Information Age Education (IAE) is a non-profit organization and project with a goal of helping to improve the education of people of all ages throughout the world. IAE assumes that every person is both a lifelong learner and a lifelong teacher. As a teacher, each person helps themself and others to learn.
One of the major activities of the Information Age Education organization is to develop and maintain an IAE-pedia. This is an open source collection of documents designed to help improve education.
We live in an Information Age in which there is a rapid pace of change being brought on by developments in science and technology. Examples of rapidly changing areas include:
- Information and communication technology. This includes computer and information science and a host of application areas such as robotics, cell phones, digital cameras, computer games, social networking systems, electronic libraries, and the Web.
- Nanotechnology. This is the science and technology of matter approximately on the scale of 1 to 100 nanometers (billionths of a meter) in size.
- Geonomics. The science and technology of genes, a leading edge component of the study of biology and medicine.
A good education helps people to meet their current and potential future needs in this rapidly changing world.
The Information Age Education (IAE) project will grow and prosper through the volunteer work of people who:
- Contribute content and/or edit the content provided by others. The IAE-pedia is a Wiki available at http://IAE-pedia.org.
- Contribute open source books and articles for students of all ages, for publication at http://i-a-e.org.
- Contribute ideas and/or discuss the ideas presented by others. The key contact people are
(project director) and Ken Loge (technical consult, multimedia wizard, and Web Master). Contact them by email with your ideas for content and for Website design.
- Share the Information Age Education ideas with others, and encourage others to contribute their volunteer content and ideas.
Dave Moursund is known for his work in founding the International Society for Technology in Education, for establishing a master's degree and doctorate program in the field of computers in education at the University of Oregon, and for being a prolific author. Many of his recent books and some of his earlier books are available free in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats under a Creative Commons license.