If You Know How to Program…

Posted Posted in Cognition and Meta Cognition

In the past week, I have come across a slightly different view of programming, from two different sources. The premise of this book, and the other books in the Think X series, is that if you know how to program, you can use that skill to learn other topics. from “Think Bayes” by Allen B. Downey. I see […]

Cognitive Computing: Software That Mines Research Papers

Posted Posted in Cognition and Meta Cognition, Snippets worth sharing

This is amazing. An article from  MIT Technology Review: Software that read tens of thousands of research papers and then predicted new discoveries about the workings of a protein that’s key to cancer could herald a faster approach to developing new drugs. The software, developed in a collaboration between IBM and Baylor College of Medicine, […]

Design for How People Learn – Book Log

Posted Posted in BookLog, Cognition and Meta Cognition, Students, Learning and Teaching

From (foreward of) Design For How People Learn The challenges of creating highly effective learning experiences are numerous. We’re fortunate that humans are, in many ways, learning creatures. We are generally eager to learn. We intuitively know that knowledge is power. Skills turn knowledge into actionable advantages. We want skills and enjoy having them. But […]

New Computing Revolution, 25 Small Steps to Innovation, Skilled Observation

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Cognition and Meta Cognition

A few great recent links from Cognitive Design Will baby Watson Create a Cognitive Revolution? IBM believes success with Watson in multiple domains will trigger a new computing revolution, one focused on cognitive computing systems. Such systems will do for knowledge work what the early data oriented systems did for transactional work.  The goal is […]