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OpenEd Announces Appointment of Lila Tretikov to Board of Directors

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director and Open Source Specialist to Lend Expertise to Enable Personal Learning for All

LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenEd (www.OpenEd.io), the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, announced the addition of Lila Tretikov to its board of directors today. Tretikov will provide her expertise to assist OpenEd's mission to provide open source, modern teaching tools and resources to educators allowing them to create a personal learning experience for all students.

With more than 18 years of open source and programming experience, Tretikov began her career at Sun Microsystems before founding technology marketing company GrokDigital, and serving as Chief Information Officer for SugarCRM. In May 2014 Tretikov was appointed executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation; she has since been honored by Forbes magazine as one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women."

"OpenEd is changing K12 education by helping teachers build curricula for today's students," said Lila Tretikov. "From videos and games to traditional media, OpenEd is delivering a uniquely tailored experience for every student, and a complete set of planning tools for every teacher. I am very excited of what this means to K12 education, and am looking forward to bringing my expertise to help change the future of learning."

OpenEd holds the largest K-12 educational resource catalog with the most Common Core aligned videos, games and assessments.  OpenEd's unique education recommendation engine determines just the right resource to use for any learning standard and any student. All of this is exposed open source with an open API now used by many edtech companies including BlendSpace, Themeefy and Knowmia.

"OpenEd is dedicated to embracing the changing landscape of education while providing truly open tools to help teachers and educators," said Adam Blum, CEO and co-founder of OpenEd. "As a true veteran in the Open Source space, a computer scientist, and the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Lila's experience and advice is invaluable in OpenEd's mission."

OpenEd provides teachers and parents with a free, simple tool to find videos, games and assessments that enliven lesson plans and aid students in class or at home. In addition, OpenEd's new free assessment creation tool enables teachers to easily create assessments while associating resources to individual questions. Should a student miss a question on an assessment, OpenEd automatically recommends resources such as videos or games they can review to achieve mastery. The result is in effect the ability to effect a personalized learning plan for every student for the first time. 

To visit OpenEd go to www.OpenEd.io.

About OpenEd
OpenEd was founded in 2012 with the goal of enabling teachers to have access to the best educational resources for their students, with a focus on finding the right resources to teach Common Core standards. To do this, OpenEd has built the world's largest catalog of educational videos, games and assessments. OpenEd is committed to keeping all content available free to all educators worldwide. For more info visit www.OpenEd.io

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