Education without borders – how digital learning resources enable universities to leverage their brands and grow reach way beyond traditional geographical constraints

Registrations for this webinar have closed, a video recording of this session is available to watch below.

During this webinar we look at a real-life example of how Oxford Brooks University in the UK has used the Kortext platform to deliver a truly Global MBA in which students are able to:

  • Be taught wherever they are domiciled
  • Interact with content whenever they need to, fitting into their busy lives
  • Connect and collaborate on learning content with academics and peers
  • Have engagement and outcomes monitored via Kortext analytics

We will also take a look into the future for digital content provision, as well as take a deep dive into the Kortext platform and its fit with your MBA programme.


Dr Diana Limburg, Director of the Oxford Brookes Global MBA, Oxford Brookes Business School 

Diana Limburg has been Director of the UK-based blended-learning Oxford Brookes Global MBA since November 2018. She gained her PhD on telework implementation from University of Twente in the Netherlands, where she was an Assistant Professor. At Twente Diana was involved in early initiatives in distance learning.

In 2004, Diana joined the Oxford Brookes Business School as Senior Lecturer in Information Management, teaching a range of subjects, including eBusiness and IT Strategy. Diana’s research activities revolve around the management application of digital technology.

James Gray, CEO, Kortext –

James Gray has more than 25 years’ experience as CEO and director within the digital content industry.

He started Kortext in 2012 and, in just five years, grew the company to be one of the UK’s leading digital textbook and learning platforms for Higher Education.

Kortext is a leader in digital textbook solutions for universities and publishers and is leading the HE sectors transition to digital learning. Prior to starting Kortext, James was the owner of Coutts Information Services, which he sold to Ingram Group, where he became CEO of Ingram Digital based out of the US.

Andrew Bates, Head of Product, Kortext –

Andrew Bates is responsible for defining and delivering the Kortext product strategy for Teaching and Learning. He has more than 20 years of experience in producing large scale content based products and solutions for higher education, publishing, media, and entertainment industries. 

Andrew has led consumer and business directed product strategies with a distinct combination of technology skill and business acumen. He is based near Toronto, Canada. 


Kortext is a student learning content and engagement platform. It is a personalised learning space with access to more than 2 million digital textbooks and learning content from over 4,500 leading publishers. Thousands of universities in more than 100 countries partner with Kortext to deliver digital learning materials directly to their students. 

Kortext’s purpose is simple: to empower universities to educate the next generation of difference makers. It aims to make this happen through: 


  • providing the learning tools and content, via a smart platform, to enable, study, connection, and collaboration
  • developing advanced functionality for academics, students, and librarians 
  • integrating workflows that aid the discovery, acquisition, access and use of learning content
  • delivering insightful data on study patterns, behaviours and content usage to academics, librarians, course leaders, university administration and leadership

All of the above is focussed on better supporting student experience, retention, progression and outcomes.

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