Panel Presentation TFM160
Educational Systems Designed to Offer Better Learning Experiences and Learning Outcomes
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time – Room Charlottenburg I/II
These organisations and institutions have created educational platforms and programmes that provide their students with practical knowledge to prepare them for successful future careers. Hear about the techniques and instructional-design principles they apply, their pedagogical strategies, their views on support and guidance for students, and more.
CEO, ConsultEdu Ltd, UK
Dr Michelle Selinger has extensive experience helping governments and educational institutions around the world in both developed and emerging economies to create and evaluate strategies for technology enhanced education reform. She has an academic background in digital education in both campus-based and distance education.
She was responsible for technology across the curriculum in the Open University’s distance taught initial teacher education programme and led pioneering work on teacher collaboration. She led the Centre for New Technology Research in Education at the University of Warwick, and then took the role of lead education consultant for Cisco Systems Corporate Affairs and then Cisco Consultancy Services.
In 2013 Michelle set up an independent consultancy carrying out research and development work for companies like Intel and Pearson, and for the Queen Rania Foundation, Jordan. Latterly she has worked with the consultancy EdTech Ventures on research for Microsoft and HP Inc.
Head of Communication Design, Texas State University, USA
Claudia runs the Communication Design program at the School of Art and Design at Texas State University and is the graduate advisor for the MFA program, a non-traditional low residency program that utilizes emerging technologies to support digitally engaged learning.
She brings 20+ years of international design experience and strategic entrepreneurial thinking and teaches graduate courses in typography, editorial and typeface design, as well as entrepreneurship. She gets excited about international and cross-disciplinary projects, and speaks at conferences about typography, design thinking and global learning.
Chief Development Officer, TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, Armenia
Pegor Papazian is one of the founders of the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies and its head of development. He graduated from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and has a Master of Science from MIT where he worked on Artificial Intelligence and design automation.
He has been CEO of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia and Head of Program Development at the United States Agency for International Development. Pegor has played a lead role in developing TUMO’s educational content and user interface.
Minerva Project, USA
Sharan Chandradath Singh is a Managing Director at the Minerva Project with responsibility for Strategic Partnerships. He is an accomplished Higher Education leader with significant experience in developing strategic collaborations between Universities, Governments, Multilateral Organizations and the Private Sector.
Minerva Project is a leading educational innovator, providing top-tier higher education offerings to the Minerva Schools at KGI and other educational partners around the world by enabling institutions and organizations of all types and sizes to significantly improve learning outcomes for their students. Minerva's mission is to nurture critical wisdom for the sake of the world.
Prior to the Minerva Project, Sharan was the Director of Institutional Advancement & Internationalization at the University of the West Indies (UWI), a large regional University in the Caribbean operating across 17 countries. In this role, he designed and developed the Internationalization, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs and Commercialization functions and played a central role in advancing the University’s global competitiveness which resulted, amongst other accomplishments, in a first-time THE Global Ranking in 2018.
Before joining the UWI, Sharan was a Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting where he led teams of experienced consultants in large-scale transformational projects in both the public and private sectors.
Sharan is a student of emerging and disruptive technologies and is often asked to speak about the impact that they will have on the future of Education. He holds Master’s degrees in International Administration and International Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Spanish and Business. He has lived in Trinidad, which is his native country, England, Canada, India and the United States and has worked extensively across the globe.