University Maastricht Netherlands
24th of August
Mien Segers is Professor of Corporate Learning the department of Educational Development and Research of the University Maastricht (the Netherlands). Her major research interest are the evaluation and optimisation of collaborative learning environments and the role of assessment within these environments. She is active in the EARLI community. She has been the coordinator of SIG 1 and is currently ex-officio member of the EARLI Executive Committee as chief editor of the EARLI Book Series new Perspectives on Learning and Instruction.
University of Illinois at Chicago USA
25th of August
James W. Pellegrino is co-director of Learning Sciences Research Institute, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, and Distinguished Professor of Education. His unique blend of expertise -- which combines knowledge of cognitive science, psychometrics, educational technology, instructional practice and educational policy -- has led to appointment as head of several National Academy of Science/National Research Council study committees. Pellegrino is an AERA fellow, a lifetime National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, and a past member of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council. In 2007, he was elected to lifetime membership in the National Academy of Education.
Deakin University Australia
26th of August
David Boud is Professor and Foundation Director of the newly established Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, Melbourne. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He has published extensively on teaching, learning and assessment in higher and professional education. His current research focuses on the areas of assessment for learning in higher education, academic formation and workplace learning. He has been a pioneer in developing and researching learning-centred approaches to assessment over many years, particularly in student self-assessment (Enhancing Learning through Self-Assessment, Routledge 1995), building assessment skills for long-term learning (Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education: Learning for the Longer Term, with Nancy Falchikov and others, Routledge, 2007) and new approaches to feedback (Feedback in Higher and Professional Education, with Liz Molloy and others, Routledge, 2013).