Dr. Reshan Richards is adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, associate at Columbia University's School for Professional Studies, and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and works with school leaders all over the world through the Global Online Academy network.
Reshan is the author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off and writes a monthly column about leadership and technology on EdSurge. His research on mobile technology and assessment has been recognized internationally in publications such as the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, the International Journal of Instructional Media, and most recently in the Handbook of Mobile Learning in the Contemporary Classroom.
An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.
Dr. Kevin Burden is Professor of Digital Education in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education (FACE) at the University of Hull where he leads a team investigating the impact and potential of digital technologies in education. His research area explores the affordances of mobile and pervasive computing with a particular focus on teacher education and professional development. He is currently leading several international research projects focusing on the use of mobile technologies in schools and colleges and recently completed a major Erasmus+ project to create a mobile learning toolkit for teacher educators (mobileleanringtoolkit.com). He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and has previously been invited to Hong Kong University and the University of Macau. Kevin has attracted over £1.5m in competitive grants and awards and was made a National Teaching Fellow by the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) for his work in supporting students and staff in the innovative use of digital technologies. He is the author of over fifty peer-reviewed articles, chapters and publications and has recently co-authored a book on Teacher Education Futures for Springer (due for release in early 2018).
Dr William Rankin is an independent learning consultant who works with schools, governments, and learning organisations throughout the world to design, develop, and implement innovative learning initiatives. Prior to founding Unfold Learning LLC, he served as Director of Learning on the global education team at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California from 2013-16, where he had responsibility for developing, promoting, and enhancing innovative teaching and learning in pre-K to post-20 education. While there, he helped develop the program that became known as the Apple Developer Academy. Before Apple, Rankin worked as an academic in higher education for 24 years, concluding his time as a Professor of English and Honors College Fellow at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. As ACU's Director of Educational Innovation, he helped design the world's first one-to-one that gave every student an iOS device as a platform for exploring new forms of mobile learning. He was named Campus Technology magazine's Innovator of the Year for mobile learning in 2009 and was named an Apple Distinguished Educator that same year. He has received numerous awards for educational leadership and teaching and has presented on educational technologies and emerging pedagogies in more than thirty countries.