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Archive for June, 2011

The keynote today started off with a conversation about metacognition among students, with emphasis on young learners, 3rd and 5th graders. In their case, the learning material was the Spanish language for English speakers. They found that children both 3rd and 5th graders were good at identifying things that they knew or didn’t know. Next […]

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New Zealand (June 2011)

Day 1, Tuesday June 27th: I am in New Zealand this summer for a 5 day trip. The flight went well, Air New Zealand is brilliant and I pleasantly slept for the majority of the trip. I was entirely asleep from Charlotte to LAX, and slept for 9 of the 12 hours for LAX to […]

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The day started off with an outstanding key note talk by Stellan Ohlsson from University of Illinois at Chicago. The main focus of his talk was the nine information modes that he has identified. These nine modes are the finite set of mechanics which can be used to transfer information from one person to another. […]

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I am here at the 2011 AIED Conference at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. I have a talk on day 2, during the young researcher’s track and am excited about the response I will receive. The conference over all has turned out to be a bit smaller than was expected, for the first […]

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