People love to learn.

They hate to be taught.

David Preston helps academic and business communities supercharge their performance with Open-Source Learning.


David has given transformative keynote speeches around the world for three decades.

In addition to his organizational development work with clients, David became internationally known as one of the first teachers to encourage K-12 students to use the public internet. He developed the strategies and practices that became known as Open-Source Learning.

David’s clients and students have used his insights to collaborate and create some amazing adventures. His talks provide entertaining, motivating inspiration for your audience members to launch their own.


David works with education and business leaders to create learning experiences that help individuals, business teams, campus communities, and even large audiences achieve specific learning outcomes.

David’s superpower is making complex ideas accessible and actionable.

Open-Source Learning design empowers your people to do their best work, share insight, and create a learning culture that lasts.


David personalizes professional development and continuing education and certification programs.

Open-Source Learning ensures that course content and ongoing practice will align with individual and organizational objectives to achieve your desired outcomes.

David has personally trained academic faculties, executive teams, and employees on topics ranging from AI and emerging technology to leadership, conflict management, and communications.