Professional development for e-learning

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Claudius Soodeen (Canada)

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Position Assistant Manager, the University of Winnipeg Instructional Network (UWIN)
Affiliation University of Winnipeg
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Node role Advisory group member
Brief Biography bio in transit :)

Alan Smith (Australia)

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Position Executive Director, Academic Information Services
Affiliation University of Southern Queensland
Location Toowoomba, Queensland Australia
Node role Advisory group member
Brief Biography Alan is an experienced lecturer, administrator and educational consultant with strong credentials in flexible delivery, curriculum development and developing resource-based learning materials in a wide variety of content areas and different learning environments.

Alan also has significant international consulting and project management experience in collaborative program development involving multiple stakeholders from the public sector and private enterprise. He is also an active participant in research and development work in the areas of collaborative partnerships, instructional design, flexible learning and open & distance education.

Alan currently holds appointments on editorial boards of five international journals.

Wayne Mackintosh (New Zealand & Canada)

Position Education Specialist, Educational Technology: Policy
Affiliation Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Node role Convener
Brief Biography Associate Professor Wayne Mackintosh, founding director of the Centre for Flexible and Distance Learning (CFDL) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will be joining COL in May 2006.

Wayne has extensive experience in the theory and practice of open and distance learning (ODL). Prior to moving to New Zealand he spent eleven years working at the University of South Africa (UNISA), a distance learning institution and one of the world's mega-universities. At the University of Auckland, he was responsible for developing and leading the university's

He has participated in a range of international consultancies and projects including work for COL, the International Monetary Fund, UNESCO and the World Bank. Wayne also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Open Learning and publishes regularly in the field of flexible and distance learning.

Wayne is a committed advocate of free/libre and open source software for education. He was previously the project leader for the eLearning XHTML editor (eXe 1) project, funded by the the Tertiary Education Commission of New Zealand.

He has a keen interest in pedagogical innovation for sustainable development.