Teague's Tech Treks

Avoiding tech "OOPS-idents" by Helen Teague


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 25

“Education is not neutral. It is always directive in its attempt to teach students to inhabit a particular mode of agency; enable them to understand the larger world and one’s role in it in a specific way…” Henry A. Giroux



Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 12

“There is, I think, no point in the philosophy of progressive education which is sounder than its emphasis upon the importance of the participation of the learner in the formation of the purposes which direct his [sic] activities in the learning process, just as there is no defect in traditional education greater than its failure to secure the active cooperation of the pupil in construction of the purposes involved in his studying” ~John Dewey

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Source: Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and education. New York: Macmillan.

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Brian-Computer Interface Videos

My Learning Partner gave an excellent presentation on the Brian-Computer Interface (BCI). The central element in each BCI is a translation algorithm that converts electrophysiological input from the user into output that controls external devices.

—BCI operation depends on effective interaction between two adaptive controllers, the user who encodes his or her commands in the electrophysiological input provided to the BCI, and the BCI which recognizes the commands contained in the input and expresses them in device control.

Here are a few of the videos she highlighted.

Brain-Computer Music Interface

Brain Controlled Wheelchair

Virtual Hand Demo

Smart Headband for ADHD Improvement


Absolutely amazing the advances that are being created!!


To learn more:

—Leuthardt, E.C., Schalk, G., Moran, D.W., Wolpaw, J.R., Ojemann, J.G. (2006). Brain Computer Interface. U.S. Patent No. 7,120,486 B2. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

—Lim CG, Lee TS, Guan C, Fung DSS, Zhao Y, Teng SSW, et al. (2012) A Brain-Computer Interface Based Attention Training Program for Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. PLoS ONE, 7(10): e46692. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046692

—Wolpaw, J.R., Birbaumer, N., Heetderks, W. J., McFarland, D. J., Pecjham, P. H., Schalk, G., Donchin, E., Quatrano, L. A., Robinson, C. J., Vaughan, T. M. (2000). Brain–Computer Interface Technology: A Review of the First International Meeting. IEEE transactions on rehabilitation engineering, 8 (2), 164 – 173.

—Wolpaw, J.R. and McFarland, D. J. (2004). Control of a two-dimensional movement signal by a noninvasive brain-computer interface in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101(51), 17489-17854.



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