Stephen Downes is Senior Research Officer with the National Research Council in Canada. He has a deep history in online education and his writings, regular newsletter (the OLDaily) and international keynotes mean it's likely he's already influenced your practice and thinking.
Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/031-Stephen-Downes-Final.mp3 | recorded September 2019
Stephen's profile: https://www.downes.ca/
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Professor Tony Bates is our very first Leader & Legend of Online Learning. In this conversation Tony's student-centred advice mentions several important considerations for changing teaching methods, planning for improvement and education systems. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/BONUS-Tony-Bates-final.mp3 | recorded May 2020 Additional commentary related to this interview: The Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (and 2019 results with commentary), with more about the surveyTony's previous advice to those about to teach online because of the corona-virus and analysis of online enrolments after Covid-19 part I and part II (policy implications) Tony's online profile: https://www.tonybates.ca/tonys-publications/tonys-bio/ Teaching in a Digital Age (free eBook): https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/ Major works: https://tonybates.wpengine.com/tonys-publications/my-books/ Blog: https://www.tonybates.ca/ Twitter: @DrTonyBates ...
Professor Bart Rienties is Professor of Learning Analytics with The Open University UK, with an extensive and impressive list of publications related to the use of data to improve student outcomes. He has a tremendous insight of what big data at the Open University reveals about student success. Bart and I chatted in the Jennie Lee building at the Open University. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/005-Bart-Rientes-final.mp3 | recorded October 2018 Bart’s online profile ( including links to publications, projects and presentations): http://www.bartrienties.nl/ Particular works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjfwIDQuA6E | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIWrygqmOIs | http://oro.open.ac.uk/45383/ | http://oro.open.ac.uk/41813/ Twitter: @drBartRienties ...
Dr Cathy Cavanaugh is Chief Technology Officer at the Lastinger Center for Learning at the University of Florida. Cathy has an extensive career history in online education and teaching, and she shares some of the insight gleaned from years of effective K12 practice. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/043-Cathy-Cavanaugh-final.mp3 | recorded June 2020 Cathy's profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathycavanaugh/ Cathy's Google citations: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=WdZQ0O8AAAAJ Nominated links (free to access): Cavanaugh, C. & DeWeese, A. (2020). Understanding the Professional Learning and Support Needs of Educators during the Initial Weeks of Pandemic School Closures through Search Terms and Content Use. Journal of Technology in Teacher Education 28(2). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/216073/Cavanaugh, C., Maor, D. & McCarthy, A. (2018). Mobile learning. In K. Kennedy & R.E. Ferdig (Eds.), Handbook of research on K-12 online and blended learning (2nd ed., pp. 574-591). Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.Rogers-Estable, M., Cavanaugh, C., Simonson, M., Finucane, T., & McIntosh, A. (2018). Virtual Learning Design and Delivery. Creative Commons OER ebook. https://courses.lumenlearning.com/virtuallearningdesigndelivery/ Cavanaugh, C., Mayberry, J., & Hargis, J. (2016). Participation in the Virtual Environment of Blended College Courses: An Activity Study of Student Performance. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 17(3). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1811 Nominated works (require purchase): Cavanaugh, C., Kelley, G. & McCarthy, A. (2018). Implementing New Technologies to Enhance Professional Learning. In A. Novack & C. Weber, Eds., Best Practices in Professional Learning ...