Alexandra Okada

Dr. Alexandra Okada is a Senior Research Fellow in Education for Responsible Research and Innovation at the Open University UK. She is also an Honorary Associate Professor in Brazil and Portugal.  Previously, she worked as a consultant to the Association for Science Education UK, to the Secretary of Continuing Education, Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion of Brazilian Government; and a computer scientist at Johnson & Johnson and IBM. She holds a BSc in Computer Science (Hons); MA (Education: Curriculum); MBA (Knowledge Management and Communication); Ph.D. Educational Technology. She has over twenty years of experience in technology-enhanced learning and assessment, working in fifteen international funded projects, and the Principal Investigator led three large European projects in ICT and Science with and for Society. She has been awarded by Brazil Government, Microsoft, and Open Education Consortium. Currently, Dr. Okada is the principal investigator of two international research networks CONNECT – inclusive open schooling with engaging and future-oriented science and OLAF – Online Learning and Fun engaging communities of 10,000 educators and 30,000 students. Her interests focus on Scientific Literacy (Responsible Research and Innovation, Open Science and Open schooling), Collaborative Learning (Knowledge Media Technologies, Open Educational Resources, and Mixed Realities artifacts), and Collective Intelligence (knowledge mapping, peer production, and participatory media). Her Open Research Online includes more than 130 peer-reviewed papers.  

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