DailyDirt: Better Learning Techniques (Maybe)

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More education can be the uncontroversial answer to a lot of problems. But better education tends to bring up questions about what makes one educational approach better than another, and how "better" is measured or defined -- and if the methods of measuring education can be trusted at all. The solutions for creating better teaching/learning techniques aren't always effective, but as we learn more about our brains, maybe we'll figure out how to manipulate our grey matter with more precision. Here are just a few links on how we might improve the way we inject knowledge into our heads. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Nov 2013 @ 5:35pm

    Zapping brains doesn't sound like a great way to learn... It would be cool to learn a language more easily tho.

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    Spectate Swamp (profile), 13 Nov 2013 @ 5:47pm

    having your knowledge randomly played back is great

    The ultimate app will keep you in touch with all your
    Data "video audio pictures and text" for a lifetime.
    The ability to randomly pick a video and then a different
    entry point is key for disorganized video. Once organized
    the app can pick random groupings of LARGE text with the
    associated video pictures and audio for playback. Being
    able to preselect the video and audio segment to play is
    key in keeping it simple. You only have to deal with the
    original videos. What good are MOOCs if the site / files go away
    not much I'd say. For me I'd capture the MOOC video using a
    screen utility or just shoot video of the replays using
    a camcorder.

    I use the app to keep all my emails, email addresses,
    notes, URL favorites and previous google search strings.
    Being that the app runs from a USB stick, I can take my data
    with me. What use is the cloud when you have your info on
    a USB stick.

    Yup in 15 minutes I can share the majority of my important
    info with anybody. My mega thread "nobody shares knowledge
    better than this" goes unchallenged. I am by far the best at
    sharing computer info; bar none.

    This app will jog your memory

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      out_of_the_blue, 13 Nov 2013 @ 6:45pm

      Re: having your knowledge randomly played back is great

      @ "Spectate Swamp" "Yup in 15 minutes I can share the majority of my important info with anybody."


      Bet you'd run out of what I judge important in 15 seconds! You can't even organize words enough to convey a point here.

      From your all of FIVE posts since 2009, I'm sure this explains your rambling: "Look at where the Marijuana issue is. It's safer than Mothers Milk." -- Umm, no, drug-induced stupor causes loss of focus. For this topic (as if YOU are on topic: until looked at your apparently real profile was sure was spam), it definitely doesn't improve learning.

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        Spectate Swamp (profile), 14 Nov 2013 @ 7:37am

        Knowing next to nothing about pot is stupid

        People that are against pot know nothing but propaganda and lies. They think we should lose our homes, assets and face jail time. A cage match with those dummies would be the only answer.

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          Anonymous Coward, 14 Nov 2013 @ 8:50am

          Re: Knowing next to nothing about pot is stupid

          don't you think its funny when you have no knowledge yourself, so you sprook on about what you "think" others peoples knowledge is. You tell use what "they think" but you don't talk about what YOU think... !!! I wonder why ?

          Is it just possible you don't think, is that why you are here ? to be told what and how to think ? Seems like it.

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        Anonymous Coward, 14 Nov 2013 @ 8:52am

        Re: Re: having your knowledge randomly played back is great

        15 seconds !!! I would have said 15ms.

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        Spectate Swamp (profile), 14 Nov 2013 @ 5:44pm

        What you got something against mothers milk?

        Momma didn't feed you kid?
        Pot makes you smarter.
        Another real life pot story.
        My sister liked playing scrabble. She would beat her daughter most of the time. That all changed when my niece would step outside for a toke. Boy that almost had my sister taking up pot.

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      Anonymous Coward, 14 Nov 2013 @ 8:46am

      Re: having your knowledge randomly played back is great

      what you need is the knowledge that information is not knowledge.

      But if you had a decent education, you would have the knowledge and information to determine using your knowledge and is information and what is knowledge.

      You can share information, but as information is not knowledge, then who cares.

      Information is what you entered into a google search, knowledge if what you found out as a result of that search assuming you have the education to process that information and using your IQ turn it into knowledge and understanding... Understand ?

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Nov 2013 @ 5:49pm

    education and IQ are not really related issues, IQ is how well your brain works, education is what you have learnt.

    studying does not increase or decrease your IQ, but it does increase or decrease what you know.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Nov 2013 @ 5:54pm

    or if you like

    IQ is like having a fast CPU with a large instruction set to use, and education is like having a large number of programs and applications that you can run on that CPU.

    and a lot of those programs can run on slower CPU with a smaller instruction set, but it takes longer.

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    Anonymous, 13 Nov 2013 @ 6:54pm

    Education and money: two of America's false gods.

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      Anonymous Coward, 14 Nov 2013 @ 6:21am

      Re:

      The money part is understandable,
      perhaps my lack of education is responsible for not understanding the other part.

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    Stephen Pate, 14 Nov 2013 @ 3:12am

    Brain Train

    Rats all those myths debunked. I do like Mozart in the morning for complex tasks versus rock and roll or jazz. They forgot to debunk that repetition builds retention.

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Nov 2013 @ 6:24am

    Yes, I can see the cost savings already. Rather than fund k - 12, we simply electro-educate. - what a good idea. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

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