John Richards, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Consulting Services for Education, Inc. (CS4Ed), and Adjunct Faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he teaches Entrepreneurship in the Education Marketplace. John was President of the JASON Foundation, GM of Turner Learning, the educational arm of Turner Broadcasting, and GM of the Educational Technologies Division of Bolt Beranek and Newman that launched the award winning Co-NECT school design. John’s projects have won him numerous awards including two Golden Lamps and several CODIEs, as well as several EMMY nominations. He is the author/editor of four books, over 90 articles, book chapters, and research reports, and has been responsible for the publication of over 1,000 educational products. With Chris Dede, he co-edited Digital Teaching Platforms for Teachers College Press.
Leslie Stebbins, M.Ed. MLIS is the Director for Research at Consulting Services for Education. Leslie has more than twenty-five years of experience in education with a background in library and information science, instructional design, and teaching. She worked for eighteen years at Brandeis University as an instructional designer and research librarian and has served as a consultant to Tufts University, Facing History and Ourselves, the California State University system, Harvard University, and the U.S. Department of Education on issues relating to learning and technology. She is the author of numerous articles and books including Finding Reliable Information Online: Adventures of an Information Sleuth for Rowman & Littlefield and Games for a Digital Age: K-12 Market Map and Investment Analysis with John Richards and Kurt Moellering for the Cooney Center sponsored by the Gates Foundation.