Professor Ebba Ossiannilsson's work picks up on national and international agendas associated with online and distance education. Her work on quality, benchmarking in open online learning and OER is particularly noteworthy, as is her untiring work across multiple professional associations.
Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/039-Ebba-Ossiannilsson-final.mp3 | recorded May 2020
Ebba's profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebbaossiannilsson
Ebba's blog: https://i4quality.se/blog/
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