Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Linda Carozza

INSTRUCTOR, DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY, LIBERAL ARTS & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, YORK UNIVERSITY, CANADA

Presentation Title: Online Teaching and Learning    

Dr. Carozza’s academic background is in Philosophy – in particular, Argumentation Theory. Her passion lies in the classroom with students – teaching critical reasoning.  Accordingly, her research interests have grown to encompass pedagogy. Having taught in blended and online formats since 2012, Dr. Carozza has formally studied e-learning. She founded an E-learning Community of Practice on campus at York University in 2019 that includes instructors and educational staff from across different faculties at York University. She has received several grants to pilot and improve digital pedagogy, as well she is involved in investigating e-learning in various empirical studies. For recent publications see: https://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/profiles/lcarozza/

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Dr. Olga Samsonova

INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEM DESIGNER, JIRACOR, USA

Presentation Title: Transformation of Education in 21st Century    

Dr. Olga Samsonova holds two Masters Degrees, one in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education endorsement from Brooklyn College, USA (2009) and the other in History from Simferopol State University, Ukraine (1999). She earned her Ph.D. in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation from Walden University, USA (2017). She has over 20 years of experience in adult continuing education and K-12 environments. Her primary research focuses are 1) Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 2) Online Resources for Effective Teaching, and 3) Blended Learning.

For recent publications: https://hct.academia.edu/OSamsonova?from_navbar=true