Open debates panelists


Artificial Intelligence and (human) Learning.

June 27th, 15:00-17:00 CET

Roger Azevedo – University of Central Florida, USA

is a professor in the School of Modeling Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Departments of Computer Science and Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida and the lead scientist for the Learning Sciences Faculty Cluster Initiative. His main research area includes examining the role of cognitive, metacognitive, affective, and motivational self-regulatory processes during learning with advanced learning technologies (e.g., intelligent tutoring systems, hypermedia, multimedia, simulations, serious games, immersive virtual learning environments). He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and refereed conference proceedings in the areas of educational, learning, cognitive, educational, and computational sciences. He is the current co-editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Educational Psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the recipient of the prestigious Early Faculty Career Award from the National Science Foundation.

Manuel Gentile – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche

is a researcher at the Institute for Educational Technology of the National Research Council and head of the Palermo branch of the ITD. His research activity concerns the definition of methodologies and environments to support learning and teaching. He has participated in several national and international research projects for the design and implementation of mobile learning platforms, educational games and systems for the production, sharing and collaborative organization of educational resources. Currently, his work focuses on the topics of embodied cognition, game-based learning, and the application of artificial intelligence in education for both the development of ad-hoc systems and the analysis of the impact of such technologies on educational systems. He has been a member of the CNR National Observatory on AI and co-chair of the AI for Education and Education for AI thematic table. He is currently scientific coordinator of the European project SuperCyberKids.

Dirk Ifenthaler – University of Mannheim, Germany

is Professor and Chair of Learning, Design and Technology at University of Mannheim, Germany and UNESCO Deputy Chair of Data Science in Higher Education Learning and Teaching at Curtin University, Australia. Dirk’s research focuses on the intersection of cognitive psychology, educational technology, data analytics, and organisational learning. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Technology, Knowledge and Learning and Editor-in-Chief of Educational Technology & Society.

Davinia Hernández-Leo – Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

is Full Professor, Serra Húnter, and Icrea Academia fellow at the Department of Information and Communications Technologies Department (DTIC) at UPF and the head of the Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education group (TIDE). Her research is focused on the interdisciplinary field of learning and collaboration Technologies, with emphasis in learning design technology, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), community platforms, artificial intelligence in education, and learning analytics.

Susanna Sancassani – METID, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

is the Head of Unit of METID, the task force devoted to teaching and learning innovation at POLITECNICO DI MILANO, where she is lecturer of “Teaching methodologies, strategies and styles “ at the PHD School and responsbile of the Faculty development about teaching innovation. One of the pioneer of digital learning in Italy she is part of the Directive Board of the Italian Society of e-Learning (sieL) and of several international boards as the Scientific Committee of International Consortium for Educational Development.