José Aldemar Álvarez Valencia   Regine Hampel
Professor of applied linguistics and second language acquisition and teaching at the School of Language Sciences at Universidad del Valle, Colombia. He completed his MA and PhD degrees in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. He has published in the areas of discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, language policy, language teaching approaches, teacher education, and intercultural communication. His latest publications include “Using social networking sites for language    learning to develop intercultural competence in language education programs”  (with Fernández, in Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 2018) and a co-edited book titled Critical Views on Teaching and Learning English Around the Globe (Information Age, upcoming). Currently, he is researching and writing about intercultural communication and multimodal social semiotics in language education.   Professor of Open and Distance Language Learning at the Open University. As Associate Dean (Research & Scholarship) she has overall responsibility for the research activity in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies. From 2010 to 2013 she was Director for Postgraduate Studies in the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technologies (CREET). Previous to that she worked in the Department of Languages where she convened the Open Languages Research Group and was involved in the German programme offered by the Open University. This included designing and chairing a new level 2 German course that used an innovative blended approach. Regine’s research focuses on the use of technology in the context of language learning and teaching. She publishes regularly, disseminates her work at national and international conferences, and has been invited to speak at various events. From 2011 to 2013 she was Assistant Editor for System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Martha Ramírez   Denise Newfield
Is an English professor in the Department of Languages and Sociocultural Studies at Universidad de Los Andes and is currently leading a flipped learning community at Universidad Externado. She holds a BA in Foreign languages from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and an MA in Education from Universidad de Los Andes. She is a Master Teacher in the Flipped Learning Global Community-FLGI and one of the experts in both the Flipped Learning Level II certification course and Differentiation certification course of FLGI. She is also a coordinator of the Electronic Village Online- EVO (TESOL Affiliate) and has been a moderator of the Flipped Learning session since 2016. She has recently collaborated in writing the book Innovations in Flipping the Language Classroom (2018) by Jeff Mehring and Adrian Leis and is in the process of publishing a book about In-Class Flip co-authored with Carolina R. Buitrago.   Denise Newfield is associate research professor and teacher educator in English and Education at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has implemented multimodal approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and research since 1995, collaborating with likeminded teachers, scholars and researchers from South Africa and other parts of the world. She teaches literature, literature education, multiliteracies and multimodality, and develops and researches literacy, language and literature in deprived and under-resourced educational contexts from the perspective of multimodality. She established the Honours and Masters in English Education programme at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her PhD study at the University of London was called ‘Transmodal semiosis in classrooms: case studies from South Africa’. She co-edited with Arlene Archer Multimodal Approaches to Research and Pedagogy: Recognition, resources and access(Routledge 2014). She is currently South African Director of ZAPP, a collaborative project between the Universities of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Cambridge, UK, which investigates and implements poetry and poetry education from a multimodal perspective. A recent publication in that area is ‘Poetry as a multimodal genre’ (with R. D’abdon, TESOL Quarterly).


Jair Félix    

National Geographic Learning Senior ELT Academic Consultant for Latin America, B.A. in TEFL from Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa in Mexico and a Post-Graduate Degree on Teachers’ Development from The College of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth, UK. 




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Equipo organizador

EULALIA MEDINA DÍAZ, Decana Facultad Ciencias de la Educación y la Salud
MARÍA DEL PILAR ORTIZ CORREDOR, Directora Instituto de Idiomas
CAROLINA RIOS DIAZ, Docente Instituto de Idiomas
SANDRA MILENA NEIRA CAMACHO, Docente Facultad de Educación