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ETUG 25 – Keynote Speakers

This year ETUG is very pleased to welcome 2 distinguished keynote speakers.

Photo of Maren DeepwellDr. Maren Deepwell
CEO of ALT (Association for Learning Technology), Anthropologist & Open Practitioner

Dr. Maren Deepwell is the chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and works as a Learning Technologist and Anthropologist. She is an Open Practitioner with a special interest in leadership, equality and open education. Working closely with ALT’s Board of Trustees, Maren leads on professional recognition for Learning Technology professionals, including the internationally recognised CMALT framework and works closely with industry incl. edtech startups, with whom she co-authored a community guide. Maren has served as ALT’s CEO since 2012, securing its status as an independent membership body and representing its doubling  membership on a international stage.

Maren’s studies in art and anthropology, including a PhD in Anthropology from UCL,  have given her an appreciation for the importance of criticality, history and theory and how they inform our understanding of education and technology. She is a fan of new technology, a geek at heart, but not one to embrace innovation unquestioningly.

Follow @marendeepwell on Twitter, or find out more about Maren’s and ALT’s work. Watch a video interview with Maren previewing her ETUG keynote talk. 

Dr. Malcolm Brown
Director of Learning Initiatives, EDUCAUSE

Joining EDUCAUSE in 2009, Dr. Malcolm Brown is Director of Learning Initiatives. In that role, he has initiated major EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) undertakings such as its Leading Academic Transformationcommunity of practice, the Learning Space Rating System, and the annual Key Issues survey. He oversees the 7 Things You Should Know About publication and the Transforming Higher Ed blog.

He also sits on the board of directors of IMS Global, and has been on the Advisory board for the Horizon Report since its inception in 2004 and served as Chair of Board of the New Media Consortium.

Prior to coming to EDUCAUSE, he was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College, overseeing a team active in instructional technology, research computing, classroom technology, and pedagogical innovation. Malcolm holds a pair of BA degrees from UC Santa Cruz; studied in Freiburg, Germany, on Fulbright scholarships; and has a PhD in German Studies from Stanford University.