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Centre for Online and Distance Education

Dr Alexandra Mihai

Assistant Professor of Innovation in Higher Education

Alexandra is Assistant Professor of Innovation in Higher Education in the Department of Educational Research and Development, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University.

Previously Alexandra worked as Learning Designer at University College London (UCL), Curriculum Designer at the Institute of European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and led the Centre for Teaching Innovations at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Dr Alexandra Mihai has a strong background in online learning and learning design and a passion for faculty professional development. In her PhD she analysed in how far technology is used in teaching practices at European universities. She is also a certified UX designer, with a keen interest in learning experience design.

At Maastricht University she is part of the Learning Academy, where she focuses on technology-enhanced course and curriculum design as well as innovation projects to enrich students’ learning experience. Alexandra strongly believes in the power of communities and peer support in educational development and sees herself as a connector, curator and facilitator. You can read some of her reflections and resources on teaching and learning on The Educationalist.