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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'' is Senior Consultant at Sero. He is currently Project Manager for the VISCED project (funded under EU LLP KA3) on "Virtual Schools and Colleges" (2011-12) which continues and extends the analytic approach of Re.ViCa into secondary and pre-tertiary education for the 14-21 age group and in particular is analysing national ICT initiatives for schools and colleges. He worked on the CAPITAL project for Becta, including as lead author of the report on "International issues" for ICT in education. He was Director of Research for the EU Erasmus Re.ViCa project on virtual campuses and wrote many reports for it. Formerly he was Professor of Telematics at Sheffield Hallam University and an Assistant Director of the Knowledge Media Institute at the UK Open University - he is currently Visiting Professor at Middlesex University. He is or has recently been advisor on e-learning to several universities in England, Wales and Sweden.
  
== Benchmarking, Pathfinder and Enhancement Programmes ==
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He was in 2009 in Brazil, 2010 in Mexico, Canada and Sweden and is due to spend time in Sweden and New Zealand in 2011 working on ICT in education.
  
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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He is also an expert on Critical Success Factors and the developer of the Pick&Mix system for benchmarking e-learning, widely used since 2005, most recently in institutions in UK, Sweden and Canada in the Distance Learning Benchmarking Club.
  
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Selected publications:
<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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* 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 [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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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
  
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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He is to be Project Manager for the POERUP project.
 
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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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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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== Further information ==
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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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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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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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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
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== 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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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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Revision as of 13:53, 3 August 2011

Dr Paul Bacsich is Senior Consultant at Sero. He is currently Project Manager for the VISCED project (funded under EU LLP KA3) on "Virtual Schools and Colleges" (2011-12) which continues and extends the analytic approach of Re.ViCa into secondary and pre-tertiary education for the 14-21 age group and in particular is analysing national ICT initiatives for schools and colleges. He worked on the CAPITAL project for Becta, including as lead author of the report on "International issues" for ICT in education. He was Director of Research for the EU Erasmus Re.ViCa project on virtual campuses and wrote many reports for it. Formerly he was Professor of Telematics at Sheffield Hallam University and an Assistant Director of the Knowledge Media Institute at the UK Open University - he is currently Visiting Professor at Middlesex University. He is or has recently been advisor on e-learning to several universities in England, Wales and Sweden.

He was in 2009 in Brazil, 2010 in Mexico, Canada and Sweden and is due to spend time in Sweden and New Zealand in 2011 working on ICT in education.

He is also an expert on Critical Success Factors and the developer of the Pick&Mix system for benchmarking e-learning, widely used since 2005, most recently in institutions in UK, Sweden and Canada in the Distance Learning Benchmarking Club.

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

He is to be Project Manager for the POERUP project.