About Trent Batson, Ph.D. -- Batson has been an educational technology national leader since 1985 when he received an Annenberg/CPB Projects grant for a university consortium project. In 1989, he received an EDUCAUSE annual award for best innovation for under-prepared students. He has also received large grants from the US Department of Education, The Boeing Corporation, IBM, the Information Technology Association of America, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He served as an English professor and, since 1995, as academic technology director at 2 universities. He was Chair of the Board of the Open Source Portfolio Initiative that created OSP, now a module within Sakai. Before launching The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning in 2009, he worked in The Office of Educational Innovation and Technology at MIT. He writes two articles a month for Campus Technology on Web 2.0, and was a contributing author to Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge, Iiyoshi and Kumar, MIT Press, 2008.