Aydar Kalimullin - Editor-in-Chief

Scopus ID: 56260775400

ORCID: 0000-0001-7788-7728

Professor Aydar Kalimullin has worked in the field of education for more than 25 years. After achieving his first specialization as ‘a history teacher and social educator’ he worked in a school and then in a pedagogical university. He successfully defended both his candidate (1995) and doctoral (2006) dissertations first becoming an associate professor (1998) and then a professor (2008). His professional life has always been related to teacher education and he went through all professional stages starting from being an assistant to eventually becoming a professor. Aydar Kalimullin is an experienced manager as well – throughout his career he held various managerial positions: a department leader, faculty dean, university rector.

Aydar Kalimullin is currently both the leader of the higher education department and the director of the Institute of Psychology and Education in Kazan Federal University. He is very focused on developing a new model of teacher education in Russia. After two pedagogical universities were merged with Kazan University in 2011 Kazan Fedral University became one of the biggest centers of teacher education in Russia with more than 9,000 student teachers. Kazan Federal University maintains the most diverse range of teacher education options in the country. Moreover, University offers teachers professional support throughout their careers and ensures their lifelong learning.

Under the leadership of Aydar Kalimullin the Institute of Psychology and Education has become a research intensive establishment. Together with his colleagues Kalimullin manages research projects related to education modernization and supports the development of many more. As a result of his efforts Kazan Federal University entered the QS ranking in the subject area ‘Education”.

At different times Aydar Kalimullin has been a member of ESEH (the European Society for Environmental History) and BERA (British Education Research Association). He published more than 50 academic works including 11 monographs and study guides. Moreover, he gained experience and completed CPD courses at various international universities in the UK, Germany, Bulgaria and Singapore and participated in numerous international conferences organized by reputable educational associations (WERA, AERA, BERA, ICSEI).

Nick Rushby - Scientific Editor

Scopus Author ID: 6602924113

ORCID ID 0000-0002-2379-1402

Nick Rushby is a visiting professor at the Institute of Psychology and Education at Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University.  He has been working in the area of educational and training technology for over 45 years. Following a first degree in Electronic Engineering, he studied at Imperial College in Computer Science, specialising in artificial intelligence applications in computer assisted learning. He holds a Diploma in Teaching and Course Management in Higher Education from the London Institute of Education. During his career he has coordinated projects for the National Development Programme in Computer Assisted Learning, directed an international information centre for the use of computers in education and training, led multimedia training activities for PA Consulting Group, and headed the engineering team developing a novel multimedia advertising system for airports and subway environments. He has worked with a wide variety of clients in most business sectors and at all levels of their organisations including consulting at board level. Nick is the author of numerous papers on various aspects of learning technology and most recently is the co-editor of the Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology. He has been a journal editor for 36 years, firstly for Programmed Learning and Educational Technology, then for Interactive Learning International and, for the past 22 years, for the British Journal of Educational Technology – a post which he held until December 2015. His current interests are in helping early career researcher to understand scholarly publishing, and in promoting open data in educational research.