Dr William Rankin

Dr William Rankin

voormalig Director of Learning at Apple - co auteur A Learning Journey - Educatie adviseur scholen, overheden en onderwijsorganisaties

Dr William Rankin is a learning-experience and learning-frameworks designer and educational theorist who served as worldwide Director of Learning at Apple from 2013 through 2016. An academic with more than 25 years of classroom experience, Rankin helped design the world’s first iOS-based one-to-one learning program for higher education, for which he was named Campus Technology magazine’s Innovator of the Year for mobile learning in 2008. In 2009, he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator, and in 2010, he began a three-year tenure on the US Board of Apple’s Distinguished Educators program. colleague Bea Leiderman, he co-authored A Learning Journey, a professional development workbook and guide for the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) in 2018. Interviews with Rankin have appeared in WiredThe GuardianThe Times of LondonBusinessweekThe New York Times and The Chronicle for Higher Education and at online sites including InsideHigherEd, Ars Technica, and Open Culture.  He has worked with schools, governments, and learning organizations in more than 30 countries to design, develop, and implement innovative learning and is an expert in mobile- and technology-enhanced learning and constructionism.

A Platform for Future Learning

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The past year has seen profound turmoil, but the challenges of the pandemic have also opened new possibilities for teaching and learning. Whether learners are scattered on screens or gathered together in a classroom, we can design learning experiences that build a platform on which they can explore, experiment, create, and learn. Using the Follow/Tinker/Make/Share (FTMS) Framework, […]