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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/

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  • 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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083 Professor Geesje van den Berg

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083 Professor Geesje van den Berg
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Professor Geesje van den Berg is with the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies at the University of South Africa. Geesje teaches on a Master’s in Education in Open Distance Learning programme, and is a scholar of teaching and learning across a broad range of areas across online and open distance learning environments.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/7926f180-8294-4053-bc85-f74151c36d88-083-Geesje-van-den-Berg-Final.mp3 | recorded May 2023

Geesje’s ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0306-4427

Geesje on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geesje-van-den-berg-96072031/

Geesje’s Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=KxKXgO0AAAAJ

Geesje’s ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Geesje-Van-Den-Berg-2

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082 Professor John Traxler

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082 Professor John Traxler
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Professor John Traxler is Professor of Digital Learning in the Institute of Education, and a UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning Chair, based at the University of Wolverhampton. His pioneering and highly cited work on mobile learning is giving way to an increasing focus on policy and strategy.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/fa53df30-3543-469c-85b1-494f1c7150d9-082-John-Traxler-Final.mp3 | recorded May 2023

John’s online profile: https://www.johntraxler.net/

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Twitter: @johntraxler

081 Dr Maren Deepwell

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081 Dr Maren Deepwell
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Dr Maren Deepwell has been Chief Executive Officer of the UK Association of Learning Technology (ALT) for 15 years. Her work in all things open in education as part of this responsibility give her a strategic perspective of online learning and the ongoing need for innovative practice.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/2e247987-ca0a-4679-9208-f68868279068-081-Maren-Deepwell-Final.mp3 | recorded April 2023

Maren’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maren-deepwell-ba5a972b/?originalSubdomain=uk

Maren’s website: https://marendeepwell.com/

Maren’s blog: https://marendeepwell.com/?page_id=3578

Maren’s Leading Virtual Teams podcast: https://marendeepwell.com/?page_id=3626

Maren’s Leading Virtual Teams course: https://marendeepwell.com/?tag=lvt23

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Twitter: @MarenDeepwell

080 Dr Helen Crompton

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080 Dr Helen Crompton
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Dr Helen Crompton is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University. She has a broad range of contemporary research interests and over 150 publications, including some recent work on the SETI model and pioneering classroom activities related to AI. Her breadth of scholarship linked to effective practice make her a true leader of online learning.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/da5c1f7f-32cf-49fd-9299-486663cf73fc-080-Helen-Crompton.mp3 | recorded April 2023

Helen’s online profile: https://drcrompton.squarespace.com/

Helen’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helencrompton/

Nominated works (free to access):

  • Crompton, H., & Burke, D. (in press). Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: The State of the field. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 20(22). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-023-00392-8
  • Crompton, H., Chigona, A., & Burke, D. (2023). Teacher Resilience During COVID-19: Comparing Teachers’ Shift to Online Learning in South Africa and the United States. TechTrends. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-022-00826-6
  • Crompton, H., Burke, D., Jordan, K. & Wilson, S. (2021). Learning with technology during emergencies: A systematic review of K-12 education. British Journal of Educational Technology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13114
  • Bozkurt, A., Xiao, J., Lambert, S., Pazurek, A., Crompton, H., Koseoglu, S… (2023). Speculative Futures on ChatGPT and Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI): A collective reflection from the educational landscape. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 18(1). 53-130. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7636568

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Twitter: @hcrompton