050 Professor Som Naidu

November 19, 2020 00:34:25
050 Professor Som Naidu
Leaders & Legends of Online Learning
050 Professor Som Naidu

Nov 19 2020 | 00:34:25


Show Notes

Professor Som Naidu is internationally renowned for his scholarship in Open, Flexible, Distance and Online Learning, most notably as Executive Editor of the journal "Distance Education", one of the world's leading journals in the field. 

He s currently Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director, Center for Flexible Learning, at the University of the South Pacific and has previously served in a variety of roles in the enhancement of learning and teaching at several Australian universities. Dr. Naidu possesses doctoral qualifications in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

A former president of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia, Dr. Naidu has served as executive editor of its journal Distance Education since 1997. In May 2014 the Open University of Sri Lanka awarded Dr. Naidu a D.Litt. (Honoris Causa), in recognition of his extensive contribution to the field of open, flexible, distance and e-learning both regionally and internationally.

In addition, in July 2020, Advance Higher Education, UK, admitted Dr. Naidu as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for his commitment, contribution and strategic leadership in the scholarship of learning and teaching.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/050-Som-Naidu-Final.mp3 | recorded October2020

Som's online profile: https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=19639

Som's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/som-naidu-phd-d-litt-346a7199/

Distance Education (ODLAA Journal): https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdie20/current

Current Affiliations (as at November 2020):

Recent keynote:

Nominated works (open access):


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