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Welcome to my web page about professional social networks (PSNs)

Below you will find:

Please do email me at abasiel@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

[ Virtual Docent ]


Virtual Docent – Bring your teaching and training to life.

Interactive Blended and eLearning Designs


Professional Social Networked (PSN) Learning Approach


See the video introduction:

http://eseminars.adobeconnect.com/p4cdyj9kynj/  (click for the FLASH video)

or on YouTube


Client Sample




 I have over a decade of project management experience with a range of eLearning studies such as the CEDEFOP study visit programme,University of Gaza, authoring ELT book chapters and being listed as an expert consultant.

I have been a Business Computer Simulation  Facilitator for a project done in Saudi Arabia over 3 days.

 NHM I designed and delivered a workshop with the Natural History Museum on virtual communities to help the academic team line with virtual networks.
 V&A I delivered a workshop for the museum docents and a London multimedia production company to form a common language on an electronic exhibition.


With Professor Brian Sutton, I consulted Unilever on pedagogic designs for their LMS used in executive education.

Invited International Key Note Speaker for the Italian Department of Education:
Click to read.

 Oxford Oxford University TALL (Technology Assisted Lifelong Learning) Group. Consulted them on web video telecommunications.
 ort I did a workshop on mind mapping for eLearning for ORT for their international teaching staff.



I was an author, reviewer and academic consultant for NIIT & Wiley Press on several American University Courses (e.g. Graphic Design)

This sports therapy school wanted to provide blended learning. I provided support to use an ELGG platform.










I was an expert panel member for theGuardian Small Business Network.See the online discussion

I provided guidance on the appropriate tools to design, deliver and evaluate resources to educate WSET students.

Designed a gymnastics judging game in Javascript.

eLearning design consultancy to move to a games-based design approach.

Globalnet21.org – London, UK eLearning Consultancy for webinar programme design and development.

Plan provided for training online facilitators.

I was part of the team winning an award from the Royal Society of Arts for a project with UK and India schools. My role was eLearning Consultant for web video to link the schools online.

External Examiner for University of Chester – MA Education & Society.

Design work  
 NRI This is a presentation for theUniversity of Greenwich Click to read.
 ODI Some thoughts about open data for the ODI.Click to read.
 SFH Skills for Health – Online training coursesClick to read.
 KingsCollege NHS online training resourcesClick to read.
 judge-logo-small Business School –Trends and OpportunitiesClick to read.
 Becta Logo Samples of video projects done withHowarth Associates Click to read.

Read the Becta report that

I researched

and co-authored.

WSET WSET (Wine & Spirit Ed. Trust) – A sample eLearning resource and design to promote reflective learning by sharing ‘3-top-tips to success’ web videos. https://sites.google.com/site/abasiel/wset-elearning-sampleSee videos:
ftclogo100pix Fire Tech Camp – Curriculum design for a Business Start-up workshop. Contact me for a sample.
Intl-alertLOGO International-Alert – eLearning Consultancy. Online Training Strategy
ICLEorgLOGO.JPG ICLE.org – Webinar design consultancy. ‘Flat-pack Guide’ to webinars.


I am available to do webinars for your organisation. Please see a sample below and email abasiel@gmail.com if I can help you.

Skillsoft – Higher Education and Industry = Ipsative Assessment

Download the PowerPoint Slides

See: https://www.skillsoft.com/blog/2018/09/meeting-the-demands-of-technology-means-changing-learning/

Professional Social Networks Supported by a ‘Mentor Help Agent’

Paul Coyne and I did an FP7 bid that is still cutting edge today.   The search engine design proposed to search for people with the expertise you need in an organisation matched against your competence level or understanding. Then you can search your ‘who is online’ network webinar tool to see if they are available to talk online. Google has done some work in this area with the Aadvark Search

Here is a rough draft project proposal:

Professional Social Network – Expert Search:
Vark Case Study Project Proposal

by Dr. Anthony ‘Skip’ Basiel abasiel@gmail.com  https://abasiel.wordpress.com/  

Aim:  This proposal puts forward the proposition that the IWBL DProf. Network and the Education Department MIDwheb Partnership has a huge amount of intellectual capital that can be joined-up and made searchable using Web 2.0 pedagogic approaches and technologies.

With a web-based system such as Google http://vark.com/ we will be able to promote communication and collaboration within these online communities that may impact on learning and problem solving opportunities.

Objective: This system may be linked to other platforms to support learning such as Adobe Connect (web video conferencing ) and the Learning Resources at Middlesex University such as the Research Repository (http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/ ),Alumni Office (http://www.intra.mdx.ac.uk/services/development.html ), the Research and Business  Office (http://www.intra.mdx.ac.uk/services/RBO/index.html ), Staff Development (http://www.intra.mdx.ac.uk/staffdevportal/staffdev/homepage/contacts.html ) and the Learning Resources (e.g. Web help desk http://webhelpdesk.mdx.ac.uk/ and Summon search enginehttp://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk/summon/index.htm , Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ ) and theUniversity Expert Staff Directory (http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffdirectory/index.aspx ).

Methodology: This project will be done as a series of small pilot case studies to explore the pedagogic designs and models that can be formed from the practice of a professional social network of experts linked to a ‘human search facility’.  Evaluation will be done through a variety of quantitative data collection techniques and tools (e.g. Google Docs email forms) and qualitative systems (e.g. Adobe Connect to conduct web video case studies) and analysis (e.g. Adobe automatic voice to text transcription for interviews). Dissemination will be done offline at conferences (e.g. Informatologyhttp://www.informatology.com/ ) and online through Adobe / Google events (e.g.http://edexchange.adobe.com/pages/home and live webinars using Connect).

Timeline and costs: A Gantt chart and budget will be determined once all of the stakeholders of the project are established. It is hoped that in addition to Middlesex University (e.g. Institute for Work Based Learning and MIDwheb Partnership of the Education Department) we will have an agreed association with Adobe Systems Ltd. UK and Google Education, UK. The project is expected to run for a one year period in the first phase of development with an additional year added for the second stage of research and development.


Book Review: ‘I am More Than What You See’, Renaldo Lawrence 16 Dec. ’17 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2214898083 



Business Innovation Conference – London, UK              March 2018

This event provided the international delegates online business simulations and a ‘hands-on’ augmented reality experience. Please email me at abasiel@gmail.com if you would like me to facilitate a workshop for your organisation.


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