From Harvard to Apple, and from CEO’s to journalists and university leaders, here are eight education tech innovators worth following.
Dr. Tony Wagner
Prior to his 10 years at Harvard, Dr. Wagner’s worked as a high school teacher, principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. He is a frequent conference speaker and widely published author.
Founder of teachertrainingvideos.com
Stannard is known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with the Flipped Classroom. He was previously a Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster. His current consultant work helps organizations to build online learning/blended learning courses and has earned him various awards, including being listed as one of the top 23 most influential Educational Technologists on Twitter in 2015.
Education technology journalist at hackeducation.com
Ms. Watters has written for Edutopia, MindShift, O’Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, and The Huffington Post, in addition to her own blog Hack Education. Over the last 15 years she has worked in the field of higher education as a graduate student, college instructor, and program manager for an ed-tech non-profit.
Senior director, enterprise technologies, Information Technology Services
Mr. Badwal and his team developed the highly acclaimed Insight mobile app, built on the iOS platform, which allows University of San Diego students to “organize coursework, extracurricular activities and personal tasks.” For this project, the University of SD was awarded the 2016 Campus Technology Innovators Award for student systems and services.
Techrangers Team Lead at University of Central Florida
After winning a grant from Instructure, Mr. Bates’ team developed the UDOIT (pronounced “You do it”) program, which helps UCF instructors identify accessibility issues in their online courses. This improved upon the previous system, which required a manual review of each course. This work earned Mr. Bates the 2016 Campus Technology Innovators Award in the Administration category.
Find Mr. Bates on LinkedIn.
CEO of Modo Labs
Mr. Elliot developed Modo Labs, an MIT spin-off, from its original function as a platform to help universities create apps for student, staff and teacher engagement, to its current position of serving not just education, but hospitals and large enterprises as well. Stewart holds a BA from UC.
Find Mr. Elliot on LinkedIn.
Assistant Professor Rutgers University SC&I
Joyce earned her doctoral degree in Information Science from UNT and speaks nationally about issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of technology. She has won numerous awards, including being selected as one of Technology and Learning’s 100@30 and received an Edublogs award for Lifetime Achievement.
K12 Development Executive at Apple Inc.
Mr. Meech was the director of technology for Downers Grove Grade School District before coming to Apple. Meech earned his masters in education in curriculum and technology in 2005 and an educational leadership certificate from Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the International Society of Technology and Education.
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