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OpenLearning gives you the freedom and the flexibility to form communities, express your creativity, and discover yourself through open education. We are dedicated to empowering both students and teachers by providing an environment that moves beyond content delivery to focus on community, connectedness, and student engagement.
Adam holds Bachelor of Engineering (Software) and a Bachelor Arts (Politics) degrees from UNSW (University of New South Wales), is the 2011 Choice Magazine Consumer Activist of the Year and is a recipient of the 2011 UNSW Alumni Graduand Award. He previously worked at Macquarie Bank as a Software Engineer / Analyst in the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Group and at Westpac Institutional Bank as a Senior Software Engineer.
Adam led the successful Vodafail consumer activist campaign in 2010-2011, which resulted in nationwide media coverage, an ACMA inquiry and a $1bn network upgrade for Vodafone’s Australian business. In 2012, Adam joined world renowned UNSW A. Prof Richard Buckland to found openlearning.com, a student centred online learning platform. Over 30,000 students have joined courses, including the first massive open online courses from Australia and Malaysia.
Richard is an Associate Professor in Computer Security, Cybercrime, and Cyberterror at the University of New South Wales. He holds degrees in Science and in Economics, and has been awarded the University Medal in Computer Science and the Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence. Richard has a love for teaching and a deep faith in the potential of all his students and a passionate belief in the importance of education, of learning, and of thinking.
After graduating with a degree in Actuarial Studies, Richard worked until 1992 as an actuary and management consultant. He was offered a non-equity partnership by his firm, Towers Perrin, at the age of 24. In 1992 Richard was awarded one (of the three) inaugural Microsoft Research Fellowships. In 2013 Richard received the prestigious ICT Educator of the Year iAward in NSW, as well as Australia-wide.
David was previously an education PhD researcher the University of New South Wales, and is a talented software engineer with first class honours in a Bachelor of Science (Computing) degree. David's current research focusses on the analysis of the pedagogical and motivational aspects of community in online learning environments.
David spent 6 years at UNSW as a tutor, high school outreach coordinator, guest lecturer, and course design assistant. David is also experienced in artificial intelligence having done research with NICTA, and as a member of UNSW's RoboCup team rUNSWift. He has also previously worked in the e-learning field as a researcher, pedagogical liaison, and developer with the UNSW Adaptive eLearning Research Group and Smart Sparrow, and gives talks on software engineering in startups at Muru-D. David also expresses his creativity as an artist, with an installation in the 2015 Sydney Vivid Light Walk.