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Phil Long

Center for New Designs and Learning at Georgetown University
Phil Long is a lapsed behavioral ecologist. He studied the evolution of avian mating systems because he thought humans were too complicated. He was wrong. Phil applied his training to study workplace transformation induced by new technologies in the mid-1980’s. Pivoting he joined a health science center as the Assoc. Dir. for SUNY Downstate Medical Research Library of Brooklyn and later an NLM Medical Informatics Fellowship. The rise of ubiquitous computing drew him to Seton Hall University, one of the first 1:1 laptop learning programs. There he built a student technology consulting practice, first piloted at WPUNJ, and replicated across 200+ institutions with help from the TLT Group. MIT called in 2000. The power of “open” was a powerful lesson. OCW, OKI and the MIT/Microsoft iCampus Alliance showed open content, open APIs and open software foster inclusion and innovation. MIT, University of Queensland and Northwestern co-developed remote labs and assessed their learning efficacy. ‘Down under’ he started a center for emerging technology at UQ and introduced edX to the campus and Australia. He helped found the Society of Learning Analytics and Research before grandchildren brought him north to UT Austin as AVP for Learning Sciences. There blockchains captured his attention as means of giving learners agency. Working with colleagues at ASU and Salesforce they developed the Trusted Learner Network. He guides the Learning and Employment Record (LER) Network for the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. With the Open Skills Network (OSN) and Open Software Fellow at Concentricsky he is contributing to the W3C Verified Credential-EDU modeling, key infrastructure for new learning/earning cycle. His academic home is the Center for New Designs and Learning at Georgetown University.
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