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The 360*  Immersive Fishbowl Webinar Design


Recently, I have been doing some research on what the future of higher education may look like.
My conclusion is that we will need a virtual space to support creative thinking and promote innovation by developing ‘people skills’.
A model that I would like to do some research and development work on is:
the 360* Fishbowl Webinar Model.
This design blends:
> 360* video
– see a sample at: https://youtu.be/4jL_zxPRk0g and https://youtu.be/2pdvsH1YOy0
> 2D video
> liv
> smartphone webinars
> voice-to-text auto-transcription / tag clouds
See summary diagram below.
Please see a short 12 minute summary video at:
>  http://tinyurl.com/y2eakfa2 – flash recording
Download a .pdf summary file.
New Feature:
Video Drone for Top-Down 360 Perspective and ‘Fly on the wall’ immersion.
> Along with the 360* video camera on the floor in the centre of the ‘Fishbowl’ you can get a top view of the stakeholders
> Instead of passing a microphone in a large group discussion, you can fly the drone.
Here are some related publications:
1. University of the Future – book chapter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x5N16dHtH3xbpIeZF2Q8LQKzLJRH_bYG/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=115658292435481901964&rtpof=true&sd=true 
2. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_TXqkLqT5yhNWbtSWrJde0aQr2nIxy-m/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=115658292435481901964&rtpof=true&sd=true


Learning and Skills Group Webinar –

Summary analysis of text chat about a ‘Future of Education’ presentation.  See my summary for my book chapter on the Future of HE.


I have joined the ORCID research community. See my profile at:

ORCID – Research Network Member

Gresham College: Presentation on eLearning Consultancy

This presentation demonstrated how Gresham College could move from the current ‘talking-head’ 2D video format to involve the blended audiences with webinars, dynamic professional social network search and move towards AR/VR Lecturers.

Please see my Flash recording: http://eseminars.adobeconnect.com/pyb2gljuyzzp/

Here is the PDF of the slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s0i4TSXBOnjGwZHHzfpHANABQ4uJe69r

Active Learning Toolkit

(c) 2018 Dr Anthony ‘Skip’ Basiel

Please contact me on abasiel@gmail.com for the Toolkit files.

Some business game simulations are:

Go Venture World https://goventureworld.com/

Simulation Platforms (e.g. The small business game www.thesmallbusinessgame.co.uk/

See also: Tycoon games, GameLearn, OSOSIM, etc.

I am available to run workshops on building game design into your teaching / training design. Please contact me at abasiel@gmail.com

Empower Conference – Manchester, UK October 2018

(QR Code Hunt)


Conference Resources:

See the keynote PDF slides of a) the keynote seminar b) the workshop

Guest Speaker Proposal:

Learning and Teaching Committee

This draft proposal looks at two models for guest speakers:

a) Traditional – Professionals from industry share real-world learning

b) Live Case Studies – Guests from industry come in with a real challenge faced in their organisations to get students to research, analyse and present solutions.

See: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10YLxnPZeP94QAZsaMTlswM6C8883r3cv

Research YouTube Channel – Dr Anthony Basiel

You can find a wide range of video tutorials on research and development at:


Pieces to the

learning puzzle

Shubham Raheja, a former student, is working as a mobile journalist for the Hindustan Times and has asked me to comment on a recent web video.  Please download my presentation at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5KEPSFKjo5OeGZDVWhpVmV3LU0


You can see my Flash Video at: http://tinyurl.com/y7hftdux



University of Roehampton

– eLearning Innovation Workshop

Please download the Pdf. file of this presentation.


See the Adobe Connect Flash talk.


Please email your comments on the video:


University Ranking Roadmap Toolkit

(C) 2017 Anthony Basiel


The induction video is at: http://eseminars.adobeconnect.com/p97vazjd4bq/

eMail abasiel@gmail.com if you wish to see this resource, Thanks.


Educational Development and Motivation

This talk looks at eLearning issues for Higher Education.


Download the PPT file.

Flash Talk at http://eseminars.adobeconnect.com/p7d86wvwisi/

YouTube Video at https://youtu.be/t2kPc1WjvOM


UCFB Presentation


Download the PowerPoint Presentation. 


AccessHE –

Presentation about strategies to improve HE opportunities for London youth.

See https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5KEPSFKjo5OZXBZVHFhMEJPbU0 



Guys St. Thomas – Dental Institute Presentation:

This talk explores the vision of eLearning and Blended Learning at the Dental Institute.


Click here or the picture to download the PDF file of the talk.

Flash video: http://eseminars.adobeconnect.com/p74d3miz1rc/  

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/hXA5FZ1jKdE 


regentlogo  Regent College Presentation:

Level 6 – Strategic Management

See the video: https://youtu.be/8Yc-WD3dIig

Flash version: http://eseminars.adobeconnect.com/p2uit7k1etf/ 

Download the PowerPoint slides:



South Bank University Presentation  12/16

‘How Can Course Directors

Provide a Positive Student Learning Experience?’


[ click the picture to see the YouTube Video of this short 8 minute talk

See the 8 minute Flash Talk at http://eseminars.adobeconnect.com/p3w3g6cmmib/ 

See the talk on YouTube https://youtu.be/VVHFrbQflgc

Download the PowerPoint file from https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5KEPSFKjo5OeUpCR3hGYW9CbVE 

Please email me with any questions: abasiel@gmail.com 


A ‘Dynamic FAQ Model’:aichatterbot

Towards active online support

Learner support can range from the a ‘top-down static FAQ’ to a dynamic ‘peer-to-peer online community’. One example is to copy the text discussion from a webinar into a FAQ archive. See the Learning and Skills Group. The PSN (professional social network) tab on this website explores the use of  a Web 2.0 ‘learner-generated’ content model to making FAQs dynamic.

Another active online eLearning support resource can be an artificial intelligence (AI) chatter bot.  Use the link below to have a discussion with my AI live text discussion chatter bot. Ask it a specific question to start (e.g. What time is it in London?). The more it is used, the more it learns. Have a try at this one:

[Click here to open my AI chatterbot on a new tab or web page]

Please email any questions or comments to abasiel@gmail.com


Please see my book is at:


(m) +00447771998799 (9-5 GMT) text/call


Social Media Marketing

Learning Activities                                                     12 February 2016

Presenters: Anthony Basiel, Sam Koolmon
For today’s workshop there will be three Social Media Marketing activities:

At the end of these activities learners will be applying these concepts:

Related resources:
Online Poll or Voting: https://www.polleverywhere.com/

Respond at PollEv.com/anthonybasie822

Text ANTHONYBASIE822 to 020 3322 5822 once to join


Record your own YouTube Videos

Some examples:





[NOTE: Only after the workshop is finished and you have done the feedback form you can download the activity sheet: GSMsocialMedia-Activity1-v3 ] [Samples of policy ]

eLearning in Business Schools: Trends and Predictions for 2016

Dr. Anthony Basiel

cover slide of my talk-eLearning Trends in Business Education

eLearning Trends in Business Education

I have done a presentation in Cambridge about what eLearning trends will impact Business Schools. If you would like me to do a talk for your organisation – please contact me on: abasiel@gmail.com


Please see the Adobe Connect recording:


Please see my PDF file notes from a Google Doc:


Download the PPT files from Google Drive at:


[Download this resource only after the workshop is finished. When we have completed the end of session feedback form at GSMsocialMedia-Activity1-v3 ]


Augmented Reality Talk  25 Feb. 2015 – London

QR Code Knowledge Search

Thanks for your contributions to our discussion about ‘virtual knowledge’.

If you are here you have used some AR to come to this summary:

If Information is applied data, and knowledge is applied information, then through this event we have created some web wisdom by applying our knowledge in a virtual context by blending learning technologies.

Please do keep this dialogue going by contributing to my blog at:



You may wish to also see: 

My Doctorate thesis: ‘ePedagogy for Virtual Learning Environments’


My Routledge Press Book:’Teaching and Learning Online’


My British Council book chapter: A practice-based exploration of technology  enhanced assessment for English language teaching



Please continue to read some of my eLearning R & D below….


Montage Clouds – a new media approach to text abstracts


This introduction puts forward a business case for proposing a new project to explore the value of providing our clients a preview (taster) or at-a-glance summary of the eLearning courses. The focus of this proposal is to examine this issue from an eLearning accessibility and usability perspective.

The conventional way to present this preview is as an abstract or executive summary. This can be automatically generated for free by online tools (e.g. http://smmry.com/ ). Appendix A is a sample of the Equality and Diversity Course – Unit 2 on Age. A key word frequency analyser (http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword-density/ ) will provide a list of the most used words in the course (or unit, depending on the transcript provided). For Example, Appendix B shows the ‘key words’ appearing in Unit 2. (http://textalyser.net/, http://www.online-utility.org/text/analyzer.jsp ) which can be heard using text-to-speech software (http://ctrlq.org/listen/ ) and this MP3 file can be downloaded.  Please note! As discussed in more detail at the end of this document – commas and spaces are used to make a needed gap between words to make the audio file easier to understand.

A new way is to compile the text as a TAG CLOUD which can be easily done using a free online generator such as http://www.wordle.net/ . A sample of the Equality and Diversity unit on age is seen below.


Figure 1Tag Cloud of Equality course – Unit 2

Image ALT-TEXT tags (the HTML code) can be used for screen readers to say the words in the image summary.

The next stage of this project will expand the image of the text-based tag cloud to make a photo montage or collage of the key words. At present a tool to convert the key words directly into a Google Image-style Search engine has not been found. But, online collage generators (http://www.picture2life.com/ , http://www.collagemaker.me/) do help to make an overview in images of the course content. Below is a collage made from the Fire Safety course images within the course asset file.


Figure 2 Fire Safety collage

The final progression of this project proposal is to move the preview into an animated version. A sample of the Fire Safety collage above is seen at: http://slideful.com/v20130211_2125343646194159_pf.htm

To make a more multimedia version sound, music or the text read aloud for each image can be added.

This project proposal can be explored in stages to test with a pilot group to measure the value of developing this feature for future courses.

The IBM ‘Many Eyes’ project is a great example of data visualisation. See http://www-958.ibm.com/software/analytics/manyeyes/

Adding a ‘suggested courses’ feature to follow-up is another branch this project may investigate next.


eLearning  Evaluation Strategy (Draft)

This document is a draft strategy to deal with the issues of evaluating the eLearning resources and related projects in my workplace. Comments are welcomed to abasiel@gmail.com

Click to see the file in Google Drive.


Models  Of Webcasts And Webinars: Towards Interactive New-media Webcasts
Authors: Dr. Anthony Basiel, Middlesex University and Dr. Mike Howarth

Webinar & Webcast Models

Click this link to download the PDF to explore how to design your webinars and webcasts.

Please do email me with any questions.

Dr Anthony ‘Skip’ Basiel abasiel@gmail.com


Design Samples:

I have some samples of my work at:


Some Publications:



Better World Talk – 11 Oct. 2011

Better Education –

Here are the PPT slides of my talk on eLearning.

There are some good Adobe resources to compliment this talk such as:

> http://acrobat. com

> On the http://www.adobe.com site: Photoshop express, and Adobe TV.


Dr Anthony ‘Skip’ Basiel

eLearning strategy for moving from PDF format to new media                                       September 2011

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2015 – University of West London

Priorities as Head of Academic Literacy and Learning Support?

How would these be implemented?

Download the PPT slides


click for the PPT slide


The PDF file with notes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sRmaQd1cStlulHodxCXh-D2oOI4tzm3r


Converging eLearning Media Model

Dr, Anthony ‘Skip’ Basiel                                                                                               March 2010

This summary outline highlights the elements of an innovative eLearning pedagogic model and related on/offline systems to create blended learning events and opportunities. This model explores Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 eLearning and eMarketing strategies (Qualman 2009).

The main components of the Converging eLearning Media Model are:

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) designs and strategies

With the increase in Web 2.0 tagging in the semantic network (add Burner’s Lee Ref.) and the increase in reusable eLearning objects (add John Cook Ref.) there is a growing need to be able to have a strategy to organise and find text and new media files and resources on the web. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is not restricted to increasing Google rankings. This topic is critically reviewed to be adapted to an eLearning context.

Professional Social Networks (PSN)

LinkedIn (add web reference) is one example of a social network website that focuses on the professional  market sector. Elgg, the open source social network environment is examined in relation to the Emerald InTouch platform (add ref). The PSN eLearning and eMarketing designs are explored from a ‘Socialnomics’ perspective (Qualman 2009).

Alternative Reality Game Theory (ARG)

Alternative reality game theory (ARG) involves an eMarketing strategy of blending digital media with the analogue world. An example of this is seen with the films in the, ‘The Bourne Trilogy’. New media advertising (e.g. film trailers) are linked to GPS / mobile phone tasks and billboard posters to create a game scenario. This approach can be adapted and applied to an eLearning context.

Bluecasting at face-to-face (f2f) events / Mobile learning

Bluecasting involves broadcasting text (SMS), images and or Flash video content to mobile phones. This is done via a Bluecast transmitter.  Small bits of eLearning information are sent to potential or current stakeholders to add to a string of connected eLearning events.  An example may be sending the programme of events to conference delegates’ mobile phones as they enter the event.

Rapid ePublishing Model with webinars / webcasts

The ‘Rapid ePublishing Model’ integrates three elements of learning:

The European Commission’s Study Visit Model (formerly CEDEFOP)

One of the best learning programmes is the European Commission’s (EC) Study Visit  (add URL of CEDEFOP and our picture gallery). The delegates visit another country to explore their perspectives, problems and solutions to vocational education related issues. I represented the UK in 2001 at Rhodes for the . After that event I was asked to host two Study Visits in London. The four-day format is a mixture of several learning designs:

Informatology Lunch Meetings and Company Raids

A professional social network called Informatology offers some innovative ways to learn in a more informal design (Add URL). The lunch meeting model is a great way to exchange experiences and ideas with a small group of people (less than 12) over a meal. Although there is a suggested set of topics, there is not a set or fixed agenda. This informal learning structure promotes a serendipitous opportunity (Add ref to the Scotland conference).

The company raid is like the EC’s Study Visit model where you are invited to go to the business and meet the various organisational stakeholders. Again, this semi-structured informal agenda allows for professional social networking. I am working with Informatology on research and development for a ‘virtual company raid’ where a mobile device (e.g. wireless internet laptop ) is used to conduct a portable webinar-style ‘walk-about’ using web video conferencing and live text chat.

Social Graph (Network) Theory and Metcalf’s Law (Computing Science)

Social Graph Theory started out as a way to examine population growth patterns in Biology. It has recently been associated to the mathematical patterns of human / technical growth related to computing science and Web 2.0 online social networks. Qualman (2009) discusses social graph theory in the context of ‘Socialnomics’. I have made the link between this theory and the design potential of webinars and webcasts (add JET paper URL). Metcalf’s law was originally set in the context of establishing the value of a computing system in terms of the number of nodes in the network infrastructure. This is another way of looking at the relationships of people communicating and collaborating via the Web that can be adapted and applied to an eLearning context.

Moore’s Transactional Distance Theory (TDT) and Basiel’s Transitional Autonomy Model (TAM)

Moore’s (add ref. Date) TDT examines the relationship between structure, communication and autonomy in an eLearning event. His apothem states that there is greater transactional distance when there is more structure and less communication to promote autonomy in the learning design.

Basiel (2007) looks at the relationship between eLearning content, communication, pedagogic design and management in relation to a learner’s autonomy.  Profiling, an eLearning research technique and toolkit is offered as one way to get an overview or gestalt perspective on eLearning design and systems. A set of software toolkits and websites are also available to link the theory to practice (add URL).

De-schooling  Society perspectives (Illich)

In the 1970’s there was a call to move the education process from only in the conventional classroom model to an informal network or web of real-world learning (add ref). This model moved learning from the structured traditional transmission model to one of a ‘book club discussion’ approach. The focus was on the network of social learning opportunities years before the WWW and the current social media craze.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deschooling_SocietyQualman E. 2009, SocialNomics – Wiley Publishers


1. Roehampton University eLearning Meet – fighting stuff - 08/06/2017
abasiel - 08/06/2017

Thanks for the summary. I hope we can collaborate more in the future.

2. Yiannis Gedeon - 31/01/2011


very useful blog as always. as you know i am about to start social media degree (Masters in professional practice) and will apply most of the practices in the company i work for, thus i will update you with how things work in real life 🙂

abasiel - 24/07/2011

Good Luck with your Masters Yiannis. I look forward to reading it.

3. David Conover - 13/07/2010

Hello Skip,
My name is David Conover and I am an Adobe Educational Leader. I am helping to write the curriculum for my school district and I teach Digital Interactive Multimedia at a high school in Austin Texas. This blog is a great resource and I look forward to reading more.

abasiel - 24/08/2011

Hi David
Please do contact me on abasiel@gmail.com or Skype ‘skipbasiel’ to discuss collaboration opportunities.

4. Alys Berry - 11/04/2010

I would like to thank Anthony for pointing me to this discussion – via Linkedin – as understanding how to use the latest technology for learning is a high priority for me at present.

I’ve followed a few discussions recently, mainly government sponsored which do not seem to really tackle these issues at all, or do much to address the seemingly large disconnect between technology and the actual activity of teaching and learning.

And to thank Neil for all the fantastic links to follow up, as well as for taking me back to the future…I first arrived in the education sector at the time of Illich’s publication ‘Deschooling Society’, oh so radical at the time! I’ve been a long way round and back again now, and this was a great reminder.

And one question for Neil, I have heard a bit about how difficult Moodle is to use, and having twice tried to download it myself without apparent success have given up.

Alys Bberry

abasiel - 07/05/2010

Hello Alys Berry – I’m glad you found my eLearning R & D interesting. I love the way we can now use professional social media to collaborate! – Anthony ‘Skip’ Basiel

5. Neil Spurgeon - 06/04/2010

comments also sent by email – but also included here. Call me for a copy or to view any of my areas of interest via the url below

Overall I think this is an excellent start into an area of considerable interest Skip.
On now to the specifics:
SEO. An area of considerable concern and research activity in my local university (Southampton) with both Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt actively researching this aspect and so interesting, but unfortunately rather ‘over my head’ at present. I do however agree wholeheartedly that the requirement is much greater than Google Rankings. I also feel that there is scope for both FE and HE to be MORE proactive than even we are doing today, to ‘teach as a key study skill’ to the upcoming generations ‘how to search EFFECTIVELY on the semantic web’. There is far too much emphasis on ‘Google It’ as a universal panacea, arguably at least in FE seen as being the same as ‘research’ when other, better and sometimes more direct ways of finding the true nature of a key topic might be found on a nearby library shelf without turning on a computer at all, and certainly some local sources will be at least as good, sometimes better, than those on the world wide web, although it is also key, of course, to point out to students that the Internet is so much wider than just the web.
PSN We are effectively using Linked in as a tool, and it has been useful, however it does have limitations especially in the sub-set (and quite a small sub set at that) of the potentially very useful Web 2.0 social networking tools which are available. In some ways, Ning and some of the cruder Web 2.0 tools such as Blogger, offer more variety. Of course the ‘true social’ sites, notably Facebook and MySpace offer very much richer systems. I have been disappointed in my own professional networking at a lack of functionality that one would take as read in more developed tools – especially those offered by the two key professional and learned societies to which I belong, the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institute for Learning (IfL), neither of which have gone even as far as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in developing really rich Web 2.0 PSNs. In the case of BCS I am sure this is being ‘held back’ in light of possibly viable arguments about security, in the case of IfL possibly a fear of the inability of some members to respond, but there is certainly room for better, wider PSNs to be launched especially internationally.
ARG Increasingly the very media-rich aspects of gaming are coming into the home via both TV and Computer based platforms and it cannot be too long before the two media combine pr perhaps a better word might be coalesce. I have been interested to see even advertisements using very rich ‘pseudo-3D’ being used on the ITV and Channel 4 versions of the BBC’s iPlayer, on my cable TV. This offers the potential for at least pseudo-interaction with a large screen format just around the corner. Edutainment will certainly be a key market in the future although the unfortunately demise of some of the richest aspects of the BBC website (have you seen slink, blast and pinball?) and won’t, I think, open enough of a market opportunity that they will replaced any time soon.
Bluecasting F2F Currently the first thing anyone is told on arrival at a conference or seminar is ‘turn off your mobile please or at least put it onto vibrate’, same in a classroom or lecture theatre. How ‘poor’ is a single channel conference lecture without the ‘back channel’ in active operation. Some of it might be a little scurrilous like the notes we used to ‘fly’ around the classroom behind teachers back, but they certainly enlivened the proceedings and often added a rich counterpoint to the discussion or one sided lecturing process. Capturing these in real time via a text wall (wallwisher.com is a good example) and especially when electronic postage notes can contain text and audio (e.g. via fotobabble.com) then these can actually direct the lecture or conference in real time. Twitter equally offers very helpful ways of adding another, useful (?) dimension to any conference and should be actively encouraged. A different type of text wall (xlearn.co.uk is a good example) can upload SMS and other textual format messages. SMS Polls are also very good (I like SMSPoll.net personally)
Rapid e-publishing great model – my own internal ‘blog sphere’ on our VLE certainly offers some functionality along this route but your model is much better than mine – although rather HE focussed (no problem – I just don’t live in that area – so less ‘keen’ because less important to publish as a means of maintaining visibility)
CEDEFOP (URL is http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/) OK for some – actually I have in the past visited Phoenix Arizona to address the Community Colleges annual conference and Stafford University and Heriot Watt to address various conferences so I am not really that jealous. We try to get into these sorts of things but regrettably FE colleges have to be doing much more HE work than we are involved in before we become directly involved.
Where FE however is especially good is in local groupings and discussion forums , see http://www.rsc-southeast.ac.uk/ http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conWebDoc.1213 and http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.9399 for my own direct linkings and we learn much from these local things. I also make a point of joining the annual JISC on-line conference every autumn (see http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearningpedagogy/elpconference09.aspx for last years reports etc)
Informatology Well as a founder member I would, of course have to agree with your own findings.
Theories These make interesting reading and are all, broadly speaking, new to me so I’ll be in there reading them up. I may have some questions later in the month when we meet F2F again
What’s missing? Possibly something on multi-sensory learning? Unless carefully developed using good instructional technique principles e-learning models and practice can create somewhat sterile environments for those with even quite moderate learning difficulties and can easily turn off the very people we need to engage with early. Possibly something on e-maturity as we cannot yet assure that we will have all the people at the same level of competence and comfort with our methods (see http://e-maturity.wetpaint.com/page/E-maturity+of+the+Learner for a good description of this area)
And finally: I get most of my bright ideas from the eCPD site http://ecpd.bdplearning.com/login/index.php please come and join us – you’ll find lots of like minded people there
I think that is about all that I can offer for now , although it does look like I have ‘gone on’ a bit – sorry – I am pretty sure that this will not fit into the message box on your blog, although I will try. I have set you up on my college Moodle site http://moodle09.fareham.ac.uk so you can see what we are doing.
You are set up as as: anthony.basiel
with the password: unlocked
and I’ve opened a few of the better courses so that you can get the gist of our direction of travel

Please email abasiel@gmail.com with any questions.

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