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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.

TED Talk about Computer Vision by Fei-Fei Li

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics—from science to business to global issues —in more than 100 languages (About TED, 2015).

What began as a quite exclusive and high-priced conference for a limited number of people has spread throughout the world. There are now more than 1,900 TED Talks available on the Web. Data presented by Hochman (3/7/2014) indicate that the TED Talks videos have had about 2 billion views.

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Forecasts About the Future of Higher Education

Here is a 1997 quote from Peter Drucker, one of the leading gurus of business management during the past half century:

Thirty years from now the big university campuses will be relics. Universities won't survive. It's as large a change as when we first got the printed book. Do you realize that the cost of higher education has risen as fast as the cost of health care?

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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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Learning, Forgetting, and Relearning

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Face Blindness (Prosopagnosia)

At the request of a number of family members and friends, I have added Face Blindness (Prosopagnosia) to the IAE-pedia article on Brain Disorders and Learning. Face Blindness, according to the data below, may affect up to 2.5% of the population. Sadly, many of those with Face Blindness have no idea that it is a medically diagnosed disorder. Many people who do not have face blindness do not appreciate the problems that face blind people deal with on a daily basis.

Many of those affected may, like myself, have struggled their entire life with this problem without knowing we suffer from this brain disorder. The following is from the IAE-pedia article mentioned above.

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