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.

Flow in Games, Education, and Other Areas

More than 10 years ago I read Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book, Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life (1996). For me, this was fascinating reading, and it certainly was relevant to my overall life and to my professional life.

More recently I heard about Jenova Chen’s work in game design and how she and other game developers draw on the theories developed by Csikszentmihalyi. Quoting from Chen (2007):

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Improving our Educational System

As I have mentioned previously, one of my most favorite quotes is:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead; American cultural anthropologist; 1901–1978.)

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An Excellent (and Short) Cognitive Neuroscience Video

Yesterday one of my readers pointed me to the following 7-minute video:

Shankardass, A. (November, 2009). A second opinion on learning disorders. http://www.ted.com/talks/aditi_shankardass_a_second_opinion_on_learning_disorders.html.

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Brain Science and Cognitive Neuroscience for Children and Teachers

The history of brain science can be traced back more than 2,400 years.

When you spoke of a nature gifted or not gifted in any respect, did you mean to say that one man may acquire a thing easily, another with difficulty; a little learning will lead the one to discover a great deal; whereas the other, after much study and application no sooner learns then he forgets.… (Plato; Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world; 428/427 BC– 348/347 BC.)

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Research on Effects of Music on Cognition

The purpose of this IAE Blog entry is to help readers learn to differentiate between correlational  and causality research.

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