Yianna Vovides

Director of Learning Design and Research & Professor of Practice

Ph.D., Instructional Design and Technology, University of Iowa

Professor Vovides’ work intersects three areas – education, technology, and development. Over the last two decades, she has focused her practice and academic efforts in addressing how people learn within networked learning environments. She has worked on projects that emphasize individual and group learning, institutional programs that enable systemic changes, and research that examines how new technologies support teaching and learning.

Professor Vovides currently serves as Director of Learning Design and Research at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), Professor of Practice for the Master of Arts in Learning and Design (MLD) program at Georgetown University, and Curriculum Director for MLD. In her role at CNDLS, she oversees the online learning, technology-enhanced, and development efforts. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education and has been instrumental in establishing programmatic efforts for university-wide services in online learning. As Professor of Practice she serves as faculty for the MLD and teaches courses both for the program core and learning design track core – Methods of Learning and Design and Theories, Process Models, and Strategies. In addition, she teaches Judgement and Decision-making, an elective course that examines judgement and decision-making from psychological perspectives by utilizing learning analytic models as mapping tools.

Professor Vovides also serves as Curriculum Director for MLD. In this role, she convenes and seeks out input from both faculty and students on how to implement, adjust, and improve the curricular connections among courses across the program’s core courses and all tracks. To explore some of her recent projects, please visit her domain at http://vovides.georgetown.domains/