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About: Came into educational technology in the late 1960s when working as an educational researcher in California. Directed the Institute (IET) at the OU 1970-88. Member of BJET Board since 1970. Researched and wrote a clutch of books, chapters and numerous articles about IT and education/training in 1980s. Advised universities and governments in many countries on distance education. Still interested! Am enjoying being a Visiting Professor in the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester.

Conference role Proceedings Editor

Professional role Emeritus Professor, Open University & Visiting Professor, Leicester University

Organisation, if you have one University of Leicester, The Open University

Interests E-learning

What topics are on your radar? OERs, iTunes U, podcasting, e-books, costing e-learning, iPads for learning

7 September 2011

Added Alejandro Armellini (friend)


6 September 2011

Added Natalia Auer (friend)


5 September 2011

Added Thom Cochrane (want-to-meet)


26 August 2011

Added Paul Bacsich (friend)


23 August 2011

Added Matthew Wheeler (friend), John Cook (friend), Linda Creanor (friend), Steven Verjans (friend), Haydn Blackey (friend), John Traxler (friend), Matthew Mobbs (friend), Alan Cann (friend), Helen Whitehead (friend), and John Slater (friend)


8 August 2011

Added Terese Bird (friend)


3 March 2011

Added Elizabeth Hartnell-Young (friend) and Elizabeth Hartnell-Young (want-to-meet)


David's Network

Alejandro Armellini
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Natalia Auer
Natalia Auer (mutual) friend
Thom Cochrane
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Paul Bacsich
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John Slater
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Helen Whitehead
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