Norma I. Scagnoli

This website was created to provide information about my professional and academic endeavors.

For over 20 years, I have been involved in educational innovations as a researcher and instructor. At present, I am the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise Learning Innovation at Northeastern University. Formerly, I was the Chief Learning Officer at Gies College of Business and Research Associate Professor at the Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In my career, I focused on the use of technologies to improve learning opportunities and access to education, including the design of online degrees such as IMBA and other MOOC based initiatives. An instructional designer at heart, I have investigated the impact of learning designs in new environments and how they apply to adult education and development. I have a Master’s Degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development. My contributions to the discipline can be found in national and international research publications.

My main interest is to contribute to adults’ education and development. I have devoted my career to better understand the methods and practices used to design new learning environments, digital literacy, and adult learning.


My motto:

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you” (Mathew 7:12)

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