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OEB speaker Margaret Korosec

Margaret Korosec

Dean of Online and Digital Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Margaret Korosec is an innovative strategic leader bringing creativity, intentionality, and systems perspective to her leadership in scaling online and digital education. She is the Dean of Online and Digital Education at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom leading on establishing a design ecosystem to support and scale online education and a digitally-enabled student experience.

As part of her role, she has academic oversight of the Digital Education Service. The service provides specialist learning design, development, production, media, creative and learning systems management for online and digital education. She led the development of a digital learning accelerator, Helix; a creative space to encourage experimentation, iteration, and exploration fostering sense making of emergent technology and enabling radical internal and external collaboration.

Prior to joining Leeds, she led the growth of the credit and non-credit bearing online portfolio at the University of Derby Online Learning. She had strategic leadership of the design, development, and production of the portfolio with specific remit to launch over a dozen new online degrees fulfilling an ambitious strategic investment bid in less than two years. Her prior contribution at Western Governors University in the US, a fully online, competency-based educational model, significantly informed her commitment to online and flexible learning after witnessing the transformative impact education had on the professional trajectory and lives of graduates.