For over a decade, I have worked on numerous large-scale technology enhanced learning projects investigating learning technology and educational trends and developments, and from this producing advice on technological innovation in teaching and learning in higher education. I believe that if implemented thoughtfully informed by research and experience, open, online and blended learning offer great opportunities for developing new pedagogical approaches and business models in universities globally.
-Founder/Director Li Yuan
Online Learning and Pedagogy
For 20 years, I have worked on technology enhanced learning projects that have included the first contributory website for schools back in the late 1990's and developing large scale online Undergraduate degree programmes. This work has included developing online learning technical solutions, curriculum design, and the development of academic staff. It is important that when developing new provision, both the pedagogical and business models must work together for sustainable approaches to be delivered.
Dr. Bill Olivier is a professor of Educational Technology at the University of Bolton and has over 25 years experience developing innovative software for education. He is a former Director for Systems and Technology in the Innovation Group at Jisc which funded a large ICT R&D programme for UK further and higher education. In that capacity, he directed the eResearch programme, ran the JISC side of the International e-Framework Programme, developed the JISC Enterprise Architecture Programme and the Jisc Observatory. Bill was the co-founder of Cetis and co-director for seven years.
I love open source software and would like to try any new tools to facilitate teaching and learning. For over 10 years, I have managed several Moodle sites to support blended learning. Now, I have been diving into the technical support for Wolearn - a transnational blended teaching innovation.
-Prof. Hongliang Ma