Olaf Zawacki-Richter is Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) where he teaches in the School of Education and Social Sciences as well as the Center for Lifelong Learning. Between 2008 and 2010 Dr. Zawacki-Richter held a fixed term professorship in Educational Technology at the FernUniversity in Hagen, Germany's Open University. He is a member of the editorial board of the "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning" (IRRODL) and the Australian journal "Distance Education". Zawacki-Richter served as invited keynote speaker, chair and reviewer at many international conferences. He is a faculty member of the MBA in Educational Management at Oldenburg University and he is also teaching in the Online Master of Distance Education and E-Learning program, jointly offered by the University of Maryland University College (USA) and Oldenburg University.