Digital Innovators

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Jake Schwartz Offers Education Designed for the Job MarketPremium Link

It’s a professional school for the digital age.

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John Katzman Connects Prospective Students With What They Need to KnowPremium Link

His college-search portal, Noodle, can cut through the clutter and help searchers find what’s really useful, he says.

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Bryan Carter Enables Students to Inhabit HistoryPremium Link

Using apps and virtual-reality environments, a professor brings African-Americans’ past to life in the classroom.

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Kim Thanos Wants to Take Down the Textbook IndustryPremium Link

For her, the work of providing open-access learning materials is more than a business; it’s a social-justice cause.

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Maria Klawe Won’t Let Computer Science Remain a Boys’ ClubPremium Link

Women like to solve problems and to be seen as creative, says a female computer scientist who leads a college.

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Brandy Cartmell’s Portal Keeps Parents in the LoopPremium Link

The website helps the University of Tennessee at Martin tap into parental interest to try to improve retention rates.

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Jeffrey Hancock Wants to Keep Talking About How We Use Social Media for ResearchPremium Link

The study he did with Facebook caused a huge backlash. Is there a better way?

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Audrey Watters Casts a Skeptical Eye on Tech BoostersPremium Link

Animating her work is a conviction that technology needs to be not just used but questioned.