This Blog is my personal thought stream which is usually focused on open source software in education but sometimes drifts into other areas of education & technology.
More about me…
Chris Coppola is the President and CEO of rSmart, the most recognized company supporting open source solutions for education. Prior to founding rSmart in 2002, Chris spent more than a decade as an entrepreneur designing, engineering and managing the development of e-learning solutions for colleges and universities.
Chris’ career is dedicated to fostering sustainable open source communities in education. He founded rSmart to fulfill this mission. rSmart co-founded the open source portfolio and Kuali initiatives, and was a founding commercial affiliate with Sakai. Chris has helped build these communities into robust and sustainable organizations, and rSmart’s comprehensive services and support have enabled widespread adoption of open source solutions by all types and sizes of institutions.
Aside from leading rSmart, Chris serves the Kuali Foundation as an elected member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Financial Systems Board, the Rice board, and as the Kuali Rice Application Roadmap Committee Chair. He is an ex-officio member of the Student board, and has previously served on the Sakai Foundation board, most recently as Vice Chair.
Chris writes and speaks internationally about community source development, open education, and the growing global movement to effectively tap into the power of communities to solve problems and produce goods and services.