Professor Allison Littlejohn is Director of the Knowledge Lab at University College London (UK). She is a learning scientist specialising in professional learning with technology. Her expertise is in applying learning theories to complex interventions for professional learning and development that capitalise on digital technologies. Her work has made contributions to the understanding of how people learn for work and how technology supports learning. She previously was Academic Director for Digital Innovation at The Open University, providing strategic leadership across the university; Founding Director of the Caledonian Academy at Glasgow Caledonian University; and Chair of Learning Technology at the University of Dundee.
Davide Azzolini is a research fellow at the Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies of the Bruno Kessler Foundation (Italy) and an affiliated scholar at the Urban Institute (Washington DC, USA). Davide is interested in public policy analysis and evaluation related to student achievement, education technology and immigrant integration. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento (Italy) and a Master Degree in Public Policy Analysis from COREP, Turin (Italy).
Benjamin Hertz is Pedagogical Manager of the European Schoolnet Academy, the first European MOOC platform dedicated to school education professionals. He is also responsible for the Teacher Academy on the School Education Gateway, the European Commission’s website for the school education community. Benjamin has a background in educational technology with a particular focus on e-learning strategies for teacher professional development. He holds an MPhil degree in European Politics as well as a teacher qualification from the University of Oxford.
Dr Kay Livingston is a Professor in Educational Research, Policy and Practice at the School of Education, University of Glasgow, Scotland. She has worked in the field of teacher education for over 25 years. She works closely with policymakers, teachers and key educational stakeholders at international, national and local levels to improve the quality of education. Her research interests include career-long teacher education; leadership and mentoring; interaction between curriculum, assessment and pedagogy; international and intercultural education; and digital literacies. Central to her work is the development of learning and teaching strategies to encourage learners (students and teachers) to take an active role in the learning process and prepare them for life and work in a globalised society.