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Murray Goldberg
Murray Goldberg was a tenured faculty member in the department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, when he left to become the president and founder of WebCT, a company which grew to be the world's leading learning management system (LMS), serving 14 million students in 80 countries at 4,000 universities and colleges.

Later, in 2002, Murray co-founded Silicon Chalk, a company which built software to enhance the classroom experience in higher education. Murray then went on to create, an academic social bookmarking and networking site for university and college students, and then AssociCom, a company which creates software for private professional networking within professional associations.

Most recently, Murray has created MarineLMS, a learning management system for training in the maritime industry to combine his passions for educational technologies and the sea. In addition, Murray has served as a consultant, advisor, board member and board chairman for numerous technology and education companies.

A widely recognized thought leader in the field of online teaching and learning, Goldberg has given over 200 keynotes and invited lectures, and is an expert resource for business, education and technology organizations and education media. Murray has won numerous teaching, industry, and national awards. Most recently, Murray was named one of the top 15 Canadians in digital media by Backbone Magazine. In 2004, Goldberg was the winner of the national Manning Awards foundation EnCana Principal Award, a $100,000 prize honoring the country's most outstanding innovator. Also in 2004, Goldberg was granted an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Southern Cross University for his pioneering work in the area of educational technologies. In 2000, Goldberg was honored at the National IWAY Awards in Canada as one of five extraordinary Canadians for his outstanding contributions to information technology, and was also named as the recipient of the New Media Hyperion award for the application of new media in the field of information technology. Murray has also won numerous teaching prizes including the prestigious Killam teaching prize while in his first year as a faculty member at UBC.
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