Prof. Albert Sangrà
Professor Albert Sangràis Director of the eLearn Center at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Cataluna, UOC), Director of the M.Sc. program in Education and ICT (e-learning) and full professor at the Psychology and Educational Sciences Department. He is a member of the Edul@b research group in the eLearn Center. He served as Director, Methodology and Educational Innovation until 2004, being in charge of refining the educational model of the university.
Sangrà’s research interests are ICT in education and training and in particular, the policies, organization, management and leadership of e-learning implementation, and its quality assurance. He has consulted for several online education and training projects in Europe, America and Asia, and the World Bank Institute.
Currently, Professor Sangrà is Vice-President of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL). He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN), and served in the Advisory Board of the Portugal’s Universidade Aberta and the Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy.
Sangrà serves as a Regional Editor for the European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (EURODL), and member of the Editorial 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. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE) (2002-2005), and Distance et Savoirs (2003-2007).
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- Regional Speaker – Learning Ecologies for Lifelong Learning: A Roadmap for Research
The concept of learning ecology, described as “a set of contexts made up of configurations of activities, materials, resources and relations generated in physical or virtual spaces, which provide opportunities for learning” (Barron, 2004:6), is the starting point of our research, as a means of linking lifelong learning with lifelong education.
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