Maha is an associate professor of practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at The American University in Cairo. She serves as International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab, editor at Hybrid Pedagogy journal, and editorial board member of Teaching in Higher Education, Online Learning Journal, Journal of Pedagogic Development and Learning, Media and Technology. She blogs for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Prof Hacker and DMLCentral blogs. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org.
She has taught educational game design, ed tech for teachers, and has co-facilitated several open online learning experiences including #CCourses, #MOOCMOOC Critical Pedagogy, Digital Writing Month and #OpenLearning17. She is a MOOCaholic, Writeaholic and passionate open and connected educator. Her research interests including open and online education, critical thinking and critical pedagogy, intercultural learning, citizenship and higher education.
In 2018 she is a Visiting Fellow with DMLL.
She writes at http://blog.mahabali.me
Select peer-reviewed publications
- Bali, M., Caines, A., DeWaard, H., & Hogue, R. (2016, December). Ethos and Practice of a Connected Learning Movement: Interpreting Virtually Connecting Through Alignment with Theory and Survey Results. Online Learning Journal, 20(4). Retrieved from https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/965/247
- Bali, M. (2016). Bringing Out the Human in Synchronous and Asynchronous Media for Learning. In W. Kilgore (ed) Humanizing Online Teaching and Learning. Retrieved from https://humanmooc.pressbooks.com
- Bali, M. (2015). A new scholar’s perspective on open peer review. Teaching in Higher Education, 20(8), pp. 857-863. DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2015.1085857
- Bali, M., Crawford, M., Jessen, R. L., Signorelli, P., & Zamora, M. (2015). What makes a cMOOC community endure? Multiple participant perspectives from diverse MOOCs. Educational MediaInternational, DOI:10.1080/09523987.2015.1053290
Passionate about the use of technology in education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture, Autumm likes spending time at the place where differing disciplines intersect.
A first generation high school graduate and first in family college graduate, she dedicated to the transformative experience of education for those to whom the opportunity often does not present itself.
She currently works as an Instructional Designer at St. Norbert College in De Pere WI. She is also a Co-Director of Virtually Connecting and uses her work in Virtually Connecting to explore questions of virtual presence, conversation and spontaneity in synchronous virtual environments.
Helen J. DeWaard
Helen is an educator, leader, designer of digital learning spaces and events, teacher, and life-wide learner. Her passion lies with digital technologies in a variety of settings. Her interests are varied and present challenges to her thinking and learning.
Kate is Associate Dean International at University of Wollongong Australia. She is also Faculty of Law Humanities and Arts and teaches narrative professionalism, research methods and media geography. She writes online at Music for Deckchairs (musicfordeckchairs.com) and can be found on Twitter @KateMfD. She has dual citizenship, and thinks online about digital citizenship.
Paul Prinsloo is a Research Professor in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa (Unisa). His academic background includes fields as diverse as theology, art history, business management, online learning, and religious studies. Paul is an established researcher and has published numerous articles in the fields of teaching and learning, student success in distance education contexts, learning analytics, and curriculum development. His current research focuses on the collection, analysis and use of student data in learning analytics, graduate supervision and digital identity. Paul was born curious and in trouble. Nothing has changed since then.
@14prinsp / www.opendistanceteachingandlearning.wordpress.com/