E-learning specialist, business intelligence, project leader. University library / e-Health Institute. Distance/net-based learning, quality in e-learning, open educational resources (OER), MOOCs, social media in education.
Alastair is a Scot who has been living in Sweden and Finland for the past 30 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 spreads his findings and reflections through articles, conference appearances and of course social media. He often speaks at conferences and is involved in several European projects and networks such as NVL Distans, OER Sweden, LangOER and Campus NooA.
Course leader on an open course for teachers, Open Networked Learning,in collaboration with colleagues from Lund University, Karolinska Institute, KTH and Varsity College, South Africa.
Also teaching assignments in teacher training programme.
Involved in two EU projects (LangOER and Tempus BLATT) and two Nordic (Nordplus) projects (Effective webinars, Silent learners). Member of an ISO standardisation committee (ISO 21001 Management Systems for Educational Organisations). Swedish representative in the Nordic Council’s NVL Distans network.
See the full list of publications here.