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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Sir John Daniel has made a pivotal contribution to open, distance and online learning across his impressive career, which has to date included being Vice Chancellor of The Open University UK, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO and President of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John’s insight and thinking is widely known for its clarity and practicality. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/053-Sir-John-Daniel-Final.mp3 | recorded January 2021 Sir John’s profile (also links to publications): https://sirjohn.ca/ Nominated links (mentioned in interview): Daniel, J. S & C. Marquis (1979). Independence and Interaction: Getting the Mixture Right. Teaching at a Distance, 14: 29-44. (Mark’s note: if you cannot source this article, there is an excellent blog post addressing how this work has been taken forward at https://altc.alt.ac.uk/blog/2012/02/getting-the-mix-right-once-again-a-peek-into-the-interaction-equivalency-theorem-and-interaction-design/). Daniel, J. S. (1996). Mega-universities and Knowledge Media: Technology Strategies for Higher Education, Kogan Page, LondonDaniel, J. S. (2012). Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012(3), p. Art. 18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/2012-18Daniel, J. S. (2020). COVID-19 – A Two-Week Transition from Campus to Online at the Acsenda School of Management, Canada, Journal of Learning for Development, 7(3): 264-278. https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/459/513Daniel, J. S. (2020). The Sequel to COVID-19: A Global Challenge to the Quality of Higher Education, in Pivotal Issues in Higher Education Development in Nigeria, University Press PLC, Ibadan. pp. 249-261. https://sirjohnca.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/covid_sequel.pdf Sir John’s contact details and links to multiple presentations and articles are freely available from ...
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). ...
Sandra Wills recently retired as Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor of Learning and Teaching at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia. Sandra has as very broad experience across education spanning four decades and her work in multimedia, distance and e-learning is internationally recognised. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/026-Sandra-Wills-Final.mp3 | recorded May 2019 Sandra’s profile: https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/persons/swillscsueduau Nominated links (free to access): First Fleet Convicts database. First humanities software, distributed free to all Australian schools in 1982 on floppy disk, since 1999 available on the internet. A pioneering website of the time still used by millions of Australian school students: firstfleet.uow.edu.au Learning Designs Project, sharing best practice learning designs for online teaching: http://learningdesigns.uow.edu.auProject EnROLE. Encouraging role based learning environments, a follow up to the learning designs project focussed solely on online role play as the learning design: https://web.archive.org/web/20190312013547/https:/enrole.uow.edu.au/. See also:Wills, S. et. al. (2007). Encouraging role based online learning environments. In Atkinson, RJ, McBeath, C., Soong, S.K.A. & Cheers, C. (eds). ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning, Proceedings of ascilite Singapore 2007. Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2-5 December. Paper available here. Wills, S. et. al. (1009). Encouraging role based online learning environments: The BLUE Report. Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Paper available here. Cloudworks follow up to Learning Designs Project and Project EnROLE researching multiple representations of the role play learning design: https://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2344Promoting Teaching project. An international project to build parity of esteem for teaching-related activities in university academic promotion processes via an evidence-based approach – promoting teaching.com – and The CSU Academic, a follow ...