Gordon Freedman is president of the National Laboratory for Education Transformation, a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to transforming 20th-century education into 21st-century learning. He founded NLET to create an organization that looks three to five years into the future, acting as a broad social, research, and organizational platform for the alignment of education and training with the technology of the knowledge economy and youth culture. The nonprofit has received federal and foundation grants in partnerships with universities, community colleges, school districts, and research institutes. Gordon has helped evolve the fields of education technology and online learning and is now an advocate for broad-based change across the K-to-Career spectrum.
He also manages Knowledge Base, LLC, a consulting firm established in 1998 to provide services to institutions, publishers, and education technology companies. He formerly served as vice president of global education strategy at Blackboard Inc., during its growth from 100 million dollar in annual revenue to an exit at 1.4 billion dollars. During his tenure, Gordon traveled to 19 countries to examine learning models and policy strategies, launched the Blackboard Institute, and provided thought leadership for the company globally.