Dr. David Wiley is Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology in the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University. David also serves as Associate Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling with responsibility for the research unit, where he directs the Open Education Group. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world. David was born and raised in West Virginia. He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a two-year mission for the church in Fukuoka, Japan from 1991-1993. David currently lives in Utah with his wife, Elaine, and their five children.
Dr. Cable Green is Director of Global Learning. Most recently, Green was the Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, where he provided leadership on strategic technology planning, openly licensing and sharing digital content, growing and improving online and hybrid learning, and implementing enterprise learning technologies and student support services. One innovative project, the Open Course Library, creates low-cost, digital, openly licensed (CC BY) instructional materials for 81 high impact community college courses. Cable holds a BS (international affairs) from Lewis and Clark College, MPC from Westminster College, and a MA (communication) and PhD (educational technology) from Ohio State University.
As Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons, Green is responsible for setting strategic direction and priorities to build a global movement that will enable robust and vibrant practices and policies for free sharing of education and learning assets.
Alan Davis is President and Vice Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. A native of Reading, England, Dr. Alan Davis has lived in North America since 1972, and spent the majority of these years in BC, earning his Ph.D. and Master of Science in Chemistry from SFU, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, with honours, from University College London.
He has held leadership positions at renowned institutions in the UK, United States and Canada, including roles at the British Columbia Open University, Athabasca University, Niagara College and Vancouver Community College. Most recently, he served as President of Empire State College at the State University of New York.
Brian Lamb is Director of Innovation Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University. Prior to moving to TRU earlier this year, Brian was a Strategist and Emerging Technologies Manager at UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology for more than a decade. His work focuses on participatory online tools, open practices, student and community engagement. He co-founded blog and wiki platforms that were among the earliest such campus services. He’s been a Research Fellow at Utah State University’s Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL), and a Visiting Researcher at Barcelona’s Open University of Catalonia.
Paul’s entire career has revolved around innovative use of technology for adult education. Through the 1980′s and 90′s Paul worked developing for-profit education programs in the private sector for a number of high tech companies. From 1999 through 2003 Paul helped plan and launch a new online technical university in British Columbia. In 2003 Paul joined BCcampus, an initiative of the Ministry of Advanced Education supporting all BC public universities and colleges in their use of educational technology and online learning. At BCcampus Paul led the annual Online Program Development Fund investing over $9.5 million dollars in the development of Open Educational Resources across all post secondary fields of study. In 2012 Paul helped relaunch the Creative Commons Canada affiliate and officially joined Creative Commons inAugust 2012.
Paul has four degrees including a B.Sc in Biology, a B.A. in Psychology, a B.Ed in Education and an M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Global Change.
Giulia is the Special Project Facilitator for the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation at Brock University in St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She works with instructors and teaching assistants to improve teaching and learning on campus through the use of various instructional strategies and community building.
She is the past president of the Ontario Council of Lifelong Learning. Her own lifelong learning journey has been enriched through participation in Massively Open Online Courses, most notably, DS106.
Giulia will be helping us to visually record the OER Forum on her iPad. See examples of Giulia’s visual notes on FlickR.