''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.
== Benchmarking, Pathfinder and Enhancement Programmes ==
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]:
<ul> <li>The [[University of Chester]] <li>The [[University of Leicester]] <li>The [[University of Manchester]] <li>[[Staffordshire University]] </ul>
The first three used[[Pick&Mix]] and the last the [[eMM]] methodology.
[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]].
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.
For the [[Pathfinder Phase 1]] programme, he is a [[Critical Friend]] to the [[Amoeba]] cluster and to the [[Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes]] network project.
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]].
== Further information ==
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 - some outputs from that are [http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ ukeureports. htm elsewhere] on the HE Academy site.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: * email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org * email@example.com Also see my [ http: //bacsich.typepad.com/elearning/ blog]. ---- >> [[Dramatis personae]] <br> >> [[ BELA]] <br> >> [[ The Consultants]]<br> >> [[Critical Friend]]s<br> >> [[Pick&Mix]]
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