I'm a Professor of Educational Technology and my interest has always been in the application of new technology to academic practice. I lead the OER Hub research team, running a portfolio of projects examining the impact of open educational practices.
I joined the OU in 1995, as a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence. I chaired the OU's first major elearning course, T171, in 1999 with nearly 15,000 students. This involved a number of strategic shifts in the OU to make in an online provider. I was the first director of the VLE, recommending the adoption of Moodle. I am currently academic director for the Learning Design project and also Director of the OER Hub.
My research area is in open education and digital scholarship - I blog about this, and have authored two books, The Digital Scholar and the Battle for Open (both available under open licence).
I'm a regular and reasonably well known blogger at Edtechie.net
Martin Weller is Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University. He chaired the OU's first major elearning course in 1999 with 15,000 students and has led many of the strategic technology developments at the University, including being the first VLE Director. He is currently the Director of the OER Hub research team, which examines the impact of open educational practices.
His interests are in the changing nature of open education, digital scholarship and open educational practice. He blogs at edtechie.net