The Open Education Professional Directory

Peter Smith, Founding President


The Open College at Kaplan Uinversity
Fort Lauderdale,
United States


Native/near native level proficiency
American English
Conversational level proficiency
French - un peu

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Oversight of open education at an institution
Open Education policy development
Implementation of open education policies
Business Models for open education
Assessment and accreditation of learning through open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
Using/remixing OER for online education
OER project management
OER and workforce development
OER and lifelong learning
Open Access
Open Access policy development
Open Access project management
Implementation of open access practices
Authoring MOOCs
Facilitating MOOCs
Geographic regions of professional expertise
North America
South America


Personal statement

I have served as the founding president of two colleges, the Community College of Vermont and Cal State Monterey Bay. Now embarked on the third at OC@KU. I have also served at the ADG-Education at UNESCO in Paris and as a member of the US Congress where I served on the education committee.
As an initial member of the MITOCW Advisory Council, I quickly saw the huge potential for high tech, high touch, learner-centered education for very affordable rates. Our goal at OC@KU is to stay at or under $10,000 for the Baccalaureate. I see OEC as the democratic marketplace/meeting place for learners and creators of great content and assessment/advising support.

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