Paul Bacsich is Senior Consultant at Sero Consulting Ltd with responsibility for EU projects in the Lifelong Learning Programme and related activities.
In his earlier career he was at the Open University for 24 years, finally as co-founder and Assistant Director of the Knowledge Media Institute.
In 1996 he became Professor of Telematics in the School of Computing and Management Sciences of Sheffield Hallam University. He set up and ran for three years the Virtual Campus Programme, and the Telematics in Education Research Group (TERG) from which bid for and won many contracts in the general area of e-learning from JISC (costing and change management), Becta, DfES and Sun Microsystems.
In 2003 he relaunched his consultancy business and joined the e-University on a part-time basis Director of Special Projects, but left in early 2004 when its collapse became inevitable. He then became the archivist of the enterprise and later published two volumes of reports on the e-University and several analytic papers.
In 2005 he became a consultant to the HE Academy, first through the three phases of the benchmarking e-learning Programme, then for Pathfinder Phase 1 and more recently for the Gwella benchmarking and enhancement project in Wales, with recent responsibility for Glamorgan and Aberystwyth Universities.
In August 2008 he took up a Senior Consultant role with Sero Consulting Ltd, working on a range of research and development contracts mostly for Becta but also with involvement in JISC (Libraries 2.0 and costs), Becta and DCELLs (Wales.
He is now Project Manager for the EU KA3 projects VISCED and POERUP and active in a number of other EU bids and projects.