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 was an English lecturer in New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., a provider of private educational services in China, and helped Chinese students to prepare for international English language exams. He co-authored a book on English learning which was a bestseller in the category of English learning in mainland China in 2014.
I have worked in Eastern Horizon, the UK's first Chinese/English bilingual community radio programme, on BBC Radio Manchester as a presenter, and interviewed influential figures in the UK-China international business and education sectors.
-Dr Kevin Shang
-Business Development Manager