mayer and the thing about multimedia learning

there’s always a ‘chinese whispers’ (the children’s game?) level of distortion in reading about ID theories versus reading the theories themselves. whenever i’ve an hour free on a project, i try to pick up the paper in which someone proposed a theory and read that. today it was my turn to read mayer about multimedia…

more thoughts on reading heavy stuff

hey. remember the friend i mentioned in the foucault experiment context? well (with permission of course), here’s something she wrote to me. i think it’s an interesting perspective, and one i mostly agree with. so hear it in the words of the original, folks: Hehehe checked out your progress with Foucault (or lack thereof) on…

cognitive sequence for advanced learning

i had recently mentioned doing a reading experiment. during the experiment, in the process of watching myself think and learn, i had this notion – like many IDs – of how bloom’s taxonomy is far from infallible. while i deeply love the clarity of thought and the framework the man proposed where there was initially…

reading heavy stuff

i have discussed reading theory¬†with a few fellow IDs. they all said no thank you (lol!) but still seemed to find the snippets of what i’d read that we discussed interesting. so i concluded it’s not that they don’t like the information, but rather, they don’t like having to read theory. and then there was…

ideas on learning new fields

i’ve a friend at work. she’s one of those amazingly high-energy, wildly enthusiastic people! recently, when i was telling her about a wild associative moment i had in placing malta in my web of (extremely!) random trivia, she said wistfully that she reads a lot but can’t pull up the information when she wants to.…

how i taught myself to like cooking

cooking for just yourself on a daily basis can be a phenomenally boring task. it’s even more of a chore when you tend to live in your head so much you don’t notice what you’re eating half the times, and you don’t approve of frozen food so you try to cook at least once a…

what is the point of this?

it has been incredibly frustrating the last few months. everyday i come home and actively work on fixing my head so i wont explode with rage when i walk in to work the next morning. you see, i want to do more, to be able to fully use my mind, to be able to do…