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Mike Collett
Helen Galatis
Dennis Macnamara
Wendy Perry
Allyn Radford
Neil Smith
Bob Taylor
Phil Taylor



Mike Collett

 

 

 

Mike Collett is co-director of Schemeta, an e-learning strategy consultancy. He has a sound grasp of e-learning implementations and interoperability standards requirements. For many years Mike has been involved in promoting open technical standards to support learning in UK, European and international groups. He is currently Chair of the British Standards Institution’s IST/43, the committee responsible for learning technology standards in the UK. In this position he represents the UK at the international ISO/IEC level.
 
Mike is Chair of the European Technical Committee (TC353) and has been Chair of the CEN/ISSS Learning Technology Workshop, both of these groups deal with international standards from a European perspective.  As an active participant in the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee, LTSC, he was an influential member of the group that successfully developed the Learning Object Metadata (LOM) standard and directly influenced some of the components that have enabled it to be adopted worldwide and continues to contribute to its maintenance.
 
Mike is also a director of Vocabulary Management Group that developed and manages Vocabulary Management Services and Bank for Becta. They have developed the Lexaurus range of products that enable the editing, publishing and management of controlled vocabularies. Mike is a member of the Taxonomists in the Public Sector group and the UK branch of the International Society for Knowledge Organization. He is currently leading a project to develop a curriculum exchange format.[TOP]

             

Helen Galatis

 

 

Helen Galatis has over 20 years experience in information and knowledge management in the education sector, initially in higher education and later in a cross-sector ICT government agency.  Her roles have spanned a range of responsibilities that have involved extensive consultation and collaboration with stakeholders in the management of projects for the education and training sector in Australia. Her responsibilities have included:

  • oversight of communications systems that supported the content and services of national portals/gateways
  • the development of systems to manage and report on resource metadata
  • the design of information and resource discovery pathways
  • the development of interactive services, and information dissemination services
  • the development of metadata application profiles for major projects and education sectors
  • management of national projects
  • scoping and development of websites
Helen has extensive knowledge of national and international developments in ICT standardisation pertaining to education and training and she is regularly involved in writing and managing research projects and reports. She has been a member of national metadata working groups and committees. [TOP]
             

Dennis Macnamara

 

 

Dennis Macnamara is a leading Australian practitioner of eBusiness management within the education sector. He has worked in public and private education and training, and across all sectors; schools, VET and higher education.  He has extensive experience in the holistic management of learning environments to ensure that systems and infrastructure support flexible learning; including senior management roles at OTEN and the Securities Institute. At the latter he transformed the organisation by harnessing the power of technology to enhance learning and incorporating flexibility into the corporate DNA. In today’s world, harnessing the emerging social computing tools and mobile telephony infrastructure will be a key for successful learning as will linking learning design to management systems. He also has a background in setting up new programs and infrastructure. [TOP]

             

Wendy Perry

 

 

Wendy Perry is a well known thought leader in Vocational Education and Training with a pragmatic approach to implementing policy, new concepts and ideas.  Wendy’s primary focus is on workforce development and planning, providing capability building services to enterprises, Registered Training Organisations, governments and industry.

Wendy’s background includes management roles within private and public Registered Training Organisations in the areas of Traineeships and Apprenticeships, business development, fee for service consultancy and Business Services.  Wendy was successful in winning the role as the youngest Educational Manager in TAFE in South Australia at 25 years.

Wendy established the first call centre training facility in South Australia at the Institute, gaining sponsorship from numerous contact centre, technology and recruitment agency supporters.  Whilst in this role, Wendy was approached by the Industry Skills Board for Information Technology to manage the Women into IT&T project for South Australian Business Vision 2010.

Wendy Perry is currently the Managing Director of Workforce BluePrint, a niche workforce development and planning consultancy, and Wendy Perry and Associates Pty Ltd providing strategic consultancy, change management, facilitation, review and professional development services in vocational education & training (VET), secondary school and the call/customer contact sectors.  Whilst based in South Australia, her company’s clients are all around Australia and Wendy has extensive networks in industry, with employers, government and Registered Training Organisations.

Wendy holds a Master of Education, Training and Assessment and Management qualifications and is committed to her own development demonstrated through by the many professional development activities listed on her resume and numerous conference presentations. [TOP]

             

Allyn Radford

 

 

Allyn Radford has achieved international recognition for the design and development of solutions for eLearning and eBusiness.  Allyn has held positions in private enterprise, higher education and fee-for-service education where he has designed and built an impressive range of innovative infrastructure solutions to satisfy client and stakeholder requirements.  His past work has included a range of client projects in education, private enterprise, aerospace and defense in the United States, Mexico and Australia. In March 2007 Allyn established Learn’ilities’ as an independent solution architecture practice.  Almost immediately the market responded positively to Learn’ilities’ and the ability to access high quality solution development as an independent service.

Allyn is highly regarded in the educational technology standards communities.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors for IMS Global, an advisor to the SCORM-S1000D Alignment project and the CORDRA Special Interest Group.  He is currently an active member of SCORM Technical Working Group, OASIS DITA Learning Specialization subcommittee, has been a member of specification development working groups (e.g., IMS Content Packaging v1.2) and maintains strong relationships with a range of existing standards organizations and emerging organizations such as LETSI. [TOP]

 

           

Neil Smith

 

 

Neil Smith is a director of the UK based open source software house Knowledge Integration ltd. Knowledge Integration combines development of best of breed open source tools with standards development and consultancy work.  Recent clients include JISC, Becta, the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council (MLA) and the British Standards Institute (BSI).  Neil is an active member of national and international standards bodies and has contributed to the development of a number of open standards, specifications and CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs).

Neil is a champion of interoperability in both the elearning and cultural heritage fields.  Prior to joining Knowledge Integration, Neil worked on a wide range of resource sharing initiatives in the UK (e.g., the JISC funded RIDING and AGORA projects), Australia (e.g., LIDDAS and COLIS) and USA (e.g. MORE for Ohio and Access Pennsylvania).  Current projects include the development and implementation of standards based repositories of e-learning content, metadata and associated tools (e.g., for metadata creation and management of controlled vocabularies). [TOP]

 

           

Bob Taylor

 

Bob Taylor is Director of Robert Taylor & Assoicates Pty Ltd. He has extensive networks within the innovation and entrepreneurial community in Australia.  He was instrumental in securing the Australian node of ‘Project Harmony”, a multi-lateral, business innovation project linking innovators, investors researchers, incubators and support organisations in the European Union, Europe, Canada, Japan and the US as well as in Australia.

He led the University of South Australia’s technology transfer and commercialisation initiatives for over 20 years from 1980 until early 2001. During 1998-99 he developed the proposal for the University of South Australia’s technology business incubator and seed capital arm ITEK.  He became its inaugural CEO until 2001, when he resigned to establish his own consultancy practice in the field of innovation and knowledge management.  He retains a connection with the University as an adjunct staff member of the Division of Business.

Bob project managed the first Australian Commercialisation Forum and Fair of Ideas on behalf of Knowledge Commercialisation Australia (KCA) in conjunction with the commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training that was held in Sydney in 2003. He then ran the second event called CommExpo in Melbourne in 2006.

He was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Life Member of Knowledge Commercialisation Australia, the leading Australian professional body in the field of commercialisation and technology transfer of public sector IP assets to business, industry and the community.  He continues to serve KCA in the capacity of Executive Officer.

             

Phil Taylor

 

 

Phil Taylor is first and foremost an imagineer. He is also an expert practitioner in publication preparation, graphical and Website design. He excels in the integration of graphics and text into effective communications. He has strong expertise in corporate messaging and branding, knowledge management, online education, and community building. He provides a variety of consulting, communications, and multi-media design services to corporations, colleges and universities, community organisations, and other enterprises. He provides perspective and services to InterCog projects and publications.

Phil was trained as a journalist and spent the first part of his career in journalism, printing, and design. He also acquired foreign affairs experience. In the second stage of his career he focused on corporate image and design for Internet commerce, establishing Global-ID. In the third stage of his career he has expanded his focus and Global-ID’s to include consulting services in knowledge management, leadership development, and e-learning. [TOP]

 

           
             
             

 

           
             
             
             
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