Elton LaClare
Elton LaClare, Lecturer at Sojo University
Elton has spent the last few years working with students, and exploring ways in which the Moodle LMS can enhance the efficacy of instruction in second language listening. His primary concerns are with the issues of feedback and learner control and how they interact to improve learning outcomes. He has both a theoretical as well as a practical interest in this area, and pitches his well received presentations toward what is likely to be of use to classroom teachers. Elton will be talking about the ways in which Moodle's suite of tools can be used to enhance the development of listening skills for second language learners.
Martin Dougiamas
Martin Dougiamas, Founder and Lead Developer for Moodle
Martin is the founder of Moodle, currently his main role is managing the business and overseeing core development of the LMS. His interests have always been in the interface between computer science and education, creating computer-based tools to effectively help educators to teach and students to learn. Moodle is the sum of that work. He's also interested in research-based approaches to development.
Salim Badakhchani
Salim Badakhchani, Senior Consultant - Nordics GPS Platform at Red Hat
Salim is a certified I.T. professional, with over 20 years of experience, specialising in the banking and telecommunications industry. He is a passionate supporter of Community Software developed under Free and Open Source (FOSS) licenses and an early adopter and advocate of those technologies. Not only is he a strong all rounder with broad industry experience spanning development and operations but also an  expert in defining processes, documenting work flows, identifying best practice and developing tooling for automation.
Miles Berry
Miles Berry, Principal Lecturer at University of Roehampton School of Education
Miles is a principal lecturer and the subject leader for computing at the University of Roehampton. He teaches initial teacher training courses as part of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as tutoring students on school placements and masters students. His principal research focus is the role of online communities in teachers' professional formation and development. Other professional interests include knowledge management in education, use of open source software and principles in schools, provision for the gifted and talented and independent learning.
Joyce Seitzinger
Joyce Seitzinger, Eucation Technologist
Joyce Seitzinger is an education technologist and learning designer with 16 years experience in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia. Her Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers published in 2010 has been widely adopted by the Moodle community and translated into 14 languages and counting. After 9 years in higher education, Joyce founded Academic Tribe at the beginning of 2014. Academic Tribe is a distributed network of education specialists who provide consultancy and services in learning experience design, social learning, gamification and open badges. Joyce has a Masters in Education Technology from University of Southern Queensland and specialises in open badges, social learning and user experiences in education. Joyce tweets at @catspyjamasnz.
Co-presenting with Jessica Knott.
Jessica Knott
Jessica Knott, Applied Researcher for IT Services Teaching and Learning Technology at Michigan State University
Jessica Knott, Ph.D. is the applied researcher for IT Services Teaching and Learning Technology at Michigan State University. She helps faculty, staff, and academic programs effectively integrate technology into their teaching and research through consultations, demonstrations, workshops and hands-on development. She has worked in information technology since 1998, spanning the private and academic sectors, and her work has covered K-16 and adult learning. Jessica holds a Ph.D. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University, focusing on faculty learning, user experiences, and the far-reaching impact that the open Web and hyper-links have in the field of teaching and learning. Jess tweets at @jlknott.
Co-presenting with Joyce Seitzinger.

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