How has W iley Visualizing been
shaped by contributors?
Wiley Visualizing and the
learning environment would not have come about without
a team of people, each of whom played a part in sharing their research and contributing to this
new approach. First and foremost, we begin with the National Geographic Society.
National Geographic Society
Visualizing Anatom y
offers an array of remarkable photographs,
illustrations, multimedia, and video from the National Geographic Society collections. Students
using the book benefit from the rich, fascinating resources of National Geographic.
National Geographic School Publishing
performed an invaluable service in fact-checking
Visualizing Anatomy and Physiology.
They have verified every fact in the book with two outside
sources, to ensure that the text is accurate and up-to-date. This kind of fact-checking is rare in
textbooks and unheard-of in most online media.
National Geographic Image Collection
provided access to National Geographic's award-
winning image and illustrations collection to identify the most appropriate and effective images
and illustrations to accompany the content. Each image and illustration has been chosen to
be instructive, supporting the processes of selecting, organizing, and integrating information,
rather than being merely decorative.
Academic Research Consultants
Richard Mayer
, Professor of Psychology, UC Santa Barbara. Mayer's
Cognitive Theory of
Multimedia Learning
provided the basis on which we designed our program. He continues to
provide guidance to our author and editorial teams on how to develop and implement strong,
pedagogically effective visuals and use them in the classroom.
Jan L. Plass
, Professor of Educational Communication and Technology in the Steinhardt
School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Plass co-directs
the NYU Games for Learning Institute and is the founding director of the CREATE Consortium
for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technology in Education.
Matthew Leavitt
, Instructional Design Consultant, advises the Visualizing team on the
effective design and use of visuals in instruction and has made virtual and live presentations
to university faculty around the country regarding effective design and use of instructional
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