2018 Main Conference Talk
McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) is transitioning from a traditional analog publishing house to a digital learning science platform. The success of this endeavor requires a complex enterprise-scale information model, capable of delivering content, managing educational services, and providing insights across many different applications. The platform is implemented by multiple software engineering teams in different locations, with tight deadlines and cross-dependencies.
This session will highlight how the information architecture team at MHE has adapted traditional information design techniques to an agile approach that is fast, scalable, customer-centric, and produces a high quality information model across the entire platform.
About the speaker(s)
Frank Branch is the Principal Information Architect and Ontologist for McGraw-Hill Education. In this capacity, he leads all information design efforts for a large educational platform and curriculum provider. He has a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington specializing in knowledge representation and digital curation. Additionally, he has authored articles and textbook chapters on ontology in popular culture, has patents related to the use of ontology for curation tasks, and 20 years of experience designing content and information environments for Fortune 500 companies.