Professor Moeketsi Letseka is the UNESCO Chair of Open and Distance Learning at Unisa in South Africa. His is an inspiring journey of extending the reach of education in post-apartheid South Africa, where online learning assists in providing opportunity – at scale. Equity, access and equality are all part of the context, calling for creative and informed solutions.
Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/060-Moeketsi-Letseka-Final.mp3 | recorded August 2021
Moeketsi’s profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moeketsi-letseka-55a35b20/
Moeketsi’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/moeketsi.letseka.7
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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 Nominated works (free to access): Quality Enhancement in Online & Blended Course Development (qe.ctlt.ubc.ca)Course Development Phases http://qe.ctlt.ubc.ca/phases/Online and Blended Course Quality Checklist https://wiki.ubc.ca/images/2/25/OnlineQualityCheckList_SiteFinal_Sep2016.pdfSharaiti, B., Kanji, Z., Soheilipour, S., Patrick, L., & Sharif, A. (2021). Enhancing Learning in an Online Oral Epidemiology and Statistics Course: A Mixed Methods Approach to Assessing Outcomes. Can J Dent Hyg 2021;55(1): 17-29. Available at: https://files.cdha.ca/profession/journal/2739.pdfSharif, A., & Magrill, B. (2015). Discussion forums in MOOCs. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 12(1). Available at: http://ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/368McCracken, J., Cho, S., Sharif, A., Wilson, B., & Miller, J. (2012). Principled Assessment Strategy Design for Online Courses and Programs. Electronic Journal of E-learning, 10(1), 107-119. Available at: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ969449Accessibility Checklist https://wiki.ubc.ca/Accessibility_Checklist Nominated works (may require purchase): Sharif, A., Welsh, A., Myers, J., Wilson, B., Chan, J., Cho, S., & Miller, J. (2019). Faculty Liaisons: an embedded approach for enriching teaching and learning in higher education. International Journal for Academic Development, 24:3, 260-271, DOI: 10.1080/1360144X.2019.1584898Quality Assurance in E-Learning Program. In Gisbert, M. and Bullen, M. (2015). Teaching and Learning in Digital Worlds: Strategies and Issues in Higher Education. Ed. Marfil ...
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 ...
Shai Reshef is President of University of the People, a tuition-free, American, accredited university offering online education to an international student-base who, despite their academic success, would otherwise find it difficult to obtain a degree. Shai explains how online education can be accessible and scalable, while maintaining high quality. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/038-Shai-Reshef-Final.mp3 | recorded April 2020 Shai's profile: https://www.facebook.com/shai.reshef and https://www.linkedin.com/in/ushership/ University of the People: https://www.facebook.com/UoPeople/ and https://www.uopeople.edu/ University of the People blog: https://www.uopeople.edu/blog/ Nominated links (free to access): Reshef, S. (2014). An ultra-low-cost college degree. TED Talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/shai_reshef_an_ultra_low_cost_college_degreeNAS Daily (2018). How he made university - almost free! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiEqmdxj_GAUniversity of the People (2019). UoPeople 10 year anniversary ceremony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRbcWPvuZ8MUniversity of the People (2019). UoPeople Arabic Launch at the World Economic Forum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBNPlf1s9p4University of the People (2020). Student stories. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzDSQFS87t6G5lUpar50Y3Mb2k39Nc_GA Twitter: @shaireshef and @uopeople ...