Vandanah GOORIA is Programme Manager and Lecturer in Marketing, Management and Special Needs Management at the Open University of Mauritius. Also, she works voluntarily as part time Executive member for the Down Syndrome Association (Mauritius). She is the Board member and Committee member of Africa Down Syndrome Network (ADSN). She had 13 years of experience in administration, then has over 6 years of professional and academic experience encompassing market research and surveys, development of course materials, authoring courses and university teaching, and then over 3 years of experience in social work. She is currently doing her PhD in Special Education Needs Management and published research paper in accredited journals (IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Research Gate) and International Conference proceedings. She co-authors one book chapter in Technology for Efficient Learner Support Services in Distance Education – Experiences from Developing Countries published in Springer. Her areas of interest are mainly Special education needs, Marketing, Tourism, Management, Open Educational Resources (OER), Technology and Open Distance Learning.