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098 Dr Taskeen Adam

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098 Dr Taskeen Adam
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Dr Taskeen Adam is Co-Director at Open Development & Education – a multicultural team dedicated to open education developments around the world. Taskeen’s research highlights that historical injustices, cultural imposition, and economic dependence continue to play a pivotal role in education and she seeks to address cultural-epistemic injustices exacerbated through educational technologies.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1762050/c1e-owpjuvjpg3b708dx-mq8z0353bngv-mgmj7q.mp3 | recorded April 2024

Taskeen’s online profile: https://opendeved.net/team/taskeen-adam/

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Taskeen’s Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/taskeenadamlin

Taskeen’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-taskeen-adam-2027a150/

097 Dr Ratna Selvaratnam

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097 Dr Ratna Selvaratnam
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Dr Ratna Selvaratnam is Manager of Learning Technologies & Innovation at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia. Ratna is a Design Champion with ECU’s University of the Future project, she has recent forward-facing publications in the areas of micro-credentials and governance of artificial intelligence, and is on the ACODE (Australasian Council for Open and Digital Education) Executive as Treasurer.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1747436/c1e-qw1vu2dk3gck20kk-2ogx8x7ws8-griarp.mp3 | recorded March 2024

Ratna’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ratna-malar-selvaratnam/

Nominated works (free to access):

  • Selvaratnam, S., Venaruzzo, L. (2023) Governance of artificial intelligence and data in Australasian higher education: A snapshot of policy and practice. ACODE Whitepapers. Available at: https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2023.717 
  • Selvaratnam, R., et. al. (2021). National Microcredentials Framework. Australian Government Department of Education. Available at: https://www.education.gov.au/national-microcredentials-framework
  • Selvaratnam, R. M., Warburton, S., Parrish, D., & Crew, S. (2024). A maturity model for micro-credentialing and shorter forms of learning practice in Australasian universities. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 1–16. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2023.2299150 
  • Selvaratnam, R., Rodgers, K. (2021). Can You See Me? An Australian University Moves to Emergency Synchronous Delivery. In: Fayed, I., Cummings, J. (eds) Teaching in the PostCOVID-19 Era. Springer, Cham. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74088-7_26 
  • Selvaratnam, R. and Sankey, M. (2021) ‘The State of Micro-Credentials Implementation and Practice in Australasian Higher Education’, Open Praxis, 13(2), p. 228–238. Available at: https://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.13.2.130 

096 Dr Gabi Witthaus

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096 Dr Gabi Witthaus
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Dr Gabi Witthaus is a Research Fellow at University College London specialising in education in contexts of mass displacement, and Senior Digital Education Developer with the University of Birmingham. Gabi is a keen advocate of open education resources and widening participation to higher education.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1728059/c1e-pgwvs5548nc1xd75-zo544qg8tgj-2rhegm.mp3 | recorded February 2024

Gabi’s online profile: https://artofelearning.org/about/

Gabi’s blog: https://artofelearning.org/

Gabi’s Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/GabiWitthaus

Gabi’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabiwitthaus/

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095 Emeritus Professor Junhong Xiao

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095 Emeritus Professor Junhong Xiao
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Junhong Xiao is Emeritus Professor at the Open University of Shantou in China. His current research interests cover various aspects of open, distance and digital education. His international publications include a major contribution to the Springer Handbook of Open, Digital, and Distance Education, and many contemporary themes of online learning.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1716725/c1e-owpjuv99mvf708dx-5r51zq0ph789-t5r3pd.mp3 | recorded March 2024

Junhong’s online profile: Junhong Xiao is Emeritus Professor at the Open University of Shantou (formerly known as Shantou Radio & Television University), a local branch of the Open University of China and a founding member of the Center for Open Education Research, the University of Oldenburg. He is Editor of the SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education series, and columnist for inspired, the newsletter of Open University Malaysia. He is on the editorial boards of various international journals, serves as peer reviewer for numerous high-impact journals (both English and Chinese), and provides consultancy in the areas of his expertise. His main research interest has been in various aspects of open, distance, and digital learning. For a complete list of his journal publications, please click https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5316-2957.

Junhong’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/professor-junhongxiaob840955/

Junhong’s Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RetRgLsAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN&oi=ao

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094 Professor Paul Levinson

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094 Professor Paul Levinson
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Paul Levinson, PhD, is a pioneer of online education, still teaching classes in person and via Zoom as a Professor at Fordham University in New York City, after nearly 50 years in university classrooms, and online classes in the 1980s at Connected Education which he co-founded with his wife Tina Vozick. Paul is a dedicated pedagogue, novelist, and singer/songwriter, whose advocacy for online education remains as energetic as it was in his early days with Connect Ed. 

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1677255/c1e-xw7gumr1nofownkg-jkw61wqoujr0-jwztjj.mp3

Paul’s personal homepage: https://paullev.com/

Paul’s blog: https://paullevinson.blogspot.com/

Paul’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.levinson/

Paul’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paullevinson/

Paul’s Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/PaulLev

Paul’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PaulLevinson

Paul’s Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/@PaulLev

Paul’s Threads: https://www.threads.net/@paullevins

Paul’s BlueSky: https://bsky.app/profile/paullev.bsky.social

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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

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092 Professor Otto Peters
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In this episode, you’ll learn about Emeritus Professor Otto Peters through his last PhD student Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter. Otto is one of the founding theorists in distance education – in fact, Otto Peters created that term. Otto is now 98, but his work continues to inspire.

Emeritus Professor Otto Peters (left) and Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter (right)

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/1735373/c1e-72rxt447p4s3vd5z-5r5zkmq6fm09-bqjgs5.mp3 | recorded April 2024

Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter wrote about an interview he had with Otto, published in the first issue of the American Journal of Distance Education in 2024: Full article: Speaking Personally – with Otto Peters (tandfonline.com), dated 23 December 2023.

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.

To learn more about Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter, visit his podcast episode here: https://onlinelearninglegends.com/podcast/041-professor-olaf-zawacki-richter/

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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