Dr William Rankin is
WORKING AT APPLE
At Apple, William Rankin was responsible for developing, promoting, and enhancing innovative teaching and learning. His team was developing an iOS education app. He helped develop the
. LEARNING DESIGN
Today, William Ranking is the Head of Unfold Learning LLC, a provider of project technology for education. The company transforms the perception of the upbringing and education. Unfold Learning also designs and runs workshops and seminars and provides educational presentations at multiple events around the world. According to William Ranking, the future model of education should have the key features of a healthy ecosystem, i. e. diversity, flexibility, open access to shared resources for every partner, active collaboration, pursuit of inner balance, and resilience. In a way, schools should become workshops, the whole point being for students to collaborate with each other. This should be a priority for every school, while Augmented Reality, for instance, would help access the outer world and learn more information in innovative and engaging formats. Once children realize that mobile devices can help them in learning, they will learn to use them for this exact purpose, and this is when the devices will be their helpers, said William Ranking in an interview with RIA Novosti.
In 2008, William Ranking received the Campus Technology Innovator award in the Mobile Learning category. He is the winner of a number of other prizes in education, and a frequent speaker on modern educational technologies, educational and learning strategy development, and other topics. Interviews with Dr William Rankin were published by such prominent outlets as Wired, The Guardian, The Times of London, Businessweek, The New York Times, and The Chronicle for Higher Education, as well as online platforms including InsideHigherEd, Ars Technica and Open Culture. He presented educational technologies at multiple events in more than 30 countries around the world.