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Vasudha Chaudhari

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Professional biography

Having completed my MSc - Education (Learning and Technology) degree at the University of Oxford, I am currently pursuing a PhD at the Institute of Educational Technology - OU, under the prestigious Leverhulme doctoral scholarship programme.  During my PhD, guided by Prof. Allison Littlejohn, Prof. Zdenek Zdrahal, and Dr. Simon Cross, I look forward to understanding the strategies employed by finance professionals while working under periods of uncertainty. 
Prior to undertaking this academic mission, I was a Lead IT Consultant with 10+ years experience in data analysis and quality assurance across multiple sectors including Energy, CRM, Banking, Healthcare, and Travel. This has helped me build a diverse skill-set comprising of IT consulting, quality management, process improvement, business analysis, and data analysis. 
Along with my academic endeavours, I also work at the intersection of learning and technology as the Head of Research at Prayog Education (Non-profit organisation), on an honorary basis. I am responsible for liaising with schools from developing nations (South Africa, India and Nepal) and help them with seamless technology integration. This has been a fulfilling experience so far, as it not only enables me to harness my technology experience along with the theoretical understanding of education and learning acquired during my PhD, but also furthers my mission to do my bit for the society.

Research interests

  • Self-Regulated Learning
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Online/Digital Learning
  • Learning Analytics
  • Machine Learning Techniques
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods

Teaching interests

I was fortunate enough to experience the joy of teaching, during my short stint as a Lecturer of Geology, at the Nowrosjee Wadia College, University of Pune (, between 2005 -2006. The revelationary insights into student academic perceptions, and learning behavior that I gained during this period, continues to guide my research interests, as I strive to understand the online learning journey of self-regulated learners.  


The Educational Intelligent Economy – Lifelong Learning – A vision for the future (2020)
Chaudhari, Vasudha; Murphy, Vicky and Littlejohn, Allison
In: Jules, Tavis D. and Salajan, Florin D. eds. The Educational Intelligent Economy: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things in Education. International Perspectives on Education and Society (In Press) (pp. 109-126)
ISBN : 9781787548534 | Publisher : Emerald

Professional learning in open networks: How midwives self-regulate their learning in Massive Open Online Courses (2019-07-12)
Dalsgaard, Annette; Chaudhari, Vasudha and Littlejohn, Allison
In: Littlejohn, Allison; Jaldemark, Jimmy; Vrieling-Teunter, Emmy and Nijland, Femke eds. Networked Professional Learning: Emerging and Equitable Discourses for Professional Development. Research in Networked Learning (pp. 15-36)
ISBN : 9783030180300 | Publisher : Springer

Technology-supported Capacity Building on AMR Surveillance: Findings from the Pilot Phase (2019-10-11)
Charitonos, Koula; Littlejohn, Allison; Kaatrakoski, Heli; Fox, Alison; Chaudhari, Vasudha; Seal, Timothy and Tegama, Natalie
The Open University

Conducting Quantitative Ethnography in the Finance Sector (2018-03-01)
Chaudhari, Vasudha and Littlejohn, Allison
CISI Review, 2018, Q1, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments

Informal Learning during periods of uncertainty (2017-06-06)
Chaudhari, Vasudha and Littlejohn, Allison
CISI Review, 2017 Q2, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments