E-learning specialist, business intelligence, project leader. University library. Main interestes are distance/net-based learning, quality in e-learning, open educational resources (OER), MOOCs, social media in education, virtual mobility.
Alastair is a Scot who has been living in Sweden and Finland for the past 35 years. He works as an e-learning specialist at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, south-east Sweden. He has always worked in education and has been both teacher and administrator in secondary school, adult education, corporate training and university. He is an enthusiast for the potential benefits of technology in education. He is fascinated by the potential of open education where resources are shared and everyone has access to high quality educational resources. He follows global developments in educational technology and disseminates his findings and reflections through articles, conference appearances and of course social media.
Course leader on a collaborative open course for teachers, Open Networked Learning, in partnership with universities in Sweden, Finland and South Africa. Also teaching assignments in various programmes.
At present (2018) involved in several national and international projects and networks such as the Swedish network for IT in higher education (ITHU), Swedish representative in the Nordic Council’s NVL Distans network, Erasmus+ project MOONLITE – MOOCs for social inclusion and employability, South Baltic project FOCUS and the Nordic project Presence at a Distance. During 2014-2017 was member of an ISO standardisation committee (ISO 21001 Management Systems for Educational Organisations).
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