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Helping Students to Achieve More Using Learning Research and Student-centered Design

Helping Students to Achieve More Using Learning Research and Student-centered Design

2018-03-05   |   Category: Press Release

As part of our commitment to help students, instructors, and institutions to achieve more, we have been investing heavily in learning research and design. Today at SxSWEdu, we are delighted to reveal some of these advances:

1. The formation of the Learning Research Advisory Council. This Council comprises leading experts in cognitive and learning science who have been advising and critiquing the design principles and processes Macmillan Learning is using to develop next-generation learning experiences that deliver better outcomes.
 
Three permanent Council members comprise Dr. Robert Atkinson (Arizona State University), Dr. Mark McDaniel (Washington University in St. Louis), and Dr. Christopher Dede (Harvard University). Additional 2018 annual members will be revealed in April.

2. The formation of the Student Co-design Group. Macmillan Learning has pioneered processes for involving students in co-designing learning solutions that are empathetic, highly usable, and highly effective. This is being augmented by a new group of students who will additionally critique all new solutions that Macmillan builds.

3. The Public Release of Macmillan's Learning Design Foundations. Macmillan Learning has codified research from education research and cognitive science into an evolving portfolio of design foundations that it uses in the design of its learning solutions. As part of contributing to the education community, the company will be releasing these publicly for any educator or education company to benefit from, starting in April.

We look forward to sharing more with you in April.