October 15-18, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada

E-Learn Executive Committee & Program Committee

Program Chairs & Co-Chairs

Chair – Saul Carliner, Concordia University, Canada

Executive Committee

SIG Chairs

E-Learning Trends and Innovations SIG

Designing, Developing, and Assessing E-Learning SIG

Sustainable Learning Technologies SIG



Saul Carliner, Concordia University, Canada

Executive Committee Member: Chair

Biography: Saul Carliner is a Professor of Educational Technology at Concordia University in Montreal. His research focuses on the design of instructional and communication materials for the workplace. His books include the best-selling Training Design Basics and award-winning Informal Learning Basics. He is a Fellow and past board member of the Institute for Performance and Learning, and Fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication.





Immediate Past Chair- Theo Bastiaens, Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany & Open University of The Netherlands, The Netherlands

Executive Committee Member: Immediate Past Chair

Biography: Theo Bastiaens is Vice President for Digitalisation & International Affairs at the Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany. He is professor of Educational Technology at the Open University in the Netherlands. Bastiaens specific research interest is in Instructional Design and E-Learning. He has published extensively in this area.








Curtis Bonk, Indiana University, USA

Executive Committee Member: Past Chair

Biography: Curt Bonk (http://curtbonk.com/) is Professor at Indiana University teaching psychology and technology courses. Drawing on his background as a corporate controller, CPA, educational psychologist, and instructional technologist, Bonk offers insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology. His blog is “TravelinEdMan” and his books include, The World Is Open, Empowering Online Learning, The Handbook of Blended Learning, Electronic Collaborators, Adding Some TEC-VARIETY (free as an eBook http://tec-variety.com/), and, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World (http://www.moocsbook.com/).



Sanjaya Mishra, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada

Executive Committee Member: Co Chair

Biography: Sanjaya Mishra joined COL as Education Specialist: eLearning at its headquarters in Canada on 2 January 2015. Previously, he served COL as Director of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) from 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2014. Dr Mishra is one of the leading scholars in open, distance and online Learning. Prior to joining COL, he was Programme Specialist (ICT in Education, Science and Culture) at UNESCO, Paris.





Gjoa Andrichuk, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada

Executive Committee Member: 2017-2020

Biography: Gjoa has been attending EdMedia since she was hooked in Hawaii in 2009. Thrilled by the ever-changing world of educational technology, Gjoa learns about and incorporates technology into her Technical Communication courses at her polytechnic, BCIT, near Vancouver, Canada. Helping students connect with their industry partners and colleagues worldwide, Gjoa knows that the career opportunities increase for her students as she facilitates collaborative approaches in her course activities.






Mark Curcher, Tempere University of Applied Science, Finland

Executive Committee Member: 2014-2020

Biography: Mark Curcher is the Program Director, 21st Century Educators program and Senior Lecturer, School of Vocational Teacher Education at Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Finland. He has worked as an educator for 28 years, teaching business and economics, before becoming involved in teacher education and professional development. He worked in the UK and Middle East in a range of educational institutions before moving to Finland in 2013. Mark has a background in online and distance education and a particular interest in the history of educational innovation and critical digital literacy.






Christopher Devers, Indiana Wesleyan University, USA

Executive Committee Member: 2014-2017

Biography: Christopher Devers received a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a MS in educational administration and a BS in engineering and technology education from Purdue University. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and the Director of Research for the Center for Learning and Innovation at Indiana Wesleyan University. Professor Devers’ research focuses on online education, video learning, student success, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.






Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada

Executive Committee Member: 2014-2020

Biography: Jon Dron is a full professor and Chair of the School of Computing & Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada, and an Honorary Faculty Fellow at the Centre for Learning & Teaching at the University of Brighton, UK. He is a UK National Teaching Fellow, and author of Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media (2014, with Terry Anderson), and Control & Constraint in E-Learning: Choosing When to Choose (2007). His personal website is at https://jondron.ca/






Charles Miller, University of Minnesota, USA

Executive Committee Member: 2012-2017

Biography: Dr. Charles Miller is the Cofounder and Chief Design Officer of Flipgrid, a Minneapolis company focused on enabling video-driven social learning in classrooms and enterprises around the world. Dr. Miller is also an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development and former founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Design Innovation at the University of Minnesota (UMN). In 2012 Miller cofounded Flipgrid, an asynchronous video communication platform for use in his PhD design courses.






Stefanie Panke – University of North Carolina, USA

Executive Committee Member: 2017-2020

Biography: Stefanie Panke is an Instructional Analyst at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her instructional development work focuses on educational media tools, social media environments, and e-publications, i.e., podcasts, web apps, e-books, social networks, organizational websites and blogs. Stefanie holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics and Literature from the University of Bielefeld (Germany) where she graduated with summa cum laude in 2009. Stefanie is passionate about applied research in the field of educational technology and has worked on design thinking, seamless learning, information design for educational web portals, and knowledge management with social tagging. She serves as social media coordinator for the AACE. Her personal website is panke.web.unc.edu



Thomas C. Reeves – The University of Georgia, USA

Executive Committee Member:

Biography: Thomas C. Reeves, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology in the College of Education at The University of Georgia. He was a Fulbright Lecturer in Peru and has given invited presentations in the USA and more than 30 other countries. His books include Interactive Learning Systems Evaluation (with John Hedberg), A Guide to Authentic E-Learning (with Jan Herrington and Ron Oliver), Conducting Educational Design Research (with Susan McKenney), and MOOCs and Open Education Around the World (with Curt Bonk, Mimi Lee, and Thomas Reynolds). His research interests encompass educational technology in developing countries, design-based research, and evaluation.




Tom Reynolds, National University-San Diego, USA

Executive Committee Member:

Biography: Currently a professor of Teacher Education at National University in La Jolla, California where he researches design of online learning environments, standards-based online assessment, and innovations in e-learning. Before coming to National University, he served on faculty at Texas A&M University after earning earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Reynolds has twice served as a Fulbright Scholar—2010 in Colombia where he researched open education resources and 1998 in Peru where he lectured on Web-based learning and technology-enhanced instruction.



Program Committee

  • Caroline Akhras, Notre Dame Univ., Lebanon
  • Mara Alagic, Wichita State Univ., United States
  • Naji AlQbailat, Princess Alia Univ. College, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan
  • Pete Alston, Univ. of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Valerie Amber, National Univ., United States
  • Panagiotes Anastasiades, Univ. of Crete, Greece
  • Yayoi Anzai, Kyushu Univ. Center for Research on Educational Testing, Japan
  • Leanna Archambault, , United States
  • Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart Univ., United States
  • James Bartlett, North Carolina State Univ., United States
  • Theo Bastiaens, FernUniv. in Hagen (Germany) and Open University of the Netherlands (The Netherlands), Netherlands
  • Scott Beckstrand, College of Southern Nevada, United States
  • Dustin Bessette, American Meridian Univ., United States
  • Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana Univ., United States
  • Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana Univ., United States
  • Evelyn R Brown, Wiley College, United States
  • Kim L Brown-Jackson, National Graduate School, United States
  • Muhammad Abd Hadi Bunyamin, Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities, United States
  • Lorenzo Cantoni, , Switzerland
  • Glendia Cartwright, Post Univ., United States
  • Kan Kan Chan, Univ. of Macau, Macau
  • Steve Chen, Hudson Valley Community College, United States
  • Wei-Fan Chen, Penn State Univ., United States
  • Xi Chen, Texas Tech Univ., United States
  • Ye Chen, Syracuse Univ., United States
  • Yin Ling Cheung, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
  • Hannah Choi, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • Leon Combs, Professor and Head Emeritus, Miss. State Univ., United States
  • Paul De Bra, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands
  • Stevi Dram, Univ. of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Martin Ebner, Department of Social Learning / Graz Univ. of Technology, Austria
  • Gulsun Eby, Anadolu Univ. of Open Education, Turkey
  • Larry Ferguson, Norfolk State Univ., United States
  • Karen Ferreira-Meyers, Univ. of Swaziland, Institute of Distance Education, Swaziland
  • Denise Ferris, BRAC Uganda People’s Uni , Canada
  • Solen Feyissa, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, United States
  • Aikyna Finch, Strayer Univ., United States
  • Jennifer Florida, Far Eastern Univ., Philippines
  • Garry Forger, The Univ. of Arizona, United States
  • Robert Fox, Centre for Information Technology in Education, Hong Kong
  • Brigitta Goerres, PanaLearning, Canada
  • Stephanie Golden, IFE Academy of Teaching and Learning, United States
  • Wu He, Old Dominion Univ., United States
  • Janette Hill, The Univ. of Georgia, United States
  • Curtis Ho, Univ. of Hawaii, United States
  • Hui-Yin Hsu, New York Institute of Technology, United States
  • Kun Huang, Univ. of North Texas Health Science Center, United States
  • Bowen Hui, Univ. of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
  • Andrew Hunt, Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
  • Rosanna Ibarra, New Era Univ., Philippines
  • Pamela Johnson, Department of State, United States
  • Jared Keengwe, Univ. of North Dakota, United States
  • Jolie Kennedy, Univ. of Minnesota, United States
  • Linda Kieffer, Eastern Washington Univ., United States
  • Mi Song Kim, Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Seung Kim, Lewis Univ., United States
  • Maria Kordaki, Department of Cultural Technology and Communications, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece, Greece
  • Daryl Ku, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
  • Yu-Chun Kuo, Jackson State Univ., United States
  • Yu-Tung Kuo, Purdue Univ., United States
  • Richard N. Landers, Old Dominion Univ., United States
  • Angela M. Lee, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, United States
  • Mimi Miyoung Lee, Univ. of Houston, United States
  • David Levine, St. Bonaventure Univ., United States
  • Kun Li, Ohio Univ., United States
  • Meng-Fen Grace Lin, , United States
  • Fuchang Liu, Wichita State Univ., United States
  • Bianca Lochner, Walden Univ., United States
  • Laura Lowder, Pfeiffer Univ. Assistant Professor of EducationUniversity of Florida-Doctoral Candidate, United States
  • Eunice Luyegu, Nova Southeastern Univ., United States
  • Kathryn Matthew, Univ. of Houston – Clear Lake, United States
  • Hermann Maurer, Graz Univ. of Technology, Austria
  • Jonathan McKeown, Univ. of Tampa, United States
  • Catherine McLoughlin, Australian Catholic Univ., Australia
  • Christina Metaxaki-Kossionides, Univ. of Thrace, Greece
  • Fnu Mihir, Univ. of Arkansas – Fort Smith, United States
  • Robert Moody, FHSU, United States
  • Patrick Mose, Ohio Univ., United States
  • Nellie Muller Deutsch, Univ. of Phoenix, Canada
  • Hassan Mustafa, Educational Technology/Computer Science Department at College of Specified Education,Banha Univ. Banha – Egypt. Currently with Computer Engineering Department Al-Baha University.(Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ), Saudi Arabia
  • Thanh Truc Nguyen, Curriculum Research & Development Group, College of Education, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
  • Marilyn Ochoa, SUNY Oswego, United States
  • Robert Owens, Winston-Salem State Univ., United States
  • Stefanie Panke, , United States
  • Paulina Pannen, Directorate General of Higher Education Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Indonesia
  • Torsten Reiners, Curtin Univ., Australia
  • Vytautas Reklaitis, Kaunas Univ. of Technology, Lithuania
  • Paul Resta, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, United States
  • Tom Reynolds, National Univ., United States
  • Sherra Lee Robinson, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, Canada
  • Maria Rosario Rodavia, National Univ., Philippines
  • Guido Roessling, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Allison Rossett, San Diego State Univ., United States
  • Regina Royer, Salisbury Univ., United States
  • Jaime Sánchez, Univ. of Chile, Chile
  • Ieda M. Santos, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates
  • Joyce Seitzinger, Faculty of Health, Deakin Univ., New Zealand
  • Christine Smith, , Canada
  • Mark Smith, The Univ. of New Mexico, United States
  • Alexandru Spatariu, Houston Baptist Univ., United States
  • David Stock, Cayman Islands Civil Service College, Cayman Islands
  • Isagani Mirador Tano, Quezon City Polytechnic Univ. (QCPU), Philippines
  • Berhane Teclehaimanot, The Univ. of Toledo, United States
  • Hery The, Zhejiang YueXiu Univ. of Foreign Languages, China
  • Helen Tracy, Hemsley Fraser, United Kingdom
  • Christoph Trattner, Knowledge Management Institute and Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media Graz Univ. of Technology Graz, Austria, Austria
  • Maarten Van de Ven, Leiden Univ., Netherlands
  • Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium
  • Elena Verdu, General Foundation of the Univ. of Valladolid, Spain
  • María J. Verdú, Univ. of Valladolid, Spain
  • Rebecca Vivian, The Univ. of Adelaide, Australia
  • Dina Vyortkina, Florida State Univ., United States
  • Ellen Walker, Hiram College, United States
  • Greg Walker, Univ. of Hawaii- Leeward Community College, United States
  • Shiang-Kwei Wang, New York Institute of Technology, United States
  • Edgar R. Weippl, Secure Business Austria, Austria
  • Jillian Wendt, Univ. of the District of Columbia, United States
  • Melaku Masresha woldeamanuel, Dire-DAWA Univ., Ethiopia
  • Mingli Xiao, The Univ. of Toledo, United States
  • Serpil Yalcinalp, Baskent Univ., Turkey
  • Junko Yamamoto, Slippery Rock Univ. of Pennsylvania, United States
  • Jack Fei Yang, St. John’s Univ., Taiwan
  • Melda Yildiz, Kean Univ., United States