Professor John O’Donoghue – RIP

I was very sad to get an email yesterday from Professor John O’Donoghue’s wife Carole saying that John lost his fight with cancer yesterday 5th January 2011. John was a lovely guy well respected in the elearning community. His contributions to the field were many and varied; he was a very active and enthusiastic member of the Association for Learning Technologies, he was a member of the JISC Learning and Teaching committee, he published and presented at conferences widely and was involved with an interesting range of research and development projects. I met John a few times over the last years as he struggled to beat the cancer. He was always up beat and cheerful, the same old John. He will be sadly missed, my thoughts (as I am sure are the thoughts of many in the elearning community) are with Carole and John’s family at this time.