Jenifer Vanek

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Director of Digital Learning and Research, US

Boston, MA

As director of digital learning and research, Jen Vanek leads projects in digital literacy, online learning, English language learning, and adult education. She is co-principal investigator for the 21st Century Learning Ecosystems Opportunity research project, a collaboration of World Education, Portland State University, and the Walmart Foundation, to describe characteristics of effective technology-rich and employer-supported adult learning. Jen also directs several professional development communities of practice, including the IDEAL Consortium, a community of practice of adult basic education leaders who prioritize equitable access to distance education, and the award-winning mLearning Leadership Community of Practice, a collaboration of adult literacy programs working to leverage mobile devices for literacy development.

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