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Aziza Ellozy

American University in Cairo, Egypt

Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching and Associate Dean for Learning Technologies

Dr Aziza Ragai Ellozy  is Professor of Practice and the founding Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT, 2002) at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. She is also the Associate Dean for Learning Technologies. Prior to this, she was a tenured faculty member at Fordham University in New York in the Natural Sciences department.

Under her leadership, the CLT provides significant support for the enhancement of teaching, learning, and faculty development. Dr Ellozy has overseen the successful implementation of a large number of programs and services such as the Faculty Development Institutes, the Student Technology Assistants Program and the Midterm Assessment Program. As Associate Dean for Learning Technologies, she is responsible for coordinating the technology-related activities of CLT, University Academic Computing Technologies, Classroom Technologies and Media Services, the students’ Learning Commons and the Libraries.

Dr Ellozy has fostered several international faculty development collaborations, in particular with the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development (CTFD), University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S and with the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University, US. These long term collaborations span a wide variety of activities, from consultations on a range of teaching and learning and faculty development issues to collaborative technology projects. She has also collaborated with the Palestine Faculty Development Program.

Dr Ellozy has given keynote speeches, invited presentations, consulations and workshops in Morocco, Portugal, the West Bank, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the US and is considered a regional faculty development expert.  In 2007, she was awarded AUC’s President’s Distinguished Service Award and in 2011 she received AUC’s Excellence in Academic Service Award.

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Dr. John Arul Phillips





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Carmel McNaught

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor of Learning Enhancement & former Director

·     Nationality: Australian.

·     BSc (hons), Monash University, 1st class in chemistry, 1970        DipEd, Monash University, 1971

·     MEd, Monash University, 1976. Thesis: Cognitive preferences and achievement in chemistry

·     PhD, University of Natal, 1995. Thesis: Learning science at the interface between Zulu and English

Professor of Learning Enhancement and former Director of the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Joined CUHK in January 2002. Was formerly Head of Professional Development in Learning Technology Services at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Over three decades of experience in teaching and research in higher education in Australasia, and southern Africa in the fields of chemistry, science education, second-language learning, eLearning, and higher-education curriculum and policy matters.

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Santally Mohammad Issack

Virtual Center for Innovative Learning Technologies

Senior Lecturer and Officer-in-Charge

Santally Mohammad Issack is currently in charge of the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies. He is also Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology. He has worked for the VCILT since 2001 as Research Assistant, Instructional Designer and finally as an academic. His main research interest is personalisation of web-based learning environments. He has published a number of articles in this field. He has been involved in international consultancies in the field of e-learning and in 2009 he was a finalist of the World Innovation Summit for Education Awards by the Qatar Foundation. In 2010 he led the VCILT to securing the prestigious Commonwealth of Learning Awards of Excellence for Distance Education. In 2006, he was awarded the outstanding young person of Mauritius by the Junior Chamber International.

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Jacques Viens

University of Montreal

Full Professor


In 1984, I started my faculty career in the field of educational technology at the University of Montreal. Innovative educational uses of technologies have been my core concern since then. Beyond contributing to the instruction of educators about how to use technologies to optimize their pedagogical potential, my personal research and teaching focus have been on computers as cognitive tools and support strategies to foster socio-constructivist pedagogies. In the early ’90 and until the end of the network in 2000, I was involved in the Canadian TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence as a principal researcher working on teaching the teachers how to use technologies. In 2000, I gathered with other Quebec’s experts in the fields of educational technology and distance learning, to launch the Centre inter-universitaire de recherche sur le télé-apprentissage (CIRTA) and took the lead of our work on teaching the teachers. At this time, I was also involved with the Kiev Glushkov Institute to launch and support a UNESCO chair on the use of technologies and distance education to provide access to Information and communication technologies for teachers and learners all across Ukraine. In 2001, I was invited by the TECFA unit of the University of Geneva to realize a mandate for the Swiss Virtual Campus. I was then in TECFA from 2002 till 2004 to run an action research to evaluate and support innovative pedagogies in the French speaking e-learning projects of the Swiss Virtual Campus. Back at the University of Montreal in 2004, I joined the «Defi-apprentissage» research group where I contributed to the use of ICT for students with cognitive disabilities and web accessibility. I also got involved in administrative functions and responsibilities for the CIRTA and since May 2007, I am the acting Director of the Centre which is now known as CIRT@


Many individuals, universities and teaching/learning centers are participating to the CIRT@, hence may be involved with our ICTLC Consortium.

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Noel Conruyt

University of Reunion Island


I am Associate Professor at the LIM/IREMIA Mathematics and Computer Science laboratory, Sciences and Technologies Faculty of Reunion University, Saint-Denis of La Réunion. Before joining Reunion University in 1994, I was a Ph.D. student at INRIA of Rocquencourt and University of Paris IX Dauphine, from where I also got my Ph.D. in Computer Science (Machine Learning and Symbolic-Numeric Data Analysis applied to the Knowledge Management of specialists in Biology).

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Nita Temmerman

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Andrew Law

The Open University UK

Director of Open Media Unit


Andrew is interested in how rich and interactive open media can help people start their journey into learning.


Before joining the OU Andrew worked for the BBC. For ten years he made TV and radio programmes for the OU (including some of the more popular strands of Science output such as Rough Science – now on Discovery). For the last 8 years he was head of e-learning at BBC Worldwide Ltd. He has led teams producing a wide range of www, broadband and mobile including products for Department of International Development and The World Bank Institute (in Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia), literacy materials for Asylum seekers in the UK, and teacher training materials for UK Head teachers, and executive training for Oracle.


He joined the OU in April 09 and is now helping co-ordinate and develop the OU open media strategy. This includes national and international TV and radio broadcasts with the BBC, as well as YouTube, iTunesU and OpenLearn activities.