Next week, I’m giving a presentation to forty CEO’s and CIO’s from Fortune 100 companies on how the science of attention blindness can help us make decisions. These “10 Rules for Smart Decisions (Despite Our Attention Blindness)” distill all the funny stories, serious experiments, and pretty hilarious examples. … [ MORE ]
In Surprise Endings: Social Science and Literature, the Duke class I team-teach with behavioral economist Dan Ariely, we explore the deepest aspects of human behavior, as learned in empirical social science experiments and as discussed by some of the greatest writers in the world. But we also explore this… [ MORE ]
For two days, I sat glumly in a higher-powered meeting of program directors for a famous philanthropic organization frustrated that I was unable to log in to my laptop to be able to do the exercises others were doing around me. It was a very simple log in: “Username: … [ MORE ]
Yesterday, a group of us went public with a document we’ve been working on, together and collaboratively, since December 13, 2012: Our “Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in a Digital Age.” The reason I signed on to this project is because the attention to online learning… [ MORE ]
Reblogged from: CBCradio
–A virtual classroom with hundreds of thousands of participants who will never meet each other. The professor on a screen or, better still, behind one. Tests graded by other students.
It sounds like a dystopian education nightmare.
But in 2012, the future of the university has… [ MORE ]
NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 24, 2012) – The World Technology Network recognized Cathy N. Davidson (Duke University) and David Theo Goldberg (University of California Humanities Research Institute) as winners of the prestigious World Technology Award in… [ MORE ]
Connected Learning recently invited Cathy to give one of the organization’s weekly webinars. Her presentation, “Changing Higher Education to Change the World” sparked a lively and fruitful discussion with a range of participants from all over the country. You can read the livestream chat here, and view the… [ MORE ]
Duke University’s Cathy N. Davidson is the author of “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We… [ MORE ]
Oct. 1, 2012
By Katherine Mangan
Cathy Davidson, a professor at Duke U. and directorco-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory: “The… [ MORE ]
The highly talented and highly artistic Giulia Forsythe, recently shared this “Visual Diary” that she created for the “How We Measure” chapter of Now You See It. On a scale of 1 to 10…just kidding! But this image really does knock my socks off!
WRITTEN BY: Cathy Davidson and Mark Surman
Teaching our kids to code will make them uniquely prepared to fully contribute to the world.
Like reading, writing, and arithmetic, web literacy is both content and activity. You don’t just learn “about” reading: you… [ MORE ]