Jenny Zhu – ASIA Learning Fellow
We are proud to announce that Learning 2012 will take an indepth look at Global Learning, with a special emphasis on how employee learning and training is evolving in Asia. Jenny Zhu, our Asia Learning Fellow, will be an interactive keynoter -- and will link us to key learning leaders in China and the wider Asia region.
Jenny is based in Shanghai and is leading the MASIE Center's Asia Learning Project. She is one of the leading innovators in China, on the use of media for learning. Jenny is one of the most prolific podcasters in the world. Having hosted 2,000 ChinesePod lesson podcasts since 2005, she has helped more than 1 million registered users learn Chinese and revolutionized the way Chinese is taught worldwide.
A native of Shanghai, Jenny received high school education in Singapore. She went on to study International Relations in Sydney, Australia where she earned her master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of New South Wales. She uses her blend of linguistic abilities, cultural insights and effervescent personality to put a human face to China and help connect foreigners to a China of everyday people and their stories. She is an eloquent experimenter of new approaches to learning design.
Jenny has been featured for her work on CNN, NBC Nightly News and the Economist. She has also received honors including Times Magazine’s Top 10 Podcasts in 2006, The UNESCO Summit Award for Excellence in Educational Content in 2008 and the Australian China Alumni Award in 2009.