Dr. Ally is Professor in the Centre for Distance Education and Researcher in the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University. He is a Certified Training and Development Professional by the Institute for Performance and Learning. He obtained his B.Sc. from York University in Toronto, Canada; M.A. from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada; and Ph.D. from University of Alberta, Canada.
His current areas of research include distance education, mobile learning, e-learning, and use of emerging technologies in training and education. Dr. Ally was President of the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO) and is one of the Founding Directors of the International Association of Mobile Learning (IamLearn). He was also on the board of the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development).
He recently edited twelve books on the use of emerging technologies in education and training. His book “Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training” won the Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for significant contribution to distance education. Dr. Ally has published in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in books and encyclopedia and served on many journal boards and conference committees. He has presented keynote speeches, workshops, papers, and seminars in many countries.
Updated September 05 2017 by CDE