Professor Som Naidu is internationally renowned for his scholarship in Open, Flexible, Distance and Online Learning, most notably as Executive Editor of the journal "Distance Education", one of the world's leading journals in the field.
He s currently Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director, Center for Flexible Learning, at the University of the South Pacific and has previously served in a variety of roles in the enhancement of learning and teaching at several Australian universities. Dr. Naidu possesses doctoral qualifications in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
A former president of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia, Dr. Naidu has served as executive editor of its journal Distance Education since 1997. In May 2014 the Open University of Sri Lanka awarded Dr. Naidu a D.Litt. (Honoris Causa), in recognition of his extensive contribution to the field of open, flexible, distance and e-learning both regionally and internationally.
In addition, in July 2020, Advance Higher Education, UK, admitted Dr. Naidu as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for his commitment, contribution and strategic leadership in the scholarship of learning and teaching.
Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/050-Som-Naidu-Final.mp3 | recorded October2020
Som's online profile: https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=19639
Som's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/som-naidu-phd-d-litt-346a7199/
Distance Education (ODLAA Journal): https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdie20/current
Current Affiliations (as at November 2020):
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Dr David Wiley is Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning. He has a long history of advocacy for open learning and OER, that includes work with Creative Commons and the Open Education Group. David has clear views about online learning and a perspective well worth sharing. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/045-David-Wiley-Final.mp3 | recorded February 2020 David's profile: https://davidwiley.org/ David's blog: https://opencontent.org/blog/ Nominated links (free to access; all of David's work is open): Wiley, David. Education is Sharing. TEDxNYED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb0syrgsH6MWiley, D., Strader, R., & Bodily, R. (2020). Continuous Improvement of Instructional Materials. In J. McDonald & R. E. West, Design for Learning: Principles, Processes, and Praxis. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/id/continuous_improvementWiley, D. & Hilton, J. (2018). Defining OER-Enabled Pedagogy. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning 19(4). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3601Wiley, D. (2017). The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Education. https://opencontent.org/blog/archives/4859 Twitter: @opencontent ...
Dr Mark Milliron has an extensive career across distance and online education. He serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the Teachers College for Western Governors University, the largest non-profit online, competency-based university in the world. He is in United States Distance Learning Association’s Hall of Fame, and has received recognition as an innovator and influencer in education technology. His interest in digital education spans three decades of practice. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/055-Mark-Milliron-Final.mp3 | recorded January 2021 Mark’s online profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markmilliron/ (see also http://markmilliron.com/) Publications (free to access): http://markmilliron.com/#PUBLICATIONS Twitter: @markmilliron ...
Leaders & Legends of Online Learning 062 Dr George Veletsianos Play Episode Pause Episode Mute/Unmute Episode 1x Fast Forward 30 seconds 00:00 / 00:29:14 Subscribe Share Stitcher RSS Feed Share Link Embed Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:29:14 | Recorded on November 11, 2021Subscribe: ...