Keynote Speaker


“Computational Modelling for Collaborative Learning”

Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg, Director, EPFL Center for Digital Education,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland


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A former teacher in elementary school, Pierre Dillenbourg graduated in educational science (University of Mons, Belgium). He started his research on learning technologies in 1984. He obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Lancaster (UK), in the domain of artificial intelligence applications for educational software. He has been assistant professor at the University of Geneva. He joined EPFL in 2002. He is currently full professor in learning technologies in the School of Computer & Communication Sciences, where he is the head of the CHILI Lab: “Computer-Human Interaction for Learning & Instruction ┬╗. He is also the academic director of Center for Digital Education, which implements the MOOC strategy of EPFL. EPFL recently passed over 1.5 million MOOC registrations. He recently wrote a book entitled “Orchestration Graphs” that proposes a formal language for instructional design (EPFL Press).