Implementing the Engelbart Hypothesis: Discussing the notion of augmenting human intellect

By:
Ms. Valerie Landau,
Eileen Clegg
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In 1962 visionary Dr Douglas Engelbart wrote a paper "AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT: A Conceptual Framework" that lead to many of the innovations in modern computing: hypertext, networked collaborative computing, multiple windows, videoconferencing, word processing and graphics, and his most famous invention, the mouse. We will present case studies of how Englebart's work is being applied in an academic environment and ask participants to brainstorm on how we can start improving our improvement capabilities. Eileen Clegg will create a visual map of our collective vision during the workshop.


Keywords: Engelbart, collective IQ, collaboration, Networked Improvement Community
Stream: Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Ms. Valerie Landau

Assistant Professor, School of Information Technology and Communication Design, California State University, Monterey Bay
USA

Valerie Landau is Assistant Professor at in the School of Information Technology and Communication Design at California State University, Monterey Bay. She has worked in the field of educational technology for 20 years as an interactive media producer and designer, and has worked closely with Dr Douglas Engelbart on developing implementation strategies for augmenting collaborative problem solving capabilities. Her clients include: The Bootstrap Alliance, Peachpit Press, Britannica, Lucas Films, The Learning Company, PeopleSoft, Mattel, California Virtual Campus, singer Paul McCartney, and CBS's "60 Minutes."


Eileen Clegg

Visual Journalist, Visual Insight
USA

Eileen Clegg has been a professional writer her entire career and has used art to frame ideas as far back as she can remember. She was a daily news journalist for 20 years, has written numerous books and articles, has been affiliated with Institute for the Future conducting research on learning since 1999. She brought her art and writing together professionally in 2000.


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