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Jon Baggaley is a psychologist specializing in the educational effects of communications media. He has taught previously at universities in Liverpool, Newfoundland, and Montreal, and is author/editor of 10 books/ volumes including Dynamics of Television (with Steven Duck), Psychology of the TV Image, and Evaluation of Educational Television; also over 100 articles on media research and evaluation. Baggaley was founding editor of the Journal of Educational Media (formerly J. E. TV). He has consulted on the design of educational media campaigns for government and broadcasting organizations in Canada and the US, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Britain, Germany, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Kenya, South Africa, and Bangladesh. He is Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. As Chair and Director of Educational Technology at Athabasca University, Baggaley has been responsible for the development of new media technologies, and of policy for the distance-based delivery of the University's programmes.
Anne teaches English and basic IT at the Kursus Center in Grenaa, Denmark. "In English we call ourselves the Competence Centre, and we offer training to adults, both employees and unemployed. We have local, national and international customers and are involved in a variety of projects including EU funded projects helping to integrate the disabled into the workplace and integrating cultural competence into adult education. I am coming to the end of an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and the Streetlife project (that I refer to in my short presentation) is my final module.
Jonathan Finkelstein is Executive Producer of LearningTimes (www.learningtimes.org) and the founder and President of The LearningTimes Network (www.learningtimes.net), a growing coalition of connected learning communities. As an educator, technologist, industry expert, and producer, he is focused on creating engaging, web-based and web-enhanced human environments, programs and curricula that foster learning, collaboration and community. Over the last several years, he has worked with numerous leading organizations to build learning programs and communities online, including: Columbia University, Harvard, CalState University, the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Campus Computing Project, New Visions for Public Schools, The New York Transit Museum, MetLife, and The Princeton Review, among scores of others.
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Australian Flexible Learning Leaders ProgramMy attendance and presentation at this conference is part of a study program sponsored by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework.