The ways we are expected to engage in lifelong learning have changed for adults and for those approaching adulthood. Christine Bernat, by stressing the use of individualized training for high school students, suggests ways to embrace technology and develop adolescents into adults who engage in productive, progressive learning. The book, Individualized Learning With Technology, while not being overly prescriptive about particular software programs, invokes the psychological and philosophical underpinnings educators have long trusted to make a case for revolutionizing high school education by expanding the menu of practices.
(Dana Haring, Ed.D, English language arts instructor, Kalispell, MT)This ambitious manuscript includes extensive references from psychology, education, learning theory, brain research, and personal connections, all with examples and bits of humor. In making her case for infusing technology into the curriculum as an integral strand for secondary students, Christine Bernat has systematically provided theory from the greatest thinkers and philosophers, coupled with current learning theories and practices. I admire her passion in giving a positive direction and a thrust for improvement. The bottom line is to 'get to the IT.' And she has most definitely presented in this way.
(Bobbie Barrett, Ed.D, curriculum director, Whitefish, MT School District)
About the Author
Christine Bernat is a Technical Writer and Instructional Designer who has worked for many Information Technology companies. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Education (Instructional Technology). She has a strong background and interest in adult learning and training design principles. Richard J. Mueller’s career encompassed 30 years as a professor of Educational Psychology, and he has written 4 textbooks and numerous articles. Mr. Mueller has a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Prior to receiving his advanced degrees, Mr. Mueller worked as a junior high school and high school English and Social Studies teacher. Mr. Mueller passed away in 2005.