Monthly Archives: May 2005

No More Memorizing

I came across this article at Wired that talks about how a new concept mapping tool that they hope will preserve scientific knowledge, and will serve to help students learn. My favorite quote from the Wired article; “We need to … Continue reading

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Jeeves and Wooster

P. G. Wodehouse is one of those great authors that would be more widely known if only there weren’t all these pesky copyright laws around, and folks could get access to his books (though there are some of them online). … Continue reading

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Behold, The Educational Power of Video Games

So I just purchased a copy of Rome Total War. I can’t give you a review because I haven’t played it quite yet, but I was flipping through some strategy guides and came across the notions of ‘flaming pigs’ (which, … Continue reading

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I’ll be the Moron Sitting at the Table…

I just heard from my publicist. Ok, she’s not really MY publicist, I share her with probably 70 other authors, but ‘my publicist’ sounds better than ‘the communal publicist’. Anyway, she has me set up for 6 book signings up … Continue reading

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Who Owns Ideas?

You can read Lawrence Lessig’s opinion over at Technology Review. It’s a good article. My favorite quote is from the Brazillians, “”We’re against software piracy. We believe Microsoft’s rights should be respected. And the simplest way to respect their rights … Continue reading

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Back in the Day…

Back when I was but a lad, I used to do a lot of reading. I bet almost one in three books I read had something in common. I would be reading along when suddenly I would spot a message … Continue reading

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What to Get Uncle Charlie Who is in the Slammer.

Hey, we are a humane society. If Women get it, and teenagers get it, and golfers get it, then by golly, so should prisoners. I want a Chicken Soup for the 6 foot (ok, 5’11”), instructional designer’s, Ph. D. student’s, … Continue reading

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Nice Review…

Maria has a nice reivew of Star Wars III on her blog. I guess it’s not really a review, per se, rather a comparison of SW and LOTR. Very funny either way.

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Star Wars III

So, I just got back from watching Star Wars III, Revenge of the Sith. As luck would have it, I’ve gone to the midnight showing of all three Star Wars episodes. Personally, I feel this is the best way to … Continue reading

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Wiki Instruction

OK, the last in my troika of thoughts on learning and teaching. I love Wikipedia. I find it is easy to understand, it’s updated much more frequently than other encyclopedias, and you can’t beat the price (free). When I do … Continue reading

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