Coordinating Ring

The WAOE Coordinating Ring includes elected officers and appointed officers in organizational committees, as well as representatives of autonomously generated O-CREWs (Online Course and Resource Evaluation Workgroups).

Appointed Officers, volunteering technical or organizational expertise, are also members of the Coordinating Ring. For enquiries about administrative committees, click on the Committee menu item.

Map created and maintained by Roberto Mueller, Brazil

WAOE is not dominated by any geographical region. WAOE's elected Directors are in 5 countries, and Coordinating Ring officers spans 15 countries. On the map above, when you place your mouse on the members name a small box will indicate in which country that member currently lives. If the member's country of origin is different than their residence, a line will radiate from their current residence to their country of origin. For example, when you place your mouse over the name of John Afele you will see the red box placed in Eastern Canada (where he lives), while the white line points to Ghana -- his home country and where he continues to do work for online learning within Africa.

 

WAOE DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT (through June 2005):
Steve McCarty, Kagawa Junior College, Japan

VICE-PRESIDENT (through June 2004):
Rafael Molina-Velazquez, HAOE, Hawaii

TREASURER (through June 2005):
Mike Holmwood, Langara College, Vancouver, Canada

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR (through June 2004):
Arun-Kumar Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (through June 2004):
Jenna Seehafer, California State University, Sacramento

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER (indefinite appointment)
Maggie McVay Lynch, Portland State University, Oregon

 

WAOE APPOINTED OFFICERS

Cyber-Parliamentarian, Online Parliamentary Procedures Committee Chair:
Michael Warner
, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona

NPO Representative:
Jenna Seehafer
, California State University

Publicity Coordinator:
Begum Ibrahim
, University of Technology MARA, Malaysia

List Manager:
Sam Eneman
, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The WWW Journal of Online Education (JOE) Editor:
Julia Keefer
, New York University

Multilingual Coordinator / Hindi, German:
Arun-Kumar Tripathi
, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Research and Publications Committee:
French
: Katherine Watson
, Coastline Community College, California
Swahili: Asif Daya, Florida Gulf Coast University
USA: Steve Eskow, The Pangaea Network
USA: Mary Dereshiwsky, Northern Arizona University

Affiliate Liaison Committee Chair:
John Spiers, President, NoncreditEd.Net

Web Design Commitee Chair:
Robert Luke
,
University of Toronto, Canada

Online Educator Development Committee:
Sholom Gold, Chair Web-Based Training Consultant, New York
India: Ramesh Sharma, Regional Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Karnal, India
Portuguese: Roberto Mueller, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil
USA: Diane Howard, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor & Indiana Wesleyen University

Membership Committee:
Germany: Arun Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Australia:David Wyatt
, Educational Consultant, Adelaide, Australia
Africa: John Senyo C. Afele, International Program for Africa, Ottawa
China/Southeast Asia: Colin Ong, HRD Consultant, Singapore
India:
Ashok Banerji, Monisha Electronic Education Trust, Calcutta
Italy: Luigi Macri, Ministry of Education, University and Research, Calabrian Regional Educational Office
Russia: Boris Sedunov, Moscow State Institute of Business Administration
Turkey: Bunyamin Atici, University of Firat, Turkey

Public Information Committee:
Chinese: Colin Ong, HRD Consultant, Singapore
Estonia: Mihkel Pilv, MIKSIKE, Estonia
India: Ramesh Sharma, Indira Ghandi National Open University
USA: Brian Donohue-Lynch, Quinebaug Valley Community-Technical College, Connecticut
USA: Alan Rea, Western Michigan University
USA: Geoffrey Cain, Schoolteacher, California

Online Academic Conferences Committee:
Nicholas Bowskill, Centre for the Study of Networked Learning, University of Sheffield, England

 

Online Course and Resource Evaluation Workgroups (O-CREWs)

Workgroups aim to cover all subject areas in higher education and other educational levels generally, with Geographical or Cultural/Linguistic Heritage O-CREWs as explained below. As Online CREWs are initiatives of WAOE members, in addition to those suggested below, there can be Issues-Based and Project-Based O-CREWs. Moreover, WAOE Affiliate organizations can be recommended to the WAOE Coordinating Ring, while world regional or linguistic groups besides English native speakers could establish WAOE Chapters. E-mail Mihkel Pilv in Estonia for enquiries about Online CREWs.

Content-Specific or Educational Level O-CREWs:

Industry and Academy O-CREW, contact Ken Plant

Educational Software and Courseware O-CREW, contact Robert Luke

Science and Technology O-CREW, contact Fiona Crofton

 

Issues-Based or Project-Based O-CREWs (initiated so far):

Web-Based Learning Activity Templates O-CREW
(current theme: Learning by Teaching; contact Mihkel Pilv)

 

WAOE Worldwide Mentoring O-CREW:
Committee Chair:
Nicholas Bowskill
, Centre for the Study of Networked Learning, University of Sheffield, England
Steve Eskow, The Pangaea Network, California
Maggie McVay-Lynch, Portland State University, Oregon
Katherine Watson, Coastline Community College, California
Jenna Seehafer, California State University
Charles Wert, Oregon
Diane Howard, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor & Indiana Wesleyen University
Michael Warner, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Ramesh Sharma, Regional Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Karnal, India
Mike Holmwood, Langara College, Canada
Rozhan IDRUS Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
John Steele, University of Puerto Rico at Aquadilla, Puerto Rico
Mark Smith, Applachian State University, North Carolina
Cliff Layton, Rogers State University, Oklahoma
Colin Ong, HRD Consultant, Singapore
Arun Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Luigi Macri, Ministry of Education, University and Research, Calabrian Regional Educational Office

WAOE Online Teacher Certification O-CREW
Committee Chair: Kathy Skinner, Learning Systems for Performing Excellence, Texas
Geoffrey Cain
, Schoolteacher, California
Brian Donohue-Lynch, Quinebaug Valley Community-Technical College, Connecticut
Joe Beckman, National School-age Care Alliance, Massachusetts
Roberto Mueller, Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil
Charles Wert, Oregon
John Steele, University of Puerto Rico at Aquadilla, Puerto Rico
Steve Hyzny, Westwood College,
Robin Bagent, University of Oregon