Briju Thankachan, PhD
Dr. Briju Thankachan earned his PhD in Instructional Technology from Ohio University, USA. Dr. Thankachan is currently serving as the Executive Director of EdTech Society and a Visiting Faculty at the Interdisciplinary Programme in Educational Technology (IDP-ET) in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India. Previously, Dr. Thankachan served as the Director of Curriculum and Assessment Design and Improvement at the Ohio University USA. Dr. Thankachan developed the Instructional Decisions Model (IDM), to help educators make better decisions in the learning design process. As a certified Quality Matters peer reviewer, Dr. Thankachan designed online and hybrid courses for the School of Nursing at Ohio University. In addition, he advises G.S. Gawande College in Umarkhed, India with their technology integration needs and is the founding director of Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at GSG. As an adjunct professor, he taught Advanced Instructional Design and Technology Application in Education courses at Innovative Learning Design & Technology program at the Patton College of Education Ohio University. In 2018, Dr. Thankachan served as the president of the International Division of Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and is a certified trainer in Team-Based Learning (TBL). Dr.Thankachan also completed the “Higher Education Teaching Certificate” from Harvard University’s Derek Bok Centre for Teaching and Learning in November 2019 and holds a Project Management Profession (PMP) certification from project management institute.