Curiosity, cognition and content

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We could argue that the majority of what we 'know' derives from our ability to be able to think, to reason, to reflect, to ask questions - our higher cognitive processes. Curiosity, cognition and content by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Image from Wikimedia Commons Where does knowledge come from?

Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

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But have you heard of cognitive technology? Cognitive technologies can be defined as artificial intelligence tools that perform tasks that were once the sole preserve of humans. Examples of cognitive technologies include computer vision , deep learning, natural language processing , speech recognition, and humanised robotics. There is no cognitive component however. As Donald Clark says, AI has the all the competence with no cognition. Unported License.

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KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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It’s up to the license holder to understand and know what those are so they can properly design before development. KEVIN THORN - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations After reading Clarks comment on my posting from yesterday , Ive been looking into Cognitive Flexibility Theory (Spiro), trying to better understand the notion of "multiple representations." (You 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning Learning Styles Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representa. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

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Thursday, May 24, 2007 Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities Ive just read Richard Nantels post The Ultimate Pretest in which he talks about his interest in brain plasticity. So I have no expertise in this area -- and perhaps this is really just a note to self to look into this topic more -- but Im just wondering how brain plasticity relates to the recent NIH study out that claims that cognitive ability is mostly developed by adolescence (found via Jay Cross ).

From novice to expert

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a student cohort) can be extended by encouraging them to scaffold weaker, or less expert learners, to encourage and lead, in a kind of cognitive apprenticeship. Subsequent work on the theory has revealed that cognitive tools (learning with, rather than through technology) can be applied to amplify the ''situatedness'' of learning, by providing active, engaging contexts. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Unported License.

Making memories

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Adaptive Control of Thought - Rational - abbreviated to ACT-R (also known as ATC*) - is a cognitive theory of learning that is concerned with the way memory is structured. The so called cognitive architecture of ACT-R is made up of three main components. Graphic by Steve Wheeler Making memories by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

#BrainTime 2: Time will tell

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BrainTime 2: Time will tell by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. age brain cognition deja vu education learning memory relativity time

Memory full

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The work of John Sweller and Nillie Lavie on Cognitive Load Theory and Capacity Theory (based on studies by Shalom Fisch ) is useful to help us understand how to optimise digital design environments such as the layout of virtual learning environments or online discussion groups. What exactly can Cognitive Load Theory do to help us to optimise students'' memories? To understand Cognitive Load Theory, we first need to revisit Working Memory (WM). Unported License.

Conflict resolution

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In this post, we continue to explore Festinger''s work, this time focusing on his theory of cognitive dissonance. Festinger called this phenomenon cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is essentially a theory of motivation through conflict resolution. As Kendra Cherry argues: "Cognitive dissonance plays a role in many value judgements, decisions and evaluations. This results in disappointment, which can be described as a form of cognitive dissonance.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

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The Theory Not to be confused with constructivism, constructionism is a cognitive theory that relates to learning by making things. They represent the essence of rational thinking, developing cognitive skills that will prepare the child to deal with a multitude of challenges and problems they may encounter later in life. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Unported License.

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Stage by stage

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this post we examine one of the most influential theories of the 20th Century - the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. He proposed several influential ideas about how as they grow, children pass through several stages of cognitive growth. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

Deeper learning

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Craik and Lockhart claimed that the deeper the processing, the stronger will be the trace of that memory, and thus recall will take less cognitive effort. This framework for human memory research is considered by many cognitive psychologists to be a stronger explanation than those of the multi-store memory models. It has also influenced other recently proposed cognitive processing theories including spreading activation theory and neural network theory. Unported License.

In two minds

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this post we return to the cognitive domain, with an examination of Allan Paivio''s theory of dual coding. In 1986 he stated: ''Human cognition is unique in that it has become specialized for dealing simultaneously with language and with nonverbal objects and events. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

Mind technology

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The tools I use are a kind of mind technology, a means of extending my cognitive capabilities, enhancing my thinking, memory and recall. It would take me a lot longer though, and I would have to divert more cognitive energy away from the core stuff. These tools are indeed cognitive technologies - mind tools that help us to learn new things, to seek out new ideas and new concepts, to boldly take us - who knows where? Unported License.

The shape of minds to come

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She made some important contributions to his stages of cognitive development theory (which will be featured in greater depth in some upcoming articles on this blog). It could be argued that these decisions were made because of Inhelder and Piaget''s cognitive stages theory. Are there actually stages of cognitive development, and are they as Inhelder and Piaget claimed? Unported License. This is number 17 in my series on learning theories.

Learning with robots

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Not to be confused with constructivism (the theory first proposed in its cognitive form by Jean Piaget, and in its social form by Levrenti Vygotskii). When used in conjunction with other talks, floor robots such as Beebot can become very powerful in introducing children to new ideas and new skills, and can encourage them to experiment, learn from their mistakes and develop higher cognitive processes. Unported License.

Words in mind

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. The last post in this series featured the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. In this post I examine a cognitive theory - spreading activation theory - adapted from a hierarchical model of memory proposed by Ross Quillian and Allan Collins. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

Bloom reheated

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In an age of digital media, where learners create, remix and share their own content, an overhaul of Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy was long overdue. Yesterday I posted a critique of Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy and argued that it is outmoded in the digital age. Ultimately, synthesis and evaluation, along with all the other levels of cognitive achievement cannot be represented as a single linear process. Unported License.

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Get it together

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Let''s start with some theory: According to the revised Bloom''s cognitive taxonomy by Anderson and Krathwohl, ''creating'' is suggested as the peak of achievement. This is a fairly low level cognitive process, but it does require some discernment and decision making ability. Photo by Julia Frost Get it together by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Thinking, language and memory

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Photo by Anders Sandberg on Flickr Thinking, language and memory by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. constructivism Culture early childhood education higher order cognitive skills language learning memory Technology tool use Vygotsky ZPD I''ve had several conversations with my students in the past few weeks about how Vygotskiian theory informs our understanding of learning.

A steep learning curve

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Previous posts in this series: Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture Argyris Double Loop Learning Bandura Social Learning Theory Bruner Scaffolding Theory Craik and Lockhart Levels of Processing Csíkszentmihályi Flow Theory Dewey Experiential Learning Engeström Activity Theory Photo by ericd on Wikimedia Commons A steep learning curve Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Just an illusion?

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I took them on a brief tour of cognitive processes, including the human senses, memory and recall, and the representation of reality through perception. I showed how these processes connect up into cognitive architectures, through an analysis of the biological, psychological and physiological. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

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The article cites new research from the University of New South Wales (home of John Sweller, "founding father" of Cognitive Load Theory). Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:58 PM Labels: cognitive load theory , e-learning , instructional design 1 comments: Clive Shepherd said. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Smart learning

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Silva Smart learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. distributed cognition learning future 3D visualisationI spend most of my time in the future, but I do go home at weekends. At least, that is my explanation about why I am so fascinated with the future. I always have been, ever since I was a little boy and started reading science fiction novels.

The shape of minds to come

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She made some important contributions to his stages of cognitive development theory (which will be featured in greater depth in some upcoming articles on this blog). It could be argued that these decisions were made because of Inhelder and Piaget's cognitive stages theory. Are there actually stages of cognitive development, and are they as Inhelder and Piaget claimed? Unported License. Image by Steve Wheeler This is number 17 in my series on learning theories.

Artificial Intelligence or Intelligence Augmentation

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Ed Hutchins was talking about distributed cognition at the same time, and that remains a piece of my thinking about augmenting ourselves. Similarly, it was the time of emergence of ‘situated cognition’ too (a contentious debate with proponents like Greeno and even Bill Clancy while old school symbolics like Anderson and Simon argued to the contrary). In one of my networks, a recent conversation has been on Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs Intelligence Augmentation (IA).

How to Make Sure Your Online Education Materials Are Section 508 Compliant

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Understandable : The technology must be operable by users with varying cognitive abilities. Image: “ Web Accessibility Word Cloud ” by Jill Wright, via Flickr Creative Commons License. You may already know that your eLearning materials must be fully compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act — but what does full compliance actually look like in practice?

How to Create Effective Test Questions

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Then you could devise an exam which includes all the necessary topics while simultaneously testing the students’ cognitive functions in their explanation of those terms. Image: “ Quiz ” by Animated Heaven, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

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DR. STELLA LEE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

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“Human agency in social cognitive theory.” This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Most of us remember many lessons we learned from others in our early childhood, both in the home and outside.

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Video: The power and the story

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The first is cognitive load - i.e. the amount of information we can process and absorb through our primary senses; in this case, our audio and visual channels. Second are other, non-cognitive factors, such as the duration of a video, the style of the video presentation, and the level of content and whether it is enough to extend the knowledge of students. 1988) Cognitive load during problem solving: Effects on learning. Cognitive Science 12, 257-285. Unported License.

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Sensory Channels – Keep the Learners Attention

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The faster you can switch between active and dormant tasks, the more efficient you will be in “multitasking” This is why Multitasking will always come at the cost of a higher Extraneous Cognitive Load, and reduced learning or lower Germane cognitive load. Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 Once the learner feels connected , we need to maintain his attention and avoid multitasking.

The CVAA & Video Game Accessibility

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As of December 31, 2018, any video game communication functionality released in 2019 and beyond must be accessible to people with sight, motor, speech, cognitive, and hearing disabilities. The communication functionality and user interface to operate those elements must be accessible to people with sight, motor, speech, cognitive, and hearing disabilities. This blog should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.

Constructing learning in the digital age

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From a cognitive constructivist perspective, learning is achieved through the twin processes of assimilation and accommodation. The latter implies that new learning is 'bolted onto', or constructed within, existing cognitive structures known as schemas. Photo by Till Krech on Wikimedia Commons Constructing learning in the digital age by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

#BrainTime 1: Well I never

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Cognitive scientists now believe that déjà vu may be caused by our processes of perception, cognition and memory. BrainTime 1: Well I never by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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“ Holly, leaf, plant, branch, shrub ” by Mabel Amber is licensed by Pixabay. However, it’s a cognitive challenge for remote and on-site employees to engage equally in a synchronous workplace. Can it really be December? Yes indeed!

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