The WikiEducator User Page Expo ("UPE" to its friends) is an ongoing event to acknowledge WikiEducator user pages that are particularly informative, innovative, visually appealing, or otherwise just plain clever.
We are very happy to announce that Dr Sanjaya Mishra is the WikiEducator User Page Expo winner for February 2014. Let's learn more about him.
WikiEducator UPE Winner - February 2014
Sanjaya Mishra has been associate with WikiEducator since its early days. He has been involved in lot of trainings on OER, Open Access, WikiEducator, Open and Distance Learning, E-Learning etc. Currently he is the Director of Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi. Before joining CEMCA, he was working as Programme Specialist (ICT in Education, Science & Culture) at the Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO, Paris. When at UNESCO, he facilitated the adoption of open access to scientific information and research. In addition, he has served the Indira Gandhi National Open University for over 17 years as an Associate Professor and Assistant Regional Director to promote democratisation of higher education. Very recently he received the second Professor G. Ram Reddy Social Scientist Award 2013 (in a function held on December 17, 2013) at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University Campus, Hyderabad, India. Professor G. Ram Reddy Memorial Trust conferred the award in recognition of Dr. Mishra’s contributions to open and distance learning, particularly for promoting the use of technology in education. The Award is given in the memory of Professor Reddy, the father of distance education in India, first Vice President of COL and the first Vice Chancellor of Dr. BRAOU and Indira Gandhi National Open University.
With a blend of academic and professional qualifications in library and information science, distance education, television production and training and development, he has been promoting the use of educational multimedia, eLearning and use of open educational resources (OER)and open access to scientific information around the world and, in particular, Asia. During his service in different capacities at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), amongst many innovative activities and programmes, he developed the successful OER-based one-year Post-Graduate Diploma in eLearning. As a staff developer and trainer, Dr. Mishra has received the ISTD-Vivekanand National Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development and Training in 2007, and has facilitated over 100 training sessions in over 12 countries. He has contributed over 200 publications as books, chapters, journal papers, conference presentations, book reviews and distance learning materials.
Please join us in congratulating Dr Sanjaya Mishra, the WikiArtisan, for being the UPE winner for February 2014!