Angela Roe


About the Instructor

Angela Roe writes content for the Mesquite Independent School District's internal and external communications channels, blogs about literacy for the district's Pre-K-2 reading initiative, plans MISD events, and processes requests for public information.

In the past, her work has been republished on Editor and Publisher and the American Press Institute. She has written for Adweek, Paste Magazine, Doctor's Hospital at White Rock Lake, Texas Monthly, PBS and Oncor.

Do you like to write, tell stories and use the web? How would you like to learn how to do all of it at the same time and make an impact with your work?

This Digital Journalism course begins with the history of journalism, and then covers aspects of craft, including different styles of web writing, interviewing tips, blogging advice, photography tips, virtual reality and more.

Anthony Yom


About the Professor

Anthony Yom is a UCLA alum and a calculus teacher at Lincoln High School. All of his students passed the AP Calculus test three years in a row. One of his students, Cedric Argueta, became one of 12 in the world to have a perfect score.

In 2016, Anthony won the Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education from The Best Schools.

About the Courses

Are you ready to take the AP test for Calculus?  This walkthrough course prepares you for the AP Calculus I test.

Anthony will guide you through a two-part series.  The courses contain step-by-step walkthroughs of example materials to help train you in showing your calculus prowess on the test.

Andrew Koke


About the Professor

Dr. Andrew M. Koke has been studying, publishing, and teaching in early American history for more than 10 years. He writes and publishes on American colonial history, higher education, and virtual reality. Dr. Koke teaches broadly in American cultural, political, and religious history as well as pedagogy. He coordinates several college success programs such as the College and Lifelong Learning program and the PASS program, as well as teaching for the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.

His primary passion is advocating for and finding ways to encourage excellent, interactive teaching. His PhD in History is from Indiana University, where he focused on colonial American history, British imperial history, and Religious Studies.

 Emma Knutson, courtesy of The Media School at Indiana University

 Emma Knutson, courtesy of The Media School at Indiana University

"VR produces a visceral reaction...Your eyes and ears are fooled, and in that moment there are learning opportunities.

"One of my primary loves is good pedagogy and classroom experience. When I first started messing around with VR, I was absolutely shocked by how transportive the technology is".

"Students can use this technology for info gathering and education...It allows them to learn and know more about themselves, so they can begin to dream and imagine."

Source: inside IU Bloomington

Jed Macosko


About the Professor

Professor Jed Macosko holds a B.S. from MIT, where he received the Merck award for highest performance in Chemistry as an undergraduate, and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, where he worked as a research fellow. Now leading the Macosko Lab at Wake Forest University, he focuses on the mechanical properties of cancer, and much of his research has been on exploring how multiple motor proteins and protein structures work to support cells, in addition to mechanics, thermodynamics, and biophysics.

Dr. Macosko is an exceptional teacher and collaborator, and has dedicated much time to developing new teaching technologies. Along with two of his colleagues, he developed the new interactive e-textbook, BioBook.

"Virtual reality has been called by many the ‘empathy machine’...It takes you into an example where you can empathize with what you see. My hope is that students enter in and take advantage of the situation and its possibilities.

In 2010, 19 students in a first-year seminar course led by Macosko showed how engaging the BioBook model is by spending a semester creating new leaves for BioBook.

"It’s important to have the student engaged in connecting facts in a framework in their mind...When you learn a fact, you basically hang it on a hook of some pre-existing structure in your brain.”

Source: Mashable

Starting with the basic hierarchies of types of organisms and moving all the way to Ecosystems, Biophysicist Dr. Jed Macosko's course on Biology covers the essentials. This interactive course draws on activities, questions, and stories that bring the world around us into focus.

James J. Ruscella


About the Professor

James J. Ruscella is the Director of the Acting Program at Shenandoah Conservatory. His decades in the Theater arts include being an instructor, director, producer, actor, and writer. He’s in love with the world of Theater and all of its history and storytelling power. Dr. Ruscella is an innovator in acting and training, especially with live simulation performance, and has worked across many different fields, including writing fiction, directing films, directing acting workshops, and advising the US military on simulations, in addition to teaching.

Researchers at Shenandoah University believe that virtual reality is the forefront of education, not just for traditional schools, but also for training first responders.

"Later in the day, they can step into VR and they can see how they interact with the individual so they can self-assess their behavior"

The Augmented Reality Chamber, or ARC, is an immersive learning platform being developed by Shenandoah University, the Institute for Interactive Performance, and Lineage Media and Solutions.

Built upon interactive performance in theatre, the ARC is being led by JJ Ruscella to create professional performance in VR for education and training experiences.

In this course, we'll explore story forms, theatrical roles, a critical survey of theater history, and much more. You'll not only learn to understand concepts surrounding the world of theater, but also gain a greater appreciation of its history and meaning around the world as you bring life to your own story in the form of a play.

Drea Chicas


About the Instructor

Drea Chicas is a writer, community leader, and teacher. She has studied policy and organizational processes, holding an M.A. in Transformational Leadership. She works with organizations and schools to think critically about their processes and people and help them grow. Drea loves incorporating her passion for literary voices and storytelling, which increase the human capacity for empathy and compassion, with critical and organizational thinking principles.

This course covers six novels by US American authors from a critical thinking perspective. The carefully chosen works are intentionally diverse, including three works by American women, and three by American men, all representing various races, cultures, and creeds.

Not only a course on reading and thinking, the assignments are writing-focused to encourage students to practice and apply different writing styles in their own writing.

Gloria Mattioni


About the Instructor

Gloria Mattioni is a writer, blogger, speaker and documentary producer. She was born in Milan, Italy. She dreamed of being a pirate, an astronaut and an explorer. She has been an investigative reporter, editor, editor in chief and magazine writer. She's also a globe-trotter, surfer and martial arts practitioner. In 1992, she moved to Los Angeles--a place she loves for its unique geography in the middle of ocean, desert and mountains. 

In this course, Gloria Mattioni teaches the principles of design thinking.  You'll learn creative strategies for solution-oriented problem solving, and how to act on the decision you make.  Our world is full today of problems that are in need of creative solutions, and this course prepares you to approach these more effectively.

Forrest Mims III


About the Professor

Forrest Mims is the most widely read electronics author in the world. His sixty books have sold over 7.5 million copies and have twice been honored for excellence by the Computer Press Association. His "Engineer’s Notebook" series of books for RadioShack are entirely hand-lettered and hand-illustrated to re-create the look of Forrest’s own laboratory notebooks.

His work has appeared in some 70 magazines and science journals, including Nature, Scientific American, Science, Popular Photography, New Scientist, Sky & Telescope, Popular Mechanics, Physics Today, Electronics, PC Magazine, and IEEE Spectrum.

Forrest’s consulting clients have included the National Geographic Society, the National Science Teachers Association, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Forrest also teaches experimental Earth science once or twice a year at the University of the Nations at their campuses in Kona, Hawaii, and Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1993, he was named a Laureate in the Rolex Awards for Enterprise competition for his efforts in establishing a global ozone measuring network that used instruments of his own design.

In 1975, Forrest wrote The Altair 8800 Operator’s Manual, the manual for the world’s first personal computer. While he was writing the Altair manual, a couple of young programmers named Bill Gates and Paul Allen were creating a version of BASIC for the Altair. (That was the start of a company called Microsoft.) Thus, Forrest holds the honor of having written the very first book about personal computers.

Today, Forrest simultaneously carries out a variety of scientific and technical projects. He recently worked with the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin to compare measurements of atmospheric water vapor made from satellites and the surface. From 2000-2006 he was a co-principal investigator for GLOBE, a network of 8000 schools in 83 countries that involves students in scientific research projects.

In 2018, Forrest published "Environmental Science: An Explorer's Guide" with Intelligent Education.

"A complete electronics course in 128 pages"

"Getting Started in Electronics" is only 128 pages but covers an incredible amount. It goes over the major parts in electronics. I like the emphasis on how things work - yes a little physics. There are wiring diagrams, pictures of components and a great reference on the covers. 

Source: Goodreads review from Jeanne Boyarsky

Photo: Zeke McCormack /San Antonio Express-News

Photo: Zeke McCormack /San Antonio Express-News

[Forrest] consulted for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, lectured on topics ranging from eclipses to music synthesizers and authored more than 60 books on topics from computers and electronics to elementary math instruction and — most recently — the Mauna Loa Observatory.

In this companion course to his Environmental Science textbook, Forrest teaches the principles of earth science, how to think critically and scientifically about climate issues, and encourages everyday observation of the world around you.

Jodi Jones


About the Professor

JODI JONES is a two time SILVER LIONS AWARD WINNER at the CANNES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of CREATIVITY for 2015 and the founder of Jodi Jones Studio.  Jodi’s photographs have appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Time Magazine and countless others. The TV Show “Women on Top” did a full episode on her life as a photographer. The TV show is about women who have achieved success in male dominated industries. Jodi is now traveling the world inspiring and speaking at seminars and workshops on creativity, entrepreneurship, and photography. Jodi is represented by ZUMA PRESS MULTIMEDIA.

Women on Top

"NYC Fashion Photographer Jodi Jones is a highly successful fashion photographer and photojournalist who has spent 15 seasons down in the trenches shooting the runways for New York City's Fashion Week"

"Collaborating with McCann Worldwide India and Jodi Jones Studio, we combined to create a campaign that was memorable not only for a great concept and execution, but also the international scope, multiple timezones (Brazil, NYC, India) and the seamless integration of everyone involved..."

Source: Bernstein & Andruilli

Jodi teaches a variety of in-person workshops on fashion photography, portfolio enhancement, principles of lighting, and business training.

Her course with Intelligent Education draws from her years of experience and allows you to work at your own pace with this masterful artist.

Jonathan P. Evans


About the Instructor

Dr. Jonathan Evans is a linguistics researcher at Academia Sinica, working out of Taipei, Taiwan. He specializes in phonetics & phonology, which is the study of sounds used in speech. He's written articles about how sounds change over time, and about how pitch changes are used to convey meanings get attention.

He sees language and linguistics as a window to understanding so many other things; culture, history, psychology, physiology, even music. 


This course on Linguistics is a great foundation for exploring more. Whether you love to learn language or no one can match you for a turn of phrase, this course will guide you through the science of studying how languages function.

James Tealy

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About the Instructor

In an industry where style typically trumps substance, songwriter James Tealy is a refreshing exception to the rule. Tealy has a knack for writing about deeper things with the effortless panache of a pop music craftsman—a rare combination that inevitably connects with a broad audience.

James Tealy currently teaches Commercial Songwriting in the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at world-renowned Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he currently lives with his wife, Shera.

As a professional songwriter, James’ deep list of cuts across several genres includes award winning and chart-topping songs recorded by Kari Jobe, Lauren Daigle, Shannon Labrie , Josh Wilson, Unspoken, Chris August, and more than 100 others. James’ songs have been featured in both film and TV globally including networks NBC, CBS, Fox Sports, ABC Family, UPN and more. Tealy continues writing for a diverse group of country, pop and gospel artists.

Songwriting with James Tealy is coming soon to the Intelligent Education platform.

You can start learning right away from any of our 30+ other courses in arts, sciences, humanities, and math while we are preparing this course.


Jim Rubart


About the Instructor

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man's body. He thinks he's still young enough to water ski and dirt bike with his two grown sons, and loves to send readers on journeys they'll remember months after they finish his stories. He's the best-selling, Christy BOOK of the YEAR, CAROL, INSPY and RT Book Reviews award-winning author of nine novels, a speaker, branding expert, and co-founder with his son, Taylor, of the Rubart Writing Academy where they teach writers how to get published. He lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in Washington. His author website is: 

Introduction to Fiction Writing with James Rubart is coming soon to the Intelligent Education platform.

You can start learning right away from any of our 30+ other courses in arts, sciences, humanities, and math while we are preparing this course.


Robert J. Marks II


About the Instructor

Robert J. Marks II, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Department of Engineering at Baylor University. He was attracted to Baylor University after 26 years at the University of Washington in Seattle by Baylor's vision of being the home of cutting-edge research while celebrating the Lordship of Christ.

Marks is an American electrical engineer. His contributions include the Zhao-Atlas-Marks (ZAM) time-frequency distribution in the field of signal processing, the Cheung–Marks theorem in Shannon sampling theory and the Papoulis-Marks-Cheung (PMC) approach in multidimensional sampling. He was instrumental in the defining of the field of computational intelligence and co-edited the first book using computational intelligence in the title. He is a subject of the 2008 pro-intelligent design motion picture, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

We are told that there are robust mathematical models that demonstrate the truth of Neo-Darwinian theory. But is that really so?

Drawing upon his and his colleagues' work on information theory, and their analyses of naturalistic evolutionary models, Dr. Marks argues that there are logical limits to what such evolutionary algorithms can accomplish and that none of the proposed models lives up to the claims made about it.