Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, is the V President for the Swedish Association for Distance Education, as well as for the Swedish Association for E-Competence. She is the CEO of Ossiannilsson Quality in Open Online Learning (QOOL) Consultancy. Ebba was awarded the EDEN Fellow title in 2014, and she became Open Education Europa Fellow in 2015. Since 2016 she is ambassador for GLOBE, the Community of digital learning. In 2017 she is nominated to Open Education Europa Ambassador.

Ebba is an international expert, quality reviewer, researcher, and consultant within the areas of open, online, flexible, and technology enabled teaching and learning (OOFAT), including OERs and MOOCs. Access, inclusion, equity, lifelong learning, diversity, equality, self-directed learning, and quality are of her special interests. Since the year 2000, she worked at Lund University, Sweden, as an expert and advisor with special focus on quality in the areas of OOFAT, including OERs and MOOCs, and she serves as a consultant for several national universities. As her special focus is on quality related issues in OOFAT, she serve as an expert in the ICDE Focal Points of Quality for Europe.

Ebba is frequently invited as keynote speaker for conferences. She is board member in national and international associations, in her areas. She has conducted several research studies in her areas. Ebba earned her PhD at Oulu University, Finland in 2012 with a dissertation on Benchmarking e-learning in higher education. Her dissertation has fortunately had a very large outreach and is often cited. Ossiannilsson’s publications comprise over 200 publications. She has more than 200 publications.

Ebba is an Reg. Occupational Therapist (OT), and she holds a Master in Occupational Therapy. Her foundation and values as an OT, are also on access, inclusion, equity, lifelong learning, diversity, equality, self-directed learning, independence, and quality.

Language skills; Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and English.