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''Professor Paul Bacsich'' is a consultant, working for [http://www.matic-media.co.uk Matic Media Ltd], active in benchmarking, change management and historical aspects of e-learning.
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''Dr Paul Bacsich'' became a full-time consultant in April 2004. He now works partly for Sero Consulting Ltd and partly for his own company Matic Media Ltd. He is also Coordinator of the Open Education Working Group on a pro bono basis and an active mentor. His current interests are in leadership in e-learning, via the D-TRANSFORM project, a collaboration of French, UK, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian universities and research entities.
  
== Benchmarking, Pathfinder and Enhancement Programmes ==
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In his earlier career he was at the Open University for 24 years, finally as co-founder and Assistant Director of the Knowledge Media Institute. In 1996 he left to take up a professorship in the School of Computing and Management Sciences of Sheffield Hallam University. He set up and ran for three years the Virtual Campus Programme, and the Telematics in Education Research Group (TERG) from which he bid for and won many contracts in the general area of e-learning from JISC (costing and change management), Becta, DfES and Sun Microsystems. In 2005 he became a consultant to the HE Academy, first through the three phases of the benchmarking e-learning Programme, then for Pathfinder Phase 1 and more recently for the Gwella benchmarking and enhancement project in Wales, with recent responsibility for Glamorgan and Aberystwyth Universities. He has personally benchmarked over 20 universities and his team have benchmarked over 40. Benchmarking is now one of the core activities of Matic Media Ltd, with activities in England, Wales, Sweden and Canada.
  
Paul was adviser to the following group of institutions who took part in the [http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/4779.htm e-learning benchmarking pilot]:
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During 2007-2009 he played a key role in the EU project Re.ViCa - Review of Virtual Campuses (in Higher Education and colleges).
  
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In August 2007 he took up a part-time Senior Consultant role with Sero Consulting Ltd, working on a range of research and development contracts mostly for government agencies: Becta (CAPITAL project and others) but also with involvement in JISC (Libraries 2.0 and costs)and DCELLs (Wales). In 2010 he created, bid for, won and led the EU project VISCED (Virtual Schools and Colleges) which started in January 2011 and reported in February 2013 with a comprehensive range of documentation and policy proposals. As a follow-on he created (with Bieke Schreurs), bid for, won and now leads the EU project POERUP which started in November 2011 and reported in June 2014. He had specific responsibility for the HE policy aspects of this.  Since POERUP he has worked on several other Open Education projects including SharedOER and ADOERUP (a study on OER in Adult Education).
<li>The [[University of Chester]]
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<li>The [[University of Leicester]]
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<li>The [[University of Manchester]]
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<li>[[Staffordshire University]]
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The first three used[[Pick&Mix]] and the last the [[eMM]] methodology.
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Overall, he is currently working on a range of topics including benchmarking, quality, retention, cost-benefits, time, OER, 21st century skills, competences and other topics relevant to the new ICT-enabled broad-spectrum providers of education in the future.
  
In [http://elearning.heacademy.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/The_e-learning_Benchmarking_Phase_1_Sites Phase 1] he was the team leader of [[BELA]], overseeing the group of 18 institutions using [[Pick&Mix]], [[ELTI]] and [[MIT90s]].
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In addition to his public work he consults for a number of international, government, commercial and university clients (including open universities) in topics including market/competitor/pricing research, policy, HE funding models and retention strategies. In August 2013 he co-led a workshop in Brazil for the leaders of private providers of HE.
  
In [http://elearning.heacademy.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/The_e-learning_Benchmarking_Phase_2_Sites Phase 2], he was again the team leader of [[BELA]], overseeing the group of 10 institutions using Pick&Mix and 7 using eMM.
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'''Selected publications:'''
  
For the [[Pathfinder Phase 1]] programme, he is a [[Critical Friend]] to the [[Amoeba]] cluster and to the [[Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes]] network project.
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* Bacsich, P. (2010), "Benchmarking e-learning in UK universities", Open Praxis, vol. 4, issue 2, 2010, http://www.openpraxis.com/files/Bacsich%20et%20al..pdf - first presented to ICDE/EADTU M-2009 conference, 2009.
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* Bacsich, P. et al (2010), "Technology Enhanced Learning: addressing the gap between aspiration and implementation: International issues", report to Becta CAPITAL project, http://www.lsri.nottingham.ac.uk/capital/Yr2/SummaryReports/50-D2-International.pdf
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* Bacsich, P. and Pepler, G. (2009) "IT-induced Organisational Change in FE and HE", http://www.scribd.com/doc/40471361/IT-induced-Organisational-Change-in-FE-and-HE - first published as a CAPITAL report "Organisational Change: Second Report" - see also the companion and predecessor reports at http://www.lsri.nottingham.ac.uk/capital
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* Frank Mayadas, A., Bourne, J. and Bacsich, P. (2009), "Online Education Today", Science Magazine, January 2009 - a joint report between Re.ViCa and Sloan-C, http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/323/5910/85
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* Bacsich, P., Schreurs, B. et al (2009), Reviewing the Virtual Campus Phenomenon: The Rise of Large-Scale e-Learning Initiatives Worldwide (The Re.ViCa Handbook), http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Re.ViCa_Handbook
  
In the [[Gwella Programme]] (funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) he a member of the team of Critical Friends for the Enhancement Phase - [[Group 2]] - and on overseeing the Benchmarking Phase - [[Group 2]] - with [[Peter Chatterton]].
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See also "Quality in E-Learning: A view for ENQA" presented at the ENQA workshop on quality in e-learning, October 2009, Sigtuna, Sweden - http://www.slideshare.net/pbacsich/enqa-paul-bacsich-final
  
== Further information ==
 
  
Paul Bacsich is a consultant, working for Matic Media Ltd, specialising at present in [http://www.matic-media.co.uk/benchmarking.htm benchmarking], [http://www.matic-media.co.uk/costs.htm costing], and historical aspects of e-learning - see for example his posting on the [http://bacsich.typepad.com/elearning/2006/05/secret_historie_1.html USOU] and his work on the Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_virtual_learning_environments history of virtual learning environments].
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== Other biographies of Paul Bacsich ==
  
He had a long career in universities including the Open University until he moved in 2003 into a mix of consultancy and management activity including a spell with the interesting UKeU - some outputs from that are [http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ukeureports.htm elsewhere] on the HE Academy site.  
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* Mendeley - http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/paul-bacsich/
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* VISCED - http://visced.referata.com/wiki/Paul_Bacsich
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* Re.ViCa - http://virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Paul_Bacsich
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* Higher Education Academy - http://elearning.heacademy.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Professor_Paul_Bacsich
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* Matic Media (out of date) - http://www.matic-media.co.uk/paul.htm
  
He is also Chair of the Publications Committee of the [http://www.alt.ac.uk Association for Learning Technology] (ALT), a member of the Steering Committee of [http://www.online-educa.com Online Educa Berlin], and has advisory roles at [http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/staff/profiles/p_bacsich.html Middlesex University] and the [http://www.le.ac.uk/beyonddistance/ Beyond Distance Research Alliance] based at the University of Leicester.
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In April 2006 he was appointed to the Commissioning Panel of the [http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/current_funding_opportunities/tlrp_tel2.aspx?ComponentId=19849&SourcePageId=20343 ESRC Technology Enhanced Learning Programme] which in summer 2006 made its first allocation of awards and is soon to make its second. In June 2007 he served on the evaluation panel for bids in Digital Libraries and e-Learning for Framework 7 and has ongoing work as an evaluator for Framework 7.
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== Twitter ==
  
Since October 2007 he has been workpackage leader of the Research Workpackage (WP2) of the [[Re.ViCa]] project, overseeing the collection of case studies and critical success factor analyses of Major E-Learning Initiatives (MELIs) in universities across Europe and beyond.
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For other work see http://www.matic-media.co.uk/paul.htm
 
  
  
== Email addresses ==
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The only current email address for Paul Bacsich in the public domain is paul@matic-media.co.uk. Those in the benchmarking, pathfinder or Gwella programmes have access to another appropriate email address.
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[[Category:POERUP Staff by firstname|Paul]]
 
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Please note that earlier institutional emails found for Paul Bacsich on the web do not work. These include:
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* p.d.bacsich@open.ac.uk
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* p.bacsich@shu.ac.uk
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* pbacsich@ukeu.com
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Also see my [http://bacsich.typepad.com/elearning/ blog].
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Latest revision as of 20:23, 30 September 2016

Professor Paul Bacsich
Forename Paul
Surname Bacsich
Type Staff
Country United Kingdom
WPs WP1 Management"Management" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property., WP2 Cross-sector analysis and comparison"Cross-sectoranalysisandcomparison" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property., WP3 The role of Community in OER"TheroleofCommunityinOER" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property., WP4 The role of National and International Policies and strategy"TheroleofNationalandInternationalPoliciesandstrategy" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property., WP5 Dissemination"Dissemination" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property., WP6 Exploitation"Exploitation" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property., WP7 Quality and evaluation"Qualityandevaluation" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.
URL http://www.sero.co.uk
email paul.bacsich@sero.co.uk

Dr Paul Bacsich became a full-time consultant in April 2004. He now works partly for Sero Consulting Ltd and partly for his own company Matic Media Ltd. He is also Coordinator of the Open Education Working Group on a pro bono basis and an active mentor. His current interests are in leadership in e-learning, via the D-TRANSFORM project, a collaboration of French, UK, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian universities and research entities.

In his earlier career he was at the Open University for 24 years, finally as co-founder and Assistant Director of the Knowledge Media Institute. In 1996 he left to take up a professorship in the School of Computing and Management Sciences of Sheffield Hallam University. He set up and ran for three years the Virtual Campus Programme, and the Telematics in Education Research Group (TERG) from which he bid for and won many contracts in the general area of e-learning from JISC (costing and change management), Becta, DfES and Sun Microsystems. In 2005 he became a consultant to the HE Academy, first through the three phases of the benchmarking e-learning Programme, then for Pathfinder Phase 1 and more recently for the Gwella benchmarking and enhancement project in Wales, with recent responsibility for Glamorgan and Aberystwyth Universities. He has personally benchmarked over 20 universities and his team have benchmarked over 40. Benchmarking is now one of the core activities of Matic Media Ltd, with activities in England, Wales, Sweden and Canada.

During 2007-2009 he played a key role in the EU project Re.ViCa - Review of Virtual Campuses (in Higher Education and colleges).

In August 2007 he took up a part-time Senior Consultant role with Sero Consulting Ltd, working on a range of research and development contracts mostly for government agencies: Becta (CAPITAL project and others) but also with involvement in JISC (Libraries 2.0 and costs)and DCELLs (Wales). In 2010 he created, bid for, won and led the EU project VISCED (Virtual Schools and Colleges) which started in January 2011 and reported in February 2013 with a comprehensive range of documentation and policy proposals. As a follow-on he created (with Bieke Schreurs), bid for, won and now leads the EU project POERUP which started in November 2011 and reported in June 2014. He had specific responsibility for the HE policy aspects of this. Since POERUP he has worked on several other Open Education projects including SharedOER and ADOERUP (a study on OER in Adult Education).

Overall, he is currently working on a range of topics including benchmarking, quality, retention, cost-benefits, time, OER, 21st century skills, competences and other topics relevant to the new ICT-enabled broad-spectrum providers of education in the future.

In addition to his public work he consults for a number of international, government, commercial and university clients (including open universities) in topics including market/competitor/pricing research, policy, HE funding models and retention strategies. In August 2013 he co-led a workshop in Brazil for the leaders of private providers of HE.

Selected publications:

See also "Quality in E-Learning: A view for ENQA" presented at the ENQA workshop on quality in e-learning, October 2009, Sigtuna, Sweden - http://www.slideshare.net/pbacsich/enqa-paul-bacsich-final


Other biographies of Paul Bacsich


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