017 Professor Dirk Tempelaar

May 10, 2019

Associate Professor Dirk Tempelaar teaches mathematics and economics at Maastricht University. Dirk’s teaching makes extensive use of analytics, and his research examines the use of student-facing analytics and learning motivation. Dirk’s classroom is very much his laboratory and he generously shares his journey in this episode. We talked via Skype.

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016 Dr Wayne Mackintosh

April 25, 2019

Dr Wayne Mackintosh is founding director of the OER Foundation, UNESCO / ICDE Chair in OER and coordinator of the OERu, the Open Education Resources universitas. Wayne’s impressive commitment to openness in all its forms – especially open education – is based on a rich background in distance and online learning.

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015 Dr Wayne Holmes

April 11, 2019

Dr Wayne Holmes started as a teacher, film-maker and head of research for an education charity, before moving into academia. His interests in the learning sciences and innovation has led to him researching the application of AI in education and to critical reviews of how education might be enhanced. We talked in the Jennie Lee building at the Open University UK.

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014 Professor Allison Littlejohn

March 29, 2019

Professor Allison Littlejohn is a well-published and project-grounded expert in online education. Her emphasis on learning draws on a rich understanding of adult education and industry-based practice. We talked in the Jennie Lee building at the Open University. Allison's photo available from

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013 Dr Patrina Law

March 14, 2019

Dr Patrina Law is a researcher and practitioner of open learning, and so has an informed perspective on the dynamics of open education and the characteristics of open learners. Patrina talks in particular about the development of OpenLearn. We talked in the Jennie Lee building at the Open University.

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