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"A New Culture of Learning may provide for the digital media and learning movement what Thomas Paine's Common Sense did for the colonists during the American Revolution- a straightforward, direct explanation of what we are fighting for and what we are fighting against."
Henry Jenkins, Provost's Professor, USC
"A New Culture of Learning is at once persuasive and optimistic - a combination that is all too rare, but that flows directly from its authors' insights about learning in the digital age. Pearls of wisdom leap from almost every page."
Paul Courant, Dean of Libraries, University of Michigan
"Brilliant. Insightful. Revolutionary."
Marcia Conner, author of The New Social Learning
"Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown portray the new world of learning gracefully, vividly, and convincingly."
Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Thomas and Brown make it clear that education is too often a mechanistic, solo activity delivered to the young. It doesn't have to be that way-learning can be a messy, social, playful, embedded, constant activity. We would do well to listen to their message."
Clay Shirky, author of Cognitive Surplus
"Anyone who fears, as I do, that today's public schools are dangerously close to being irrelevant must read this book. The authors provide a road map-and a lifeline-showing how schools can prosper under the most difficult conditions. It is a welcome departure from all the school bashing."
John Merrow, Education Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
"American education is at a crossroads. By illuminating how play helps to transform both information networks and experimentation, and how collective inquiry unleashes the power of imagination, A New Culture of Learning provides an irresistible path to the future."
Joel Myerson, Director, Forum for the Future of Higher Education.