Ms Audrey Watters
United States of America
Audrey Watters is a journalist specializing in education technology news and analysis. She has worked in the education field for the past 17 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, and program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although she was two chapters into her Comparative Literature dissertation, she decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. She has written for The Atlantic, Edutopia, MindShift, Fast Company, Inside Higher Ed, The School Library Journal, O'Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, and The Huffington Post, in addition to her own blog Hack Education. She is currently working on a book called Teaching Machines, due out in 2014.