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Karen Vignare

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Dr. Karen Vignare is a strategic innovator who has been leveraging emerging technologies to improve access, success and flexibility within higher education for over 20 years.

Dr. Karen Vignare currently serves as the Executive Director of the Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. The PLC’s mission is to support public universities as they rapidly infuse technology that supports improved student learning, retention and graduation. The PLC fosters multi-institutional cooperation and collaboration that advances the use of digital learning, adaptive courseware, and advising reforms to improve student access and success especially for underserved student populations. Karen leads the adoption of adaptive courseware into early college courses to improve pedagogy and student success.

Karen has been faculty, staff and an administrator at four different institutions during her career in higher education providing her with insight from several different institutional viewpoints. She has published extensively on online learning, adaptive learning, student success, analytics, and open educational resources. She has a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Computer Technology and Education and a M.B.A from the William Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.