Glencora Borradaile

         Associate Professor & College of Engineering Dean's Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University

October 22, 2010

Pedagogical excuses: bad penmanship

Filed under: Silent Glen Speaks @ 11:53 am
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Finally an excuse for my bad black/whiteboardpersonship!

Apparently, retention of information is improved if the way it is presented is difficult to read:

… if something is hard to see or hear, it feels disfluent … We’d found that disfluency led people to think harder about things.

Aside: the lead author, Connor Diemand-Yauman, either has a surprisingly non-unique name, or partakes of reality tv-show contestantship while majoring in psychology.

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  1.   Sarah — November 2, 2010 @ 8:09 pm    

    I went to college with him, and yes, he’s both a psych major and a reality-TV contestant.

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