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Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains

New technologies are testing the limits of computer semiconductors. To deal with that, researchers have gone looking for ideas from nature. We expect a lot from our computers these days. They should talk to us, recognize everything from faces to flowers, … Continue reading

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Cognition Beyond the Brain: Computation, Interactivity and Human Artifice

Cognition Beyond the Brain challenges neurocentrism by advocating a systemic view of cognition based on investigating how action shapes the experience of thinking. The systemic view steers between extended functionalism and enactivism by stressing how living beings connect bodies, technologies, … Continue reading

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How Computers help Biologists crack Life’s secrets

Computers are uniquely qualified to handle massive data sets since they can simultaneously keep track of all the important conditions necessary for the analysis. Though they could reflect human errors they’re programmed with, computers can deal with large amounts of … Continue reading

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Students, Computers and Learning – Making the Connection

Are there computers in the classroom? Does it matter? Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems … Continue reading

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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

New research by Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer demonstrates that students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more. Across three experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer had students take notes in a classroom setting and then tested students on … Continue reading

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Computers as Cognitive Tools

Highlighting and illustrating several important and interesting theoretical trends that have emerged in the continuing development of instructional technology, this book’s organizational framework is based on the notion of two opposing camps. One evolves out of the intelligent tutoring movement, … Continue reading

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How digital tools illuminate art, music, and creativity

This month, in our article, “Literature by the Numbers,” we introduced you to scholars using digital tools to uncover fresh historical and critical insights into fiction, poetry, and plays. To the chagrin of their old-school colleagues, the IBM Watson-era scholars … Continue reading

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The Serendipity Machine: A Voyage Of Discovery Through The Unexpected World of Computers

Computers, we love them and we curse them. No matter what we think about them, we know they have changed the world irrevocably. They have allowed us to make surprising, fantastic and unexpected discoveries. They are serendipity machines. However, computers … Continue reading

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A Computer-Controlled Future?

Computers dominate how we live, work and think. For some, the technology is a boon and promises even better things to come. But others warn that there could be bizarre consequences and that humans may be on the losing end … Continue reading

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Frontiers in Computer Education

This book is the proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Frontiers in Computer Education (ICFCE 2011) in Sanya, China, December 1-2, 2011. The contributions can be useful for researchers, software engineers, and programmers, all interested in promoting the computer … Continue reading

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