Monday, July 20, 2009

When A Science of Learning gets to USA Today It's good news for Clickable Print and CodeZ QR

From USA Today
"New insights from many different fields are converging to create a new science of learning that may transform educational practices," begins a report led by Andrew Meltzoff of the University of Washington in Seattle. The review in the current Science magazine makes the case for psychologists, neuroscientists, roboticists and teachers combining to quietly create a new field that combines everything from how brains grow to how classrooms work into a new kind of learning research.

For example, a companion study in the current Science by John Gabrieli of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, illustrates how neuroscience and education researchers have teamed up to tackle dyslexia, a difficulty with reading and vocabulary that afflicts 5% to 17% of children. Behavioral and brain measures can now identify dyslexic tendencies in infants, and lead to teaching that can "prevent dyslexia from occurring in the majority of children who would otherwise develop dyslexia," according to the study.
The new role for Print
The crux of what the science is telling us is that
Learning Is Both Social And Computational,
Supported By Neural Systems Linking People.

The crux of what Knowledge Management is telling us is that

some of the best features of enterprise 2.0 tools is their behind the scenes activity to create a searchable archive of social interactions as a byproduct of their use.

Clickable Print teaching materials connected to the Cloud have "behind the scenes activity to create a searchable archive of social interactions as a byproduct of their use."

CodeZ QR is the first information rich scalable QR technology that has gotten on my radar. By embedding user specific information in the QR it allows the interaction between a student and their Printed teaching materials to emit the granular information that can be stored, searched and used to create actionable information in real time to guide teaching interventions.

It's also probably a big deal for marketing. But that's much less interesting to me.

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