for Learning by Philip J. Palin,
This is a book about the future of education. If you
are an educator who uses the Internet, "Architect for
Learning" will remind you of what you already know and suggest how
to adapt it to the potential of the network. If you are a New Media
professional, this book will outline how design skills and technical
knowledge can be used to propel a passion for learning. Principles and
practical examples demonstrate how classical philosophy and electronic
gaming are allies in developing compelling environments in which each
learner can discover purpose and meaning.
Beginning with a philosophy of education, then
scanning cognitive theories and psychology, "Architect for
Learning" points the way to how the network can be a powerful tool
for individualizing education. An accompanying multimedia CD-ROM
provides a helpful overview and examples of key concepts which are more
deeply engaged throughout the book.
Whether the educational potential of the network is
achieved or not will depend largely on a genesis generation of network
based learning architects. This new profession is emerging spontaneously
in response to opportunity and demand. This book is a primer on how the
lessons of a few millenia of human experience might best be applied to a
new millenia of learning.
About the Author
Philip J. Palin is a Senior Architect and Chief Executive Officer of
Teleologic Learning Company. He has designed network based learning on
behalf of Asymetrix Corporation, The Laurasian Institution, the National
Foreign Language Center, Corporate Executive Information System, Tricare
Management Activity-Information Management, the Navy Bureau of Medicine
and Surgery, Bristol-Myers-Squibb Corporation, and others.
Mr. Palin is also a Senior Fellow with the Institute
for Defense Education and Analysis of the Naval Postgraduate School
where he specializes in strategic planning for the design of very large
network based learning systems. He is a member of the Board of Directors
at Wisdom@Work, Arista Knowledge Systems, Saint John's Wood Corporation,
and the Center for Quality Assurance in International Education.
Kari Sandhaas is a Senior Architect with the
Teleologic Learning Company and Creative Director for The Laurasian
Institution. Ms. Sandhaas utilizes a cross-discipline approach combining
conceptual, artistic, and education expertise to develop effective
design for today's web environment. She has been instrumental in the
development of basic design principles for network based learning,
emphasizing aesthetics, effective communication, and a purposeful use of
symbol integrating image, text, and the dynamic environment of the web.
She has directed the creative aspects of on-line
learning environments and modules on behalf of The Institute for Defense
Education and Analysis, The Corporate Executive Information System,
Tricare Management Activity-Information Management, The Laurasian
Institution, The University of Richmond Internet Based Learning
Initiative, and others.
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