Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TGIF: "Make It Stick" Book Discussion & Padlet - this week at TLT

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Thank you to Michelle Pacansky-Brock and to the TLT members who made the Learning Out Loud with VoiceThread Discussion and How To Series a GREAT success.  Another VoiceThread resource for your consideration is the Google+ VoiceThread community.

The Cognitive Science Book Discussion Series starts on November 7th as we discussion Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning."

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Over-hyped-tech mystery-quote solved: tlt.gs/blog. Add your favorite! Oct24 FridayLive! Piglet or Padlet? tlt.gs/frlv



Excerpt from "Content and Its Discontents," The Financial Page, by James Surowiecki,  The NewYorker,  OCTOBER 20, 2014 ISSUE       http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/20/content-discontents:

"Netflix has always provoked hyperbole, with boosters saying that it will change everything and skeptics prophesying its imminent downfall. It has gone from Wall Street darling to Wall Street disaster and back again. Twice, the stock price has fallen more than sixty per cent in a matter of months—in 2011 and 2012—but, since the start of 2013, it has risen more than three hundred per cent. At the moment, Netflix can do no wrong. Practically everything the company does is being treated as radical and, of course, 'hugely disruptive.'

"The hype is misleading." 
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Good quote about over-hyped technology: Which one, which decade? Ans tomorrow 10/17 tlt.gs/blog tlt.gs/frlv free online

Can you identify the redacted technology reference in this quotation?
The decade or year of publication?

"<...> has always provoked hyperbole, with boosters saying that it will change everything and skeptics prophesying its imminent downfall. It has gone from Wall Street darling to Wall Street disaster and back again. Twice, the stock price has fallen more than sixty per cent in a matter of months ...but, ...it has risen more than three hundred per cent. At the moment, <...>  can do no wrong. Practically everything the company does is being treated as radical and, of course, 'hugely disruptive.'"

"The hype is misleading."
Source:  https://diigo.com/05v7i0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TGIF: Learning Out Loud on Wednesday and new Adobe Connect features on FridayLive

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Seventh issue, Volume Eight
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concludes with a conversation with the author Michelle Pacansky-Brock on Wednesday, 10/15/14 at 3 PM ET Register Here


The Cognitive Science book discussion series starts on November 7th as we discuss 
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"Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” You will want to get your book NOW and start reading.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

TGIF: Book Discussions, Smart Phone and Word Clouds - Oh My

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HowtoHumanizeYourCourse.jpgIt’s not too late to join the current book discussion taking place via Voicethread about VoiceThread, How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread. Register Here


photo (15).JPGThe Cognitive Science book discussion series will focus on 3 different books: a general audience non-fiction selection in November, a scholarly selection in December and a fiction selection in January. You will want to get your copy of  Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” by Brown and register for this event here. See more information below.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TGIF: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online, FRIDAYLIVE

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A series of book discussions is planned for November, December, and January. The goal of this series is to assist in applying cognitive science & brain research to teaching/learning principles, strategies, practices. Let us know what you think about these books and whether you would like to play a role in moderating, survey link here

November 7, 2014. GENERAL AUDIENCE, NON-FICTION.
Brown, P.C., Roediger, H.L. & McDaniel, M.A. (2014). SCHOLARLY.  Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard U. Press

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

6 quotes re PROMISING educ tech from 60s to now. Guess missing dates & tech names? Answers 9/26 2pmET tlt.gs/frlv free online


Can you identify the redacted references in the quotations excerpted below?
The promising educational technologies?  The decades?  The years of publication?
Plus ca change?  Is it time to end the "long history of optimism" about computers in education? From 1960s CAI to MOOCs, Badges, & iPhones today.


  1. "In <YEAR>, ...Stanford University <professor> was experi­menting with the use of <TECHNOLOGY> to teach reading and writ­ing to California schoolchildren. Despite...he saw almost limitless potential in the technology.  'One can predict that, in a few years, millions of school­children will have access to what Philip of Macedon’s son Alexander enjoyed as a royal prerogative: the services of a tutor as well-informed and as responsive as Aristotle,'” 
  2. "Far from realizing the high ideals of their advocates, <TECHNOLOGY> seem to be reinforcing the advantages of the 'haves' rather than educating the 'have-nots.' Better access to technology and improved basic education are needed worldwide before  <TECHNOLOGY can genuinely live up to their promise."    

End of the "long history of optimism" about computers in education? From 1960s CAI to MOOCs, Badges, & iPhones today.

Excerpt about 1965-1975!

"Computer-assisted instruction (CA1) and the use of courseware has a long history of optimism associated with it even though much of what was first put into computers as CAI was just programmed instruction material that had been repackaged. In 1966, a fully developed CA1 was seen as only being a few years away. Charles E. Silverman, a senior editor of Fortune magazine, viewed the computer as offering 'a technology by which, for the first time, instruction really can be geared to the specific abilities, needs, and progress of each individual,' and went on to say, 'this quest for ways to individualize instruction is emerging as the most important single force for innovation and reform.' Patrick Suppes of Stanford University stated at the same time, 'One can predict that in a few more years millions of school children will have access to what Philip of Macedon's son Alexander enjoyed as a royal prerogative: the personal services of a tutor as well-informed and responsive as Aristotle. '56

"However, by the l970s, both Silverman and Suppes had a different assessment of the impact of the computer in the classroom. Silverman in his 1970 report for the Carnegie Corporation criticized the 'advocates and prophets' of computer-assisted instruction for having made 'extravagant predictions of wonder to come.'57 In 1974, in reviewing the research on the effectiveness of computer learning, Suppes and his associates acknowledged that findings of ‘no significant differences’ dominate the research literature in this area, but that 'it may be useful in small doses as a supplement to regular instruction with regard to elementary skill-drill practices.'58"

Above excerpted from: 

The Evolution of American Educational Technology (Google eBook), by Paul Saettler, IAP, Jan 1, 2004, p. 404  http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=9781593111397
Quoting from "The Uses of Computers in Education.", by Patrick Suppes in  Scientific American, v215 n3 p206-20 Sep 1966.
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TGIF: Learning Out Loud with VoiceThread - How To & Discussion

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Fourth issue, Volume Eight
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Thank you Michelle Pacansky-Brock! You gave us so many amazing learning out loud ideas on FridayLive.  Your book is a great resource How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread.
The conversation with Michelle continues in the  Book Discussion and How to Series “Learning Out Loud with VoiceThread."