Dr. Xiangyang Zhang
To Change or to be Changed, That Is the Question for Higher Education in Digital Era
Prof. Xiangyang Zhang, EdD, at present acts as Joint Director of Institute for Open Education, after 36 years of involvement in distance and open education and then e-learning in Open University of Jiangsu. He has actively participated the international ODeL community activities, working as reviewer for some scholarly journals on open and distance and distributive learning, publishing scholarly papers internationally and domestically, keynote speaking and presenting at international conferences. In 2017-2020, he works as Global Ambassador for OER Advocacy and a member of OER Advocacy Committee, International Council for Open and Distance Education.
He has been a visiting fellow at University of Nottingham, UK, and paid frequently short academic visits to universities in UK, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was adjunct faculty at Jiangsu Normal University, Nanjing Normal University and the guest professor at Yuda University of Technology in Taiwan.
His expertise divides into two strands: Open and distance education, and Language education. Apart from academic publications, Prof. Zhang works as consultant for pedagogy, educational technology and online course design for open and distance teaching institutions in China.