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Understanding Literacy in an Educational Context

Tom Landauer, University of Colorado

Professor Landauer will discuss “reading to learn” literacy challenges as a contextual foundation for viewing the subsequent technology demonstrations.

Tom Landauer joined Bell Labs in 1969, where he worked in the Human Information Processing research department until the late seventies when he formed the computer-user psychology group, the first industrial human-computer interaction research laboratory. This group moved to Bellcore and changed its name and span of interest to Cognitive Science Research. A highly interactive team of computer scientists and cognitive psychologists, the group specialized in research on information retrieval, navigation and display, primarily based on empirical studies of users and the invention of computer-based solutions to their problems, as well developing methods for improving the usefulness and usability of computer-based mental work tools in general. Landauer was the group’s director from 1984 to 1994. Among its major accomplishments were the development of the Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) text retrieval method and the SuperBook text browser. Landauer was one of the principal designers of both, and of several other applications. In 1994, Landauer moved to the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he is a professor of psychology and a fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, an interdisciplinary combination of cognitive psychology, linguistics, computer science, education and philosophy. Landauer is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) , the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard.


General Overview of Each Technology Station (5 minute limit)

Marlene Scardamalia and Chris Teplovs, Knowledge Forum

Susan Goldman, Little Planet Literacy Series

Bernard Dodge, WebQuest


Break and Groups of 20 Shift to View the Technology Stations

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