A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 232

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  1. Is GIS Education Bait and Switch? - Directions Magazine

    Last week a discussion of Spatial Information Technology (SpatialIT) came to a bit of a head. The conversation, led by OpenGeo’s Paul Ramsey, may have unearthed a truth many would rather not hear: “… as we know, GIS courses are just the bait in the trap, to suck naïve students into a career where 90% of the activity is actually in data creation (digitization monkey!) and publication (map monkey!), not in analysis.” Is that right?

    http://www.directionsmag.com/podcasts/is-gis-education-bait-and-switch/289488

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  2. Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills : NPR

    ‘Parents, the next time you fret that your child is wasting too much time playing video games, consider new research suggesting that video gaming may have real-world benefits for your child’s developing brain.

    Daphne Bavelier is professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester. She studies young people playing action video games. Having now conducted more than 20 studies on the topic, Bavelier says, "It turns out that action video games are far from mindless."’

    From http://www.npr.org/2010/12/20/132077565/video-games-boost-brain-power-multitasking-skills?sc=tumblr&cc=npr

    —Huffduffed by tiffehr

  3. Monks, philologists, and VR | Aaron Ralby | TEDxCambridgeUniversity

    Rather than watering subjects down to make them more accessible, we can combine medieval practices in memory with virtual reality to unlock spatial learning, and empower people everywhere to learn large and complex subjects - such as languages - with ease. Ralby is founder and CEO of Linguisticator, a Cambridge-based company developing online memory and language training programs. He has successfully explored the use of medieval memory techniques and, more recently, spatial memory techniques for children and adults with special educational needs such as dyslexia and autism. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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