Learning in the Creative Economy
Patrick Whitney, dean of IIT Institute of Design, wrote a chapter entitled “Learning in the Creative Economy” for a new book by Daniel Araya and Michael Peters, “Education in the Creative Economy: Knowledge and Learning in the Age of Innovation” (Peter Lang, 2010). “Learning in the Creative Economy” discusses how digital media is disrupting the education system in the US.
It is based upon four research projects conducted at ID over the last few years that has been supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. These have included Thinkering Space, led by Dale Fahnstrom, Greg Prygrocki, and TJ McLeish; Schools in the Digital Age, led by Patrick Whitney and John Grimes, Electronic Learning Record led by Patrick Whitney, Kevin Denny, and Ash Bhoopathy. The book also featured IIT Institute of Design board member, Sam Pitroda. John Seely Brown wrote the forward.