Albert Sangrà is the Academic Director of the UNESCO Chair in Technology and Education for Social Change at the Open University of Catalonia. He is a researcher at the Edul@b research group and full professor at the Psychology and Educational Sciences Department.
He worked as a consultant and trainer in several online and blended education projects in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia, focusing on implementation strategies for the use of technology in teaching and learning, particularly online education and its quality. He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank Institute.
At the UOC, he has 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 at UOC (2012-2014).
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). He also served in the Advisory Board of the Portugal’s Universidade Aberta.
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, and the professional development for online teaching.
He has been awarded with the 2015 EDEN Senior Fellow recognition for having demonstrated excellence in professional practice in Open, Distance and E-Learning, and with the 2015 Award of Excellence in E-Learning from the World Education Congress.
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.