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Mark Nichols

Executive Director of Learning Design & Development, Open Polytechnic

Dr Mark Nichols is Executive Director, Learning Design & Development with Open Polytechnic. He is a member of the International Council of Distance Education Board, a Principal Fellow of Higher Education, a member of several prominent journal editorial boards and has a long history of advocacy and practice of digital distance education. His recent book Transforming universities with digital distance education (Routledge) and podcast series Leaders and Legends of Online Learning follow on from his time with the Open University UK as Director of Technology Enhanced Learning. Mark is a proud Westie with a heritage in New Zealand’s vocational education sector.

Is “online education” a thing?

Thursday 8:30am - 10:00am, (CITRENZ 1 Room)

Join in the conversation with this Keynote Q+A interactive style session with Open Polytechnic's Caroline Seelig and Mark Nichols.

Followed by Keynote Discussion, Chaired by Professor Samuel Mann