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.

We Need to Give More Power and Responsibility to Students

I often think about what roles students should play in determining their own education.

Infants learn from whatever environment they are immersed in. They depend completely on their caregivers for the education they are receiving. An environment that encourages and facilitates learning—that challenges children physically and mentally—lays a foundation for a lifetime of success.

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Thoughts about Henry David Thoreau's Writings about Walden and about Civil Disobedience

"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
--Henry David Thoreau

My wife Sharon Yoder had a fine undergraduate liberal arts education. Those of you who are involved in the field of computers in education will recognize her name as the author or co-author of a great many books. Initially she focused mainly on Logo, but then expanded her interests to a wide variety of other topics. Learn more about her at http://iae-pedia.org/Sharon_Yoder.

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The "New" Medium of Computers, Connectivity, and Increasing AI Is Both Multimedia and Multi-message

Quoting Marshall McLuhan well-known statement:

The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium—that is, of any extension of ourselves—result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology. (Marshall McLuhan; Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar; 1911–1980.)

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Large Study Shows Females are Equal to Males in Math Skills

One of the signs of improvement in our educational system is that girls are now allowed and encouraged to do as well as boys in math. Back when I was growing up, girls were discouraged from taking advanced math courses in high school and from being math or science majors.

I recently read the following article:

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Wide Variations in Public School Funding in the Various States of the U.S.

A September 2010 state-by-state report on funding levels for education is available at http://schoolfundingfairness.org/index.htm.

I enjoy browsing such reports, but I am always troubled by the very large differences among the states. Quoting from the report, here are some general data:

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