14.08.2018

Keynotes

We are proud to announce the keynote speakers for the EuroCALL 2018 conference:

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Professor Mark Brown, Dublin City University

Title: The Scary Monsters of Ed Tech: Future Proof or Future Shock

Professor Mark Brown is Ireland's first Chair in Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning. Over the last decade, he has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several major university-wide digital learning and teaching initiatives. Professor Brown’s main research interests are in the areas of digital learning, blended learning, online learning including MOOCs, learning design, effective pedagogy, academic development, higher education, quality enhancement, the nature of the student learning experience, and educational policy and leadership. Professor Brown serves on several journal editorial boards and has published extensively in his fields of interest, including a range of book chapters, journal articles, keynote presentations and conference papers.

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Professor Claire Kramsch, Berkeley University of California

Title: Teaching foreign languages in the digital age

Professor Claire Kramsch is known for her research on second language acquisition, multilingualism and ecological approaches to the study of language and language use. Her publications are prolific and range from monographs to articles in top-ranked applied and socio linguistics journals.  Her contribution to academic and intellectual life has been recognised by a number of prestigious international awards. She is past president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), past editor of the journal Applied Linguistics, and current president of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). She is now Professor of the Graduate School.

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Founder, CEO Saku Tuominen, HundrED

Title: Global learning crisis and how to fix it

Mr. Saku Tuominen is a Finnish entrepreneur, innovator, creative director, executive producer, author and keynote speaker. He has been teaching creativity and innovation in more than a hundred companies around the world, and in Aalto University in Helsinki. He has also written 10 books; about innovation, the future of office work, good life, human belief systems, everyday creativity, and Italian cuisine. During his 20 years in television, he has produced thousands of hours of programmes and created almost 100 TV formats. In 2009, Tuominen founded Idealist Group, the mission of which is to improve the world with bold ideas that are executed well. At the moment Idealist Group concentrates only on one area: the future of education. Tuominen is a founder and CEO of HundrED which helps schools change by seeking and sharing scalable innovations in K12 education.