Dr Tony Mays joined COL as Education Specialist: Open Schooling in February 2019. Throughout his career, Tony has been involved with the strategic leadership and operational management of distance education with extensive experience in sub-Saharan Africa. He previously served as Manager of the Unit for Distance Education, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria and before that as a Senior Programme Specialist at Saide.
Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/a57a38c7-e38f-4dd0-a8af-5b5c705e270a-063-Tony-Mays-Final.mp3 | recorded November 2021
Tony’s profile: https://www.col.org/members/dr-tony-mays/
Tony’s LInkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyjohnmays/?originalSubdomain=za
Video clip outlining the 6-year plan for Tony’s portfolio of work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKtVsStTV3o
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Dave Cormier is a systems change leader and educator based in Canada. He has some thoughtful, insightful, and challenging perspectives about learning guaranteed to have you reflecting on what effective education means in the online resource-rich abundance of the 21st century. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/034-Dave-Cormier-Final.mp3 | recorded September 2019 Dave's profile: http://davecormier.com/edblog/whos-dave/ Dave's blog: http://davecormier.com/edblog/ Nominated links (free to access): Cormier, D. (2008). Rhizomatic education: Community as curriculum. Innovate: Journal of Online Education 4(5). Available from: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1045&context=innovate Cormier, D. (in progress). Making the community the curriculum. Pressbooks. Available from: https://davecormier.pressbooks.com/front-matter/introduction/ Cormier, D. (2015). The rhizomatic lense. ICERI2015 Keynote. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROkbPHyb1D0 Cormier, D. (2019). Who is going to help build a pro-social web? http://davecormier.com/edblog/2019/04/06/who-is-going-to-help-build-a-pro-social-web/ Twitter: @davecormier ...
Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Director of the Centre for Open Education Research and the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the Carl Von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, makes an important contribution to literature in distance, open and online education. Olaf's work spans the important transition of distance to online education and continues to help define its development. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/041-Olaf-Zawacki-Richter-final.mp3 | recorded May 2020 Olaf's profile: https://uol.de/coer/coer-members/dr-olaf-zawacki-richter Nominated links (free to access): Zawacki-Richter, O., Marín, V. I., Bond, M., & Gouverneur, F. (2019). Systematic review of research on artificial intelligence applications in higher education – where are the educators? International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 16(1), 39. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-019-0171-0Zawacki-Richter, O., Kerres, M., Bedenlier, S., Bond, M., & Buntins, K. (Eds.). (2020). Systematic reviews in educational research: Methodology, perspectives and application. Springer Open. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27602-7Zawacki-Richter, O., & Anderson, T. (Eds.). (2014). Online distance education—Towards a research agenda. Athabasca University Press. http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120233Zawacki-Richter, O., & Latchem, C. (2018). Exploring four decades of research in Computers & Education. Computers & Education, 122, 136–152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2018.04.001Qayyum, A., & Zawacki-Richter, O. (Eds.). (2018). Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas: National Perspectives in a Digital Age (Vol. 1). Springer. https://www.springer.com/la/book/9789811302978Zawacki-Richter, O., & Qayyum, A. (Eds.). (2019). Open and Distance Education in Asia, Africa and the Middle East: National Perspectives in a Digital Age (Vol. 2). Springer. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811357862 Twitter: @Zawacki_Richter ...
Professor Rory McGreal is an open education resources and open access champion, and is an early innovator with networked learning. He is known internationally for his work, and has had both Commonwealth of Learning and ICDE chairs is recognition of his ongoing advocacy. This interview CC-BY. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/033-Rory-McGreal-Final.mp3 | recorded September 2019 Rory's profile: https://unescochair.athabascau.ca/team/chairholder Nominated links (free to access, OER): https://unescochair.athabascau.ca/publications Please note that this episode is released CC-BY (our normal licence is CC-BY-SA). ...