|Laura Goin designs and develops educational software
for at-risk and special needs learners. She specializes in combining cognitive
research with highly effective multimedia instructional practices. During the
course of her career, Ms. Goin has been instrumental in the design and development
of a number of instructional software packages for reading, mathematics, and writing.
Previously, Ms. Goin was an instructional designer and project director on the
staff of Vanderbilt University’s Learning Technology Center. While at Vanderbilt,
Ms. Goin coordinated multimedia research projects in the areas of literacy, mathematics,
science, and higher education technology integration. Currently, she consults
with publishers on the design of instructional software and provides training
on reading intervention for struggling readers.
Ms. Goin is a graduate of the University of Missouri, earning a Bachelor of
Science Degree in 1975. In 1985, she received a Master’s degree in Special Education
from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. From 1975 until 1984, Ms. Goin
was a teacher of children with physical and mental disabilities and varying exceptionalities.
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