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Eurocall 2008 Conference
3-6 September, 2008 | Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Plenary Speakers

Andrea Kárpáti DSc
Professor of Education
Centre for Multimedia in Education, Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
UNESCO Chairholder, Centre for ICT in Education
Andrea Kárpáti is Professor of Education and UNESCO Chairholder at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty Sciences, Centre for Multimedia in Education. Her recent research projects include EU-funded CALIBRATE (development and testing of the European Learning Resource Exchange) NEMED (testing IKT solutions and training programmes for Multigrade schools) and KP-Lab (developing teacher training scenarios with ICT). Her centre is the Hungarian consortium member of EPICT, the European pedagogical ICT Licence. Andrea Kárpáti is member of the editorial board of three international scientific journals, member of the Executive Committee of EDEN (European Distance Education Network), Vice Chair of the Technical Committee 3.3, Research into ICT in Education of IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing), TC3. She is member of the Executive Board of the UNESCO Commission, Hungary and President of the Subcommittee for ICT in Education of the Educational Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme PhD
Professor of Learning Technology and Communication
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University
Milton Keynes MK76AA, UK
Dr Agnes Kukulska-Hulme is a Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology. Agnes has been researching mobile learning since 2001 and is the co-editor of Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers (Routledge, 2005). She has led many projects including case studies of wireless and mobile learning in the post-16 sector across the UK, a literature review on the use of Tablet PCs in schools, a staff development project for mobile learning, and an international survey to discover how Masters level students are using mobile technologies in learning, work and leisure.
She also has a long standing research interest in usability and user interface evaluation for effective communication. Her original discipline background is in foreign language teaching and linguistics.
Patrik Svensson PhD
Senior lecturer in the humanities and information technology, Director of HUMlab,
Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Dr Patrik Svensson is the director of HUMlab at Umeĺ University and senior lecturer in humanities and information technology. His research and practice spans language learning and technology, the field of digital humanities, virtual environments, digital cultural heritage and learning spaces. He recently published a monograph on language education in a digital world (2008, Norstedts, in Swedish), and between 2001 and 2005 he was the coordinator for a large national network for IT and language learning involving more than 20 universities and university colleges. Svensson is the project leader of a large EU project on accessibility of European digital cultural heritage (EU, 6th framework 2006-2008). HUMlab is an internationally acknowledged center for creative work in the humanities, culture and information technology. The collaboration, international outlook and creative energy associated with HUMlab feed into much of Svensson’s work. Formerly, Dr. Svensson was a senior lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages at Umeĺ University.