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eLearning Design - Research and Development MU

Welcome from Dr. Anthony 'Skip' Basiel

This is the eLearning Web Server for the Research and Development work done by myself, Dr. Anthony 'Skip' Basiel with the Institute for Work Based Learning and the MIDwheb Partnership. I am also an Adobe International Education Leader. This website is composed of my past publications and projects [ past R & D ] and my current work [ current R & D ].

I am happy to discuss any of my work or projects by email at abasiel@gmail.com or any of the contacts below.


Contact information:

I can do web video conferencing at:
http:// connectnow.acrobat.com/abasiel
or Skype as: skipbasiel

Please do call / text me at:
(m) +00447771998799 (9-5 GMT)

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About Us:
Dr. Anthony 'Skip' Basiel

Welcome to my professional profile section.
You will find my references below followed by my CV and a link to my FLASH CV.  There is also a professional questionnaire I have done to get a better picture of me as a professional learning technologists.
Please do contact me with any questions at: abasiel@gmail.com
CVs of Dr. Anthony ‘Skip’ Basiel - Learning Technology

1) Google docs – full CV (.doc)

2) Google docs – Full CV (.pdf)

3) Google docs  - EC format CV (.pdf)


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Dr. Anthony Basiel – Professional Profile

Leading a small team, work in close collaboration with colleagues in Academic Services to support and deliver the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy-
I have a wide range of leadership experience. Before I became involved in eLearning I was a sports centre manager for Olympic Gymnastics for 20 years in America. In Summer 1995-99 I was Head Teacher and ICT Director at Embassy Study Tours UK, a summer English language camp.

Recently my role as Sr. Post Graduate Programme Leader has me co-ordinating the Work Based Learning curriculum and virtual learning environment at Middlesex University. I am working with our Director of Programmes and Academic / Administration staff to provide a distance learning Post Graduate Degree Programme for our work based learners across the UK and our international offices (e.g. Hong Kong, Cyprus, etc.). A sample of the Excel file I have designed and developed to help co-ordinate our annual programme is in Google Docs at:

In terms of eLearning strategy I have been influential in our Centre for Excellence for Work Based Learning ICT strategy. Additionally, I helped contribute to the HEFCE bid to get the Centre for Excellence status.

Provide leadership on matters relating to e-learning -
Ten years ago I was brought into Work Based Learning to help them move from a paper-based model to an eLearning strategy. I lead on many eLearning project bids within the university as well as with UK and EC funding. One of the best examples is a FP7 bid we put in for Technology Enhanced Learning.
Another example is the eLearning workshops and resources I have made to help academic staff to produce their own materials for our virtual learning environment.

Production of interactive educational materials –
I have been involved with the research, development, implementation and evaluation of several models of new media eLearning designs for educational materials. One sample is the interactive Professional Doctorate Seminar Series where we held the face-to-face session and made digital video recordings using the PAP (Pre-At-Post) design.

Live webinars or webcasts was another project that we have been innovating. We invite successful Doctorate students to come in and tell their stories to the web / phone conference audience as well as digitally recording the event. The web video clips make great video case study testimonials for eLearning and eMarketing purposes.

Development and enhancement of the ICR’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) -
Middlesex University uses the commercial Blackboard VLE. This Web 1.0 (content-driven) design meets some of our needs. I have complimented this system with two other platforms:

a) Flash Communication Server – Adobe Connect web video conferencing
As an Adobe International Education Leader I am able to use the Adobe Europe Server for free. I also get to Beta test all of their products and resources.
(See a free sample at: http://acrobat.com )

b) Elgg Professional Social Network – I have worked with Emerald Publishing to pilot their Emerald InTouch system.

Produce the ICR annual report and the joint research report of the ICR and Royal Marsden Hospital –

In my capacity as Sr. Post Graduate Programme Leader I am responsible to inform our part of the annual report. Additionally, I have contributed to the eLearning and ICT objectives and contributions made to the Centre for Excellence. I have also been responsible for writing the final report for many eLearning R & D projects. Perhaps the most powerful project was with the British Council and Gaza University. We were recognised by the Higher Education Academy as eTutor’s of the Year in 2004 for this accomplishment.

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Applicants should be educated to degree level

I have several Higher Education degrees that support my application:

  • BSc. in Education and English from CCSU in America, (1978)
  • MSc. Interactive Computing – Middlesex University, London – UK (1997)
  • MPhil. Computing Science – Middlesex University, London – UK (2001)
  • Doctorate in eLearning Design – Middlesex University, London – UK (2007)

Demonstrate an aptitude for pro-active project management –

Perhaps the best example of pro-active project management was related to the British Council project I mentioned earlier. We needed to do web video conferencing to do an eLearning workshop with Gaza as the university did not allow us to go in person due to risk assessment. We were the first HEI to get a Flash Communication server set up in the UK back in 2004. We did this by forming the ‘Breeze Consortium’ (Macromedia Breeze now called Adobe Connect) which was a collection of eLearning champions throughout the university that contributed a few thousand pounds each to help us set up the server and purchase the software licence. This ‘bottom-up’ strategy was successful.

Excellent writing, proof-reading and editing skills –

I have over ten years of publication activity in eLearning ranging from magazine articles
for an Italian Conference that I was key note speaker,
(See – www.bdp.it/content/index.php?action=read&id=346 )
to book chapters (‘Micro Learning – Didactics of Microlearning: Concepts, Discourses and examples’, Chapter 5- Waxman ISBN: 978-3-8309-1869-1) and Journal articles (See -

I have also written book reviews for ESCalate and I have worked on an ad hoc basis for NIIT (a company in India writing university courses for America with Wiley Press) as a subject matter expert in New Media and Graphic Design.

Ability to understand, interpret and explain complex information to a variety of audiences-

I have two eLearning consulting experiences with Museums that address this issue. First, I was asked by the V & A museum (1999) to help with an electronic exhibition. My role was to act as mediator between the museum docents and the multimedia programmers hired to do the display. Another case was the Natural History Museum (2008) where I was asked to conduct workshops on using Web 2.0 communication to support the museum academics.

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ReferencesProfessor Carol Costley,
Head of Work Based Learning Research Centre
(t) +0044 208 411 6118 (e) c.costley@mdx.ac.uk
Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT

Dr. Homa Dehnadi, Head of A & E at Enfield Chase Hospital
Dr. Homa Dehnadi, Chase Farm Hospital, The Ridgeway
Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 8JL
Phone: 020 83752999 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            020 83752999      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Mobile: 07985056035
(e) pashazadehhoma@yahoo.com

Paul Coyne, Vice President of Innovation – Emerald Publishing
(t) 07704872077 (e) pcoyne@bcs.org
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Howard House, Wagon Lane
Bingley BD16 1WA


Publications 2008
1. ‘The media literacy spectrum: shifting pedagogic design’ – ED MEDIA Conference submission
2. ‘Individual learning agreements in work based learning: an offline eLearning solution’ – book chapter
3. ‘Exploring a professional social network system to support learning in the workplace’ book chapter
4. 7th European eLearning Conference – Cyprus: ‘Exploring a professional social network environment for learning and development’
5. ‘Digital Video Seminars for work based learning’ and ‘Web video conferencing to promote work based learning’ – eCollaboative knowledge book chapter
6. ICDE Open University – Netherlands conference proposals: http://www.ou.nl/eCache/DEF/80/137.html , http://www.elearning.mdx.ac.uk/research/#abstracts_
1. Linking London – Writing Bursary, ‘Work Based Learning Models’ http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dg9mr8hf_160j9br6sc2&pageview=1&hgd=1&hl=en
2. ‘Web Video Conferencing and the eTutor’ – proposed book chapter, pending
3.Open University – Netherlands Conference, ‘ePedagogy and Learning Models’ and ‘eProgramme Plan as a PDF form’
4. Portugal Conference – ‘Work Based Leaning Webcast and the Rapid ePublishing Model’
5. Learning Technology Magazine, Argentina – ‘Trends and Technical Innovations in Learning’
6. LATHE, online journal – Case study: ‘Work based learning interactive webcasts and the professional social network model’
7. Online EDUCA Berlin ’09 http://www.online-educa.com/programme_detail.php?id=f2

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Adobe Education LeaderDavid Heath, Head of Adobe Education – Europe

Liz Wilkins, Education Marketing Manager

Adobe Systems Europe Ltd

3 Roundwood Avenue, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB11 1AY

Tel:      020 8606 1280 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            020 8606 1280      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email:   lwilkins@adobe.com

I am now an Adobe Certified Associate (Tested in Dreamweaver).

Professional R & D Projects Proposals and projects that I have written bids for and managed:
2008 -
> HSSC and CEWBL – Digital Video Research Seminar Project – £4,000
> IWBL & CEWBL – Offline Induction Resource for WBL & Seafarers – £10,000
> FP7 – Technology Enhanced Learning bid – 5.2 million Euros
> British Council – Comenius Funding for Novis Project with St. Martha’s School 14,000 Euros
> MU – Business Innovation Fund proposal – £15,000 IWBL & A&E distance learning collaboration
2009 -
> Linking London Writing Bursary – ‘Web Based Learning Models’ £600
> UK HE Academy – WBL Wednesday Webcast small projects grant £3,500
> Adobe Test Centre – Middlesex University, A & E / EIS proposal – IWBL Accreditation (pending)
> MU A & E Business Innovation Fund – WBL Wednesdays Webcast student placement collaboration
> EC Development Project – Germany & Egypt £30,000
> QA & Unilever eLearning Design Project – Brian Sutton, £3,500
> Becta – with Towards Maturity, eLearning Literature review £20,000
> JISC – Professional Social Networked Learning Systems £70,000
Awards received  Higher Education Academy – UK: eTutor of the Year 2004
 E-Learning Age Awards – Special Mention for British Council / Gaza project
Professional associations  Adobe ( formerly Macromedia) International Education Leader
 Association for Learning Technology (ALT) – UK
 eLearning Consultant for the: Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Wine and Spirit Education Trust, NIIT, Open University (External Assessor), Glyndŵr University – Wales (External Examiner)

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