Leaders & Legends of Online Learning

Leaders & Legends of Online Learning interviews the world's leading online education theorists and practitioners. Dedicated to the experts. Check out our website for more on each guest: http://onlinelearninglegends.com

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April 15, 2021 00:30:44
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056 Dr Afsaneh Sharif

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 ...

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April 02, 2021 00:32:14
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055 Dr Lorraine Carter

Dr. Lorraine Carter is Director of McMaster University Continuing Education. She is an award-winning online educator with an emphasis on instructional design, and has an extensive publication history. Lorraine’s commitment to teamwork, focus on education as cultivation, and track record make her a true leader of online learning.  Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/055-Lorraine-Carter-Final.mp3 | recorded March 2021 Lorraine’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorrainecartermcmastercce/ Nominated works (free to access): Carter, L. Building social capital into your CE programs. https://evolllution.com/programming/program_planning/building-social-capital-into-your-ce-programsCarter, L. & Janes, D. (Accepted March 2021 for publication in Fall 2021). Linking the past, present, and future of Canada’s university continuing education units: A conceptual paper for post-pandemic times. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education. Will be available at: https://cjsae.library.dal.ca/index.php/cjsaeJanes, D.P. & 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 Education (AACE), 265-273. https://www.learntechlib.org/p/216903/Carter, L. M., Hanna, M., & Warry, W. (2016). Perceptions of the impact of online learning as a distance-based learning model on the professional practices of working nurses in Northern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 42(3). Available at: https://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/27472Carter, L.M., Salyers, V. Myers, S., Hipfner, C., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., White, K., Matus, T., Forssman, V. & Barrett, P. (2014). Qualitative insights from a Canadian multi-institutional research study: In search of ...

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February 11, 2021 00:23:05
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054 Dr Mark Milliron

Dr Mark Milliron has an extensive career across distance and online education. He serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the Teachers College for Western Governors University, the largest non-profit online, competency-based university in the world. He is in United States Distance Learning Association’s Hall of Fame, and has received recognition as an innovator and influencer in education technology. His interest in digital education spans three decades of practice.  Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/055-Mark-Milliron-Final.mp3 | recorded January 2021 Mark’s online profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markmilliron/ (see also http://markmilliron.com/) Publications (free to access): http://markmilliron.com/#PUBLICATIONS Twitter: @markmilliron ...

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January 21, 2021 00:31:57
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053 Sir John Daniel

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 ...

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January 07, 2021 00:32:54
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052 Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler is a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University. He has a long publication history and multiple conference keynotes to his name. His blog, Learning with ‘e’s (http://www.steve-wheeler.co.uk/) presents his various observations about digital education over time. Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/052-Steve-Wheeler-Final.mp3 | recorded December 2020 Steve’s profile: https://steve-wheeler.net/ Steve’s blog, Learning with ‘e’s: http://www.steve-wheeler.co.uk/ Nominated links (free to access): Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=kHuR4jwAAAAJ&view_op=list_worksSlideshare Keynotes: https://www2.slideshare.net/timbuckteeth Twitter: @SteveWheeler ...

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December 03, 2020 00:30:55
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051 Dr Lisa Marie Blaschke

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.),  ...

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