Tony Carr

Team: Course and Curriculum Design

Tony is an educational technologist and convenes the e/merge Africa project. He has lived in Durban, London and Cape Town and after an earlier career as a Business and Economics educator a fascination with online interaction led to his work since 2000 as an educational technologist. His operational and research interests include online collaboration, communities of practice in staff development, online facilitation and online professional networks including the e/merge Africa network which is mainly for educational technology practitioners and researchers in African higher education institutions. 



Contact details
021 650 5033
Room 7.38.7, Floor 7, PD Hahn Building



2014 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award


Conference Presentations

Carr, T. (2011). Breakdowns and Contradictions in an Online Conference. Presented at ISCAR 2011, 6-10 September 2011, Rome, Italy.

Czerniewicz, L. and Carr, T. (2011). Growing an Educational Technology Unit in a Fast Changing Environment: The Centre for Educational Technology at University of Cape Town, Presented at COREVIP 2011, 30 May – 3 June 2011. Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

Carr, T. (2012). Networking among educational technologists in Africa. Keynote presented at the Durban University of Technology e-Learning Festival, 5 - 5 December 2012. Durban, South Africa.

Research Reports

Carr, T. and Barlow-Zambodla, A. (2012). Good practices for online professional networks and communities. Presented at the e/merge 2012 online conference, 9 - 20 July 2012. 

Pedersen, J. and Carr, T. (2013) e/merge Africa – Needs and Priorities Report


Carr, T. (2016) Designing online conferences to promote professional development in Africa in the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 12(2), 80-104. VoR,

Guest Editorial

Carr, Tony (2013) "e/merging Across Africa: Five Papers on the Use of Educational Technology in African Higher Education," The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 5: Iss. 3, Article 1. 
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Related links

Twitter: @tony_emerge and @emergeafrica