2008 Year in Review
2008 proved more manic than most. Momentous highs—the U.S.'s first African-American president-elect, an Olympic swimmer and his record eight gold medals—offset by canyon-deep lows—a tanking economy, tumbling stocks, soaring energy costs. At the Center for Educational Technologies® fortunately, the highs far outweighed the lows.
We got money—from some pretty famous sources really—to carry out seminal research and exciting projects. We won awards—a fair amount too. We taught. We went international. We flew missions—more than ever before. We brought NASA TV to 3 million viewers. We put robots to work. We made new NASA educational products better. We helped operating engineers work safely. We invited educational technology users to a new online home—and they came. We published and presented. Lots. And we even helped run a contest or two.
For our review of 2008, we started out compiling a top 10 list. It soon became a top 14, a turn that makes us proud. We're glad to share them via the links at left and grateful for your support as either a participant in one of these efforts or a taxpayer whose contributions help us continue the exciting and important work of helping educators use technology to better teach American students. As Sinatra said, it was a very good year.