Joseph South is the chief learning officer at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and a national educational technology leader focused on evidence-based learning transformation. He formerly served as the director of the U.S Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology. In this role, he was an adviser to the secretary of education and developed national policy, including policy to advance educational technology in teacher preparation. He also formed public-private partnerships to assist state and local education leaders in transitioning to digital learning. He is a strong proponent of the active use of technology by learners. He holds a doctorate in instructional psychology and technology from Brigham Young University.