April 29, 2013

What are the biggest ideas in education technology this year, and who's driving them? For the second year in a row, The Chronicle has identified a group of key innovators who are rebooting the academy, and we've profiled 10 of them on the pages that follow. This is not an endorsement of their projects: In some cases, the subjects of the profiles disagree with one another on how best to change higher education. But all of the people you'll meet here think technology could break established molds and help students learn more effectively, researchers make discoveries more easily, and colleges operate more efficiently. Earlier this year we invited readers and higher-education leaders to submit their nominations for this project, and we received more than 125 entries. Ultimately, the selections were made by a group of Chronicle editors and reporters, with a goal of considering innovators in various sectors.

Juan E. Gilbert
Clemson U.

Al Filreis
U. of Pennsylvania

Carol A. Twigg
National Center for Academic Transformation

William G. Bowen
Ithaka S+R

Amy Laitinen
New America Foundation

Mohammad H. Qayoumi
San Jose State U.

William D. Law
St. Petersburg College

Bethany Nowviskie
U. of Virginia

Jason Hoyt