Sir John Daniel is the former president and CEO of Commonwealth of Learning. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1994 for his contribution to higher education, confirming 30 years of outstanding contribution to the development of university distance education. Sir John Daniel was vice chancellor of the Open University UK from 1990 to 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he became UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education in Paris.
Helge Hoivik is a Professor at Oslo University College, and director of the Latina Lab. He has been devoted to the design and research of digital learning materials since the 1980s. He was previously awarded a Fulbright Scholarship by the U.S. Government. His main areas of research include mobile learning, e-textbooks, cloud computing, blended learning and teaching research and development based on MOOCs, and the research and development of game-based education software.
Professor Alan Tait is one of the most famous experts in the field of international open and distance education. He was pro-vice-chancellor (academic) of the Open University, UK, from 2007 to 2012, was a member of the ICDE Executive Committee and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Learning for Development (sponsored by the Commonwealth of Learning), and has been a visiting professor at several universities in Europe.