Wikimedia Foundation Director Named to OpenEd Board
executive director of the Wikimedia
Foundation, has been named to the
OpenEd Board of Directors. OpenEd,
founded in 2012, is a free service offering a large catalogue of
videos, games and assessments designed to help teachers find the right
resources to teach Common Core standards.
was named the executive
director of the Wikimedia Foundation in May, succeeding Sue Gartner.
recently, Tretikov was chief
information officer for SugarCRM.
She began her career with Sun Microsystems before
founding GrokDigital, a
technology marketing company. Tretikov has wide
experience with open source implementation and programming.
Blum, CEO and co-founder of
OpenEd, said Tretikov's expertise will help OpenEd in its mission to
source, modern teaching tools and resources to educators.
a true veteran in the Open
Source space, Lila's experience and advice is invaluable in OpenEd's
said, "OpenEd is
changing K-12 education by helping teachers build curricula for today's
students. I am very excited by what this means and am looking forward to
bringing my expertise to help change the future of learning."
offers teachers and parents
free tools to find video, games and assessment that enhance lesson
assessment creation tools allow teachers to create assessments while
associating resources to individual questions. The result is the ability
instantly create a personalized learning plan for each student.
Wikimedia Foundation is a
nonprofit organization that encourages the growth, development and
of free, multilingual, educational content. It operates a number of
collaboratively edited reference projects, including Wikipedia.
has co-authored several
patents in intelligent data mapping and dynamic language applications.
also an advisor to the board of the Zamurai Corporation.
May, Tretikov was named by Forbes
magazine to its list of "The
World's 100 Most Powerful Women."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.