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Conference on Embodied Cognition

I’m excited to be able to participate at a conference this October entitled: Cognition: Embodied, Embedded, Enactive, Extended. The title of my paper/talk is “Embodiment and the Learning Sciences: Taking the body seriously when designing learning environments and technologies.” Some

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Some quotes related to computers and learning

Here are some quotes I’ve collected. The first are related to computers and programming, and the second ones are more related to learning or other general issues. Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind. Donald

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Dramatic example of discovery learning

Here is a rather dramatic example of unguided (or self-guided) discovery learning. See also this PBS video feature on the same story. A man in India put a computer with net access in a wall next to an alley so

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Links + direct instruction vs. discovery learning

Here’s a post at IGN about the use of videogames in education. Abdulaziz Ghuloum has written a tutorial about writing your own compiler. The difference is that it is a progressive tutorial rather than incremental. You don’t have to wait

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