Airina Volungevičienė

Assoc. prof. dr. Airina Volungevičienė has been working among leading researchers, methodology specialists and education policy makers in the area of technology enhanced learning (TEL) development in Europe since 1997. Having established the national network for distance and e-learning in the country, she continued as a leader in research and project work to promote the development of TEL in Lithuania and Europe, introducing many innovations in different education organizations from school, VET, adult learning and higher education sectors.

Since 2007, her research activities are based at Vytautas Magnus University, where she is the head of Innovative Studies Institute and an associate professor at the department of Education. Airina is responsible for TEL integration into university studies and curriculum designing. She coordinates international projects and implements research with the focus on TEL curriculum designing and quality assurance, virtual mobility, open educational resources and TEL integration into an organization. She published more than 30 papers on TEL, virtual mobility and OERs, as well as 5 research studies and 2 monographs.

She established and was the first president of Lithuanian Distance and eLearning (LieDM) association in Lithuania (2010 – 2016). Since 2016 she is the Chair of the Board of this association. Airina was the Vice President for Research of European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN). She was elected the President of EDEN in 2016.