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Dr. Albert Sangrà

Dr. Albert Sangrà


Prof. Albert Sangrà is Academic Director, UNESCO Chair in Education & Technology for Social Change at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Former director of the eLearn Center at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) (2011-2013). Director of the M.Sc. program in Education and ICT (e-learning) and full professor at the Psychology and Educational Sciences Department (2006-2012). Member of the Edul@b research group.

At the UOC, he has served as Director, Methodology and Educational Innovation until 2004, being in charge of the educational model of the university.

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 played the role of consultant in several online education and training projects in Europe, America and Asia, and he has also served as a consultant for the World Bank Institute.

He has been Vice-President for the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL) (2011-2014), and member of the Executive Committee of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) (2003-2009), and served in the Advisory Board of the Portugal’s Universidade Aberta and the Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy.

He is also serving as a Regional Editor for the European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (EURODL), member of the Advisory Board of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), the Journal of eLearning and Knowledge Society (JeLKS), Pixel-Bit, Revista de Medios y Educación, Revista de Formación e Innovación Universitaria, and EDUTEC, and acts also as a reviewer of Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, and the International Journal of Learning. He also was a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE) (2002-2005), and Distance et Savoirs (2003-2007).

European Ph.D. in Education at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Postgraduate in Applications of Information Technology in ODE at The Open University of the UK, and Diploma on Strategic Use of IT in Education at Harvard University. BA in Education at the Universitat de Barcelona.

Some recent relevant publications:

Romero-Carbonell, M., Guitert, M., Sangrà, A., & Bullen, M. (2013). Do UOC students fit in the Net Generation profile? An approach to their habits in ICT use. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 14(3), 158-181.

Sangrà, A., & Wheeler, S. (2012). New informal ways of learning: Or are we formalising the informal? Revista Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (RUSC), 10(1), 286-293.

Sangrà, A., Vlachopoulos, D., & Cabrera, N. (2012). Building an inclusive definition of e-learning: an approach to the conceptual framework. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 13(2), 145-159.

Sangrà, A., Vlachopoulos, D., & Cabrera, N. (2012). The conceptual framework of e-learning: a view from inside. The International Journal of Learning, 18(4), 93-104.

Bates, A.W., & Sangrà, A. (2011). Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.

Sangrà, A., Vlachopoulos, D., Cabrera, N., & Bravo, S. (2011). Towards an inclusive definition of e-learning, eLearn Center, UOC, Barcelona.

Sangrà, A., & Fernández-Michels, P. (2011). Quality Perception within Corporate e-Learning Providers in Catalonia. Quality Assurance in Education, 19(4), 375-391.

Sangrà, A., & González-Sanmamed, M. (2010). The Role of ICT in improving teaching and learning processes in primary and secondary schools. ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 18(3), 207-220.

Cleveland-Innes, M., & Sangrà, A. (2010). Leadership in a new Era of Higher Distance Education. In M. Cleveland-Innes & D. R. Garrison (Eds.). An introduction to distance education: Understanding teaching and learning in a new era (pp. 227-247). Routledge, London.

Sangrà, A., Guàrdia, L., & Fernandez-Michels, P. (2009). Matching Technology, Organisation and Pedagogy in e-Learning: Looking for the appropriate balance leading to sustainability and effectiveness. In M. Bullen & D. P. Janes (Eds.). Making the transition to e-learning: Strategies and issues (pp. 95-114). IGI Publications, Hershey, PA.

Last updated by MM November 05, 2014

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