MMVC17: Innovation for quality leadership

Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson

Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson will discuss Innovation for quality leadership

The session will address quality and innovation, and will focus around leadership and transformation towards UNESCO SDG goals 2030 and the 4th industrial revolution. It is more and more obvious that digital transformation require strong leadership at all levels, as well as the power of grassroot initiatives, but also interdisciplinary work within the organization.

Ebba Ossiannilsson, PhD, E-learning, OER, MOOC and online expert and consultant, especially regarding quality. Ossiannilsson earned her PhD from Oulu University, Finland, with a dissertation on international benchmarking, and quality enhancement on e-learning in Higher Education. She works with strategic issues on e-learning, learning analytics, MOOCs, OERs and open education, especially concerning quality and benchmarking. She frequently participates as a speaker at conferences. Ossiannilsson is a consultant and board member in several international and national associations and projects. She served as an evaluator for the SEQUENT. She was the research leader for the ICDE Quality standard study 2014/15. Ossiannilsson earned the title EDEN Fellow 2014, and Open Education Europa Fellow in 2015. She serves as international quality reviewer for EADTU on E-learning and MOOCs. Ossiannilsson has a long carreer at Lund University, Sweden.

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    Duration45 mins
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    Start Date7:00 PMAug 6, 2017
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Nellie DeutschToronto, CanadaContact Instructor
Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is a Canadian education technology consultant, curriculum and instruction developer, blended learning practitioner, relationship-based transformative mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, and community builder. She combines technology and professional development courses with mindfulness practice, the Alexander technique, and the Silva Method. Her teaching experiences range from teaching English as a foreign language (EFL/ESL) in high school and higher education for over 35 years and teacher professional development with technology since 2006. She speaks at online and face-to-face conferences and organizes annual informal MOOCs, online conferences, and free online courses and webinars on Moodle for Teachers. She has published articles and books (available on Amazon).

Nellie Deutsch offers online and face-to-face courses on teaching with technology, mobile devices in the classroom, Moodle (course and learning management system), Google Drive, tools to develop video tutorials, Adobe Connect and WizIQ. She mentors teachers on how to engage and allow students to teach as a way to learn using active learning methods. Her focus is on integrating technology into blended, the flipped class, and fully online programs. She founded Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) community of educators, Moodle for Teachers (M4T) network, Connecting Online (February) and MoodleMoot (August) annual virtual conferences. She organizes annual Moodle MOOCs (November and May) and Second Life MOOC (April).

Dr. Deutsch follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning and teaching as a way to learn. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and Mindfulness. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner.