The Open Education Professional Directory

Chris Follows, Digital Integration into Arts Learning, DIAL project manager


University of the Arts London
Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design (CLTAD),
United Kingdom


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 licenses
Business Models for open education
Fundraising for open education projects
Research in open education
Accessibility in open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
Using/remixing OER for face to face education
Using/remixing OER for online education
OER project management
Instructional design using OER
Peer review of OER
Faculty adoption of OER
Libraries and OER
Technology for OER
OER and workforce development
OER and lifelong learning
Open Access
Open Access policy development
Open Access project management
Open Access publishing
Implementation of open access practices
Facilitating MOOCs
Geographic regions of professional expertise


Personal statement

Chris has been exploring and experimenting with new approaches and models for online open practice, collaboration & innovation since 2007. Chris completed a year long SCORE fellowship at the Open University UK in 2012 and is the initiator of and process.arts, exploring open online communities for sharing art, design and media practice based learning and teaching.

Chris has worked on a number of JISC and HEA funded projects including the Developing digital literacies and the UKOER programmes phases 2 & 3 and the development of UALs open practice unit. Chris has won research and project funding from JISC and the Open University, and continues to work on UAL's Open Educational Practice and digital literacies advancements, building on UALs growing reputation as forward thinking university in this newly developing area.

Chris has presented nationally and internationally, see:

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