Brown, J.S. (2000). Growing Up Digital: How the Web Changes Work, Education, and the Ways People Learn. Change, April: p.11-20.
Retrieved November 2004, from http://www.aahe.org/change/digital.pdf
In 1987, Brown helped found the
Institute for Research on Learning
(IRL), located in Menlo Park, California,
a “research-in-action” think
tank that probes “successful everyday
learning.” Brown and Duguid
acknowledge their debt to IRL colleagues
for insight and critique that
found its way into this article, and
particularly to Susan Stucky and Peter
Henschel for their two-by-two “distributed intelligence” chart on page 15.
"A second aspect of the Web is that it is the first medium that honors the notion of multiple intelligences. This past century’s concept of “literacy” grew out of our intense belief in text, a focus enhanced by the power of one particular technology—the typewriter. It became a great tool for writers but a terrible one for other creative activities such as sketching, painting, notating music, or even mathematics. The typewriter prized one particular kind of intelligence, but with the Web, we suddenly have a medium that honors multiple forms of intelligence—abstract, textual, visual, musical, social, and kinesthetic. As educators, we now have a chance to construct a medium that enables all young people to become engaged in their ideal way of learning. The Web affords the match we need between a medium and how a particular person learns.
The author's notion of a learning park includes the matrix between schools and museums. This is a really provocative concept. The notions about learning are quite interesting.