Prof. Morten Flate Paulsen is the CEO of NooA - the Nordic open online Academy. He was earlier the President of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) 2010-2013 and has served on the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL) R&D committee. Prof. Paulsen has worked part-time for Universidade Aberta in Portugal and has been appointed as Adjunct Professor, at the Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education in Canada. He has a Doctorate in Education from the Pennsylvania State University, Department of Adult Education and Instructional Systems. Prof. Paulsen has contributed a lot as the regional editor for IRRODL (The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) and EURODL (The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning). He has also served on the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of Distance Education and Online education, e-learning and cooperative freedom are some of his areas of specialisation.