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Paul Bacsich is the founding Director of Matic Media Ltd. With some spells in industry, he had a long career in universities in a variety of teaching, IT and research roles until he decided to branch out in 2003 into a mix of consultancy and senior positions in the commercial world. Since April 2004, Matic Media Ltd has been his main activity, although he maintains a number of academic links and also a number of pro bono roles – and since August 2008 he is also a part-time Senior Consultant with Sero Consulting Ltd.


He finds the time still to carry on some research activity, including his newer interest of benchmarking and his long-standing interests in costing and in e-universities and virtual universities. Some of his consultancy work including his editorial role on the UKeU Reports also leads to research outputs.


A CV is available: however due to the number of highly confidential projects Paul has carried out over the years it is not at all a complete record – when a CV is needed, it can be provided.


Academic links

Paul is Visiting Professor at the School of Computing Science (now the School of Engineering and Information Sciences), Middlesex University. He is also an advisor to the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester, and to several other universities in England and Wales. More recently he has become an advisor on e-learning strategy to the University of Gotland in Sweden.


He has been External Examiner at the University of Oxford for a range of computing courses including those delivered over the Internet. He formerly held similar roles at Middlesex University, the UK Open University and the Arab Open University.


He was on the Commissioning Panel for the ESRC Technology Enhanced Learning Programme (TeL), being run in conjunction with EPSRC and managed as a part of ESRC's Teaching and Learning Research Programme -  and has acted as advisor and evaluator for the European Commission on several of their programmes.

Pro Bono roles





Paul also undertakes other blogging activities via the Higher Education Academy from time to time but the majority of his “web 2.0” time currently goes to wikis, in particular the virtual campuses wiki..



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(last updated 26 October 2010)