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.

Developing Suitable Levels of Expertise in Multiple Areas

Each of us has multiple areas of expertise, but few of us are really high level experts in our various areas of expertise.

For example, I have a useful level of expertise in keyboarding, searching the Web, and medicating the household cats that my wife and I care for. However, in each of these areas I am very far from being an expert.

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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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