The Open Education Professional Directory

Sara Frank Bristow, Owner, Research Lead


Salient Research LLC
United States


Native/near native level proficiency
Conversational level proficiency
French, Spanish

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Research in open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
OER project management
Technology for OER
OER and lifelong learning
Expertise in a particular discipline
School of Open; Wikipedia
Geographic regions of professional expertise
North America


Personal statement

I believe passionately in education equity for all, and in the potential of open and online learning as enablers of these. My area of expertise in OER is research and communication methodology among practitioners. My company examines Open Education Resources (OER) trends, uptake, and policy worldwide (within the broader context of online learning). I am interested in the use of OER across different sectors, with a focus on the US and UK, though research is global in scope. I’m also interested in the use of wikis (including Wikipedia) as open educational tools.

Past funders and collaborators include the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the OER Research Hub of The Open University (UK), The University of Mississippi, Evergreen Education Group (publisher of “Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning”), CompetencyWorks (US), Wiki Strategies (US), Sero Consulting (UK), and KMDI, University of Toronto (Canada).

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