Roadmaps for Open Education Leadership
As open education goes mainstream there are growing opportunities to strategically join forces to leverage the unique opportunities open education brings. Join this Panel of leaders in the field for insights into how key assets associated with open education - OER, MOOC’s, Open Access, Open data, Open Science, Open Source Software and Hardware – can benefit from roadmaps for OE development. Let us combine regional, national and international efforts in coordinated and collaborative ways!
Dublin City University, Ireland
Mark Brown is Ireland’s first Professor of Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU). He is a Fellow and Executive Committee member of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) and serves on the Supervisory Board of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). Mark is also Chair of the Teaching and Learning Steering Committee for the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). He has played key leadership roles in the university-wide implementation of new models of teaching and learning and has published extensively in the fields of Blended, On-line and Digital (BOLD) education. In 2017, the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) recognised Mark as a world leader in Open and Distance Learning and he is Chair of the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning which will be held in Dublin in November 2019.
Swedish Association for Distance Education and ICDE, Norway
Prof Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, is the V President for the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), and the V President for the Swedish Organization for E-Competence (REK). She is the founder and owner of Ossiannilsson Quality in Open Online Learning (QOOL) Consultancy.
Ossiannilsson is an independent researcher, expert, advisor, consultant and quality reviewer in the fields of open online flexible and distance learning, including el-earning, technology enabled learning (TEL), (OOFAT) including OER and MOOCs. Her special focus is on quality, innovation, leadership, personal learning, and learning "just for me".
She has a long career in those areas, since year 2000, she worked at Lund University, Sweden. In addition, she works as a consultant and quality reviewer at several of the prestige national universities.
Prof Ossiannilsson was awarded the EDEN Fellow title in 2014, she became Open Education Europa Fellow in 2015, and in the Council of EDEN Fellows, from 2018. She became Open Education Europa Fellow in 2015. In 2017 she became ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, Chair and Ambassador, as well as in the ICDE Global Quality Network, Europe.
She is frequently invited as keynote speaker for international, and national conferences, within the areas of OOFAT and quality. She is board member in national and international associations, in the area of open online learning and education (EDEN EC, former EFQUEL, earlier in EUCEN). She was the evaluator of the SEQUENT project on quality, which later become foundation for ENQAs report on quality considerations in e-learning (2018). Ossiannilsson collaborate with the QQI, Irelend, EC ET working group on digital and online learning on quality in OER, MOOCs and open education and with Commonwealth of Learning. She was an expert for IPTS on their work on the framework for open education. Ossiannilsson is a quality reviewer for ICDE as well as for EADTU, ECB Check, and also for former EFQUEL. She Was in the board for LANETO and was among the founders of EPPROBATE. Ossiannilsson was coordinating the ICDE_ON_BOLDIC on behalf of the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE). She is in the Board for several scientific Journals and the Editor in the Education Sciences Journal, the topical collection on MOOCs, as well as for the International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, special issue on learning analytic. Ossiannilsson is representing EDEN in ISO, and she works even at national level in SIS/ISO (Swedish Standards Institute /ISO. She has a passion to contribute to open education for a Future We Want for All, as is emphasized by UNESCO for 2030.
Ossiannilsson earned her PhD at Oulu University, Finland in 2012 with a dissertation on Benchmarking e-learning in higher education: lessons learned from international projects. Her dissertation has fortunately had a very large outreach and is often cited. Ossiannilsson’s publications comprise over 200 publications: Conference papers, Journal articles, Book Chapters, Reports, Editor for books, a forthcoming book (Springer on open education) and her dissertation. Ossiannilsson has conducted several research studies in open online learning, including flexible learning, OERs and MOOCs, and personal learning environments. She was the research leader for the ICDE research study on global overview of quality models, and she was the author of the ICDE Insight research report on blended learning, state of the nation. She has conducted several national overview reports, for example, the POERUP, ADOERUP, Global OER Mapping, the IPTS Member States Case Studies on Policies for Opening up Education, and for the Open Education Working Group. She was one of the promoters for introducing MOOCs in Sweden, and she has finalized some 40+ MOOCs herself, since its start in 2008. She was invited as Quality expert for the investigation on MOOCs, and for the initiative on pedagogical development in higher education by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).
Ossiannilsson was a senior consultant at Eurekos/Mentorix, Denmark, and serve as a pedagogical consultant and researcher for the Next Generation Digital Learning Envioronment (NGDLE).
Special Recently Research Projects, and Activities on Quality Work in OOFAT, Including References
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, Chair and Ambassador
ICDE Global Quality Network, Europe
The ICDE research study on Quality Models in Online, Open Education Around the Globe: State of the art and recommendations. The study was on behalf of ICDE and Coordinated by EADTU. Ossiannilsson was the research leader for the study team comprised of K Williams, A Camilleri and M Brown
Ossiannilsson, E. (2017). ICDE Insight research report on blended learning. State of the nation. Oslo: ICDE.
Quality Reviewer on Behalf of ICDE for University Terbuka, Indonesia
ICDE_Operational Network BOLDIC, coordinator
The European Distance E-learning Network
EC, and NAP member and Chair Special Interest Group on Quality and Technology Enabled Learning
ISO representing EDEN
The European Association for Distance Teaching Universities
Evaluator for the Project Supporting Quality in E-learning European Networks (SEQUENT
Quality Reviewer EADTU, Excellence, University of Nicosia
Quality reviewer, EADTU, OpenupEd, University Derby
Member of the Ed board for update of the Excellence manual
Member of the Ed board for updating the OpenupEd manual
Expert, evaluator European Commission
Quality Reviewer EFQUEL, UNIQUe (University of Nicosia)
Quality Reviewer EFQUEL, ECB Check
European Commission ET Working Group on Open and Distance Learning
IPTS Working Group on Open Education Framework, Focus on Quality
Commonwealth of Learning
IPTS Member States Case Studies on Policies for Opening Up Education (2016--)
EUA on Comments for the Directive of the European parliament and of the council on copyright in the Digital Single Market
QQI, Quality reviewer
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Perrine De Coëtlogon
Ministry of Higher Education and Research of France, France
Perrine de Coëtlogon is an expert for Digital technology, Europe & International, within the MIssion for Pedagogy and Digital Technology (MIPNES) of the French Ministry for Higher Education. She is member of the working group of the European Commission “Digital skills and competences” since January 2016 and has been member of the team that lead to the French innovative portal www.sup-numerique.gouv.fr. She has practised for 6 years as general secretary for the Frenchspeaking Digital University for Health and Sport Sciences (UNF3S), having therefor knowledge and practice in OER, in France but also in French speaking countries (Senegal, Ivory Cost, #IDENEUF). She has studied law and German law in Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense and the Potsdam University (Germany). Before going back to higher education in 2009, she practised law at the Paris Bar for 7 years in French, English and German.
Willem van Valkenburg
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Willem van Valkenburg is Director of TU Delft OpenCourseWare, project manager of the EU-project OpenCourseWare (OCW) in the European Higher Education context and assistant to the President of the OpenCourseWare Consortium.
Willem graduated in the field of implementing e-learning systems at Delft University of Technology. From 2005 he was the product manager of Digital Learning Environment of Delft. Since 2010 he has been working as the director of TU Delft OpenCourseWare. Since last year he is the project manager of the European project on OpenCourseWare.
Regularly he is asked as an expert in field of e-learning, Blackboard, Open Educational Resources (OER), OpenCourseWare and Social Media.
Matic Media Ltd and University of West Indies Open Campus, UK
Paul Bacsich is the Founder and Managing Director of Matic Media Ltd, a consultancy in the UK active in online learning since 1996. He is also Professor of Practice for the University of West Indies Open Campus, which is headquartered in Barbados.
In addition he consults for the SeroHE division of Sero Consulting Ltd as a Senior Associate: he was a member of the Sero team who recently reviewed Learning Technology Support at the University of Oxford, and currently he is leading a 12-month project at Sero to develop an accredited vocational short online course to teach teachers to teach online for Wey Education (who run Interhigh Virtual School and other similar entities).
He is also Visiting Professor for University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) in the UK.
He has a long-standing interest in Open Education via a large EU project (POERUP) and several EU/European Parliament studies: in particular he is Co-Coordinator of the Open Education Working Group and an Ambassador for the global advocacy of OER and a member of the OER Advocacy Committee of ICDE. He was a co-author for the JRC 2017 report “Policy Approaches to Open Education in 28 Member States”.
His interests in leadership in e-learning were developed during the Erasmus+ D-TRANSFORM project 2014-17, which drew on and continued his work over 20 years on management of open and distance learning.
In addition to his public work he consults for a number of international, government, commercial, venture fund and university clients on market/competitor/pricing research, policy, education funding models and retention strategies. He has recently finalised a report on credit recognition and transfer for online masters' programmes, for a university client in Canada.
In 2015-16 Paul chaired the review panel for the Vision and Strategy Appraisal of the UK Open University Library, where he interviewed over 70 staff and students and carried out substantial comparative and policy research. He also chaired the E-learning review panel for Uppsala University, with three days of intensive meetings and presentations, and spent four months chairing a task force for the National Forum for Learning and Teaching in Ireland to prepare a scoping document on infrastructure issues related to online learning.
Some of his recent thinking can be found in his UNESCO policy brief on "Alternative Models of Education Delivery" and in a paper for the "Open Education 2030" higher education workshop run by the EU. He remains very interested in "Multiversity" models and competence-based provision, based on his earlier studies on "Time and e-learning", developed from a speech given in Austria, a country with which he has increasing links.
He is a co-founder of MultEversity, a start-up in online/blended post-secondary education which aims in due course to be an accredited university and higher vocational provider. He also has had involvement in other early-stage online providers over the last six years and has done several studies of them.
In the university phase of his career he was a researcher at Oxford University, had many roles over 25 years at the UK Open University, and was for seven years Professor of Telematics at Sheffield Hallam University and then a Director at the UK e-University. He was also Visiting Professor at Middlesex University and Advisor to the Rector of the Arab Open University.
He has knowledge of and/or experience in higher education in many developed countries.
HEC Paris, France
As Technology Director at HEC, Jacques leads collaborative initiatives in technological R&D, in cooperation with French universities, high-tech companies from the Systematic Paris Region cluster and academic partners from Europe and French-speaking Africa.
These projects involve next-generation networks, distance learning as well as evaluation and learning analytics.
Jacques is the coordinator for the PERICLES project, an e-education project from the national Investments for the Future program (Programme des Investissements d'Avenir).
He is a member of the French delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, Secretary for AUNEGE, the French OER repository for Management & Economics, a member of the Steering Committee for Telecommunications at Systematic Paris Region and an expert for the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Carlos Alberto Pereira De Oliveira Caó
Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Carlos is Head of the Department of Human Development with Technologies of IFHT at the UERJ. He held positions at municipalities in three major management areas: public organizations; civil servants development; health systems; and lifelong education of health professionals.
He is Guest Professor of "Ethics and RI" at the Postgraduate Programs in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases; and Family Health at UFMS.
He is an individual member and institutional member representative (LAIS/UFRN) of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and participant of the LA Cluster.
Carlos advocates ODL and technological mediation in HE and PD offers. Since 2007, he is involved in ODL offers for workers of the Brazilian National Health System (SUS). He has been a researcher at the Laboratory of Technological Innovation in Health (LAIS) of UFRN since March 2016. He acts in the Rapid Response to Syphilis Project (#SífilisNão) and the AVASUS (ecoeducational sytem of SUS).