Dr. Yianna Vovides is the Communications Cluster Lead at the MEPI Coordinating Center at The George Washington University and is currently faculty at the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University. She has earned her doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology from the College of Education at The University of Iowa. Dr. Vovides has over ten years of experience in online teaching and learning. She has presented at major national and international conferences such as EDUCAUSE and ED-MEDIA, has authored publications in educational journals such as Educational Review and Computers in Human Behavior, and has co-authored a book. Her research interests are centered on the following: The role of metacognition and motivation in relation to learner-content interaction Digital literacy, international development, and education Technology acceptance and its roles in instructional design & technology applications. Dr. Vovides teaches courses on Cyber learning: Theory to Practice at Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, and Technology program. She is focusing her research efforts on how people learn with technology and how technology can be used to help people learn Dr. Vovides was Project Manager for a diabetes project for 5 years for the Declaration of the Americas on Diabetes and Manager of the North American Region of the International Diabetes Federation. During that time she worked with pharmaceutical partners, PAHO, diabetes BOGs in the Americas. Key initiatives includedthe diabetes education curriculum and quality of care standards. In addition she designed and developed the website for the diabetic program.