Dr. Michelle Selinger

Director, Education Practice of Cisco International Limited

United Kingdom

Dr. Michelle Selinger is the Director of Education Practice for the Global Public Sector practice of the Cisco System’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). Her focus is primarily on education transformation in all areas of education and skills development. Prior to joining IBSG, she was the education strategist for Cisco’s social investments in education, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Education Initiative. Dr. Selinger has extensive experience of working with governments and education bodies around the world in developing, developed and emerging economies on strategies for technology-enabled education reform.

Dr. Selinger has an academic background and, prior to joining Cisco, she was the Director of the Centre for New Technologies Research in Education at the University of Warwick, UK, a research and multimedia center dedicated to research and development in ICT. She has worked in traditional, distance, and online education in all sectors from primary schools to universities, as well as vocational education and training.

She worked with UNESCO and the European Commission to advise on aspects of e-learning and sits on steering committees for various ICT and education initiatives. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences and meetings internationally, has led evaluation projects on technology-enabled learning and learning environments, and has published widely on many aspects of ICT in education in books and academic and professional journals.