A variety of talented researchers and academics contributed to this project.

Caroline Kuhn H.

Is an experienced open educator and open researcher with a particular interest in critical pedagogy (digital or not) and students’ agency in coded spaces. She has just finished her PhD that explored students’ daily entanglement with digital technologies in HE with a particular interest in open and participatory tools. She works as a senior lecturer at Bath Spa University where she teaches at the School of Education. She is the principal investigator for this project.

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Javiera Atenas

A consultant in open data and open infrastructure. Atenas is an information scientist and holds a PhD in Education. She is a senior fellow of Advance HE and is a principal researcher at the Latin American Initiative for Open Data. She is an associate researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona and has a longstanding experience in designing training and curricula in data and information literacies as well as a considerable amount of research in this field. She is a lead researcher for the Latin American initiative for open data and has acted as a consultant in Data Literacies for the Interamerican Development Bank and for The International Development Research Centre (IDRC). She is the director of the Latin American capacity building programme for public servants and has provided training in open data for academics and government officials in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Guatemala and Costa Rica.


Leo Havemann

Leo is a digital and open education specialist and researcher, a Digital Education Advisor at University College London, and a doctoral researcher at the Open University (UK). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the OK Open Education Working Group, a co-ordinator of the M25 Learning Technology Group (a SIG of the Association for Learning Technology), and is co-founder of the Open Education Policy Lab. He has a wide experience in capacity building in academic practices and in training academics to improve their practice in using pedagogical approaches in educational technology.

Cristian Timmerman

Since November 2020 he is a research associate at the Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University. Studies in philosophy and political science at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (Magister Artium 2007), PhD at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) with a thesis on “Life Sciences, Intellectual Property Regimes and Global Justice“ (2013). Post-doctoral research fellow at the Jacques Loeb Centre for History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel (2013-14), at Institute for Philosophical Research at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2014-16) and at the Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Bioethics at the Universidad de Chile (2017-20), with research stays in Manchester, Rom, Salzburg, Brisbane, Louvain-la-Neuve, Hastings Center and the Fondation Brocher. Areas of specialization: medical ethics, research ethics, theories of justice, applied philosophy (agriculture, environment)

Juliana Raffaghelli

A consultant for the design of the learning activities in the context of professional development for HE. Raffaghelli is a Research Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education of the Open University of Catalonia. She is a principal researcher on the national project “Professional Learning Ecologies for Digital Scholarship: Modernizing Higher Education by Supporting Professionalism” (National Ministry of Science, Innovation and University of Spain, 2018-2023). Member of the UOC-Edul@b research group ( Her research interests are focused on the processes of opening up education and science, in connection to the problem of faculty development for the modernization of higher education. Recently she is analyzing experimental approaches to promote critical data literacy in HEIs.