Dr. Jennifer (Jenny) L. Penland (USA)
Director, Professor, Indigenous Scholar and Advocate
Penland is currently serving as an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Education at Shepherd University. Penland received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an Emphasis in Multicultural Studies from Lamar University, Texas, has three decades of academic experience in teaching and technology development and holds online certifications for Sakai, Blackboard Ultra, RNL’s Purple Briefcase. Penland has published articles and book chapters related to cultural resilience and academic innovations in The Qualitative Report, Journal of Mentoring & Tutoring, Fourth World Journal (CWIS), the University of South Dakota’s Indian Education (XanEdu), IGI’s Handbooks of Research on Educational Technology Integration and Active Learning, Learner Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development, Pedagogical Models for Next Generation Teaching and Learners Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education and forthcoming, Literacy and Digital Technology Integration in Teacher Education.
Prof. Mario Brun (Argentina)
Director of Centre for Innovation and Development in Education and Technology (CIDET)
Prof. Brun is a researcher in the field of digital technologies in Education and presently the Director of Centre for Innovation and Development in Education and Technology, Argentina. He acts, as well, as Senior Consultant for different international agencies: the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC); UNESCO ; the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); OECD , among others. He is the author and editor of several scholarly books and journal articles, including "Teacher Education in Chile: Towards a high-quality teacher education, to consolidate the achievements of Chilean education system". In K. Karras & C. Wolhuter (Eds.), International Handbook of Teacher Education Worldwide (pp. 269-291), "ICT integration in Initial Teacher Training in Latin America". In M. T.Lugo (Ed.), Informe sobre tendencias sociales y educativas en América Latina 2014 (pp. 245-247). Buenos Aires: IIPE-UNESCO.