Culatta’s previous work centered around leveraging social media to create effective large-scale distributed learning environments. Prior to joining the federal government, Culatta was the Director of Operations for the Rose Education Foundation and learning technologies advisor at Brigham Young University where he was instrumental in redesigning the teacher preparation program at the McKay School of Education. He began working with educational technology at the University of Rhode Island where he co-taught the university’s first technology integration workshops for faculty.
Culatta is passionate about accelerating innovation in education with a particular interest in games for learning, personalized learning, and open education. He recently taught EdStartup 101, a massive open online course (MOOC) to support new educational entrepreneurs in developing the next generations of apps and services for teachers and learners. As a former Spanish teacher, Culatta remains an advocate for bilingual education. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife and four children.
Articles and Presentations by Richard Culatta
- From Innovation Clusters to Datapalooza: Accelerating Innovation in Educational Technology, EDUCAUSE Review 2012
- The Learning Registry, Datapalooza 2012
- 9 Reasons to use Games for Learning, DevLearn
- Reimagining Learning, TEDx BeaconStreet