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Entrepreneurs & Ed Tech Ecosystems

LearnLaunch Institute

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Entrepreneurs & Ed Tech Ecosystems

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Webinar

Level: Beginner
Track: Research 

Join Richard Culatta, Acting Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education, in a discussion about the Department of Education's research on national ed tech ecosystems and the implications of these findings for current and future ed tech entrepreneurs. 

At this webinar, you will learn:

  • key findings from research the Department of Education has done on models for determining what educational technologies are having the intended outcome
  • how the results of this research affect current and future ed tech entrepreneurs
  • key benefits to participating in an ed tech ecosystem
Note: after you register, you will receive instructions on how to access the webinar.

Meet the Instructor:


Richard Culatta
Acting Director, Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education 

Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of educational innovation. He has experience in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning environments. As the Acting Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education his work focuses on leveraging open data to create personalized learning experiences for all students and promoting increased connectivity to improve access to education and make college more affordable. Prior to joining the Department of Education, he served as an education policy advisor to U.S. Senator Patty Murray.

Culatta’s previous work centered around leveraging social media to create effective large-scale distributed learning environments. As Chief Technology Officer at CIA University, Culatta developed an online learning platform to extend learning opportunities to CIA officers worldwide. Prior to joining the federal government, Culatta was the Director of Operations for the Rose Education Foundation and learning technologies advisor at Brigham Young University where he was instrumental in redesigning the teacher preparation program at the McKay School of Education. He began working with educational technology at the University of Rhode Island where he co-taught the university’s first technology integration workshops for faculty.

Culatta is passionate about accelerating innovation in education with a particular interest in games for learning, personalized learning, and open education. He recently launchedEdStartup 101, a massive open online course (MOOC) to support new educational entrepreneurs in developing the next generations of apps and services for teachers and learners. As a former Spanish teacher, Culatta remains an advocate for bilingual education. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife and three children.

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LearnLaunch Institute

LearnLaunch Institute catalyzes a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement. Our education innovation ecosystem mobilizes educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates. As a nonprofit, the Institute  offers learning opportunities, supports services, and a school pilot network. We believe in expanding access to learning that is engaging, personalized, and effective. Edtech is a critical component of achieving this vision at scale. For more information, visit www.learnlaunch.org

LearnLaunch Institute is part of LearnLaunch, an organization dedicated to connecting, supporting, and growing greater Boston’s education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning.

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