Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter holds a Ph.D. from the School of Education at Oldenburg University (Germany). Dr. Zawacki-Richter has published papers and articles in the field of distance education and HR development. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL). Olaf served as invited keynote speaker, chair and reviewer at international conferences. Professor Zawacki-Richter is a faculty member in the MBA in Educational Management offered by the Faculty of Education at Oldenburg University. He is also teaching in the Online Master of Distance Education program, jointly offered by University of Maryland University College (USA) and Oldenburg University. Between 2003 and 2007 Olaf worked as project manager at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Frankfurt. In September 2008 Dr. Zawacki-Richter started a fixed term professorship in educational technology at the Fern University in Hagen, Germany's Open University. In October 2010 he was appointed as full professor for educational technology at Oldenburg University (Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Center for Lifelong Learning).