Mark Bullen works for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) where he manages eLearning activities focused on policy development and capacity building in Commonwealth countries around the world. The Commonwealth of Learning is an intergovernmental organization, with headquarters in Vancouver, that assists developing Commonwealth countries to improve their educational systems by using open and flexible distance learning approaches.
Before joining COL in October of 2012 he spent seven years at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) as Dean and Associate Dean of the Learning & Teaching Centre.
From 1982 to 2005 he worked at the University of British Columbia as a media producer, instructional designer and project manager before serving as Associate and Acting Director of the Distance Education & Technology department and Director of the Centre for Managing & Planning E-Learning (MAPLE), a research centre that investigated institutional planning and management issues, policy, and social and educational impacts of e-learning.
Mark has extensive international consulting experience related to online course development and the planning and management of e-learning and has worked in Australia, Mexico, Malaysia, Taiwan, Bhutan, Croatia and Canada, Mongolia, Indonesia and Bhutan.