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093 Emeritus Professor Mike Sharples

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093 Emeritus Professor Mike Sharples
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Mike Sharples is Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University. Mike’s extensive career and multiple publications are concerned with innovation in educational technology, which include the Innovating Pedagogy report series and early involvement with Artificial intelligence.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1657678/c1e-d41xtk0ggpfj4pw8-7n5mro1ghwn4-tizqag.mp3 | recorded November 2023

Mike’s online profile: https://iet.open.ac.uk/people/mike.sharples

Mike’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-sharples-1633153/

Nominated works (free to access):

  • Sharples, M. (2023). Towards social generative AI for education: theory, practices and ethics. Learning: Research and Practice, 9(2), 159-167. DOI: 10.1080/23735082.2023.2261131
  • Sharples, M. (2022). Automated Essay Writing: An AIED Opinion. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 32, 1119-1126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40593-022-00300-7
  • Sharples, M. (2023). John Clark’s Latin verse machine: 19th century computational creativity. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 45, 1, 31-42.
  • Sharples, M., Scanlon, E., Ainsworth, S., Anastopoulou, S., Collins, T., Crook, C., Jones, A., Kerawalla, L., Littleton, K., Mulholland, P. & O’Malley, C. (2015). Personal Inquiry: Orchestrating Science Investigations Within and Beyond the Classroom. Journal of the Learning Sciences,2 (2), 308-341.
  • Presentation: Generative AI for Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Opportunities and Issues. https://www.slideshare.net/sharplem/generative-ai-for-teaching-learning-and-assessment

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Mike’s Twitter/X account: https://twitter.com/sharplm

092 Professor Otto Peters

We have reached out to Professor Peters, but in lieu of a conversation here’s a great piece authored by Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter: Full article: Speaking Personally – with Otto Peters (tandfonline.com), dated 23 December 2023. Most of what we would have discussed is included in this interview.

Professor Peters’ status is such that he more than deserves recognition alongside previous interviewees. Please do take opportunity to enjoy Olaf’s interview and investigate Professor Peters’ work. You can learn more about Professor Peters here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Peters.

091 Professor Florence Martin

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091 Professor Florence Martin
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Professor Florence Martin is Professor of Learning, Design and Technology with North Carolina State University. Florence’s teaching spans asynchronous, synchronous and bisyncronous modalities – and her applied research (and associated systematic reviews of literature) informs her teaching, while also enriching the practice of others.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1637297/c1e-qw1vu41vj3uk20k0-p80xpov4s3zo-ssdngh.mp3 | recorded December 2023

Florence’s online profile: http://opening-up.education/about

Florence’s Google Scholar account: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=n_Nf3fgAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

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090 Dr Christian Stracke

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090 Dr Christian Stracke
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Dr Christian Stracke is the Coordinator for Virtual Coordination and Cloud Strategy at the University of Bonn in Germany. His main research areas are open education, Artificial Intelligence and their societal impacts building on many years of international scholarship related to learning innovations and quality in digital education.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1623613/c1e-w67pc92ow8t6m066-5rp5r92jud9q-j2twad.mp3 | recorded September 2023

Christian’s online profile: http://opening-up.education/about

Christian’s LinkedIn profile: https://de.linkedin.com/in/christian-m-stracke

Nominated works (free to access):

  • Stracke, C. M., Chounta, I.-A., Holmes, W., Tlili, A., & Bozkurt, A. (2023). A standardised PRISMA-based protocol for systematic reviews of the scientific literature on Artificial Intelligence and education (AI&ED). Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching, 6 (2). https://doi.org/10.37074/jalt.2023.6.2.38
  • Stracke, C. M., Burgos, D., Santos-Hermosa, G., Bozkurt, A., Sharma, R. C., Swiatek, C., Inamorato dos Santos, A., Mason, J., Ossiannilsson, E., Shon, J. G., Wan, M., Agbu, J.-F., Farrow, R., Karakaya, Ö., Nerantzi, C., Ramírez Montoya, M. S., Conole, G., Cox, G., & Truong, V. (2022). Responding to the initial challenge of COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of international responses and impact in school and higher education. Sustainability, 14(3), 1876. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031876 (awarded by the National Institute for Digital Learning (Ireland) as Global Top 10 COVID-19 research in 2022, see: https://nidl.blog/2023/01/18/top-10-covid-19-articles-published-in-2022-several-major-literature-reviews)
  • Stracke, C. M. (2020). Open Science and Radical Solutions for Diversity, Equity and Quality in Research: A Literature Review of Different Research Schools, Philosophies and Frameworks and Their Potential Impact on Science and Education. In: Radical Solutions and Open Science (pp. 17-37). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4276-3_2
  • Stracke, C. M. (2019). Quality Frameworks and Learning Design for Open Education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 20(2), 180-203. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v20i2.4213
  • Stracke, C. M. (2019). Invited Keynote on “The Quality and the Future of Open Education and MOOCs” at 10th International E-Learning Conference (IEC) 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1UcvGLQl5M 

Nominated works (may require purchase):

  • Stracke, C. M., Chounta, I.-A., & Holmes, W. (2023). Artificial Intelligence and Education: Ethical questions and guidelines for their relations based on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. In: D. Burgos (Ed.), Radical Solutions for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation in Education. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. Springer. (accepted, in press).
  • Stracke, C. M. (2018). Como a Educação Aberta pode melhorar a qualidade de aprendizagem e produzir impacto em alunos, organizações e na sociedade? [= How can Open Education improve learning quality and achieve impact for learners, organizations and in society?] In M. Duran, T. Amiel, & C. Costa (Eds.), Utopias and Distopias da Tecnologia na Educação a Distância e Aberta (pp. 499-545). Campinas: & Niterói: UNICAMP & UFF.

089 Professor Tian Belawati

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089 Professor Tian Belawati
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Professor Tian Belawati is the former Rector of Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia Open University), a keen advocate for inclusive online learning, and a previous ICDE President as well as the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) President. Tian has seen Universitas Terbuka transform over time from a traditional correspondence open university into a major provider of accessible education.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/c7923e4a-035d-4098-9adc-4edd50547730-089-Tian-Belawati.mp3 | recorded September 2023

Tian’s online profiles: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tian-Belawati | https://scholar.google.co.id/citations?user=N2vAWSUAAAAJ&hl=en

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088 Dr Vanessa Paz Dennen

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088 Dr Vanessa Paz Dennen
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Distinguished Professor Dr Vanessa Dennen is an international expert in education, with a specific focus on instructional systems and learning technologies at Florida State University. Her scholarship dates back to the early days of online education, as does her ‘people first, content second, technology third’ approach.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/e353214d-a9a7-4fb5-a387-031f6d614039-088-Vanessa-Dennen.mp3 | recorded July 2023

Vanessa’s profile: https://cehhs.fsu.edu/vanessa-dennen

Vanessa’s blog: https://vanessadennen.com/blog/

Vanessa’s Google Scholar account: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=fkGwM8YAAAAJ

Vanessa’s publications and presentations (some may require purchase): https://vanessadennen.com/recent-publications-and-presentations/

Additional access to works: https://meme.create.fsu.edu/publications-presentations/

MEME Research Group website: https://meme.create.fsu.edu/

087 Dr Liz Marr

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087 Dr Liz Marr
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Dr Liz Marr is an advocate of lifelong learning, drawing on her own success as a lifelong learner. Liz is a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Universities Association for lifelong learning and served as Pro-Vice Chancellor (Students) alongside other teaching and learning roles with The Open University, UK.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/d56b1da3-4f49-4a4e-8857-bb06c2e1c458-087-Liz-Marr-Final.mp3 | recorded September 2023

Liz’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-marr-60393429/

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Twitter: @liz_marr1

086 Professor Martha Cleveland Innes

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086 Professor Martha Cleveland Innes
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Professor Martha Cleveland-Innes is Professor of Open, Digital, and Distance Education with Athabasca University. Her work related to the Community of Inquiry model continues to advance thinking in the area of online learning practice. Listen out for a good IDEA related to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility and how these might be combined through robust education planning.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/9b6762fe-1cbf-4015-b321-1bba2f59b071-086-Martha-Cleveland-Innes-Final.mp3 | recorded August 2023

Martha’s online profile: Dr Martha Cleveland-Innes is a Professor of Open, Digital, and Distance Education at Athabasca University. She is Editor-in-Chief of the bilingual Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, and the co-author of open source publications The Guide to Blended Learning (2018) and Participant Experience in an Inquiry-Based Massive Open Online Course (2022). Martha is an instructor, co-designer, and researcher for the open online courses Designing Communities of InquiryBlended Learning Practice. and Leading Change for Teaching and Learning in a Digital World. In 2019 Martha received an Honorary Doctorate from Mid-Sweden University and served as a member of the Advisory Group for Digital Literacy with the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education in 2021-2022. She was  Virtual Educator in Residence at the National University of Singapore in Fall, 2022 and is currently Visiting Professor of Pedagogy at Mid-Sweden University.

The Community of Inquiry model: https://www.thecommunityofinquiry.org/

Nominated work (fee to access):

Nominated works (may require purchase):

  • Cleveland-Innes, M.F., Stenborn, S., & Garrison, D.R. (Eds.) (2024). The design of digital learning environments: Online and blended applications. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Design-of-Digital-Learning-Environments-Online-and-Blended-Applications/Cleveland-Innes-Stenbom-Garrison/p/book/9781032153124?fbclid=IwAR0-VtoXTOVNuVWus3xsfQnp1DABd6KBsrewlcrD4sLowCR7U9arNFzXFqM#
  • Sangrá, A., & Cleveland-Innes, M. F. (2020). Leadership in a new era of higher distance education. In An introduction to distance education (pp. 149-167). Routledge. 
  • Matheos, K., & Cleveland-Innes, M. (2018). Blended learning: Enabling higher education reform. Revista Eletrônica de Educação, 12(1), 238-244.  
  • Orr, T., & Cleveland-Innes, M. (2015). Appreciative leadership: Supporting education innovation. International review of research in open and distributed learning, 16(4), 235-241.
  • Cleveland-Innes, M. (2012). Who needs leadership? Social problems, change, and education futures. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 13(2), 232-235. 
  • Workman, T., & Cleveland-Innes, M. (2012). Leadership, personal transformation, and management. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 13(4), 313-323. 
  • Cleveland-Innes, M. F., & Sangra, A. (2010). Leadership in a new era of higher distance education. In An introduction to distance education (pp. 239-259). Routledge. 

085 Senior Professor Shironica P. Karunanayaka

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085 Senior Professor Shironica P. Karunanayaka
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Senior Professor Shironica P. Karunanayaka of the Open University of Sri Lanka is a firm believer in the principles of teaching and learning as foundational for online education. Her research into ICT in education, learning experience design, and OER and OEP now extend into a role as a Commonwealth of Learning Chair, following an academic career of almost 30 years in open and distance education.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/b8d7e7d5-568a-46f7-9f97-05431250aed9-085-Shironica-Karunanayaka.mp3 | recorded June 2023

Shironica’s online profile: https://shironicakarunanayaka.wordpress.com/

Shironica’s ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shironica-Karunanayaka

Shironica on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shironica-karunanayaka/

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  • Karunanayaka, S. P., & Naidu, S. (2021). Impacts of Authentic Assessment on the Development of Graduate Attributes. Distance Education, 42(2), 231-252. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2021.1920206
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., & Naidu, S. (2020). Ascertaining impacts of capacity building in open educational practices. Distance Education 41(2), 87-109, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2020.1757406
  • Naidu, S., & Karunanayaka, S.P. (2020). Orchestrating Shifts in Perspectives and Practices about MOOC Design. In Ke Zhang, Curtis J. Bonk, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds (Eds.) MOOCs and open education across emerging economies: Challenges, successes, and opportunities. (pp. 72-80). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429398919

Twitter@ShironicaK

084 Professor Santosh Panda

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084 Professor Santosh Panda
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Professor Santosh Panda is Professor of Distance Education since 1997 and Director, Staff Training & Research Institute, Indira Gandhi Open University, India. A former Fulbright Scholar, he has been visiting professor around the globe, has multiple publications, and currently edits the Scopus-indexed Journal of Learning for Development (https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d). He has been the Chief of National Teacher Education Regulatory Council, Government of India; was head of Policy & Research at the Association of Indian Universities; and Director of Centre for Flexible Learning at the University of South Pacific. Santosh is a tireless advocate for blended learning, drawing on proven practices.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/82eebe5f-edbf-4405-b251-973bbe705d3a-084-Santosh-Panda-Final.mp3 | recorded June 2023

Santosh’s institutional profile: http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/icc/stride/staff/detail/Prof__Santosh_Panda-740

Santosh’s Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BDKQEiMAAAAJ&hl=en

Santosh’s Academia profile: https://ignou.academia.edu/SantoshPanda

Santosh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-santosh-panda-ba64885b/

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