Instructional design is foundational to effective online education. In this episode Dr Afsaneh Sharif, researcher, consultant, instructional designer, e-learning specialist, faculty liaison and project manager with the University of British Columbia, shares insight from her 20+ years of practice and scholarship.
Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/056-Afsaneh-Sharif-Final.mp3 | recorded March 2021
Afsaneh’s online profile: https://ctlt.ubc.ca/people/afsaneh-sharif-phd/
Afsaneh’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/afsaneh-sharif-2406b669/?originalSubdomain=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 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/ Nominated links (free to access): Ossiannilsson, E. (2012). Benchmarking e-learning in higher education. Dissertation. Available from: http://jultika.oulu.fi/files/isbn9789526200415.pdfOssiannilsson, E. (2017). Blended learning: State of the nation. ICDE report. Available from: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b99664675f9eea7a3ecee82/t/5bf0354f40ec9a4076636e0f/1542468958529/Blended+Learning+ICDE+Insight+Paper+2017+compressed.pdfOssiannilsson, E. (2019). OER and OEP for access, equity, equality, quality, inclusiveness, and empowering lifelong learning. International Journal of Open Educational Resources, Vol. 1 (2). Available from: https://www.ijoer.org/oer-and-oep-for-access-equity-equality-quality-inclusiveness-and-empowering-lifelong-learningOssiannilsson, E., Williams, K., Camilleri, A.F., & Brown, M. (2015). Quality models in online and open education around the globe: State of the art and recommendations. ICDE Report. Available from: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b99664675f9eea7a3ecee82/t/5bb8e80f652deaada670aee8/1538844696866/icdequalitymodels22.pdfPwC EU Services (2019). Skills for Industry Strategy - Promoting online training opportunities for the workforce in Europe. Available from: https://www.clustercollaboration.eu/news/skills-industry-strategy-promoting-online-training-opportunities-workforce (Ebba was a major contributor) EADTU E-Excellence manual (2016). Quality assessment for e-learning: A benchmarking approach (3rd ed.). Available from: https://e-xcellencelabel.eadtu.eu/images/E-xcellence_manual_2016_third_edition.pdf Nominated works (may require purchase): Ossiannilsson, E. (forthcoming). OER: open to ideas, open to the world. SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education. NewYork: Springer (writing in progress).Ossiannilsson, E. (forthcoming 2020). ...
Dr Mathew Hillier has a history of innovation and research in e-exams and computerised assessment based in Australia. His insight into the potential for online assessment and its implementation makes this a highly relevant and timely conversation as we seek to facilitate more online education. Listen out for the triangle of authenticity, security and scalability and insight from the Transforming Assessment Special Interest Group. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/040-Mathew-Hillier-final.mp3 | recorded May 2020 Mathew's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewhillier Nominated links (free to access): Transforming Exams project with related publications and presentations on the research page: http://transformingexams.com/Transforming Assessment ASCILITE SIG hosted webinar series (includes session recordings): http://transformingassessment.com/Google scholar list of publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NMkrK2wAAAAJ&hl=en Twitter: @transformassess (main) and @mathewhillier ...