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The Emergence of For-Profit E-learning Providers in Asia

TLRPTIL Volume 53, Number 2, ISSN 8756-3894


This article presents an interview with Dr. Luca Botturi, winner of the 2008 Educational Communication and Technology (ECT) Foundation Robert deKeiffer International Fellowship Award. Dr. Botturi, an Italian originally from the suburbs of Milano, works at the Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI, also called the University of Lugano) in its New Media in Education Laboratory, or "NewMinE Lab." There, he is the executive director of the "red-ink" Swiss school on education in the knowledge society, a doctoral-level program. The school's students are junior researchers in the social sciences. In this interview, Dr. Botturi provides many first-person perspectives, gives an overview of his research and the work he does with colleagues in developing countries through the "seed association," and discusses his role within AECT's International Division where he serves as membership coordinator. "Seed" is, according to Dr. Botturi, "a Lugano-based non-profit organization that provides services in communication, education, and digital technologies for other non-profit organizations, both local and in international cooperation projects." (Contains 3 figures.)


Perkins, R. (2009). The Emergence of For-Profit E-learning Providers in Asia. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 53(2), 18-21. Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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