Rebecca Petersen


Rebecca serves on the faculty at both Northeastern and Brandeis Universities teaching learning analytics in the master's in education programs. She also leads the strategy and day-to-day work of, a free, open online learning portal for the nonprofit and social sector community. is an initiative of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation.

Prior to transitioning to a faculty role, she was the Director of Research and Education Initiatives at edX, leading research and grant efforts in blended and open online learning in the early days of the MOOC era.  She began her career in higher education in 1999, joining Lesley University to lead a new center focused on technology and faculty development, eventually becoming Lesley's first Director of Academic Techology. Rebecca is a Frye Fellow (Leading Change Institute) alumni and previous chair the Teaching and Learning Committee for Educause.  

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EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning
    • Chair: 2013 - 2014
    • Member: 2011 - 2014
  • ELI Spring Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Member: 2012 - 2013