Worldwide Director of Education Research
Dr. Maria Langworthy is the Worldwide Director of Education Research at Microsoft. Currently she leads Open Education Analytics an international community of education systems collaborating to develop open-source data solutions. Prior to OEA she led early-stage product development for Microsoft products such as Education Insights Reflect and Career Coach. She speaks at international education events and publishes on topics such as remote and hybrid learning using data analytics to inform continuous improvement and developing skills-based education and employment. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2016 Maria was the Senior Officer of Strategic Data for Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In that role she developed progress measurement strategies for education investments. Previously Maria served as the Global Director of New Measures for the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning project led by Michael Fullan. This project is an international collaboration of education systems working together to implement competency-based approaches to teaching and learning. Maria also initiated and ran the Innovative Teaching and Learning Research project. ITL Research was an 8-country study investigating innovative teaching and students’ development of the ‘new’ competencies. Dr. Langworthy holds a M.A. in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Political Sociology both from Boston University.