Consultancy for Austria's adult education network
I have been charged with conducting a feasibility study for increasing the pedagogic potential of networked and web-based learning in the network of Austrian adult education colleges (Volkshochschulen). This is a challenging task as the 270 institutions are distributed across the country, serving many different educational needs. I look very much forward to finding suitable proposals for future development of these important adult education providers.
Open Networks for Culture and Education
JISC Project Advisor
I have been nominated Project Advisor to a forthcoming JISC project on "Portfolio Commons", a project that aims to develop an open source plugin for the Mahara portfolio system where users can select content from their portfolio and license it with a creative commons license of their choosing, create metadata and make a deposit directly into their chosen repository using the SWORD protocol.
IJTEL & JCAL reviewer
I have been invited to review papers for the International Journal in Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL) and the Journal for Computer-Assisted Learning (JCAL), both respected academic journals in the field.