This morning I found a wonderful message in my in-box from the owner of Atwood Publishing, Linda Babler. She’s the reason TLC Graphics formed, way back in the early ’90s. She believed in our ability to design beautiful books and gave me so many opportunities to learn and develop the craft.

Linda writes: “Harnessing won the 2009 AERA Outstanding Research Publication Award! I just found out. In case you aren’t familiar with AERA (American Education Research Association), it’s a huge international conference that ordinarily draws 16,000 attendees. It’s pretty exciting.”

Many congratulations to Linda and the authors. The book’s full title is Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education: Access, Equity, Policy, and Instruction. You can learn more about it and see the cover at