The Open Education Professional Directory

Andrew Law, Director Open Media and Informal Learning


The Open University, UK


Native/near native level proficiency
Business level proficiency
Conversational level proficiency

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Oversight of open education at an institution
Open Education policy development
Implementation of open education policies
Open licenses
Business Models for open education
Accessibility in open education
Assessment and accreditation of learning through open education
Open Educational Resources
OER project management
Faculty adoption of OER
Technology for OER
OER and workforce development
OER and lifelong learning
Open Access
Open Access policy development
Open Access project management
Implementation of open access practices
MOOC instructional design
Openly licensed content in MOOCs
Technology for MOOCs
Overall project management for MOOC development
Using MOOCs in formal education programs
Lead OU strategy on MOOCs, Lead OU content development for FutureLearn as well as part of original design team for FutureLearn
Geographic regions of professional expertise


Personal statement

Interested in how media (in all forms, on all platforms) can support learning.

Leading the team developing free products for BBC television and radio(and other) broadcast, web (OpenLearn and OpenLearn Create), and content for other channels such as FutureLearn, iTunes U and YouTube.

Specialties: Experience in developing organisation strategy around exploitation of open educational media for learning (formal and informal).

Particular interest in Open Educational Resources (OER), especially business models and MOOCs.

Experienced in production of learning materials for (with the BBC as executive producer) TV, Radio, Internet, www, CMS, LMS, mobile, portals, podcasting.

Long term interest in working in contexts where access to quality education is challenged/ challenging.

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