About Dave Moursund, the Author

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Inventing Your Future

ICT is Worldwide..... 23

Summary and Self-Assessment..... 23

Chapter 3. Expertise and Problem Solving........... 25

Expertise..... 25

Problem Solving..... 29

Academic Disciplines..... 33

Summary and Self-Assessment..... 34

Chapter 4. Human and Artificial Intelligence........... 36

Definitions of Intelligence..... 36

Measuring Intelligence of People and Machines..... 40

Human and Machine Memory..... 43

Artificial Intelligence..... 44

Expert Systems..... 46

Summary and Self-Assessment..... 47

Chapter 5: Computer-Assisted and Distance Learning........... 49

Feedback and Learning..... 49

Distance Learning..... 51

Asynchronous and Synchronous Distance Learning..... 52

Computer-Assisted Learning..... 53

Hybrid Courses..... 55

Final Remarks..... 56

Chapter 6. Learning and Learning Theory........... 57

Cognitive Developmental Theory..... 57

Math and ICT Cognitive Development Scales..... 59

Constructivism..... 62

Situated Learning and Transfer of Learning..... 62

Study Skills and Learning Styles..... 64

Reading Speed and Comprehension..... 67

Learning More About Yourself..... 68

Summary and Self-Assessment..... 68

Chapter 7. Increasing Your Expertise in ICT........... 69

Some Pervasive ICT Uses in Higher Education..... 69

Course and Learning Management Systems..... 70

Learning a New Piece of Computer Software..... 71

Amplification, and Moving Beyond Amplification..... 72

Word Processing and Desktop Publication..... 73

Email..... 75

Spreadsheet..... 76

Applications That Are Inherently Beyond Amplification..... 77

Learning by Doing..... 78

Summary and Self-Assessment..... 79

Chapter 8. Brief Introductions to A number of Key Ideas........... 81

Idea 1: Auxiliary Brain..... 81

Idea 2: Procedural and Computational Thinking..... 84

Idea 3: Build Your Personal Library..... 86

Idea 4: Open Source Books and Other Print Materials..... 88

Idea 5: Global Sustainability..... 90

Idea 6: Computer Ethics..... 91

Idea 7: Your Health and Life Expectancy..... 93

Summary and Self-Assessment..... 94

Chapter 9. On the Lighter Side........... 95

Five-Minute College Education..... 95

Help Desk for the Technology Named Book..... 96

Converse with an AI Computer System..... 96

Self Assessment..... 96

Events in a Particular Year..... 97

The Best and the Worst..... 97

Computer Game and Puzzles..... 98

Social Networking Sites..... 100

Summary and Self-Assessment..... 101

References........... 101

Index........... 105