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Niki Davis

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Niki Davis, University of Canterbury.

Niki Davis is the University of Canterbury Professor of e-Learning and Director of the College of Education e-Learning Lab. Niki is serving on the University's senior leadership team as acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education during 2013

She is recognised internationally as a leading expert in information and communication technologies in teacher education. Sought by UNESCO, European Commission, national agencies, companies, scholarly societies and institutions for her expertise; she has over 200 publications including books and scholarly papers. Niki is President of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand and New Zealand Collaborative Action & Research Network (NZCA&RN). In 2010 she was recognised as the first Outstanding Global Educator by the International Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education.

Niki was the principal investigator for the New Zealand National Center for Tertiary Teaching Excellence (Ako Aotearoa) leading the creation of four scenarios for the future provision of tertiary education in New Zealand. This research project interviewed leaders in tertiary education, using the JISC scenario building strategies, and further input from the education sector. The project was conducted in collaboration with the New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ).

Wayne Mackintosh

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Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation.

Wayne Mackintosh is the founding director of the OER Foundation and holds the UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic. Wayne is a strategy innovator with a passion for making educational futures happen. He is coordinating the establishment of the OER university, an international innovation partnership which aims to provide free learning opportunities for all students worldwide with pathways for OER learners to achieve credible credentials. During 2013, Wayne is working as an adjunct member of the teaching staff at the University of Canterbury.

Wayne is also director of the International Centre for Open Education at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the OER Foundation.

Wayne has extensive international experience in educational technology, learning design and the theory and practice of open and distance learning (ODL). Previously, he was Education Specialist, eLearning and ICT policy at the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organisation based in Vancouver, Canada. Before joining COL he was Associate Professor and founding director of the Centre for Flexible and Distance Learning (CFDL) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. 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.

Wayne has participated in a range of international consultancies and projects including work for COL, the International Monetary Fund, UNESCO and the World Bank. Wayne is a member of the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation and Creative Commons New Zealand.