Paul Bacsich

Biography

Professor Paul Bacsich is Senior Consultant at Sero Consulting Ltd. He is also CEO of Matic Media Ltd (a consultancy company active in e-learning systems and methodologies) and Visiting Professor of e-Learning in the School of Computing Science at Middlesex University, UK. Paul is active with several British IT agencies including JISC, the Higher Education Academy and Becta.. He was formerly a member of the JISC Committee on Networking and of the Board of ALT (Association for Learning Technology). He is currently mainly working on: - the Sero team working on the "CAPITAL" project (on e-learning Curriculum And Pedagogy with IT) for Becta - the Higher Education Academy team supporting the Enhancement of Learning Technology "Gwella" project for universities in Wales - the international consortium "Re.ViCa" (Review of Virtual Campuses), part-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission - benchmarking projects in e-learning, including for the international Distance Learning Benchmarking Club - part of the JISC Project "DUCKLING" of the Beyond DIstance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester - developing a synthesis of benchmarking and quality aspecs for e-learning He has also been a consultant to many UK ministries and IT agencies, as well as several university, international, governmental and corporate clients including UNESCO and the European Commission & Parliament. From 2003-04 Paul was Director of Special Projects at UK eUniversities Worldwide Limited (UKeU). Among his activities there was competitor analysis of e-universities and virtual learning environments and helping to set up the TELCERT project founding a European IMS conformance testing centre. Currently he is working on the archives of UKeU, finalising some additional reports connected with the project and its activities. Prior to that he was for seven years Professor of Telematics, Head of the Networks & Multimedia Group and Head of the Telematics in Education Research Group (TERG) at Sheffield Hallam University. He started his academic career at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, then moved to the UK Open University where over 24 years he held a variety of academic, managerial and research posts including Assistant Director of the Knowledge Media Institute (KMI).