I thought of how I could go to the library and read books and learn without bias or judgement or insipid guidance.

I went to the library computer science room where I discovered the Plato computer learning system. I was amazed. This was something like what I had been looking for.

There is a lot of talk about computers and the network changing education radically. I just don’t see it happening.

Where are the examples of ubiquitous computing and networking destroying old ways of learning and creating new ones?

I see putting traditional teaching and testing online. I don’t see a new paradigm.

The most radical change in learning, one of the few tools or models to emerge that truly makes learning different, isstackoverflow.com

The most radical change in learning, one of the few tools or models to emerge that truly makes learning different, is stackoverflow.com

Users of FitBit can set private goals. They can join groups of people they know, and in these groups compete against each other to see who is reaching or exceeding their goal. This works a lot like golf handicapping. A sedentary person just starting to increase their activity can set their goal low, 500 steps a day, while an experienced person can set their goal at 10,000 steps a day, yet no one sees their goal in the leaderboard, only the percentage of the goal reached. The leaderboard is ranked by the amount you’ve reached or exceeded your goal. The goals can automatically adjust to changes in the users activity, adjusting learning to each individual.

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