Dr. Linda G. Roberts
is best known as the former Director of the U.S. Department of Educational Technology and for her role as the Secretary of Education's Special Adviser on Technology, both under the Clinton Administration. A former elementary school teacher, university professor and Academic Dean, Roberts' illustrious career includes developing our nation's first National Technology Plan, launching five new technology programs for the Clinton Administration and increasing the Federal technology budget. Roberts advises state and local education agencies, foundations, corporations, and government on the use of technology for teaching and learning, focusing on STEM, 21st century skills and literacy, open education resources (OER) and digital content, social networking and online communities of practice. Roberts currently serves as a visiting scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.