TeachAids Featured in Textbook on Learner Design and Technology
TeachAids HIV prevention modules and research methodologies were featured in Learner and User Experience Research: An Introduction for the Field of Learning Design & Technology. This book collects the voices of experts in the field and focuses on user-centered design, citing the importance of user experience in learning technologies.
Chapter 3 of the book, titled “Theories of Change in Learner Experience (LX) Design,” and authored by Drs. Karin S. Forssell, Keith Bowen, and graduate student Soren Rosier of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, features the TeachAids “Prevention Begins With Me” educational intervention.
The TeachAids “Prevention Begins With Me” educational module is a multimodal educational program that breaks the stigma of HIV and AIDS through culturally sensitive education. The program is grounded in science and was designed in partnership with subject matter experts and local community leaders. It includes case studies tailored to address the diverse array of challenges our partners face in providing HIV and AIDS education to their communities. “Prevention Begins With Me” interactive animated films have been developed in 13 languages and are used by hundreds of millions of people in over 82 countries.
As the Director of the Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) master’s program and senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Forssell’s inclusion of “Prevention Begins with Me” was driven by its widespread application: this program has a “life that has continued after it was a Stanford GSE project.” The real-world use of this educational module gives the example validity beyond the world of theoretical research. Forssell continues, “The crux of the problem of how to teach something taboo at scale is such an interesting problem. We felt it would be really interesting and accessible for our readers.” She points out that TeachAids is continuing down the path of destigmatizing health issues through its concussion projects. “I think it’s a really inspirational example,” Forssell concluded.
Thank you to the book’s authors, editors, and publishers for their commitment to improving learning experiences and their inclusion of the TeachAids case study in this seminal work.
Other books that have featured TeachAids include Insight Out by Tina Seelig, The Startup Star by Matt Cook and Jon Zhang, Made With Creative Commons, and Health Communication in the New Media Landscape.