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.

A Miracle of Modern Medical Technology

We have all read about the “double helix” and “sequencing” the human genome. The following short article gave me much deeper insight into the power of such research.

Luiggi, C. (01/1/2011). Double blind. The Scientist Magazine of the Life Sciences. Retrieved 11/11/2011 from http://the-scientist.com/2011/10/01/double-blind/.

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Scientific Learning Corporation Webinar on Brain Science

 

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Educational Tips from the Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning

Research in cognitive neuroscience is providing insights into how to improve education. The IAE Blog entry titled Brain science and cognitive neuroscience for children and teachers summarizes some of the literature and contains links both to the general literature and to IAE documents. Cognitive neuroscience can be thought of as a modern extension of brain science—a discipline that goes back well before the development of the first IQ test more than a hundred years ago.

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Video Game Research Results Applicable in Education

Many educators have given careful consideration to the ways computer games are designed to motivate their users. They want to use the same ideas to motivate students. They believe one way to improve education is to develop educational games that are as inherently motivating as the best of entertainment games. Tom Chatfield has written extensively about computer games. Learn more about him at http://www.ted.com/speakers/tom_chatfield.html.

I thoroughly enjoyed Chatfield's TED talk (July, 2010). He thinks about games—what we want from them, what we get from them, and how we might use our hard-wired desire for a gamer's reward to change the way we learn.

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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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