Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Josep M. Duart

“Trends, Challenges, and Paradigm Shifts in Digital Technologies for Learners, Educators, and Institutions”

Josep M. Duart, Full Professor of Educational Technology and Leadership at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Doctor in Pedagogy (1998) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) (2002). Research professor in educational technology, educational organisation, leadership and quality of education at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the UOC. Director of the Postgraduate Course in Leadership and Management of Educational Centres at the UOC. He has directed and participated in research projects related to the educational use of ICT. He has published several books and scientific articles in the international journals of impact (ORCID).

Dr Duart is the President of EDEN (Digital learning Europe), Europe’s leading network in Digital Education. Is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, a peer-reviewed scientific journal in e-learning, Q1 in JCR and Scopus. He is also a member of “The University of the Future Network” and coordinator of REDUNETE, a network of Colombian universities for using technology in education.

Prof Bart Rienties

“Implementing Learning Analytics and Learning Design at Scale”

Dr. Bart Rienties is Professor of Learning Analytics and programme lead of the learning analytics and learning design research programme at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. He leads a group of academics who provide university-wide learning analytics and learning design solutions and conduct evidence-based research of how students and professionals learn. As educational psychologist, he conducts multi-disciplinary research on work-based and collaborative learning environments and focuses on the role of social interaction in learning, which is published in leading academic journals and books. His primary research interests are focussed on Learning Analytics, Professional Development, and the role of motivation in learning. Furthermore, Bart is interested in broader internationalisation aspects of higher education. He has successfully led a range of institutional/national/European projects, and has received a range of awards for his educational innovation projects. He is President of the Society of Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR), the largest researcher community on learning analytics. He has published over 300 academic outputs, and is the 1st most published and cited author on learning design and learning analytics in the period 2014-2023 (Drugova et al. 2023), the 2nd most published author on Networks in Education in period 1969-2020 (Saqr et al. 2022), and the 3rd most published author on EdTech in the period 2002-2022 (Aaradhi & Chakraborty, 2023)

Prof. Dr. Tolga Güyer

“Eğitim teknolojilerinde yeni paradigmalar: Gerçekten de ‘kaçınılmazlar’ mı?”
“New Paradigms in Educational Technologies: Are They Truly ‘Inevitable’?”

Dr. Tolga Güyer started his academic career as a research assistant in Gazi University, Gazi Faculty of Education, Department of Mathematics Education in 1995. After working as a programmer in the software industry for two years, he returned to academia in 1999 and started to work as a Research Assistant in Gazi University, Gazi Faculty of Education, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology Education. In 2011, he received the title of Associate Professor in the field of Computer Education and Instructional Technology Education under the Basic Field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training. Since 2017, he has been working as a Professor in the same department. His main research interests are in the areas of mathematical modeling and educational analysis of Internet-based learning environments and student behavior in these environments, adaptive learning environments, learning analytics, the use of digital games and artificial intelligence in education.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aras Bozkurt

“Üretken yapay zeka ile geleceği ve eğitimi yeniden düşünmek”

Aras Bozkurt is a researcher and faculty member at Anadolu University, Türkiye. With MA and PhD degrees in distance education, Dr. Bozkurt’s work focuses on empirical studies in areas such as distance education, online learning, networked learning, and educational technology. He applies critical theories like connectivism, rhizomatic learning, and heutagogy to his research. Dr. Bozkurt is also interested in emerging research paradigms, including social network analysis, sentiment analysis, and data mining. Dr. Bozkurt’s studies also cover the integration of artificial intelligence technologies into educational processes in the axis of human-machine interaction.