Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith
COO Agile Mind, Agile Mind


Nicholas Smith has more than 20 years of experience in education and instructional technology. He currently serves as Vice President of Technology Product Development for Cengage Learning. Prior to its acquisition by Cengage Learning in 2007, Nicholas was president of Aplia Inc., a leading provider of online homework for use in institutions of higher education. Before joining Aplia in November 2001, Nicholas was responsible for managing the development and production of online learning materials for Pensare, Inc., a web-based professional training and development company. Prior to Pensare, he held a number of consulting and management positions at SRI Consulting. Nicholas also provided independent consulting services to the Oxford-Princeton-Stanford-Yale Alliance for Distance Learning. Nicholas also spent 10 years as an educator. He was instrumental in founding the middle school at Keys School in Palo Alto, California, now one of the Bay Area’s leading independent middle schools. Nicholas holds a master’s degree from Brandeis University.


Location: Broadway South (6th Floor) Level:
John Warren (RAND Corporation), Eric Frank (Flat World Knowledge), Frank Lyman (LibreDigital), Nicholas Smith (Agile Mind), Neeru Khosla (CK12 Foundation)
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Technology is driving change in education as it is in publishing. This session examines the emerging future of digital textbooks in K-12 and higher education, including innovative texts that include multimedia, simulation models, and automated assessments, as well as business models such as open access, subscriptions, and bundling, that will allow publishers to survive and thrive in the future. Read more.
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Qualcomm
  • Copia
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • Adobe
  • Aptara
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Bowker
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • Google
  • HP
  • LibreDigital
  • MagMe
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Chuckwalla
  • Foxit Software
  • Jacquette Consulting
  • Jouve North America
  • Lulu
  • Marvell
  • Media Services Group
  • PubServ
  • Safari Books Online
  • Silverchair
  • Virtusales
  • Vitrium Systems
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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