World Bank Invites CIO’s Dixon to Speak on Videoconferencing

Article by Emmett Crawley
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The cutting-edge videoconferencing research projects of CIO senior research engineer Bob Dixon and his staff are becoming known around the country. The World Bank, which is the world's largest source of assistance to developing countries, has invited Dixon to discuss Internet videoconferencing technology at a gathering of its officials in Washington, D.C. on March 6.

The World Bank provides nearly $16 billion in loans annually to more than 100 client countries to improve the livelihood of 4.8 billion people. From its Washington headquarters, the Institute's distance education unit conducts interactive courses worldwide in seven languages via satellite links. The organization is interested in hearing about Dixon's research for possible use in updating and enhancing the outreach and impact of its learning activities.