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What is Learnability?

Learnability is an adjective describing the capacity of a learning experience to facilitate internalization of targeted knowledge, cognitive skills, concepts, or cognitive constructs. Highly learnable learning experiences are rich, robust, meaningful, and memorable (R2M2) and they lead to internalized learning. Learnability is based on two founding principles: Learning and motivation are two deeply entwined, virtually […]

Where is it going to end?

Like “boxout11,” I think most of us suffer from chronic information overload. Bush thought “the record” was already getting to be so big by 1945 that “we can hardly consult it.” Now we have even more information becoming ever more easily accessible. Fitting all the world’s knowledge into a moving van was the next big … Continue reading »

Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think”

Struck by the following quote in Vannevar Bush’s 1945 Atlantic article: “Thus far we seem to be worse off than before—for we can enormously extend the record; yet even in its present bulk we can hardly consult it. This is a much larger matter than merely the extraction of data for the purposes of scientific(…)

Blogging despite myself

I posted a few times on FaceBook in 2011 or 2012 (maybe it was 2010?).  I sent out a few Tweets for the Gender, Bodies & Technology Conference in 2012 because I felt like as director of the conference, maybe I should.  So here I am blogging. Hmmm.  Will it last?