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HCLE Autumn 2016 Newsletter
About the Project
Exhibit Working Pages
Dave's Web Site
Oregon Technology in Education Council (
(lifted from Dave's site)
Dr. David Moursund's first "hands on" experience with a computer was in 1959, when he played Tic-Tac-Toe with the
located on the campus at Oregon State University. This computer was set up so that it could be used interactively via a Teletype that served as an I/O unit.
Moursund received his doctorate in mathematics (specializing in numerical analysis) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January 1963. He has been teaching and writing in the field of information technology in education since then.
He was an Instructor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, January 1963-June 1963. He was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and in the Computing Center (Engineering) at Michigan State University, 1963-1967. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Computing Center at the University of Oregon, 1967-1969. He was the first chairman of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oregon from 1969 to 1975. He was promoted to full professor in 1976 at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Moursund served as Editor-in-Chief of Learning and Leading with Technology, the flagship publication for the International Society for Technology in Education, from 1974 to 2001. During that time he wrote approximately 150 "think piece" editorials and other articles for this publication that he had founded.
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Moursund has traveled extensively in the United States and Canada, presenting several hundred workshops, keynote addresses, and other talks at conferences. He has also presented to groups in Australia, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.
Dr. Moursund has authored or co-authored more than 50 books and numerous articles on information technology in education. He has been the major professor and/or served on the dissertation committees of about 75 doctoral students in the field of computers in education.
In 1979, Dr. Moursund founded the International Council for Computers in Education (ICCE). ICCE became the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in 1989 when it merged with the International Association for Computing in Education. Dr. Moursund is known as the Founder of the International Society for Technology in Education. Dr. Moursund was the Executive Officer of ISTE from 1989 to 1998. He served as ISTE's Executive Officer for Research and Development from June 1998 to the end of March 2001.
Dr. Moursund is a memberof the Board of the Mathematics Learning Center, which is headquartered in Salem, Oregon. He was one of the founding members of this nonprofit organization in 1976, and has served on the Board in a variety of capacities, such a Secretary for many years, and more recently Chair of the Board, with this term ending in January 2005.
In June 2000 Dr. Moursund was one of the founding members of the Oregon Technology in Education Council. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board and as Webmaster for this non-profit, grass roots professional organization.
At its March 2002 annual conference, the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education presented David Moursund with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
for reprints of two of his "golden oldie" papers and a personal history acceptance speech/paper presented at the conference, published in V2 N2 of the CITE Journal.
Beginning in September 2002, Dr. Moursund worked .33 FTE at the Universityfor five years, as a phase in to full retirement from the university. This term of service ended in June 2007.
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