In this article I discuss my experience being in both a learning sciences and an instructional systems technology department. I consider ‘myself both an instructional designer and a learning scientist. I am indebted to both the previous work of instructional designers and of learning scientists in that both have contributed much to my thinking and my work. More dialogue between these two fields would allow us to develop generative frameworks for understanding learning and developing artifacts and systems with greater power for transforming learning.
Journal Title: Educational Technology
Article Author: Barab
Article Title: Using design to advance
About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.
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