150 Things the World's Smartest People Are Afraid Of Motherboard (blog) The posthuman geography that will result when robots have taken all our jobs. –David Dalrymple, MIT researcher. 107. That aliens pose a danger to human civilization.
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
Neuroscience: the word oozes sophistication and intelligence – the very qualities we might want to nurture in our students, our children, our general populace.Maybe that’s why many people involved in…...
Viewpoints by author Don Tapscott, who draws on the $4 million research project that inspired his new book, Grown Up Digital, to explain how digital technology has affected the children of the baby boomers, a group he calls the Net Generation.
"While the assertion that the world is more "connected" now than ever before is beyond dispute, George Siemens' connectivist learning theory is anything but. Siemens' theory argues that learning exists in a networked system, the more nodes and bigger the pipes of the network, the more learning has taken place. Siemens puts forth this theory because he found the older learning theory models inadequate in the age of technology. However, critics have described the theory as being internally confusing, more pedagogical in approach than actual learning theory, and too reliant on an idea that learning exists in non-human structures."
Dennett has new thoughts,still won't reject computational theory of mind. by Socratic Gadfly ... He junks a fair amount of what he's said in the past about the details of how the mind/brain is like a computer, BUT!
Emily Purser's insight:
even if clearly utter crap, them good ol' boys ain't lettin' go of that thar dang good analogy...
more pertinent thoughts from out leader... cf this reading of Hayles, though, with Wolfe 2009... I still want to see more (systemic) theory of language in the discussion, and how a social semiotic theory of language relates to deconstructionist thinking ... ah well, if I want to see that book I'll just have to write it I guess :)
Personal digital learning is providing three primary benefits, as outlined in my new book, Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World. The first benefit is customized learning. Learning online created the ability to vary rate, time, and location. Customized learning goes a step further and supports unique pathways. The ability to produce a playlist of learning experiences tailored to individual learning levels and interests will boost learning per hour and will prepare students to engage in deeper learning experiences with teachers and peers -- some local and some remote.
At the beginning of the book, Kurzweil promises to reverse engineer the human brain, but what he’s really done is the opposite: reverse engineer his own companies’ computer systems in order to propose a theory about how the mind works.
Emily Purser's insight:
when technology genius messes with theory of mind - without a theory of language to stand on.. great critique