I have known Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson for several years, initially as a member of the evaluation committee of E-xcellence and later as an expert, advisor and consultant in open and online flexible learning and distance education.
In 2016, we had the pleasure of inviting Dr. Ossiannilsson to the University of Nicosia, for a presentation on issues pertaining to the quality assurance of programmes of study. Specifically, Dr. Ossiannilsson’s presentation was titled “Current Global Trends and Challenges Ahead for Quality Assurance in the Field of Open Online Learning and eLearning” and was attended by both faculty members of the University of Nicosia and the University Internal Quality Assurance Committee.
Dr. Ossiannilsson’s many years of experience, make her an expert in several educational topics such as Quality Assurance in Education, e-learning, OER, and MOOCS and without hesitation I recommend her for any related project.
Ebba has tremendously contributed to the development of epprobate with her impressive expertise i.e. in the field of research. She completed the 9 week's course with an outstanding success and has been awarded with the Certification of Expertise.
The collaboration with Ebba has been at every time a big pleasure since she is an excellent team member: humble, kind, committed and highly skilled.
“I have worked in close collaboration with Ossiannilsson in the TEL-A, where she has been a valuable contributor. With TEL-A students from all corners of the earth can meet, learn and interact with each other and where upon completion of the program, students create a global network. TEL-A is driven by this vision and works with education institutions to make this vision a reality for their students.
TEL-A works across all academic departments, from Education to Agriculture to Law to the Arts and more. TEL-A enable institutions to make courses available online, but also to train students to be online learners and train your staff to deliver digital pedagogy.
I have also worked with Ossiannilsson within Mentorix Moving Minds and the research and development of the Next Generation Personal learning environment (NGLPLE), EUREKOS. Ossiannilsson has within this work contributed to valuable research and the theoretical foundation of the NGPLE. Recently work by Ossiannilsson, Elkar Erikson and Rung-Hogh was presented at the D4L conference in Aalborg, DK, where Ossiannilsson was the key author of the paper.
Ossiannilsson has a broad and rich research knowledge and experiences in the fields of open online learning and special on quality. She has a large engagement and international network. She is a valuable and trustful resesarch collaborator.”
“Ossiannilsson was the research leader on behalf of the contractor the European Association for Distance Education (EADTU), for the global overview of quality models, an ICDE supported study. During this work I had close and fruitful collaboration with her and her research team. Ossiannilssons research on quality in open online learning and education is well respected and has an international influence.
Ossiannilsson is responsible, as the Vice President for the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), for the Nordic – Baltic (Boldic) ICDE Operational Network. The ICDE Operational Network has been launched in partnership with the African Virtual University, Kenya, Swedish Association for Distance Education, Sweden, The International University UNINETTUNO, Italy and Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia. The purpose of the ICDE Operational Network is to strengthen ICDE as membership driven organization, offer a regional localised support structure, increase global insight and support global knowledge exchange.
Ossiannilsson is recently nominated to serve as Quality reviewer on behalf of ICDE.
In addition to her professional qualities, Ebba Ossiannilsson has strong capacities and capabilities in international cooperation and relations.”
“I have worked in close collaboration with Ossiannilsson, first at the benchmarking exercise with EADTU E-xcellence for our Nursing program, at Dalarna University, where Ossiannilsson inspired us to go through the benchmarking quality process and we also got the EADTU Excellence Associates Label in 2012. Besides of inspiring us, she served as an expert and consultant throughout the process. Secondly, and as one result of the benchmarking process Ossiannilsson supported the Nursing program at Dalarna University to develop and conduct a research project of using Open Educational Resourses (OER). The project was funded, and since then we have collaborated closely.
I know that Ossiannilssons research is well respected national and international. She is also frequently invited as a keynote and speaker in e-learning, open education esources and quality assessments in e-learning. Her research has a large international influence and she serves as board member in several associations, as well as Editor and reviewer in international Journals. She has earned fellowship both in EDEN and in Open Educational Europa. I believe that Ossiannilsson will contribute with her knowledge, enthusiasm and power to develop higher education.”
"I hereby certify that Ebba Ossiannilsson participated as part of an external panel of experts in the evaluation of the priority area of e-learning within Mid Sweden University educational strategy.
Ebba's specific professionalism and capabilities in the field of e-learning has been important for the continued work on the educational strategy and future priorities for the Mid Sweden University."