Facilitation Tools and Techniques for Distributed Online Co-Design with
Naska Goagoses is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Her expertise is in the field of educational psychology, with a focus on motivation and social-emotional development during childhood and adolescence. With an inclination for transdisciplinary work, she has been involved in various technology-driven research projects. She was the main online facilitator for the co-design sessions with the children from Namibia, Malaysia, and Finland.
Heike Winschiers-Theophilus is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). Her research concentrates on co-designing technologies with children either co-located in Namibia or distributed online in transdisiplinary teams. She is concerned with co-creating alternative learning ecologies; generate inclusive educational tech innovations and improve co-design methods with children. She is experienced in facilitating (online) workshops at international conferences, as well as running co-located and online workshops with children.
Tariq Zaman is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Creative Media, University of Technology Sarawak, Sibu Malaysia. His projects and research publications equally reflect the multiple voices of indigenous wisdom and cultural understanding by converging local, scientific, traditional and cultural knowledge. He supported and mentored the participation of Malaysian children and students in the co-design session workshops.
Helvi Itenge is an Instructional Technology Designer at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Namibia and a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. Her research focuses on exploring and co-designing emerging technologies to enhance the reading experience of primary learners in Namibia. Through a collective research, Helvi worked with young learners from Primary Schools. She ventured in co-facilitating online and in-person workshops. The collaboration with learners, entails exploring emerging technologies, redesigned the reading space, and co-designed reading technology tools. A multitude of technology tools have been created by using co-designing as a development and ideation approach.
Erkki Rötkönen is a principal in an elementary school in Turku, Finland , and a PhD candidate in the University of Turku in Finland. He has a demonstrated history of working in education with special interest in educational technology, and pedagogy and curriculum development. His research focuses on innovative technology-enabled learning ecologies such as Remote Presence and Virtual Reality and enabling distributed hybrid learning and co-design spaces to connect learners around the globe. His research and work reflect the creation of smart connected design-based learning ecosystems with objectives to develop technologies, techniques, methods and models framed in pedagogical and design-based theories grounded in empirical co-design work with learners from different continents.
Daniel Tan Yong Wen is a lecturer and director of Drone Research and Application Centre at the University of Technology Sarawak. His field is in information system focusing sport performance analysis and drone application. His role in the project is to co-ordinate the children from Malaysia and conducting co-located sessions with children from Malaysia.
Rachel Charlotte Smith is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University. Her work focuses on relations between everyday life and digital technology, social transformations and futures through participatory design, design anthropology and human-computer interaction. Through long-term research projects, she engages with shaping everyday practices and human digital futures in diverse contexts such as emerging technologies in future education and design practices. She currently leads research and societal impact on computational empowerment, digital inclusiveness and democracy in the future of education in the research project Computational Empowerment for Emerging Technologies in Education (CEED), VILLUM/VELUX Foundations (2020-2024) at the interdisciplinary Research Center for Computational Thinking and Design CCTD.