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About Jaya Kannan

Jaya Kannan is the Director of Digital Learning at Sacred Heart University. She has a PhD in Computer Assisted Language Learning and more than 15 years of international teaching and research experience in the higher education setting. Effective Fall 2015, the SHU Square program is coordinated by the Office of Digital Learning.

In addition to managing a five year Title V federal grant, she has administrative experience running Teaching and Learning Centers. Her recent research interests involve the study of self-directed learning and the role of affect in the digital learning environment.
Degrees: Ph.D. in Computer Assisted Language Learning, Anna University, Chennai, India;
Master of Philosophy: English Language, Literature & Linguistics, University of Madras, Chennai, India; Master of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of Madras, Chennai, India; Bachelor of Science (Physics)
University of Mysore, Mysore, India.


2018 Director of Digital Learning, Sacred Heart University

Research Interests

Educational technology and Digital pedagogy

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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award for the SHUsquare project
  • Winner of gold medal, Specialization in Afro-American literature, 1991

Contact Information

Office of Digital Learning
Martire Center E246 


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