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''Professor {{Person|Forename=Paul |Surname=Bacsich'' is a consultant|Type=Staff|Country=United Kingdom|WPs=WP1 Management, working for [WP2 Cross-sector analysis and comparison, WP3 The role of Community in OER, WP4 The role of National and International Policies and strategy, WP5 Dissemination, WP6 Exploitation, WP7 Quality and evaluation, |URL=http://www.matic-mediasero.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 benchmarking, change management and historical aspects of e-learning, via the D-TRANSFORM project, a collaboration of French, UK, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian universities and research entities.
== BenchmarkingIn 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 Enhancement Programmes ==Canada.
Paul was adviser to During 2007-2009 he played a key role in the following group EU project Re.ViCa - Review of institutions who took part Virtual Campuses (in the [http://wwwHigher Education and colleges).heacademy.ac.uk/4779.htm e-learning benchmarking pilot]:
<ul> <li>The [[University In August 2007 he took up a part-time Senior Consultant role with Sero Consulting Ltd, working on a range of Chester]]<li>The [[University 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 Leicester]] <li>The [[University 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 Manchester]] <li>[[Staffordshire University]]</ul>this. Since POERUP he has worked on several other Open Education projects including SharedOER and ADOERUP (a study on OER in Adult Education).
The first three used[[Pick&Mix]] 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 last new ICT-enabled broad-spectrum providers of education in the [[eMM]] methodologyfuture.
In [http: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/elearningpricing research, policy, HE funding models and retention strategies.heacademy.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/The_eIn August 2013 he co-learning_Benchmarking_Phase_1_Sites Phase 1] he was led a workshop in Brazil for the team leader leaders of [[BELA]], overseeing the group private providers of 18 institutions using [[Pick&Mix]], [[ELTI]] and [[MIT90s]]HE.
In [http'''Selected publications://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.'''
For the [[Pathfinder Phase 1]] programme* Bacsich, he is a [[Critical Friend]] 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 [[Amoeba]] cluster gap between aspiration and implementation: International issues", report to the [[Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes]] network 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
In the [[Gwella Programme]] (funded by the Higher Education Funding Council See also "Quality in E-Learning: A view for Wales) he a member of ENQA" presented at the team of Critical Friends for the Enhancement Phase ENQA workshop on quality in e- [[Group 2]] learning, October 2009, Sigtuna, Sweden - and on overseeing the Benchmarking Phase http://www.slideshare.net/pbacsich/enqa- [[Group 2]] paul- with [[Peter Chatterton]].bacsich-final
== Further information ==
== Other biographies of 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]. ==
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 * Mendeley - some outputs from that are [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/ukeureportswiki/index.htm elsewhere] on the HE Academy sitephp/Professor_Paul_Bacsich* 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 BerlinPOERUP], 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.
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.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{{#widget:Twitter-Learning Initiatives (MELIs) in universities across Europe and beyondpbacsich|user=perfplanet|width=auto|count=10|tweets.color=#000000|tweets.background=#f2f2f2|tweets.links=#107bb5|shell.color=#000000|shell.background=#b8b8b8}}
For other work see http://www.matic-media.co.uk/paul.htm
== Email addresses == 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. Please note that earlier institutional emails found for Paul Bacsich on the web do not work. These include:* p.d.bacsich@open.ac.uk* p.bacsich@shu.ac.uk* pbacsich@ukeu.com Also see my [http[Category://bacsich.typepad.com/elearning/ blog]. ---->> [[Dramatis personaePOERUP staff by surname|Bacsich]]<br>>> [[BELACategory:POERUP staff at Sero|Paul]]<br>>> [[The Consultants]]<br>>> [[Critical Friend]]s<br> >> [[Pick&MixCategory:POERUP Staff by firstname|Paul]]
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