Stephen Carson

Associate Director and Head of Operations, Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab, MIT

Overview

Online education leader with a proven record of scaling transformational ideas to achieve global results through effective strategic planning, leadership, process optimization, and assessment.

Summary

On the Web

Extensive team leadership experience addressing educational challenges on a global scale through online learning initiatives including the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab,¬†OPENPediatrics, MITx and MIT OpenCourseWare. Extensive background in strategic planning, management, and evaluation/assessment; open education strategies and intellectual property rights in the higher education context; live and online event planning; and database implementation and management. Significant fundraising experience, including grant writing, corporate sponsorship and individual donation campaigns. Proven written and oral communication skills, including five years’ work as a writing instructor, extensive presentation experience, and publication history.

Expertise

Of Note

  • Online learning and distance learning content development: Management of teams developing implementing online learning in a variety of environments including OpenEdx, Drupal, and Blackboard.
  • Program management: Consensus-driven articulation of organizational mission, goals, and values; development of strategic initiatives, key programs, and success measures; budgeting, staffing and resource allocation.
  • Fundraising: Development and execution of fundraising programs in nonprofit contexts, including corporate sponsorship, grant writing and individual donation campaigns.
  • Communications: Strategy, message and collateral development; traditional mass media and social media public relations; feature writing and public speaking.
  • Strategic partnership development:¬† Mission-focused development of strategic partnerships; leadership in consortia development.
  • Evaluation: Evaluation strategy and plan development; qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; web metric analysis.
  • Intellectual property management: IP strategy development in educational contexts; management of educational content using open content licenses; materials licensing for educational programs.
  • Technology implementation: Information architecture, design and implementation of relational database systems; information architecture and design of web sites.
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