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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.

Quality of Life: Working Toward a Better Future

The Winter Solstice has just passed, and the days are getting longer on the Oregon coast where I live. I wish the best for all of my readers during the coming years. Rather than just saying, “I wish you a Happy New Year,” I am instead broadening this wish so that it applies to a much larger audience and a longer time period. I wish an improving Quality of Life (QoL) to all creatures on earth for which such a wish might be appropriate.

I think about QoL in a rather broad manner. Thus, I am concerned with:

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Seven Ways to Fine-tune Your Brain

My IAE-pedia entry about Brain Science has now had over 95,000 hits. I strongly recommend the site to preservice and inservice teachers—because teaching, learning, and brain science are closely related topics.

I recently viewed the short video and read the article Seven Ways to Fine-tune Your Brain by Caroline Williams (Williams, 10/1/2014). Quoting from the introduction to the article:

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Brain Disorders and Learning

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Design of Educational User Interfaces

Quoting from http://www.nngroup.com/about/:

Since 1998, Nielsen Norman Group has been a leading voice in the user experience field: conducting groundbreaking research, evaluating interfaces of all shapes and sizes, and guiding critical design decisions to improve the bottom line.

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Good Learners

 I have read innumerable articles about how to improve teachers, teacher education, and our overall educational system. Many focus on what we should “do” to or for students to help them learn the required curriculum. Somewhat surprisingly, relatively few provide concrete advice on what constitutes a good learner and what both teachers and students can do to help students become better learners.

This is why I was pleased to encounter the following article:

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