Modern learners, not modern technologies

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 Garner and Owen Ferguson to discuss.

Show notes

For more from Patti, see pattishank.com.

The chess paper that Ross described was: Chase, W. G., & Simon, H. A. (1973). Perception in chess. Cognitive psychology4(1), 55-81, available at:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0010028573900042

Learn Better, by Ulrich Boser, is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learn-Better-Mastering-Business-Anything/dp/1623365260

Tim Harford’s guide to statistics in a misleading age is online at: https://www.ft.com/content/ba4c734a-0b96-11e8-839d-41ca06376bf2

The Freakonomics podcast on Harold Pollack’s financial advice is here: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/everything-always-wanted-know-money-afraid-ask/

Footage of the two Space X booster rockets landing in unison can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42969020

Scott Kelly’s biography, Endurance, is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endurance-Year-Space-Lifetime-Discovery/dp/1524731595

The Apollo 11 transcript is available at: https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11transcript_tec.html

And Public Service Broadcasting’s album, The Race for Space, can be heard on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/65KwtzkJXw7oT819NFWmEP

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