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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Dr Venkataraman Balaji is Vice-President of the Commonwealth of Learning. Balaji’s work in improving access to educational opportunities through straightforward interventions, and the subsequent impact on many tens of thousands of lives, gives his activities a contemporary significance. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/059-Venkataraman-Balaji-Final.mp3 | recorded July 2021 Balaji’s online profile: Dr Venkataraman Balaji | COL Nominated works (free to access): Ally, M., Balaji, V., Abdelbaki, A., & Cheng, R. (2017). Use of Tablet Computers to Improve Access to Education in a Remote Location. Journal of Learning for Development , 4(2). Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/219Chan Mow, I. T., Temese, E., Mose, M. N., Patu, T., Mauai, E., Sinclair, I., Lafaele, F., Namulauulu, J., Tanielu, M., Wong Soon, A., & Chan, V. (2017). An Evaluation of the Usefulness and Ease of Use of the Aptus within the Samoan Education Context. Journal of Learning for Development , 4(3). Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/192Moloo, R., Prabhakar, T.V., Balaji, V., &Khedo, K. (2018). Successful Delivery of a MOOC via Basic Mobile Phones: A Case Study of Mobile Learning in India for Increasing Awareness of Science-Based Production Practices Among Semi-skilled Horticultural Farmers. Peer-reviewed Pre-print of book chapter: http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2934Patru, M., & Balaji, V. (Eds.) (2016). Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries. UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning. http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2356Prabhakar, T.V., Balaji, V., & Revathy, K.T. (2018). mooKIT – A MOOC Platform for Developing Countries. Pre-print of published article in the proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (MyRes). http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/3047 ...
Dr. Lisa Marie Blaschke is well known for her work in heutagogy. She is also a long-standing member of EDEN and a Program Director for Technology Enhanced Learning with the University of Oldenberg. In this interview Lisa explains the benefits and application of heutagogy for education at all levels. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/051-Lisa-Marie-Blaschke-Final.mp3 | recorded October 2020 Lisa's profile: http://lisamarieblaschke.pbworks.com/w/page/17821601/FrontPage Nominated links (free to access): Blaschke, L. M., & Marín, V. I. (2020). Applications of heutagogy in the educational use of e-portfolios. Revista de Educación a Distancia RED. Available from: https://revistas.um.es/red/article/view/407831/290621 Blaschke, L.M., & Hase, S. (2019). Heutagogy and digital media networks: Setting students on the path to lifelong learning. Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(1).Blaschke, L.M., Hase, S., & Kenyon, C. (2014). Experiences in self-determined learning. United States: Amazon.com. Available from: https://uol.de/coer/announcements/free-oer-now-available-experiences-in-self-determined-learning/ and (for purchase): https://www.amazon.com/Experiences-Self-Determined-Learning-L-M-Blaschke/dp/1502785307Blaschke, L.M. (2014). Using social media to engage and develop online learners in self-determined learning. Research in Learning Technology. Retrieved from: https://journal.alt.ac.uk/index.php/rlt/article/view/1458 Blaschke, L.M. (2012). Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 13(1), 56-71. Retrieved from: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1076/2113. Nominated works (require purchase): Blaschke, L., & Bedenlier, S. (2020). Online learning. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.674Blaschke, L.M. (2019). The pedagogy-andragogy-heutagogy continuum and technology-supported personal learning environments. In I.Jung (Ed.), ...
Adjunct Professor Diane Janes has a strong history as an online educator across Canada. Across her career to date she has worked in instructional design, online teaching and education leadership, and her breadth of scholarship and well-grounded perspective make this a very interesting interview. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/027-Diane-Janes-Final.mp3 | recorded May 2019 Diane's online profile: www.dianepjanes.ca Nominated works (free to access): The We are All Related Augmented Reality (AR) project seeks to integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods in post-secondary education, encouraging processes of critical, reflective, and reciprocal relationship-building though the co-creation of AR content. Site contains OER guidebooks for Instructors and Learners. https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/sweetgrassar/homeMcMahon, R., Almond, A., Whistance-Smith, G., Steinhauer, D., Steinhauer, S., & Janes, D.P. (2019). Sweetgrass AR: Exploring Augmented Reality as a Resource for Indigenous–Settler Relations. International Journal Of Communication, 13, 23. Retrieved from https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/11778Almond, A., McMahon, R., Janes, D.P., Whistance-Smith, G., Steinhauer, D., and Steinhauer, S. (2018). We are all related: using augmented reality as a learning resource for indigenous-settler relations. Northern Public Affairs 6(2). Retrieved from http://www.northernpublicaffairs.ca/index/volume-6-special-issue-2-connectivity-in-northern-indigenous-communities/we-are-all-related-using-augmented-reality-as-a-learning-resource-for-indigenous-settler-relations/Lenert, K. and Janes, D.P. (2017). The Incorporation of Quality Attributes into Online CourseDesign in Higher Education. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education 32(1). Retrieved from http://www.ijede.ca/index.php/jde/issue/view/77Janes, D.P. and Carter, L.M. (2020). Empowering Techno-resiliency and Practical Learning Among Teachers: Leveraging a Community of Practice Model Using Microsoft Teams. In Ferdig, R.E., Baumgartner, E., Hartshorne, R., Kaplan-Rakowski, R. & Mouza, C. (Eds). Teaching, technology, and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field. Association for the Advancement of Computing in ...