SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY BATON ROUGE USA
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PRESIDENT E-LES FOR AFRICA
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DIRECTOR MERLOT AFRICA NETWORK (MAN)
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FORMER PRESIDENT - LOUISIANA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
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Professor Moustapha Diack is affiliated with the doctoral program in Science/Mathematics Education (SMED), Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and CEO of the Atlantic Group of West Africa. Professor Diack is Past-President (2006/2009) of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences and serve as co-editor of the MERLOT Faculty development editorial board. Diack is recipient of the 2008 MERLOT (Multimedia Education resources for Learning and Online Teaching) International eLearning Innovation Award and the 2010 MERLOT Global Leadership Award. He is co-founding Director of the MERLOT Africa Network and Executive chair of the eLearning/eSante for Africa conference. Dr. Diack is a Diplo Foundation Fellow for Internet Governance and Access to Knowledge Research and served as eLearning consultant for organizations such as the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School and the Thurgood Marshall College Funds (TMCF). Professor Diack’s current research and interests are in the areas of learning design & Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) for Cyber learning.

Professor Diack is a strong advocate of the Open Education Resource (OER) Movement and the Open Access (OA) to Scientific Literature Movement and their adoption in the Global South. Diack was the organizer of the African Forums on Open Education & Open Access (2007-2010) before tacking the leadership role in the establishment of the ELES Global Network and its Global Conference, ELES FOR AFRICA (ELES4A) CONFERENCE.

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Professor Diack is affiliated with the doctoral
program in Science/Mathematics Education
(SMED), Southern University in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana. Professor Diack is Past-
President (2006/2009) of the Louisiana
Academy of Sciences and serve as co-editor of
the MERLOT Faculty development editorial
board. Diack is recipient of the 2008 MERLOT
(Multimedia Education resources for Learning
and Online Teaching) eLearning Innovation
Award. He is co-founding Director of the
MERLOT Africa Network and host of the
Pan-African Forum on Open Education
Resources and Open Access. The presenter is
a Diplo Foundation Fellow for Internet
Governance and Access to Knowledge
Research and served as eLearning consultant
for organizations such as the Berkman Center
for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School, the Thurgood Marshall College Funds
(TMCF), the ICT4Africa Conference and other major ICT/eLearning organizations such as
Atlantic-Computing, a company dedicated to Fighting the Digital Divide in West Africa using
NComputing desktop virtualization technology. Diack current research and interests are in the
areas of learning design & Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) for Cyber learning.

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