Albert Sangrà

Albert Sangrà

Director for the UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Full professor at the Psychology and Education Department and researcher at the Edul@b research group. 

Since 2016 is the director for the Industrial Doctorates Programme at the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya).

Recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in eLearning awarded by the World Education Congress, he has been also appointed as EDEN Senior Fellow by the European Distance and E-learning Network.

Member of the founder team of UOC (1994-95), where he served as Director, Methodology and Educational Innovation until 2004, being in charge of the educational model of the university; Director of the M.Sc. program in Education and ICT (e-learning) (2006-2012); and Director of the eLearn Center (2012-2014). 

Current Vice-Chair of the EDEN Fellows Council. Former Vice-president, European Foundation of Quality on E-Learning (EFQUEL); member of the Executive Committee of EDEN (2003- 2009). Member of the Scientific Board of the TELSC PhD Programme (Portugal) and of the Neuroscience and Education PhD Programme (Italy)member of COER (Center for Open Education Research), Oldenburg Universität, Germany; member of the Red de Investigadores Internacionales en Educación a Distancia, en Línea y Abierta; and advisory member of the Board of Directors, Instituto Profesional IACC, Chile.

His main areas of research are the uses of ICT in education and training and in particular, policies, organization, management and leadership in the implementation of online education (e-learning) and the guarantee of its quality, as well as the professional development for online education. He has worked as a consultant and trainer in several online and blended learning projects in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia, focusing on implementation strategies for the use of technology in teaching and learning and its quality assurance. He has also been a World Bank consultant on capacity development through digital learning.  

Visiting professor at the Korean National Open University (South Korea), the Università degli Studi di Trento y la Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), Athabasca University (Canada) and the Universidad del Norte (Colombia), amongst others.  

He serves as evaluator at several National Agencies for Higher Education Quality Assurance, and in various indexed academic journals worldwide

Ph.D. (Europaeus) in Education (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain). Postgraduate at the Open University, UK, in Applications of Information Technology in ODE, and Diploma on Strategic Use of IT in Education by Harvard University, USA. B.A. in Philosophy and Education, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.