Prof. Eve Eisenchmidt, the head of the curriculum, has been a teacher, head of Tallinn University College in Haapsalu, Vice-Rector of Tallinn University and now a professor of educational management and policy. Her field of knowledge is in the area of teacher education, leadership and quality assurance. She is a highly valued evaluator of higher education programmes and institutions around Europe and educational policy adviser in Estonia.
Prof. Mati Heidmets has been in higher education since 1979. Working in the field of social sciences, psychology and, of course, education. He has been the adviser for Estonian Prime Minister and awarded with the Order of the White Star and the Order of the National Coat of Arms. Today, he leads the Centre for Innovation in Education, being also a professor of social psychology.
Anneli Veispak is a young and inspiring scientist, expert in the field of special education. With a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of Amsterdam and PhD in Educational Sciences from University of Leuven, she is bringing a lot of international experience to the programme. Today Anneli Veispak is a visiting lecturer for Tallinn University School of Educational Sciences and the head of the Special Education BA curriculum.
Tobias Ley is the ERA Chair Professor for Learning Analytics and Educational Innovation, and he leads the Center of Excellence in Educational Innovation at Tallinn University. He leads a team of scientists who work together with schools to form “Living Labs” by introducing new forms of online data collection tools and helping teachers make their everyday work more research-based. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and has been Programme and General Chair for the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL).