Professor Paul Bacsich
|Professor Paul Bacsich|
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Dr Paul Bacsich is founder and Managing Director of Matic Media Ltd, set up in 1996. He consults, often with trusted colleagues, for a number of university, school, government, international (e.g. EU and UNESCO), commercial and venture clients in many aspects of online learning (e-learning) including VLE/LMS selection, market/competitor/pricing research, change management, business models, strategy development and funding/policy issues.
In 2018-19 he led the team which developed the innovative online course Teaching Teachers to Teach Online (TTTOL) for Wey Education plc. He also works on accreditation, quality, retention, cost-benefits, time, open resources, 21st century skills, competences etc relevant to multeversities and in particular "dual system" providers (HE/FE or FE/schools).
He has led many EU projects and studies including VISCED, POERUP, SharedOER and ADOERUP and participated in many more. His international work in recent years has covered Ireland, Sweden and France, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong. In 2012 he was Visiting Canterbury Fellow in New Zealand. In August 2013 he co-led a workshop in Brazil for the leaders of private providers of HE. In 2014 he carried out global market research in e-learning for a Canadian university. In 2015-16 he led the external review of e-learning at Uppsala University, a prestigious university in Sweden, and advised the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Ireland on infrastructure issues for universities. In 2018-2019 he made visits to several countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean.
After graduating from the University of Cambridge, he did his PhD work at UCLA and the University of Bristol, then was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford/Wolfson College before joining the Open University for 25 years and helping to found the Knowledge Media Institute. He then became Professor at Sheffield Hallam University and a Director at the UK e-University before taking up full-time consultancy in 2003.
His current academic links are as Professor of Practice at the University of West Indies Open Campus and Visiting Professor of Online Learning at the University of Derby. He also has been Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury New Zealand, Visiting Professor at the Global Campus of Middlesex University and a Visiting Fellow at both Deakin University Australia and the National Institute for Multimedia Education in Japan (now the Open University of Japan).
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- Mendeley - http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/paul-bacsich/
- VISCED - http://visced.referata.com/wiki/Paul_Bacsich
- Re.ViCa - http://virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Paul_Bacsich
- Higher Education Academy - http://elearning.heacademy.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Professor_Paul_Bacsich
- Matic Media (out of date) - http://www.matic-media.co.uk/paul.htm