Mark Nichols

Executive Director, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Mark Nichols

Executive Director, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Biography

Mark Nichols is Executive Director at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand since 2019. He was Director of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at The Open University, United Kingdom (2016-2019) and Executive Director at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (2010-2016).

He has valuable experience in executive management, professional team leadership, change management, organisational design and research.

Mark holds a PhD in Distance Education from the university of Otago, New Zealand. He is author of more than 29 publications in e-pedagogy and he has recently published the book Transforming Universities with Digital Distance Education – The Future of Formal Learning.