Cengiz Hakan AYDIN, PhD, is a full professor in Anadolu University of Turkey where he has been offering courses in the field of open and distance learning since early 1990s such as Designing Open and Distance Learning, Instructional Design, and Research on ODL. He is currently the chair of the Distance Education Department in Anadolu University, and the director of the Anadolu University’s Open Anadolu Project (including AKADEMA MOOCs platform). In the past, Professor AYDIN had also served as instructional designer in the Open Education System of the University until September 2017 and as the dean of one of the major ODL faculty of the University between 2013-2016. His current research interest focuses on design and development of ODL environments, integration of new technologies into ODL, Open Education Resources (OERs), Open Education Practices (OEPs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Professor AYDIN served as the President and the Board Member of the International Division of AECT, as one of the board member of the International Council for Educational Media (ICEM). Professor AYDIN has been a member of editorial boards of the journals, the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) and Educational Media International (EMI). He also served as a member of the ICDE’s Advocacy Committee for OER.