Congratulations on your new position. Of course, we'd really like to
continue our collaborations, so please keep in touch.
On 9/18/07, Daniel Edelson <d-edelson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear My World collaborators,
> I am writing with some exciting news. I have recently accepted the
> position of Vice President for Education and Children's Programs at
> the National Geographic Society in DC. I will be starting there on
> December 1, following a long-scheduled visiting appointment in Paris
> for the fall. As you know, NGS has championed the cause of K-12
> geography education in the U.S. for more than 20 years. My job will
> be to establish a geography education reform strategy for the future
> and implement it. It's a tremendously exciting opportunity for me,
> and I'm looking forward to bringing what I've learned over the last
> 15 years about education to a place where there is an opportunity for
> broad impact.
> I have started working on arrangements to move the My World
> development efforts to the National Geographic. It will probably be
> a while before that transition takes place, and in the meantime, our
> work will continue uninterrupted at Northwestern. This move will not
> have any impact on the commercial distribution of My World by PASCO.
> As excited as I am about this new opportunity, I definitely have
> mixed feelings about leaving Northwestern after 17 years. It has been
> a wonderful place for me to work and learn. This is tempered by the
> fact that I will be able to bring all the relationships I've formed
> while I've been here with me, and I expect to be drawing on those
> relationships extensively as I get underway in my new position.
> Daniel C. Edelson
> Associate Professor, Learning Sciences and Computer Science
> Northwestern University
> Address: 2120 Campus Drive #240, Evanston, IL 60208
> Home page: http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~edelson
> GEODE Initiative: http://www.geode.northwestern.edu