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Athabasca University

Dr. Mohamed Ally

Professor and Acting Chair


  • Ph.D., University of Alberta
  • M.A., Concordia University
  • B.Sc., York University


Dr. Mohamed Ally is Professor in Distance Education and a Researcher in the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University, Canada. Dr. Ally's research areas include mobile learning,  e-Learning, distance education, workplace learning, the use of emerging technologies in education and training, and use of ICT for Education for All.

Dr. Ally is Past-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 (IAML). He was also on the board of the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD). He chaired the Fifth World Conference on Mobile Learning and co-chaired the First International Conference on Mobile Libraries.

He has published four edited books on emerging technology in education and training. His book on mobile learning won the Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for significant contribution to distance education. Two of his research papers won the best research paper award at national and international conferences. 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 July 31 2017 by CDE

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