Jon Baggaley

  • Actor: Stage, TV, film, radio.
  • Director: 30 stage productions (drama, grand + comic opera, Broadway musicals).
  • Writer (author/editor): 200+ publications.
  • Latest books: Harmonizing Global Education (2012), Distance Education Technologies in Asia (2011, with T. Belawati); Policy and Practice in Asian Distance Education (2011, with T. Belawati).
  • Background: TV/radio actor, presenter, commentator, panellist, reviewer, interviewee, talk show guest; as actor + voiceover artist in TV/radio commercials: ABC-TV (Australia), BBC (UK), CBC, CTV, SABC (S. Africa), WWEDU (Austria), and private stations (Canada).
  • Other projects: Media and theatre columnist, drama adjudicator, expert witness (Canada); TV/ film production consultant, guest speaker (Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bophuthatswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, S. Africa, S. Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, UK, USA, Vietnam).
  • Common topics: Psychological impact of media; theatre; TV advertising, political campaigning, and violence; educational technology; distance education; online learning.