Candace Thille is director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University, a position she has held since the program’s inception in 2002. She is also co-director of OLnet, an open educational research network, a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon and the Open University, UK. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Candace was a partner in a management consulting and training firm specializing in collaborative change management and work-place learning solutions. Her current focus of research and development is in applying results from the learning sciences to the design, implementation and evaluation of web-based learning environments. Candace has published and presented over eighty conference proceedings, workshops, articles and book chapters on open educational resources and effective web-based learning environments. She serves as a redesign scholar for the National Center for Academic Transformation, and was elected a Fellow of International Society for Design and Development in Education in 2007. Candace earned her M.S. in Information Technology – Learning Science at Carnegie Mellon University.