Session 3 – The theory and practice of online and distance TNE

‘Teaching online for transnational education’

Professor Siân Bayne, Convenor of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, University of Edinburgh

Sian Bayne is Professor of Digital Education and Assistant Principal for Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. Based in the Moray House School of Education, she directs the Centre for Research in Digital Education and teaches on the MSc in Digital Education. Her research is currently focused on critical approaches to teacher automation, open and distance education, and the application of theory from the humanities and social sciences to digital education. More information about her work is on her web site at: http://sianbayne.net

‘Building and maintaining currency and presence in online transnational education’

Professor Clare Pickles, Vice-President Academic Affairs, Laureate Online Education

Clare supports the University of Liverpool Online programmes and the University of Roehampton Online programmes in her role as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Laureate Online Education UK. Concurrently she holds the title of Professor of Academic Quality and Enhancement (as conferred by Leeds Trinity University), various QAA contractor roles, recent member of a HEFCE Strategic Advisory Committee, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the HEA.

Clare has held the roles of course leader, programme director, Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, and Director of Teaching Quality Enhancement at Bradford University.

Clare has retained a teaching commitment throughout her career and currently teaches and supervises on the Liverpool online EdD and remains active in research in the areas of international online doctoral education. She recently worked from Hong Kong for over six years and regularly presents to her students through her YouTube channel.