Invited lecturers of the SIRikt 2013 conference

Egbert Bolhuis

Egbert Bolhuis has started by working for over ten years in special education and four years in secondary education. More than 12 years ago he made ​​the transition to teacher education and has for the last eight years given his special attention to distance education and the use of ICT in teacher education. His thesis is that the younger generation can deal with ICT, but they have to how to integrate ICT in education. If you don't learn it on the teacher education, where else would you learn this? Only in practice? Partly under his editorial a new book is coming in July, the translation of the title is Wise With ICT in education.


Tina Bregant

After finishing the Bežigrad High School Tina Bregant enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine and graduated in 2002. After graduation, she was selected as a junior researcher at the NeuroPediatrics  program and passed the qualifying examination at the Ministry of Health in 2003. In the same year she also specialised in field of paediatrics. As a medical student, she worked in Romania and Austria as a resident in NeuroPediatrics and a researcher in the UK. In 2005 she enrolled in the PhD course and in 2007 she started lecturing family therapy and began conducting Family lab seminars. In her doctoral thesis she has written aboutHypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.


John Collick

John Collick is a graduate of Sussex University in England. He lectured in English Language and Literature, and Philosophy for ten years in Japan, working in the prestigious literature faculty of Waseda University in Tokyo, where he designed and implemented the department’s first e-learning system. He also taught English as a foreign language to all ages of students, from children to adults. He now works as a Senior Education Consultant for Promethean, manufacturer of Interactive classroom technology. John is the author of Shakespeare, Cinema and Society (Manchester 1988) and numerous articles on literature, cinema, ICT and learning. His specific interests include, personal learning strategies, neuroscience, ICT and education.


Conor Galvin

Conor Galvin is a lecturer and researcher at the College of Human Sciences, UCD Dublin where he contributes to various education, ICT and research methods programmes. His teaching interests include active learning at second level and education technology. His research interests centre around schools ICT and the impact of new and emergent technology on learning and society, teachers’ professional knowledge, and innovation transfer in an information society. He holds the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence at UCD Dublin and is currently lead education evaluator of the Diageo Liberties Learning Initiative, Ireland and a member of the team leading the National Pilot Project on Teacher Induction (Secondary). He has worked on eTwinning since the early stages of the project.


Dominic Graveson

Dominic Graveson has been in the digital/creative leadership/consulting business since 1996. His focus is on customer/user engagement and experience, leaning towards measurement and research as an informer for improvement and direction. He is social media strategist and commentator based in UK who shares some of the experiences developing a best practice framework for schools in Slovenia and takes an inclusive, practical approach to answering the big questions facing educators and managers around the issues of accountability, focus, policy and training teachers to use these exciting and constantly evolving tools. He has covered social media digital marketing and brand-building campaigns, outreach and widening participation for UK and EU Universities, corporate executive development programmes, social marketing and learning consulting, development of communities of practice, OER, e-commerce development and broadcast/entertainment format development and support. He works across internet, interactive TV, mobile and internal intranet platforms.


Sue Keogh

Sue is a specialist in writing for the web. Based in Cambridge, UK, runs a business offering copywriting, web content and social media to small businesses and household names including the BBC, ITV, Yahoo, AOL and Toshiba. She has also worked closely with the education sector, notably Cambridge Enterprise, leading examinations body OCR and the Department for Education.

Neil McLean

Neil McLean worked after graduating in Engineering from Cambridge University as a teacher, local authority advisor, and senior leader in a number of UK government education agencies, where he developed the original IT Curriculum. As Executive Director at Becta, the UK government’s technology agency, he led over 30 research projects. He developed a set of online tools used by over 18 000 schools, training programmes for 10 000 school leaders, and the business case for the UK government’s 300 million euro home access programme. He led the programme, providing computers, connectivity and support to 250 000 low income families. He recently worked in the private sector and provided consultancy on educational to a number of global companies. He now leads the Futurelab Research Centre at NFER, developing creative and innovative approaches to education to equip young people them with the essential skills and attitudes for life, learning and work in the 21st Century. He directs the centre’s research programme which includes a number of EU and industry-sponsored projects.


Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell has spent over twenty years researching into the mathematical foundations of computer science and software engineering in both industry and academia. During that time he’s been a researcher at Motorola’s European Software Research Labs and also at the Universities of Manchester, Surrey and Southampton. He is now Director of the BCS Academy of Computing, which is the Learned Society arm of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Bill was also a member of the Royal Society’s Advisory Group for their study into Computing education in school, which was published in January.


Ranko Rajović

Ranko Rajović is founder of Mensa Serbia, Mensa Bosnia and Hercegovina, Mensa Montenegro and Mensa Slovenia. He is a member of the International Board of Directors of Mensa International and Gifted Children Committee of Mensa International (Chairman 2010 - 2012) and author of NTC learning system, early detection and stimulation of gifted children, which is based on neuroscience. His program is being applied in 14 European countries. He was a visiting lecturer at the Universities in four European countries (SI, BA, ME, RS) and is a medical practitioner specialist in internal medicine, neuro- endocrinology at University of Novi Sad, Medical Faculty, Institute for Internal Medicine. He is also an associate on the UNICEF educational project in BA, and has applied NTC program in eight BA towns.


Jef Staes

Jef Staes is one of the leading experts on learning and innovation management in Belgium. His refreshing ideas on creativity and management have inspired many professionals to adopt a new mindset. He currently assists organizations in their quest to find a comprehensive answer and approach to the changing dynamics of today’s world. Based on his career as a software designer (GTE ATEA in Belgium & USA), training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer (Siemens, Belgium), he gained practical insights in the dynamics of organizational development. He is also a popular keynote speaker and guest lectures at several top management schools in Belgium.


Andrej Tomšič

Andrej Tomšič began working at the Ministry of Information Society, where as a member of the eEUROPE+ 2003 Statistical Working Group he worked primarily in the area of information society metrics. He has also been a member of the following bodies of the DG INFSO of the European Commission: eEUROPE +2003 Statistical Working Group, eAccessibility Expert Group, ENISA National Liaison Officer, eEUROPE 2005/i2010 and Safer Internet plus Management Committee. He graduated with a master’s degree in information management studies at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana in 2006. He has worked for the Information Commissioner since May 2006, dealing mainly with legal, technological and socio-economic challenges to privacy in the information society. He represents the Information Commissioner in the IWGDPT international working group, the Article 29 Working Party Technology Subgroup and the Future of Privacy. He has completed  ISO/IEC 27001:2005 information security standard lead auditor course.


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