Notice anything different? We sure hope so.
Let's start with our name, which lost a few letters. While not the
most radical of changes, we nevertheless took great care before
messing with such a prestigious and longstanding brand. It was
only after taking a rigorous poll of advisors and readers that we
received the nearly unanimous reaction—"That's what we call
you already!"—and our decision was confirmed.
The name change fits well with the more radical redesign of
the magazine's look and feel, which you will see throughout
these pages. Also, be on the lookout for new departments
such as They Said It, where we highlight some of the
best writing from our Web site as well as more contributions
from education superstar authors like Clayton Christensen and
Alan November. Be sure, however, that one thing
will stay the same here at Technol, er, Tech&Learning—our editorial
mission remains: to provide readers with the best information
on what technologies are driving innovation in schools.
Another big change is that Publisher Jo-Ann McDevitt is leaving
Technology & Learning. She is moving on to a new role as
Vice President of the Association of Educational Publishers
(AEP). Jo-Ann leaves behind a legacy of more than 20 years
of developing the Technology & Learning brand into a robust
community of passionate, tech-using educators. Jo-Ann experienced
and partook in an amazing period of transformation—from
the infancy of the personal computer, the creation of
Windows and Web browsers, to today's world of handheld
mobile devices and interactive whiteboards. All of us at
Technology & Learning will miss Jo-Ann and wish her all the
best in her new role.
So what do you think of the place? What further changes would
you like to see here at Tech&Learning? Send me an email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The conversation is just beginning.