The Value of Aesthetics in Education

“I think that educators also systematically undervalue art and aesthetics. Educators (especially academics) most often thrive in text-driven cultures and rarely equipped to understand — let alone build — visual and interactive media. “

Kurt Squire via Henry Jenkins here.

I’ve been thinking this for years, and I suspect that the educators who understand that they need to present their information in aesthetically pleasing ways, will be able to better share that information. That’s where an LMS can come in handy, that’s where learning design can come into play.

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