"Randy, I don't directly but we have several folks who do. One Math instructor, David Lippman, wrote his own textbook. Before that he also developed www.wamap,org to support assessment and then turned it into a Learning…"
Randy has 15 years of experience related to stakeholder engagement, project management, implementation and coordination. He has expertise in change/transition management; organizational design and development; e-learning and learning communities; and building high-performing and sustainable projects, communities of practice and networks.
He has worked collaboratively within and across a broad and diverse spectrum of organizations and stakeholder communities on a global scale; from front-line staff and functional specialists to middle managers and executives to achieve desired outcomes on complex issues with an engaged sense of ownership, pride and belonging.
Randy has considerable expertise in using social media technologies for business applications. He uses wikis, blogs and social networking tools for collaboration, participatory (action) learning and strategic engagement, movement and momentum. Randy facilitates and builds scalable and sustainable learning communities and living networks, and coaches people for high levels of interest, motivation and readiness for cultural change / transition.
He has a Masters in Organization Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University (with a specialty in complex adaptive systems and community engagement using social media). He holds a post-graduate degree in Journalism (King's) and a BA in Political Science (McGill). He is a Certified Advanced Technology Manager (Newbridge Networks/CATA Alliance), and also holds certifications in the Birkman Method, Myers-Briggs, Strong, Instructional Design and Train-the-Trainer methodologies.
Randy is a member of the governing council of WikiEducator (a COL project), a community of 18,000+ educators in 120 countries (a top 100,000 website), dedicated to developing free and open education resources (OERs). He is a top contributor (20,000+ edits); and provides facilitation and community-building services. He is an organization design and partnership strategist for the International Centre of Open Education / OER Foundation, in New Zealand, the nonprofit entity supporting WikiEducator, WikiResearcher and other open education projects.
Prior to joining Intersol, Randy provided project management, cluster development and learning coordination services to the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), supporting five education specialists in Open and Distance Learning (ODL): elearning, governance, community media, higher education and international organizations.
Randy, I don't directly but we have several folks who do. One Math instructor, David Lippman, wrote his own textbook. Before that he also developed www.wamap,org to support assessment and then turned it into a Learning Management System!