Keynote Speaker

Albert Sangrà

Albert Sangrà

Full professor and researcher at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, where he is currently Academic Director of the eLearn Center, the research centre for e-learning. He is also the program director for the university’s MSc. in Education and ICT (e-learning).

His main research interests are ICT uses in education and training and, particularly, the policies, organization, management and leadership of e- learning implementation, and its quality assurance.

He has worked as a consultant and trainer in several online and blended learning projects in Europe, America and Asia, focusing on implementation strategies for the use of technology for teaching and learning. He’s also been visiting scholar at the Korean National Open University, South Korea (2010).

Current member of the Board of Directors at the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL). He has also been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) (2003- 2009), and of the Advisory Board of the Open University of Portugal (2007- 2008).

He has a European PhD. in Education from the University of Rovira I Virgili in Spain, a Postgraduate Degree in Applications of Information Technology from The Open University (UK), and a Diploma on Strategic Use of IT in Education from Harvard University. His latest publication is the book “Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning”, published at Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, jointly with Dr. Tony Bates.