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“… a marvelous way to give students the capability of visualizing the relationships between the many, seemingly disparate things they need to learn.”

Mark Morris, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair
Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of California, Los Angeles

“Very useful not only to undergraduates, but also for a variety of other people to explore areas of science on their own.”

Robert P. Gunsalus, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
College of Letters and Science
University of California, Los Angeles

“A unique system for studying and learning… will help not only students but also teachers.”

Aldons J. Lusis, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

“… offers a fundamentally different approach to facilitating learning.”

Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

“…a unique pedagogical approach… fills a major void in the educational training.”

Ferdinand V. Coroniti, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Physics
University of California, Los Angeles

“I am sure each of the students in those courses (Space and Earth Sciences) would benefit greatly if he or she had access to your Big Picture Series system of learning and communication.”

Bruce Runnegar
Professor of Earth and Space Sciences
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles

“…fills an important gap in the learning and teaching in Pathology teaching and other pre-clinical courses.”

Jonathan Braun, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, JCCC Tumor Immunology Program Area
Co-Director, UCLA Institute of Molecular Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

“Carefully constructed … offers an overview of the subject matter in an organized and easy to follow manner … most useful to both undergraduate and graduate students.”

Anthony M. Adinolfi, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

“Your approach to teaching offers a useful way to enhance meaningful, organized learning.”

Merlin C. Wittrock, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Former Head, Division of Educational Psychology
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

“… helps to clarify complex concepts for students.”

Harry Handler, Ph.D.
Emeritus, Special Assistant to the Dean
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
Former Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District

“…very creative, accurate and stimulating.”

Bernard Towers, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Professor of Anatomy and Psychiatry
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

“The objective is to aid the students in seeing how relevant information fits into the ‘whole picture’.”

Virginia L. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular Microbiology & Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Washington University

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“Young and adult learners alike who better grasp content pictorially rather than through written language would be sure to benefit from your system and materials.”

Shirley Maxey
Associate Dean, Master’s Programs
Professor of Clinical
Leventhal School of Accounting
Former Chair, Department of Business Communication
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

“… a valuable approach …helpful to both students and researchers.”

Thomas G. Cummings
Chair and Professor
Department of Management and Organization
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

“… holds the promise of being a truly remarkable and productive pedagogic tool.”

Thomas W. Gilligan
Chair and Professor
Department of Finance and Business Economics
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

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Harper Hall

“…original and potentially very useful… could make a genuine difference in the ways we learn from texts, in the way we organize knowledge, and perhaps even our epistemological strategies.”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor
of Psychology and Management
Co-Director, Quality of Life Research Center
Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management
Claremont Graduate University

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“Your presentation at your recent visit was very interesting, and your idea of displaying text information in a more visual and comprehensible format seems to make a lot of sense. Many of our students have trouble reading dense columns of textual information, and extracting the essence from what they read. I think your approach is novel, and could be a real breakthrough if text becomes widely available in the format.”

Neville Kallenbach
Professor of Chemistry
New York University

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“… accurate, easy to follow and learn.”

Luis Cardenas, M.D.
Department of Biology
California State University, Northridge,
Former Head of Histology Department, Faculty of Medicine, National Medical University of Mexico

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Campus Boardwalk

“… the technique shows how the various parts of a given topic fit together.”

Margaret L. Kline, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Physical Sciences Department
Santa Monica College

“In over 25 years of teaching mathematics at both the high school and community college level I have never seen such a well-organized and accessible student resource for algebra… invaluable for students enrolled in courses from beginning algebra through the calculus.”

Fran Manion, M.S.
Chair and Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics Department
Santa Monica College,
Los Angeles, CA

“… a talent in organizing information … many useful devices to clarify the fundamental principles of science to the student.”

John E. Toivonen, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Physical Sciences Department
Santa Monica College

“Their immediate wide-spread availability would be a boon to both teachers and students.”

John F. Harwig, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Physical Sciences Department
Santa Monica College

“…aids students in seeing the ‘whole picture’…enables students to see how the parts fit into the whole.”

Merle H. Arnold, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Professor of Chemistry
Physical Sciences
Department Santa Monica College

“In my experience, I have not encountered such a comprehensive study program.”

Jennifer B. Merlic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Physical Sciences Department
Santa Monica College

“…this project will be very useful to students as well as teachers.”

Roman Ferede, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Physical Sciences Department
Santa Monica College

“I was very impressed with the originality of the concept and with the thought and effort that has been put into this project.”

Nuria Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Physics Department
Santa Monica College

“… would fill an important gap in the learning process.”

Jeffrey Bresloff, Ph.D.
Professor
Physics Department
Santa Monica College

“The concept is straightforward, and one with which I agree completely.”

Lucy W. Kluckhohn, M.S.
Professor
Microbiology & Life Science Department
Santa Monica College

“I have never seen as well thought-out a system for learning … a genuine system of how to organize and present material.”

John R. Kennedy, M.S.
Professor
Mathematics Department
Co-author of the text Prealgebra For College Students
Santa Monica College

“I have repeatedly seen how confused students become when they lose sight of the overall relationship between grammatical rules and their application.”

Cecile Marie Hanrahan
Former Tutor Coordinator
Foreign Languages
Santa Monica College

“… quite innovative and its top-down approach makes a lot of sense.”

Michael Chitgar, Ph.D.
Professor
Math and Computer Information Systems
Santa Monica College

“… a truly remarkable organizational scheme to aid students in learning and retention of in a wide range of subjects.”

Jackie Lanum, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Behavioral Studies Department
Santa Monica College

“I have taught classes in psychology at the community college level for over 15 years and encountered close to 10,000 students… brings a degree of organization and integration to complex material which is unique in my experience.”

Richard L. Russell, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Behavioral Studies Department
Santa Monica College

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“Your approach to presenting information makes it much easier for the student to digest complex connections.”

Rabbi David Wolpe
Noted Author and Lecturer

“Quick reading formats or graphically organized text is absolutely necessary for the future. We have to absorb and understand so much more information than ever before and will need more! Your Visual Language or Graphically Organized Text Information Technology (GOT IT) is the future.”

Boyd Willat
Founder, Day Runner4

“Your approach to the presentation of information effectively utilizes the inherent characteristics of interactive digital media in a way that closely mirrors the way that people actually grasp complex relationships.”

Roy Montibon
President, The Montibon Company