Commonwealth of Learning appoints Dr Shahid Rasool as Director CEMCA

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has appointed Dr Shahid Rasool as the Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre of Asia (CEMCA). Dr Shahid is the first from the state to whom COL has offered a Directorship. He will be joining his new assignment in first week of June.
CEMCA was established by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) as a regional centre to promote the meaningful, relevant and appropriate use of Media and Technology to serve the educational and training needs of the Commonwealth Member States of Asia. Located in New Delhi, CEMCA works in eight Commonwealth Countries of Asia, which include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, and Singapore.
President and Chief Executive officer, Commonwealth of Learning, in the appointment offer mentioned that `Dr. Rasool will gain commonwealth wide experience to promote the meaningful, relevant and appropriate use of media and technology to serve the educational and training needs of the commonwealth member states of Asia’.
While responding to the offer Dr Shahid said that the new position will allow him to contribute at a much higher level and at the same time help him gain further knowledge, experience and exposure at international level. `I see this as an opportunity to practically understand the emerging trends in media and use of technology for education in Commonwealth and in the developed world’, Dr. Shahid said. Dr. Shahid Rasool, presently working as Director Educational Multimedia Research Centre at the University of Kashmir, is a former US Fulbright Fellow in Communication Technology, M.A., Ph.D in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Kashmir and M.S. in Communication Technology from Syracuse University, USA. Recipient of many awards he has over 24 years of experience in research, teaching, production, and direction of educational films at EMRC – a national level television production .

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