Ali Jafari biography

Ali Jafari

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Who is Ali Jafari?

Ali Jafari ‎, is a serial entrepreneur who is well known for his research and entrepreneurship in the area of Information Technology, more specifically, on development of a series of Learning Management System. Dr. Jafari is currently working as a Professor of Computer and Information Technology at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology and Director of the CyberLab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He continues to bring innovation and new perspectives to the smart learning environment industry to make teaching and learning easier and more powerful.

Ali Jafari earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Isfahan, Iran, before he moved to the United States to pursue a MS in Media Technology at the University of Wisconsin. He completed doctorate studies in Telecommunications/Mass Communication from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Since then, Jafari has envisioned, created and commercialized four major software systems, which are competing among a dozen internationally known LMS products such as Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, etc. Jafari's projects included Indiana University's Oncourse, ANGEL Learning Management System, Epsilen Environment, and CourseNetworking, LLC or


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  • Ali Reza Jafari
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on July 23, 2013

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