Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Allison Littlejohn will be a keynote speaker at EC-TEL 2018.

Allison Littlejohn

Professor Allison Littlejohn is Academic Director for Digital Innovation at The Open University, UK and Chair of Learning Technology, researching professional and digital learning. Professor Littlejohn has held research Chairs at three UK Universities, The Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Dundee University and academic positions at the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Highlands and Islands (UK) and N Colorado (USA).

The title of her keynote talk will be "Professional Lifelong Learning".

She has worked in organisational change as a University Senior Manager since 2006. Her research with professional organisations and multinational companies spans the Finance, Education, Health and Energy sectors. She was Senior Researcher in Knowledge Innovation & Development for Royal Dutch Shell 2008-10. Professor Littlejohn has established and led research programmes in four UK universities during which time she has been Principal Investigator or Senior Scientist on over 40 research projects funded by organisations including the Economic & Social Research Council, The European Commission, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Energy Institute, British Petroleum, the Higher Education Academy, Jisc, the Higehr Education Funding Council for England and the Scottish Funding Council. She has published more than 176 articles ( and is regularly invited as a keynote speaker ( She is currently an external examiner for University College London.



Twitter: @allisonl

Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are very excited to announce that David Wortley will be our joint keynote speaker between EC-TEL 2018 and Medical Education Informatics (MEI 2018). 

David Wortley

The title of David Wortley's keynote will be “The impact of disruptive digital technologies on Education, Medicine, Health and Well-Being.”

David is the CEO and Founder of 360in360 Immersive Experiences (, a social enterprise franchise specialising in the use of 360 degree video, images, sounds and storytelling to celebrate extraordinary people, places and experiences. His previous role was the CEO and Founder of GAETSS, a consultancy on the strategic use of Enabling Technologies for the transformation of business and society.

David is also the Founding President of the European Chapter of the International Society of Digital Medicine (ISDM). He is a recognised global authority on the practical application of emerging and enabling technologies in areas such as health, environment, business development and education. He is a serial technology innovator and has been a pioneer of emerging technologies for over 30 years.

He is an expert adviser to the European Union and an accredited business mentor. His specialist expertise is in the commercialisation of disruptive digital technologies. David is a passionate user of wearable technologies for health and wellness applications and a Founding Council Member of the International Society for Digital Medicine (

Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Carolyn P. Rosé will be one of the keynote speakers for EC-TEL 2018.

Carolyn P. Rosé

Dr. Carolyn P. Rosé is a Professor of Language Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. 

The title of her keynote talk will be "Lifelong Learning in a Web Scale Opportunity Space"

 Her research program is focused on better understanding the social and pragmatic nature of conversation, and using this understanding to build computational systems that can improve the efficacy of conversation between people, and between people and computers. In order to pursue these goals, she invokes approaches from computational discourse analysis and text mining, conversational agents, and computer supported collaborative learning. 

Her research group’s highly interdisciplinary work, published in over 200 peer reviewed publications, is represented in the top venues in 5 fields: namely, Language Technologies, Learning Sciences, Cognitive Science, Educational Technology, and Human-Computer Interaction, with awards in 3 of these fields. 

She serves as Past President and Inaugural Fellow of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inaugural Chair of the International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era, and Executive Editor of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.

Host Organisation

University of Leeds

Supporting Organisations

DIPF Bildungsforschung und BildungsinformationGoethe Universität Frankfurt am MainHTW ChurImaginaryKnow Center TU GrazOpen UniversiteitPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileRayComTU Grazhttc e.V.


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