| Appointments

Executive Positions

  • Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (appointment term: 06/2018-05/2021)
  • DHBW Senior Advisor for digital transformation in teaching and learning (appointment term: 07/2017-06/2020)
  • Vicepresident of the European Association for Institutes of Higher Education, Belgium (2016-2018, second term renewed 2018-2020)  – http://www.eurashe.org
  • Vicepresident Baden-Wurttemberg Co-Operative State University for Research, Quality and Academic Affairs | Member of Executive Board (06/ 2011-06/2017) – http://www.dhbw.de
  • President of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning, Belgium (2011-09/2014) – http://www.efquel.org
  • Vicepresident Association for Media in Science – DACH (2012-2014) – http://www.gmw-online.de
  • Member of Board of Directors of International E-Learning Association, New York (2008-2012)
  • President Association for Media in Science – DACH (2010-2012) – http://www.gmw-online.de
  • Director of International Academic Network Science Connect (2008-2011)
  • CEO Catapult Web Consulting, Bielefeld, Germany (1998-2001)

Research and Development Management Functions

  • Director research Group for ICT, Learning and Knowledge management, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany  (2004-2011)
  • Director of International Research Consortium “Open Educational Quality Initiative” (2010-2011), „Triangle“ (2005-2007) and „European Quality Observatory (2003-2005)
  • Coordinator and Chair of Open ECBCHeck Group for Quality in TEL in international Capacity Development (2009-2014)
  • Coordinator for educational research activities of Sustainable Development Group, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2004-2006)

 Editorial Boards and Advisory Positions

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of Distance Education (2020-present)
  • Associated Editor of the Journal of e-learning and the Knowledge Society (JE-LKS) (2019-present)
  • Chief Editor of the International Journal for Quality and Innovation in Learning (2012-2015)
  • Member of the editorial Board International Journal for Knowledge and Learning, (2010-present)
  • Member of the editorial Board for the eLearning Papers, eLearning Journal of the European Commission (2007-2016)
  • Program Committee member (selection) of a) eLearning Africa Conference, Ethiopia (2005), b) Online Educa (2004-2018), c) Conference of European Distance and E-Learning Network, Hungary (2008-2020)
  • Member of Advisory Board of the EU Research initiative Revisiting European Virtual Campusses (ReViCa) (2008-2010) and of the national research project Management of Values und Corporate Citizenship (2005-2007)

 Scientific Merits

  • 09/2010 – Emerald International Excellence Award 2010: Outstanding Paper
  • 03/2004 – Best Paper Award EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network) Research Workshop, Oldenburg, Germany
  • 09/2008 – Finalist for Best Paper of EDEN Research Workshop in 10/2006 and EDEN Conference
  • 09/2008 – EDEN Fellowship for advancing the field of Distance Education in Europe, Lisbon

2 Responses to | Appointments

  1. and it was fun all the way through 😉


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