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Dr Carina Bossu PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer (Academic Professional Development)

Biography

Dr Carina Bossu is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Professional Development with the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK. Carina is the academic lead for Applaud, an Advanced HE accredited scheme that awards Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy to OU colleagues. As the Applaud lead, she also supports professional development and scholarship of learning and teaching across the university. Previously, she was a Lecturer (Learning and Teaching) with the University of Tasmania, Australia. Her work and research have been focused on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in higher education, and in learning, teaching and professional development more broadly.

Publications

2021

Bossu, Carina. (). Keynote: Perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on higher education in England and Europe.. In: International Congress of Higher Education CESMAC, 10 to 14 Jan, Alagoas, Brazil.

2020

Bossu, Carina and Heck, Tamara. (). [Editorial] Special Issue: Engaging with Open Science in Learning and Teaching. Education for Information, 36 (3) pp. 211-225.

2019

FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Adams, Anne; Bektik, Duygu; Bossu, Carina; Clough, Gill; Ismail, Nashwa and Sargent, Julia. (). Tools and Technologies for Advancing Professional Development. In: CALRG Annual Conference 2019, 17-18 Jun 2019, The Open University, Milton Keynes.

2018

Bossu, Carina and Meier, Marineli. (). Exploring Initiatives for Open Educational Practices at an Australian and a Brazilian University. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.
Bossu, Carina; Brown, Natalie and Warren, Vanessa (). Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education: An Introduction. In: Bossu, Carina and Brown, Natalie eds. Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education Singapore: Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-8.
Brown, Natalie; Bossu, Carina and Denman, Brian (). Responding to a Changing Higher Education Sector: The Role of Professional and Support Staff. In: Bossu, Carina and Brown, Natalie eds. Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education Singapore: Springer, Singapore, pp. 129-138.
Bossu, Carina; Brown, Natalie and Warren, Vanessa (). Career Progression and Development of Professional Staff in Higher Education. In: Bossu, Carina and Brown, Natalie eds. Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education Singapore: Springer, Singapore, pp. 347-356.
Bossu, Carina; Brown, Natalie and Warren, Vanessa (). Future Considerations for Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education. In: Bossu, Carina and Brown, Natalie eds. Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp. 455-462.
Stagg, Adrian; Nguyen, Linh; Bossu, Carina; Partridge, Helen; Funk, Johanna and Judith, Kate. (). Open educational practices in Australia: a first-phase national audit of higher education. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19 (3) pp. 172-201.

2017

Bossu, Carina. (). Pacific leaders in open, online and distance learning. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 4 (1) pp. 12-22.
Bossu, Carina (). Open Education Award for Excellence 2017. OEL Toolkit, Open Education Consortium.
Bossu, Carina and Meier, M. (). Southern Hemisphere Open Educational Practices: a comparative analysis between Australia and Brazil. In: OE Global Conference 2017 Program, 8-10 Mar 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
Bossu, Carina and Stagg, A. (). The need for Open Educational Practices policies to transform Australian higher education. In: Proceedings of the 2017 ODLAA conference, 5-7 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
Padgett, L; Wright, R; Bossu, Carina and Whitehead, D. (). Enabling open education in Australia by supporting open licensing decisions. In: Proceedings of the 2017 ODLAA conference, 5-7 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
Bossu, Carina. (). Capacity building for OEP in Australian HE. In: OE Global Conference 2017 Program, 8-10 Mar 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
Bossu, Carina. (). Building capacity for open educational practices in Australian higher education. Zhongguo Yuancheng Jiaoyu (China Distance Education), 2017 (9) pp. 35-44.
Bossu, Carina and Willems, Julie. (). OER based capacity building to overcome staff equity and access issues in higher education. In: Proceedings ASCILITE2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, 4-6 Dec 2017, Toowoomba, Australia.

2016

Smyth, Robyn; Bossu, Carina and Stagg, Adrian (). Toward an Open Empowered Learning Model of pedagogy in higher education. In: Reushle, Shirley; Antonio, Amy and Keppell, Mike eds. Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in Higher Education: Curriculum Models and Institutional Policies Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, pp. 205-222.
Bossu, Carina (). Open Educational Practices in Australia. In: Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya and McGreal, Rory eds. Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation Canada: UNESCO, pp. 13-25.
Bossu, Carina; Ward, L; Wills, S; Alexander, S; Sadler, D; Kandlbinder, P; Brown, N; Chelliah, J; Klapdor, K and Uys, U. (). A national strategy to promote Open Educational Practices in higher education in Australia. In: ASCILITE 2016 Show Me The Learning: Conference Proceedings 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, 28-30 Nov 2016, Adelaide, Australia.
Bossu, Carina (). ASCILITE Fellow Award. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.
Bossu, Carina. (). Práticas Educacionais Abertas na Austrália (Translated: Open Educational Practices in Australia). In: Nucleo Para o Desenvolvimento de Tecnologia e Ambientes Educacionais (NPT) on REA e MOOCs, 11 Nov 2016, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
Stagg, Adrian and Bossu, Carina (). Educational Policy and Open Educational Practice in Australian Higher Education. In: Blessinger, Patrick and Bliss, TJ eds. Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education Cambridge, United Kingdom: Open Book Publishers, pp. 115-136.
Padgett, LB and Bossu, Carina. (). Enhancing the sharing of learning and teaching resources at UTAS. In: Proceedings of the 15th Teaching Matters Conference, 7 Dec 2016, Launceston, Tasmania.
Wright, R; Padgett, L; Whitehead, D and Bossu, Carina. (). Open Education Licensing - making online education really work. In: ASCILITE 2016 Conference Proceedings, 28-30 Nov 2016, Adelaide, Australia.
Wright, R; Bossu, Carina; Padgett, L; Whitehead, D; Carew, T and van der Veer, B. (). Open Education Licensing: A toolkit for achieving openness in the global education market. In: ASCILITE 2016 Conference Proceedings, 28-30 Nov 2016, Adelaide, Australia.
Bossu, Carina. (). Educação Aberta: Perspectivas internacionais e da Australia (Open Education: Australian and International Perspectives). In: Adesao de instituicoes do Parana ao Programa Paranaense de Praticas e Recursos Educacionais Abertos, 8 Jun 2016, Curitiba, Parana.
Bossu, Carina and Stagg, A (). Open Education and the Australian Context. The Other Fifty Weeks: An Open Educational Practice Podcast.
Bossu, Carina; Fountain, Wendy; Smyth, Robyn and Brown, Natalie (). Developing Australian Academics' Capacity: Supporting the Adoption of Open Educational Practices in Curriculum Design. Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training, Australian Government, Australia.

2015

Bossu, Carina and Fountain, WG. (). Capacity-building in open education: an Australian approach. Open Praxis, 7 (2) pp. 123-132.
Bossu, Carina; Bull, D and Brown, M (). Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education. In: Bonk, CJ; Lee, MM; Reeves, TC and Reynolds, TH eds. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 41-52.
Bossu, Carina. (). Open education down under: Some national and institutional initiatives. In: Open Education Week, 9-12 Mar 2015, Athabasca University, Canada.
Brown, N; Padgett, L and Bossu, Carina. (). Open access education at the University of Tasmania: MOOCs and beyond. In: INTED2015 Proceedings, 2-4 Mar 2015, Madrid, Spain.
Bossu, Carina and Fountain, W. (). Capacity-building for the adoption of OEP in higher education. In: Open Education Global Conference 2015 Program, 22-24 Apr 2015, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Bossu, Carina (). Framework for Open Education at Swinburne University of Technology. Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

2014

James, Rosalind and Bossu, Carina. (). Conversations from south of the equator: challenges and opportunities in OER across broader Oceania. RUSC (Universities and Knowledge Society Journal), 11 (3) pp. 78-90.
Bossu, Carina; Brown, M and Bull, D (). Feasibility Protocol for OER and OEP: A decision making tool for higher education. Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia.
James, R and Bossu, Carina. (). Special Section: OER Initiatives in Oceania. RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal.
Bossu, Carina; Brown, M and Bull, D. (). A Feasibility Protocol for OER Adoption. In: The Edge of the World: Proceedings of Higher Education Technology Agenda (Theta) 2013, 7-10 Apr 2013, Hobart, Australia.
Fountain, WG and Bossu, Carina. (). Supporting the adoption of Open Educational Practices through capacity building. In: Proceedings of the 31st Ascilite Conference, 23-26 Nov 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Padgett, L; Warren, V and Bossu, Carina. (). Sharing learning resources to meet Teaching Performance Expectations: an institutional significance project. In: Teaching Matters 2014 Program, 2-3 Dec 2014, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

2013

Bossu, Carina (). Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project: Building a Community of Practice. In: Willems, J.; Tynan, B. and James, R. eds. Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning Australia: IGI Global, pp. 107-114.
Reed, K.; Wise, N.; Tynan, B. and Bossu, Carina (). Attrition in the Digital Age: Reminders from the Literature. In: Tynan, B.; Willems, J. and James, R. eds. Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning USA: IGI Global, pp. 279-293.
Gray, Frances and Bossu, Carina (). Some Examples of Best Practice in Open Educational Resources. DEHub, University of New England, Australia.
Bossu, Carina (). Adoption, use and management of Open Educational Resources. University of Southern Queensland, Queensland, Australia.
Bossu, Carina; Padgett, L. and Brown, N.. (). UTAS' Open Educational Practices developments: Past, present and future. In: Electric Dreams: Proceedings of the 30th Ascilite Conference, 1-4 Dec 2013, Sydney, Australia.
Bossu, Carina; Brown, M. and Bull, D.. (). Reporting the evidence: opportunities and challenges of OER adoption in Australia. In: 25th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education - Programme, 16-19 Oct 2013, Tianjin, China.

2012

Willems, Julie and Bossu, Carina. (). Equity considerations for open educational resources in the glocalization of education. Distance Education, 33 (2) pp. 185-199.
Bossu, Carina; Bull, David and Brown, Mark. (). Opening up Down Under: the role of open educational resources in promoting social inclusion in Australia. Distance Education, 33 (2) pp. 151-164.
Bossu, Carina (). Educação continuada e a EAD [Continuing education in distance education]. In: Litto, F. M. and Formiga, M. eds. Educação a Distância O Estado da Arte [Distance Education: The State of Art] Sao Paulo, Brazil: Pearson, pp. 181-188.
Bossu, Carina; Brown, Mark and Bull, David. (). Do Open Educational Resources represent additional challenges or advantages to the current climate of change in the Australian higher education sector?. In: Proceedings of Ascilite 2012: Future Challenges - Sustainable Futures, 25-28 Nov 2012.

2011

Bossu, Carina; Brown, Mark and Bull, David. (). Playing catch-up: Investigating public and institutional policies for OER practices in Australia. The Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 15 (2) pp. 41-54.

2007

Bossu, Carina; Smyth, R and Stein, S. (). Academic professional development for effective e-learning: a possible framework for Brazil. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 2 (4) pp. 48-53.

Bossu, Carina and Vladimirschi, Viviane. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Latin America in the Context of an Open Education Initiative.. In: Open Education Global Conference 2020, 16-20 Nov 2020, Online.

Awards

ASCILITE Fellow Award (2016).

https://ascilite.org/awards/ascilite-fellows/

New Researcher 'One to Watch' 2013 Award.

Routledge Education competition https://www.educationarena.com/carina-bossu/

Open Education Award for Excellence (2017).

https://www.media.utas.edu.au/general-news/all-news/international-recognition-for-tilt-team

Teaching Merit Certificate (2016).

In recognition of a meritorious contribution to the teaching programs of the University of Tasmania.