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Helping Students to Achieve More Using Learning Research and Student-centered Design
March 5th, 2018
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.
Entrepreneurship in educational technology, also known simply as edupreneurship, is a hot topic-so hot that there are conferences devoted to it (including next week's ASUGSV), philanthropic efforts focused on it (such as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and even graduate degrees concentrating on it (including the University of Pennsylvania's M.S. in Education Entrepreneurship).
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“Active learning enhances motivation, deepens retention, promotes transfer, and builds collaborative skills useful in work and life.” Dr. Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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