The push for educational technology exists within a broader political, economic, ideological, and technological context. The all-too-common ignorance of this context and the subtleties of learning itself may prove problematic for edtech — and higher education's future.
Rolin Moe, EdD, is an assistant professor and Director of the Institute for Academic Innovation at Seattle Pacific University. Moe’s 15+ years of working with formal, informal and non-formal learning institutions have focused on empowering all members of the community to engage teaching and learning. In formal education settings, Moe works across the environment to conceptualize, design, implement and assess learning environments and models. Outside of formal education, Rolin celebrates the ‘gap’ between artifact design and learning assessment, at organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art, Thesys International and the nonpartisan Annenberg Learning Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and MuseumYou can follow him on Twitter at @rmoejo.