Dr. David Garvin Moursund, Professor Emeritus of the University of Oregon, passed away on September 1, 2021, in Florence, Oregon, after a relatively short battle with stage 4 lung cancer. He was 84 years old. Dr. Moursund was the 1979 founder of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and mathematician, computer scientist, teacher, author, mentor, and friend to so many.For information please see Newsletter “A Tribute to David Moursund“.
Moursund established the first American doctoral program in the field of Computers in Education, and was the major professor or co-major professor for 76 doctoral students in that program. He was also major professor for six doctoral students in mathematics, three at Michigan State University and three at the University of Oregon.
Moursund has presented hundreds of professional talks and workshops. He has authored or coauthored more than 70 academic books.
Moursund’s professional career includes founding the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in 1979 (originally the International Council for Computers in Education), serving as ISTE’s executive officer for 19 years, and establishing ISTE’s flagship publication, Learning and Leading with Technology (now published as Empowered Learner).
In 2007, Moursund founded Information Age Education to provide free online educational technology materials via its IAE-pedia, IAE Newsletter, IAE Blog, and books. Information Age Education is now fully integrated into the 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Advancement of Globally Appropriate Technology and Education (AGATE) established in 2015.
AGATE is Dave’s dream come true and it perpetuates his legacy beyond the United States providing real impact in education and in the lives of people all over the world.
More information about Dr. David Moursund here.