Zeynep Varoglu is a Programme Specialist in the Digital Innovation and Transformation
Section of the Communications and Information Sector at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
Ms. Varoglu is responsible for the implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation
and related OER Dynamic Coalition and the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for
Teachers (ICT CFT) as well as initiatives in open, distance, flexible and online education. Ms
Varoglu was Co-Responsible Officer for the publication ‘Learning for All: Guidelines for the
Inclusion of Learners with Disabilities in Open and Distance Learning’ and the UNESCO
Project Officer for the development of the UNESCO/COL Guidelines for Open Educational
Resources (OER) in Higher Education.

Ms Varoglu holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Toronto and a Master of Education (M.Ed) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.), University of Toronto