In Teaching and Learning with Technology Day 2016 lecture that he gave, Fourie said: “Our biggest problem as academics is that we believe things must be done in the same way and the older we get it becomes harder to get away from the paradigms. We have to think anew. We don’t live in the industrial age any more or work on a production line in simple jobs.”
His exceptional technology and leadership in nurturing innovative technology leaders in South African academic institutions is there for everyone to see. He is involved in various research projects regarding knowledge management, e-government, e-business, e-learning, bridging the digital divide, and concept maps as a business tool.