Professor Michael Sankey has two decades' experience in online and distance education. His work as a practitioner, thinker and facilitator have assisted universities across Australasia and further afield to improve their practice.
Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/047-Michael-Sankey-Final.mp3 | recorded September 2020
Michael's ePortfolio: https://eportfolio.usq.edu.au/user/sankey/home
Michael's Griffith Experts site: https://experts.griffith.edu.au/18879-michael-sankey
Michael's ResearchGate handle: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Sankey
Michael's Wordpress Blog: https://michaelsankey.com/
Michael's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsankey/
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Sir John Daniel has made a pivotal contribution to open, distance and online learning across his impressive career, which has to date included being Vice Chancellor of The Open University UK, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO and President of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John’s insight and thinking is widely known for its clarity and practicality. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/053-Sir-John-Daniel-Final.mp3 | recorded January 2021 Sir John’s profile (also links to publications): https://sirjohn.ca/ Nominated links (mentioned in interview): Daniel, J. S & C. Marquis (1979). Independence and Interaction: Getting the Mixture Right. Teaching at a Distance, 14: 29-44. (Mark’s note: if you cannot source this article, there is an excellent blog post addressing how this work has been taken forward at https://altc.alt.ac.uk/blog/2012/02/getting-the-mix-right-once-again-a-peek-into-the-interaction-equivalency-theorem-and-interaction-design/). Daniel, J. S. (1996). Mega-universities and Knowledge Media: Technology Strategies for Higher Education, Kogan Page, LondonDaniel, J. S. (2012). Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012(3), p. Art. 18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/2012-18Daniel, J. S. (2020). COVID-19 – A Two-Week Transition from Campus to Online at the Acsenda School of Management, Canada, Journal of Learning for Development, 7(3): 264-278. https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/459/513Daniel, J. S. (2020). The Sequel to COVID-19: A Global Challenge to the Quality of Higher Education, in Pivotal Issues in Higher Education Development in Nigeria, University Press PLC, Ibadan. pp. 249-261. https://sirjohnca.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/covid_sequel.pdf Sir John’s contact details and links to multiple presentations and articles are freely available from ...
Dr David Porter is an advocate for internationally open educational resources and improving their reputation. He is well placed to do so, as CEO of eCampus Ontario. David talks of the opportunities and infrastructure available through eCampus Ontario in support of the development and uptake of OER. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/021-David-Porter-Final.mp3| recorded April 2019 David’s profile: Dr. David Porter is the CEO of eCampusOntario, the primary face of the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC), a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is composed of all publicly funded colleges and universities in Ontario. David is a long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, and has been involved in open and distance learning since the 1990s, at both the K-12 and higher education levels. David was formerly Associate VP Educational Support and Innovation at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Prior to that appointment, David was the Executive Director of BCcampus. During his term at BCcampus, David and his team engineered Canada’s first government funded open textbook program, a leading-edge development in higher education in 2012. David has also worked as a project leader and consultant for international open and distance learning projects, most recently in Mongolia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. He is a co-editor of the International Journal of eLearning and Distance Education (IJEDE.ca), an open access journal published on behalf of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). David’s LinkedIn profile: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/davidaporter Nominated links (free to access): Ontario eCampus home page: http://eCampusOntario.ca Open Library (OERs): http://openlibrary.ecampusontario.caOpen Library Publishing Platform: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/Open at Scale OER development: http://openatscale.caOntario Extend: http://extend.ecampusontario.caLopes, V., & Porter, ...
Professor Börje Holmberg is a pioneer in the area of distance education – and his perspectives on learning design, education and a system and the guided didactic conversation translate directly into effective online education. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/048-B-rje-Holmberg.mp3 | recorded August 2020 Börje's Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B6rje_Holmberg Farhad Saba's (DistanceEducator.com) introduction: https://distance-educator.com/introduction-to-distance-education-theorists-and-theories-borje-holmberg/ Free to access article related to the Guided Didactic Conversation: Holmberg, B. (1983). Guided didactic conversation in distance education. In D. Sewart, D. Keegan, and B. Holmberg (Eds.), Distance education: International perspectives (pp. 114-122). London: Croom Helm. ...