Colin Latchem

Colin Latchem

Colin Latchem (1933-2018)

Professor of Educational Technology

Perth, Australia

We would like to pay tribute to the founding COER member, Professor Colin Latchem (Perth, Australia), who passed away on 3 July 2018. He inspired many people and we miss him as a colleague, friend, and as an academic father.


Colin Latchem was a UK-born Australian researcher, writer and consultant in open and distance learning. Colin wrote, co-authored and co-edited a number of books on open and distance learning including Leadership for 21st Century Learning: Global perspectives from leading innovators, co-authored with Professor Don Hanna at Wisconsin-Madison, which received the Charles A Wedemeyer award for best US book of the year on open and distance education. Colin also published many book chapters, journal articles and conference and research papers. He was an Associate Editor of Distance Education and Education & Self Development in Russia and a Co- Editor of the SpringerBriefs series on Open and Distance Education. He was formerly the Asia-Pacific Corresponding Editor of The British Journal of Educational Technology.

Read more at:

Remembering Prof. Colin Latchem

Colin Latchem Postgraduate Travel Grant 2018

(Stand: 16.03.2023)  |