Thierry Koscielniak, CSIESR, France

Thierry Koscielniak represents CSIESR (, French association of IT professionals for higher education in EUNIS.

He is the leader of the EUNIS AR/VR Special Interest Group. He is a member of EUNIS since 2003 and was coordinator of #EUNIS18 congress organizing committee: //

Thierry is Chief Digital Officer at the Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers in Paris (Le Cnam).

Le Cnam is the only public higher education institution in France dedicated to life long learning and thus continuous learning with a strong activity in distance online courses.

The Cnam National Digital Office @LeCnamDN1 is in charge of the implementation of courses digitalisation and MOOC production.

During his career Thierry has always been deeply involved in the use and promotion of open source EdTech : Moodle, Sakai, uPortal, Karuta, Mahara, Pod, H5P and others. He believes and is committed in strong international networking and was a presenter at several conferences: JASIG, MoodleMoot, EDUCAUSE, Online Educa Berlin, Integrated System Europe. He is presently the European member of the EDUCAUSE 2019 annual conference Program Committee and member of Karuta Open Source Portfolio Governing Board.

As expert in EdTech in higher education, he performs an active watch and research on digital learning and presently the pedagogical uses of virtual reality and augmented reality.

On behalf of Cnam, he is founder of France Immersive Learning skills centre and vice-president of 3FOD, the French forum for digital learning stakeholders.

Thierry completed his PhD in computational chemistry and molecular design at Sorbonne University in Paris.