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Lucy Haagen

Fazheng Group
Senior Education Consultant
Durham, NC
For the past two decades, Lucy Haagen has invested her passion and energy in deploying affordable technologies to the challenge of closing the education and opportunity gap for young adults.. Her work with mobile learning began in 2007-8 when as a faculty member at Duke University, she deployed cellphones and college students to help struggling immigrants at a North Carolina high school improve English proficiency. In 2009, she secured funding from the MacArthur Digital Media Competition to launch M-Ubuntu, Mobiliz-Ed’s first program, in two South African primary schools. In addition to helping Theo Van Rensburg develop and expand M-Ubuntu in South Africa, she has worked as a U.S. State Dept. English Language Specialist to deliver M-learning training and programs in Tunisia, Oman and Vietnam. Currently, she is working with the Fazheng International Education Center to launch Mobiliz-Ed China, M-learning designed to help precollege Chinese students develop the academic English proficiency required for study at universities in North America,