Sheila Jagannathan is Senior Education Specialist, focusing on e-learning at the World Bank Institute based in Washington DC. Her experience is at the blend of technology and learning and has worked for over 25 years in private and public sector organizations designing and managing distance learning programs and knowledge products in the US, India, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and more recently in Africa. She is passionate about e-learning and its opportunities for development effectiveness and her current interests range from innovative pedagogy and technologies, including serious games, social technologies, open source content and tools, collaborative platforms and future e-learning trends. She regularly presents at International conferences and serves on the Advisory Boards of on several International committees such as E-Learning Guild, eLearning Africa, Ed-Media and Technology (World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications), etc.
She has also been a Guest Lecturer in the "Executive program for educational technology" program at the George Washington University, in Washington DC. Her education includes Masters degrees, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Media and Technology and ABD in Instructional Systems Development ( Specialization in applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) principles for the creation of Intelligent Tutoring Systems), all from Boston University, USA.
For fun she loves to cook and is working on a vegetarian cookbook with an international flavor, volunteering and reading.