Lausanne welcomes the #dariahTeach Workshop Open Education (22-23 March 2017) and Open Resources Conference (23-24 March 2017), Amphimax building, Dorigny campus, 1015 Lausanne. The full program will be announced in February 2017.

We welcome five keynote speakers: Mark Brown (IE), Darja Fišer (SI and CLARIN), Jeremy Knox (UK), Susan MacKinney (NL), Susan Schreibman (IE), Rikke Toft (DK)

Professor Mark Brown is Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU). Before taking up Ireland’s first Chair in Digital Learning at the start of 2014, Mark was Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) at Massey University, New Zealand. He has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several major university-wide digital learning and teaching initiatives and has published extensively in the area. He is an executive committee member of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN), chairs the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Steering Committee for the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), and serves on the Board of the Irish National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Mark Brown is a past recipient of a National Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching and remains a member of the New Zealand Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence. His talk is entitled: “Shaping the Future of Digital Humanities: Off the Rails and Other Critical Tales” (abstract).

Professor Darja Fišer (SI and CLARIN) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and the Director of User Involvement at CLARIN ERIC. Her teaching and research interests lie in the fields of corpus linguistics and natural language processing. She is currently leading a national research project on the development of resources, tools and methods for the analysis of non-standard Slovene on social media and other networking platforms and is project member of a national research project on the corpus construction, processing and analysis of Slovene academic languageHer talk is entitled: “Integrating CLARIN language resources into the classroom environment” (abstract).

Doctor Jeremy Knox is a Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and a member of the Centre for Research in Digital Education. His published work includes critical perspectives on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including the recent book Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course: Contaminating the Subject of Global Education with Routledge. His talk is entitled: “Teaching in the open: developing a critical practice” (abstract).


Professor Susan McKenney co-leads ELAN, the teacher education program within the Faculty of Behavioral and management Sciences at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. She is professor of teacher professionalization, school development and educational technology. Her research focuses on these three themes, especially in relation to curriculum design. She also studies synergetic research-practice interactions.
His talk is entitled: “Curriculum materials that support teachers and their learning”.


Professor Susan Schreibman is Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa at Maynooth University. She is the Coordinator of the #dariahTeach partnership. She lectures and publishes widely in the field of digital humanities. She is the co-editor of a New Companion to Digital Humanities. Her recent projects include Letters of 1916 and Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge. Her talk is entitled: “#dariahTeach Community-based Online Education”.


Professor Rikke Toft Nørgård is associate Professor in educational design and technology, Center for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University. She works in educational design and technology with a particular focus on value-based vision-driven design thinking for future HE and new HE futures. She is core member of the Center for Higher Education Futures where she, together with Professor Susan Wright, is leading the strand on higher education futures. Recent publications include “Academic Citizenship beyond the campus: a call for the placeful university” (2016) and “Participatory Academic Communities: a transdisciplinary perspective on participation in education beyond the institution” (2015). At this year’s SRHE conference she gave the talk “Global-local belongings in higher education at digital-tangible campuses beyond the ephemeral sky” on a panel entitled “Enhancing diversity through globalized higher education?” together with deputy director William Locke, professor Paul Ashwin & deputy director Søren Smedegaard Bentsen. Her talk is entitled: “New (infra)structures for the future university: beyond digitized higher education?”