Monthly Archives: September 2009

Partners in Cognition: Extending Human Intelligence with Intelligent Technologies

Following are things I highlighted from the Salomon, Perkins, and Globerson article listed in the title above, which originally appeared in Educational Technology in 1991.  After my highlights is an annotated bibliography. “…with the increasing use of intelligent computer programs, … Continue reading

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“Person-plus: a distributed view of thinking and learning”

The following notes were taken from my reading of D.N. Perkin’s chapter in Salomon’s book Distributed Cognitions. “How do thinking and learning happen?  efforts to reply include those of the behaviorist tradition, with its theory of classical and conditioned reflexes; … Continue reading

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Interface Observation

Just great, I’m having trouble with the very first instruction!  This weeks assignment is to observe an interface, something we encounter everyday.  Once we’ve selected something, we’re to critique it by thinking about mapping, affordance, function, feedback, etc….  I’m having … Continue reading

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“Designing Gestural Interfaces”

The previous video, “Tap is the New Click“, by Dan Saffer, was taken directly from the book he refers to during the talk.  The Preface and first chapter of this book, “Designing Gestural Interfaces”, is available online. It really intersted … Continue reading

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“Tap is the New Click”

Dan Saffer is the owner of Kicker Studios.  In this Stanford University presentation, Saffer does a talk titled “Tap is the New Click”.  The version on YouTube is about an hour and twenty minutes long.  Its very good, and worth … Continue reading

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“What Every Game Developer Needs to Know about Story.”

This article, by John Sutherland, appears at Gamasutra “Increasingly, story is a hot item in games.  Partly, this is because the quality bar is rising in this relatively young art form.  As games evolve, people want more depth, not just … Continue reading

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Meet Milo (again)

For my Representation  & Interaction Design class this week we were aksted with watching a video clip about the Natal project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDvHlwNvXaM This is not the first time I’ve gotten to “meet Milo”.  I think I saw this for the … Continue reading

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“Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation”

This is a review of chapters 1 and 2 from this 1991 book by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger. “Learning viewed as situation activity has as its central defining characteristic a process that we call legitimate peripheral participation.  By this … Continue reading

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“Constructivism”

“Constructivism” is Chapter 11 in the 3rd edition of Psychology of Learning for Instruction by M.P. Discoll. First, a listing of what I highlighted as I read through, followed by an annotated bibliography. “Try to imagine now what instruction strategies … Continue reading

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“Computers and Computer Cultures”

Chapter 16, “Computers and Computer Cultures’ was written by Seymour Papert for The Jossey-Bass Reader on Technology and Learning First will come my notes and then the annotated bibliography I’ll be putting up into Bb for class. p229 – “Piaget….by … Continue reading

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