Building the Next Great App

[Here’s an interview with Richard Culatta, the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education. Richard shares his insights in a Games and Learning article that highlights the lessons learned in the new publication, Edtech Developers Guide.]

"We are at a time of real transformation in the education system."

“We are at a time of real transformation in the education system.”

Games and other apps that may improve education have been getting a lot of attention from the U.S. Department of Education this summer. From special day-long meetings at E3 and Games for Change to a dozen regional meetings with game developers, the federal agency has been reaching out to inspire an entire new kind of educational publisher.

Richard Culatta, the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the Department of Ed, said there is an obvious reason for the flurry of visits and actions by the department.

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