Macmillan Learning is pleased to announce the formation of a Learning Research Advisory Council (LRAC). The primary purpose of the LRAC is to partner with Macmillan's Learning Research and Design team to critique and inform how to best apply research findings in the learning sciences to product design and implementation in order to best drive learner outcomes and show a demonstrable impact on learning.
The Council's work will be achieved through an ongoing partnership that focuses on advising on research methodology, research application, and research innovation.
Research Methodology. The LRAC will advise on the research and evidence lifecycle that underpins Macmillan's product development lifecycle; on research tools, including lab environments, technologies, and reports; and on learning research methods, including primary qualitative and quantitative research and secondary research in the learning sciences.
Research Application. The LRAC will advise on applied research artifacts, including research frameworks, research syntheses, design principles, learning models, and prototypes as well as the application of research to prototypes, product designs and iterations.
Research Innovation. The LRAC will advise on emerging trends, innovative methods, and points-of-view in the learning sciences. It will also provide guidance on changes in educational and/or legislative policy that may have a bearing on the design of educational products.
The Council has five members including Dr. Robert Atkinson (Arizona State University), Dr. Christopher Dede (Harvard University), Dr. Erin Dolan (University of Georgia), Dr. Mark McDaniel (Washington University in St. Louis), and Dr. Liz Thomas (Edge Hill University). The LRAC is committed to guiding Macmillan's interpretation, application, and implementation of learning science research to ensure that Macmillan is not only designing products that improve outcomes, and actively contributing to the ongoing evolution of the learning sciences. Moreover, the LRAC represents Macmillan's philosophy that products that improve learning and student success are based in learning science.
To learn more about the Council, visit our website. If you are interested in being considered for an LRAC appointment, please contact Jeff Bergin at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on the transformational approach Macmillan Learning is taking to learning science and analytics, please visit our website: http://www.macmillanlearning.com/learningscience