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.