate digital innovation in education for Leiden University since 2010. With this program, Leiden university explores new models of education and didactics with digital technology and new media. We explore four themes: Next generation online learning; Next genaration blended learning; Next generation learning spaces; and Customized Curriculum.
Some concrete projects are: Virtual Exchange; MOOCs and SPOCs production and strategy; AR/VR/MR; microcredentials; flipping the classroom for teams.
I look forward to create the Virtual Exchange project with many of the LERU partners to benefit from more flexible and personalized curricula and more international experiences for students.

Sabine Bottin

I`m an assistant professor in physics and this how I became engaged in distance and digital education. Nowadays, I am the director of the Open Distant Learning Department at Sorbonne University. I m a also the project leader of several programs on distant and blended learning related the creation of educational ressources. In particular I am in charge of the Virtual Erasmus Exchange in Sorbonne University, for which we participate in the EVE consortium. I lead with my colleague of Leiden University the creation of a LERU consortium for a virtual campus of exchange of courses between our universitie

Digital Education in Action

Peter van Baalen

Marja Verstelle

As a Program Manager I coordinate digital innovation in education for Leiden University since 2010. With this program, Leiden university explores new models of education and didactics with digital technology and new media. We explore four themes: Next generation online learning; Next genaration blended learning; Next generation learning spaces; and Customized Curriculum.
Some concrete projects are: Virtual Exchange; MOOCs and SPOCs production and strategy; AR/VR/MR; microcredentials; flipping the classroom for teams.
I look forward to create the Virtual Exchange project with many of the LERU partners to benefit from more flexible and personalized curricula and more international experiences for students.

Manuela Milani

Manuela Milani is currently the Exel project manager. Exel is the new initiative in UNIMI aimed at innovating teaching and learning practices. She has more than 20 years of distance and online education experience in different roles: previously, she was online facilitator, instructional technology specialist, learning technology coordinator, and transnational European projects local coordinator. In the last years she delivered many training and professional development activities for university staff and faculty members. Her research aims at exploring the impact of cultural differences on the design of online courses offered by universities throughout Europe. Her publications include several papers on use of technology in higher education, the concept of quality within the eLearning field.

Anneleen Cosemans

Tim Savage

I am an Assistant Professor in Technology and Learning in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College, the University of Dublin. I have nearly 20 years' experience researching the role and potential of technology in learning and education with a particular focus on higher education. As the University's first Associate Dean of Online Education I lead the online education project where we designed, developed and delivered world class online education to postgraduate students through a suite of accredited courses. We also developed and delivered Trinity’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the FutureLearn platform. My current research focus is on educational innovation and technology integration in Higher Education and the emerging field of Digital Scholarship.

Academic development

Mabelle Hernández


At Utrecht University I am the programme manager of Educate-it, a University- wide Educational programme on Innovation and Technology.

https://educate-it.uu.nl/en/

Anneleen Cosemans

Open ed. resources

Sari Koski Kotiranta

I am the head of Educational technology services unit in University of Helsinki, leading a staff of 24 persons, educational technology coordinators and specialists.
The Educational Technology Services provides technological tools to support teaching, with training and support specifically for online teaching. The unit investigates, evaluates and experiments with new innovations in the field to evaluate their applicability for teaching and learning purposes.
At the moment we are working with digitalization of the new degree programs, e-assesment, video services and trying to support and inspire our teachers to use these tools to develop their teaching

Jere Majava

I work as an educational technology coordinator at the University of Helsinki as a service owner of the university blog platform and member of the electronic exams and video production teams. I'm currently chairing the Open Education Resources taskgroup.

Collaborative research

Harold van Rijen

Peter van Baalen

Helle Mathiasen

LERU Office

Laura Keustermans

Senior Policy Officer