Last week on the podcast we gave our thoughts on the Learning Technologies conference. Today, we ask whether we should resist the urge to jump on the latest tech and focus on learners instead.

Author and consultant Patti Shank joins Ross G and Owen to discuss.

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The chess paper that Ross described was: Chase, W. G., & Simon, H. A. (1973). Perception in chess. Cognitive psychology4(1), 55-81, available at: 

Learn Better, by Ulrich Boser, is available from Amazon: 

Tim Harford’s guide to statistics in a misleading age is online at:

The Freakonomics podcast on Harold Pollack’s financial advice is here: 

Footage of the two Space X booster rockets landing in unison can be found at: 

Scott Kelly’s biography, Endurance, is available from Amazon: 

The Apollo 11 transcript is available at: 

And Public Service Broadcasting’s album, The Race for Space, can be heard on Spotify: