Philip Uys

Dr Philip Uys, PhD

Senior International Education Concultant

Adjunct Associate Professor Education Systems



Career development (by country)


Australia
June 2012 -
Senior International Education Concultant

December 2019 -
Adjunct Associate Professor Education Systems, Charles Sturt University, Australia

February 2005 - December 2019
Associate Professor (since September 2011) and Director, Learning Technologies, Division of Learning and Teaching (DLT) at Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia since January 2009; concurrently acting Director, Learning Resources since March 2019; Director, Strategic Learning and Teaching innovation; Manager, Systems Development, DLT at CSU, Australia since January 2009; Manager, Education Design & Educational Technology at CSU, Australia from February 2005 to December 2008.

Provided expert advice as consultant in June 2012 to Fuji Xerox to reimagine their services in increasingly mobile, digital and paperless learning and teaching environments.

Papua New Guinea
Jun 2019; November 2019; March 2020
Senior expert for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL): assisted the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) through workshops and after working with staff on their blueprints/learning designs, to design, develop and deliver online and open education courses in Moodle.

Liberia
November/December 2019
Established online learning at the University of Liberia through the University of Liberia Online Learning Program (ULOLP) by setting up the governance (developed the draft ULOLP Strategy, and a draft ULOLP Implementation Plan that includes policies, operations and committees), staffing capability and technical infrastructure. Ran a workshop on “Moodle Systems Administration” ” and a 3-day workshop on “Design and Develop a Blended Course in Moodle”. Engaged by Chemonics International for USAID.

South Africa
February 2018 to July 2019
Senior expert for the EU: Technical assistance to capacitate Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) staff, Pretoria in Open Learning for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Community Education and Training (CET), including to build the knowledge and understanding of Department staff in the extent and range of Open Learning approaches, Open Educational Resources, and the use of multi-media and materials development processes (Electronic, Online, Open Learning). Ten visits to South Africa in 2018/2019.

October - November 2016; June - December 2000; January 1978 - April 1994
Technical assistance to consolidate the scope for the National School of Government (NSG) Enterprise Architecture. Perform organisational development and business process design and development to further develop the ICT capability of the NSG in delivering training and development programmes efficiently and effectively

Project Manager: Open & Flexible Learning at the Cape Technikon, Cape Town, South Africa (June - December 2000)

Manager Management Information Department of Port Elizabeth Technikon (1993 - March 1994)

Systems Development Manager in the Computer Services Department of Port Elizabeth Technikon (1990 - 1993) and before that analyst programmer and senior programmer at the Technikon (June 1985 - 1990).

Senior programmer, programmer, assitant programmer with SANLAM (one of the big life insurance companies in South Africa) (1978 - May 1985).

Nigeria
July 2018
Assist the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to review and re-design a national policy and a strategy for the TVET sector in Nigeria on Open, Distance, Flexible and eLearning (ODL); a national Procedures ODL Manual for the TVET polytechnics; and a new generic Institutional TVET Policy template for ODL; and to facilitate a stakeholders meeting in Kaduna, Nigeria to obtain feedback on the above, and to finalise the next drafts.

Tonga
November 2017; June 2018
Contracted by the Commonwealth of Learning to assist the Tonga Institute of Higher Education and the Tonga Institute of Education to design and develop blended, online TVET courses using Moodle. Strategic OER Implementation Project in Tonga: Phase 3 – professional development in Outcome-based Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) principles and strategies through pre-workshop, a five-day workshop, and post-workshop activities for staff of the Tonga Institute of Higher Education and the Tonga Institute of Education.

Samoa
10 - 12 August 2017; March - July 2018
Facilitated a three day Workshop on Developing Blended Courses using Moodle at the National University of Samoa (NUS), Apia, Samoa, through the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). Facilitated a four day Workshop on Developing Blended Courses using Moodle at the National University of Samoa, Apia, Samoa, after working with staff on their blueprints for the courses, followed by assisting staff to complete their courses.

East-Asia
January - June 2019
Investigated "What works to improve learning outcomes in primary education in East-Asia" for the East Asia and Pacific Regional Office of UNICEF in the areas "Learner and teacher focused ICT education platforms", “Inclusive education for children with disabilities”, "21st century skills in the primary school years", “Teacher training/development (pre-service and in-service)”, “Teacher management systems” and “High quality teaching and learning materials”, by conducting a meta-analysis of research on these intervention areas in order to establish an evidence base for UNICEF, partner and government programmes in the region (of 25 countries) and to inform future plans, programmes and policies.

Botswana
April 2019
Technical assistance to the Botswana Open University to review and revise the Online Learning, Assessment and Student Support Strategy and develop an Implementation Plan.

May - June 2018
Contracted by the Botswana Open University to assist them to develop a Learning Analytics Policy, as well as developing a number of online courses based on open learning principles.

February 2001 - January 2005
Team leader for the British Council in doing a 5 month, European Union funded, feasibility study as a first step towards creating a national strategy and structure for eLearning in Botswana during National Development Plan 9, which is 2003 to 2008 (July 2003 to February 2004); Deputy Director, Centre for Academic Development (Educational Technology) at the University of Botswana (February 2001 – January 2005)

Asia-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) general
August 2016 - March 2017
As team Leader, financed by the EU, led the study on Intra-ACP programming for research and innovation. The global purpose of this study was to explore options for a new EU-ACP Research and Innovation programme that will both meet the needs and demands of ACP countries in the context Agenda 2030, particularly SDG 9 and its targets, and bring an added value at collective intra-ACP level. We provided the European Commission and the ACP Secretariat with recommendations on possible options for interlinked and complementary actions for the contribution to the improvement of ACP countries' development policies, research and innovation and TVET capacities under the 11th EDF Intra-ACP programme.

Bangladesh
November 2015 – March 2016
Consultancy at a university in Bangladesh in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), using an approach adopted by COL to improve quality assurance systems in Higher Education and post-secondary institutions. The consultancy includes conducting an online survey and analysing the results; on-site training of the university's team on the quality assurance methodology that includes a self-review exercise and internal verification; on-site external verification of the QA process; as well as the development of a QA Policy for the University. Following the above, developed a fully online course (in Moodle) for the Commonwealth of Learning on their QA model for tertiary education called Commonwealth of Learning Review and Implementation (COL RIM).

New Zealand

October 2019
The international member of the Review Team of distance education at Otago University, New Zealand

May 1994 - January 2001
Senior Lecturer: Educational New Media and Adult Education, Massey University at Wellington (formerly Wellington Polytechnic); Senior Lecturer: Computer Studies, Massey University, New Zealand; Director of an organisational and educational change management, elearning consulting and website development company Globe-Online operating in New Zealand as Globe New Zealand; Project Manager for the Massey University at Wellington, New Zealand Hypermedia project (which in January 1997 became the hydi Educational New Media Centre);Senior lecturer in Educational New Media

Mozambique
2001, 12 – 16 November. Invited presentation.The Use of ICT in the Teaching-Learning Process: Staff Development for Online Teachers. International Conference on Staff Development in Higher Education, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Maputo, Mozambique.

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