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Wanjira Kinuthia

Associate Professor    Associate Professor    
Ph.D in Instructional Design and Development,University of South Alabama
M.A. in International Affairs,Ohio University
M.Ed. in Computer Education and Technology, Ohio University
B.Sc. in Business Administration,Kutztown University
Application of Learning technologies in developing nation context
Use of Open Educational Resources and Mobile Learning in developing nation contexts
Influence of sociocultural factors and how they influence e-learning environments

Wanjira Kinuthia is an associate professor of learning technologies at Georgia State University. Prior to that, she worked as an instructional designer in higher education and business and industry for several years.

Wanjira has a special interest in international and comparative education, with a focus on sociocultural perspectives of instructional design and technology. Her research focuses on educational technology in developing countries, looking at how information and communication technology (ICT) is infused into instructional setting.

Recent projects have included the role of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Mobile Technologies in bridging the digital and knowledge divide. She has edited several books and published articles based on her work in these areas.


McGreal, R., Kinuthia, W. & Marshall, S. (Eds.). (2013). Opening Access to Knowledge in Developing Economies: Case studies of OER for Development. Commmonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada.

Kinuthia, W. & Marshall, S. (Eds). (2013). On the Move: Mobile Learning for Development. Information Age Publishing Inc., Charlotte, NC.

Russell, L. R., Kinuthia, W.J., Lokey-Vega, A., Tsang-Kosma, W. & Madathany, R. (2013). Identifying Complex Cultural Interactions in the Instructional Design Process: A Case Study of a Cross-Border, Cross-Sector Training for Innovation Program. Educational Technology Research and Development.

Kinuthia W. (In Press). Trends and Issues in the Integration of Sociocultural Content in Instructional Design and Technology Coursework. Submitted to International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL) Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education.

Kinuthia W. (2012). Reported Challenges for Sociocultural Curricula in Instructional Design and Technology. Multicultural Education & Technology Journal 6(2), 87-99.