Elisabeth Sylvan is an independent consultant with over 20 years of research and leadership experience in education and technology. Her lifelong interest is sociotechnical systems that support creativity, shared knowledge and collaboration and her portfolio include content sharing tools, online communities, and educational technologies. Previously as the Vice President of Education at The Tech Museum, she launched and developed a new education department. Before that she was a Researcher Scientist and Project Director at TERC. Sylvan's M.S. and Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab she worked on Scratch and The Computer Clubhouse. Sylvan received her B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and has been published in various journals, conferences, books, and reports.