World Bank Group
Head of Open Learning Campus
World Bank Group
Sheila Jagannathan is the head of the Open Learning Campus at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C., and serves as the organization’s focal point on e-learning and issues at the intersection of technology use and education in emerging countries. She is an innovative and strategic educational leader with more than 28 years of experience in delivering talent, learning, organization improvement and change solutions to her clients, including transforming the use of online and classroom pedagogies and technology. Jagannathan also provides policy advice and technical assistance to World Bank country-level capacity building programs (both government and training institutes seeking to introduce technologies in their educational systems) in East Asia, China, the Middle East and North Africa, Africa and South Asia. Her current areas of interest and activity include: MOOCs, experiential pedagogy, online/hybrid strategies, development of rich multimodal and social learning environments, big data and learning analytics, LMS and learning ecosystems. She has won numerous awards for her work in performance improvement, digital learning and organization transformation. She is on the advisory board and planning committees of major professional associations of e-learning such as E-learning Africa (an annual international conference for developing e-learning capacities in Africa), International Conference on e-Learning, and more.
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