Speakers 2015

Prof. Tian Balawtawi

Professor Tian Belawati has made lifetime professional contributions to open and distance learning (ODL). She has had extensive experiences in research, teaching, and administration of a large scale open university system, which serves over 600,000 students residing in Indonesia and overseas. Her work experience includes various positions within an ODL institution that serves diverse groups …

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Mr. Phil Baty

Phil Baty is editor at large of Times Higher Education magazine and editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. He has been with the magazine since 1996, as reporter, chief reporter, news editor and deputy editor. Phil received the Ted Wragg Award for Sustained Contribution to Education Journalism in 2011, part of the Education Journalist of the …

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Prof. Nicholas Allen

Nicholas H. Allen is Provost Emeritus and Collegiate Professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). From 1998 until his retirement from that post in 2007, he served as the University\’s first provost and chief academic officer and as Interim President during 2005. For nearly a decade, Nick provided leadership and strategic direction to UMUC\’s …

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Prof. David Baker

David Baker has over 30 years experience in higher education, including as Principal and Chief Executive of the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth and as Deputy Chair of the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee. He holds a Chair in Strategic Information Management from the University. His degrees include an MLS, a PhD …

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Mr. David J. Lock

David Lock has had a varied career in international higher education and university leadership. As Director of International Projects at the UK’s Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, David has been responsible for instigating and delivering projects with over 30 different countries, up to Governmental level. Projects have included major programmes for Rectors and Ministry Officials …

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Dr. Julie Little

Through community collaboration, the EDUCAUSE Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development team designs professional programs to advance IT leadership in higher education, with a specific focus on those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions. The team also includes the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), a community of higher education institutions and organizations …

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Dr. Kathleen S. Ives

Kathleen S. Ives, D.M. has worked in online technology for over 20 years and serves as The Sloan Consortium\’s Associate Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer where she oversees the organization\’s operations as well as facilitates workshops in higher education online best practices. Formerly, Dr. Ives oversaw all forms of alternative instruction at Quinsigamond Community …

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