Tag: cognition

Digitally Literate #217

Learning How to LearnDigitally Lit #217 – 10/5/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to issue #217 of Digitally Literate. Thank you for stopping by. Please subscribe if you would like this to show up in your email inbox. This week I posted the following: Shape of My Story – This is…

How should students revise? A brief guide

How should students revise? A brief guide by Written by Carl Hendrick (chronotope)

One of the biggest lessons from research is that many students don’t really know how to study.

Fascinating post looking at metacognition, pacing, and the cognitive practices behind revision of student work. One of the biggest lessons from research is that many students don’t really know how to study. Various studies have shown that students rate re-reading and highlighting as the most effective ways of revising when in reality they are often a waste…

Knowledge units

Knowledge units (Sam Gerstenzang)

There are two models of online education: • Preparatory knowledge, in the form of course-based video-delivered teachings: Coursera, Udacity, Thinkful, etc. • On demand knowledge: Wikipedia,…

There are two models of online education: Preparatory knowledge, in the form of course-based video-delivered teachings: Coursera, Udacity, Thinkful, etc. On demand knowledge: Wikipedia, StackOverflow, Genius, etc. Of the two, the latter has been much more widely spread and far more influential.   There is, of course, something fundamentally missing when we only have on…

Could This Futuristic Vest Give Us a Sixth Sense?

Could This Futuristic Vest Give Us a Sixth Sense? (Smithsonian)

For starters, the new technology—appearing on ‘Westworld’ before hitting the market—could help the deaf parse speech and ambient noise

The neuroscientist believes that the versatility and plasticity of the brain make it fundamentally receptive to forming new pathways of sensory input. “The brain gets this information from the world, but the brain doesn’t actually have any way of knowing: were these photons, were these sound compression aids, was this pressure?” Eagleman says. As he…

The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark

The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark (The New Yorker)

The tools we use to help us think—from language to smartphones—may be part of thought itself.

The first section of the article follows Clark’s development of idea that our minds must be defined as extended beyond our bodies to include the tools in our environment without which they cannot function: Clark started musing about the ways in which even adult thought was often scaffolded by things outside the head. There were…