Dr Deborah Arnold has over three decades of experience in the field of education and training in Europe, in teaching, management and governance roles. She obtained her PhD from UniversitatOberta de Catalunya in 2022, focusing on Digital Education Leadership in Higher Education.
Deborah currently works as national and international projects coordinator at AUNEGe, the French digital university for economics and management. In this capacity and in previous roles, Deborah has been involved in several projects supporting lifelong learning transitions: eLene2learn which explored the role of learning to learn in the transition from secondary to higher education, eLene4work and eLene4Life which focused on soft skills for improving the employability of higher education students, and ECCOE which supports the recognition of learning through digital (micro-)credentials.
A former Vice-President of EDEN (European Distance and E–learning Network), Deborah is an EDEN Senior Fellow and currently serves as Vice-chair of the EDEN Fellows CouncilBoard. She is also Secretary of the board of the Media and Learning Association, and Vice-President of l’Académie des Possibles, a French association which helps the disadvantaged realise their potential to participate in society as active and informed citizens.
Arnold, D., & Sangrà, A. (2020). Digital Education Leadership Development for Strategic Change in Higher Education. In V. Wang (Ed.), Educational Leadership: Perspectives, Management and Challenges (pp. 185–214). Nova Science Publishers.
Arnold, D., & Sangrà, A. (2018). Dawn or dusk of the 5th age of research in educational technology? A literature review on (e-)leadership for technology-enhanced learning in higher education (2013-2017). International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 15(1), 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-018-0104-3
Read, T., & Arnold, D. (2020). ECCOE: toward a robust solution for the cross-institutional recognition and validation of prior learning. Human and Artificial Intelligence for the Society of the Future European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Proceedings 2020 Annual Conference. https://doi.org/10.38069/edenconf-2020-ac0002
Sangrà, A., Arnold, D., & Gallifa, J. (2022). Liderazgo Y Tensiones En La Universidad: El Reto De Integrar La Educación Digital. American Journal of Distance Education, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/08923647.2022.2027687
Affiliation 1: AUNEGe, French Digital University for Management and Economics www.aunege.fr
Affiliation 2: Edul@b, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya http://edulab.uoc.edu/en/