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Mark Brown

Prof. Mark Brown is Ireland's first Chair in Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL). Prof. Brown has over 30-years experience of working in Higher Education and has played key leadership roles in the development, implementation and evaluation of several major university-wide digital learning and teaching initiatives. Prof. Brown is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) and previously chaired (2014-2018) the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Steering Committee for the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). He serves on the Supervisory Board of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and is a member of the Advisory Board for the US based Online Learning Consortium's Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership.


Mark Newman

Dr. Mark Newman is an Interdisciplinary Social Scientist working predominantly in applied research areas. His professional background includes health, social sciences and education and he has worked in the NHS as well as in Higher Education. His academic interests span three inter-related areas:
  1. Developing methods and processes for and producing systematic reviews for policy and practice decision making across different areas of social policy including education;
  2. Capacity building amongst practitioners, researchers and policymakers to produce, critically appraise and utilize research evidence;
  3. Methods for the design and evaluation of effective learning environments in workplace professional, clinical ,and school education.
He uses a range of  approaches and methods in his research including Experimental Research designs, Qualitative fieldwork and interviews, and Systematic Reviews. 

He combines his interests in his roles as a senior researcher in the EPPI-Centre,  Module Leader on the MSc in Social Policy and Social Research and Programme Leader of the Research Training Programme in the Centre for Doctoral Education UCL Institute of Education. 


Mehmet Ersoy

Mehmet Ersoy is an Associate Professor in Faculty of Education, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey.

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Michael K. Barbour

Professor Michael K. Barbour completed his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. At present he is a Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Services at Touro University California in Vallejo, USA.


Miguel Nussbaum

Miguel Nussbaum, is a Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science of the School of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He won the Avonni award for innovation in Chile in the Education category in 2011, he has been editor of the magazine Computer & Education since 2015 (3rd of 243 in the ISI Education catalogue), he was a member of the Council of the Education Quality Agency of Chile (2012-2017) and, in 2018, he obtained the “Andrés Bello University Merit Award 2018”, mention “Education”. He has published more than 100 articles in ISI catalog journals with more than 7300 citations to his articles, and graduated 33 doctoral students. He has a MOOC on COURSERA, Towards Constructivist Classroom Practice, with over 50,000 enrolled. His research in instructional design, which integrates the use of technology, It is focused on how to change teaching practices in the classroom to ensure that students are main actors in their learning, developing creativity and critical thinking. Its scientific developments have been applied in schools in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the United States, Great Britain, Guatemala, India, Sweden, and Uruguay, and have been sponsored by UNESCO.

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Min LAN | Lecturer | Doctor of Philosophy | Zhejiang Normal University,  Jinhua | College of Teacher Education

Dr. Min LAN is an assistant professor at the College of Teacher Education at Zhejiang Normal University (浙江师范大学教师教育学院). He holds a doctoral degree from The University of Hong Kong and has expertise in technology-enhanced learning, online education, blended learning, pedagogy and education. 

Latest published articles:
Tan, C. Y., Pan, Q., Zhang, Y., Lan, M., & Law, N. (2022). Parental Home Monitoring and Support and Students’ Online Learning and Socioemotional Well-Being During COVID-19 School Suspension in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology, 3198.

Lan, M., Law, N., & Pan, Q. (2022). Effectiveness of anti-cyberbullying educational programs: A socio-ecologically grounded systematic review and meta-analysisComputers in Human Behavior, 107200.

Murod Ismailov

Dr. Murod Ismailov is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Education of Global Communication at University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Murod Ismailov, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Tsukuba, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. Murod's current teaching and research interests are interdisciplinary and include both substantive and methodological areas, organized into four clusters: (1) Media and Technology for Learning; (2) Psychology of Learner Engagement, (3) Sustainability and Climate Change Education, and (4) Transformative Education in Central Eurasia and Japan.

His most recent papers were published in The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, Sustainability, Educational Psychology, Frontiers in
Psychology, Cogent Education, E-Learning and Digital Media, F1000Research, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development,
International Higher Education, The Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and other high-impact peer-
reviewed periodicals.


Musa Adekunle Ayanwale

Dr. Musa Adekunle Ayanwale is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, in the Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, at University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Myint Swe Khine

Professor Myint Swe Khine holds Master's degrees in education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, and the University of Surrey, Guildford. UK., and a Doctor of Education from Curtin University, Australia. He has worked at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and was a Professor and Chair of the Assessment and Evaluation Centre, at Emirates College for Advanced Education in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Khine currently teaches at Curtin University, Australia. He was also a recipient of the Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship in Japan.

His research interest covers the science of learning, pedagogy in education, technology-enhanced learning, science education, artificial intelligence in education, and quantitative analysis in educational research. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of international academic journals including Learning Environment Research (Springer), Educational Media International (Taylor & Francis), International Journal of Social Media and Interactive learning environments (Inderscience), and Educational Psychology (Frontiers). He has published numerous papers and edited over 40 books. Recent volumes,  Handbook of Research in Teacher Education: Innovations and Practices in Asia (2022), Rasch Measurement: Applications in Quantitative Educational Research (2020), and Methodology for Multilevel Modelling in Educational Research: Concept and Applications (2022) are published by Springer.