Who Is She

Personal information

Eliane Metni

Contact information / Work

Ennoveo & The International Education Association (IEA)
Ashrafieh, Choucri Assali Str., Boustanim Bldg., 2nd Flr.
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  • Doctorate Degree candidate, Education, University of London, Great Britain.
  • Master's Degree, Education / Online Learning and Teaching, 2002, California State University, East Bay, United States of America.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Economics, 1982, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Areas of expertise

  • Education for 21st Century Learning
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Professional Development
  • ICT integration
  • E-learning
  • Collaborative and Participatory Educational Solutions
  • Youth Programs
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Work history

  • Director, 2011-present, Ennoveo.
  • Chair, 2011-present, The Global Teenager Foundation.
  • President, 2003-present, International Education Association (IEA).
  • Chair, 2003-present, iEARN-Lebanon Center.
  • Executive Council Member, 2004-2005, iEARN International.
  • ICT Consultant, 1998-2003, School Development Consultants.
  • ICT Coordinator and Teacher, 1996-1998, Adma International School.
  • Faculty Member, 1992-1993, Higher Colleges of Technology.
  • Instructor and Administrative Assistant, 1982-1986, English and Secretarial College.

Honorary office and memberships

  • Fellow member at the College of Teachers in the UK, 2012-present.
  • Fellow member at the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, 2011-present.


Publications highlights: 
  • Metni, E. (2002). Online teacher training to integrate collaborative web-based projects in the classroom. Unpublished master's thesis, California State University, East Bay.
Major achievements: 
  • Designed in collaboration with Natalia Eernstman (Co-author) the "Global Educators Course, Education for Sustainability", an online course for Wageningen University, Department of Education for Competences, 2007.
  • Endorsement of the World Economic Forum on "Voices in Collaboration" project adopted by the C-100 leaders [iEARN Egypt, Morocco, USA and the CFF are partners in Voices in Collaboration], 2006.
  • Designed the teacher professional development online program created for iEARN-USA that received the Tech Museum award, 2004.
Exhibitions, lectures & performances: 
  • Head of the Lebanese delegation and lecturer at the iEARN international conferences: China 2000, South Africa 2001, Russia 2002, Japan 2003, Slovakia 2004, Holland 2006, Egypt 2007, Morocco 2009, Qatar 2013.
  • Organizer and lecturer at the Johan Kooij Fellowship Event (JKF) for three consecutive years: Holland 2008, Wales 2009 and Ghana 2010.
  • Speaker, Holland Open Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008.
  • Speaker, Wikimedia Conference, on educational open resources, Alexandria, Egypt, 2007.
  • Speaker, "Dissolving Boundaries", paper presented at a conference entitled "The role of information communications technology (ICT) in bridge building and social inclusion", University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northen Ireland, September, 2006.
  • Speaker, World Economic Forum, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 2005.
  • Speaker, "Methodology of iEARN ESL/EFL Online Courses", paper submitted at the "Tesol Arabia" conference in collaboration with iEARN-USA-Pakistan & Egypt (Co-authors), Dubai, 2003.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Received a recognition award from the Center for Education Research and Development (CRDP) for her contribution to the professional development of English teachers in Lebanon, 2005.
  • Received a recognition award from the Lebanese army for her contribution to the awareness campaign on the dangers of landmines, 2004