IAE Blog

Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded by David Moursund in August 2007. The IAE Blog was started in August 2010.

Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Muscle

Artificial Intelligence (also known as machine intelligence) is a somewhat misleading term.

Consider humanity's long endeavor to create for aids to their physical capabilities. We routinely use all kinds of machines such as airplane, backhoe, bicycle, car, forklift, spaceship, train, truck, and so on. We do not call these tools “artificial muscle.”

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The Google Art Project

Google continues to develop powerful aids to teaching, learning, and education. Recently I read the following article:

Croxall, B. (2/8/2011). Getting started with Google Art Project. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 2/14/2010 from http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/getting-started-with-google-art-project/30496?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en.

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Teaching for Improving Critical Thinking

Critical thinking means different things to different people. This IAE Blog entry represents some of my thinking about critical thinking.

Probably you have heard derisive comments about a writer’s statement that, “He jumped on his horse and rode off in all directions.” The criticism is that it is not possible to ride off in all directions. The writer should be more precise.

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Teaching Science and Technology in the Context of Societal and Personal Issues

In November, 2010, the National Science Teachers Association released a Declaration, Teaching Science and Technology in the Context of Societal and Personal Issues. See http://www.nsta.org/about/positions/societalpersonalissues.aspx.

Quoting from the introduction to the 3-page document:

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Biology in the 21st Century

The following 112-page book and an accompanying video are available free on the Web.

National Academy Press (2009). A New Biology for the 21st Century. Retrieved 1/8/2011 from http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12764.html.

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