Sir John Daniel at this years EFQUEL Innovation Forum!

Sir John Daniel (Commonwealth of Learning) and Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic (UNESCO) present “A Guide to Quality in Online Learning” at the EIF2013

During the opening keynote session of this year’s EFQUEL Innovation Forum Sir John Daniel (Commonwealth of Learning) and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO) will give a joint presentation on the theme “Refocussing Quality in eLearning”.  They will be surveying the online learning scene as it now is and situating the challenges of quality in eLearning in the context of quality in higher education.

This presentation draws on the A Guide to Quality in Online Learning” (edited by Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić and Sir John Daniel) which will be published as an OER in both English and Chinese.

About the keynote speakers…

Sir John Daniel, former President & Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth of Learning

Sir John Daniel served as President and C.E.O. of COL from 2004 to 2012. He is now working on a variety of international projects, notably as Education Master in the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy, China and Chair of the UWC (United World Colleges) International Board.  Sir John brought wide international experience in universities and the United Nations system to his eight-year tenure as President of COL.

Read his full bio on the Commonwealth of Learning website

Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, UNESCO

Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić is Chief of the Higher Education Section at UNESCO. She was voted International Higher Education Professional of the Year 2009 by her peers in the International Community of Higher Education.  Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić is the Focal Point for the UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Partnership Agreement.

Read her full bio on the UNESCO website


About Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers is Vicepresident for Quality and Academic Affairs at the Baden Wurttemberg-State University in Stuttgart, Germany. He has been appointed Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the same university. Before he has held positions as Associate Professor in the University Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Professor for Technology Enhanced Learning in the University Augsburg (Germany) and Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College (USA). Ulf is an educational scientist and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Educational Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, where he finished his Ph.D. with honors in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning in 2003, and was awarded his habilitation in 2008 from the University of Duisburg-Essen. He has created many international, European and national projects and was involved in founding the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning, in which he served as Vicepresident and President for several terms. He has also served as President and Vicepresident of the of the largest german speaking e-learning Association, the Society for Media in Science (GMW e.V.) as well as serving on advisory boards to several professional associations in the field. Before his career in academia he has been a successful and award winning entrepreneur in the field of webbased IT Technologies and founder of several companies.
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