Although it probably isn't obvious to the readers of this blog, a lot of exciting developments have been unfolding over the past few weeks. First and foremost, I am extremely excited to announce that I am (self) publishing a book based on the content of this blog. It is entitled Cognitive Science for Educators: Practical suggestions for an evidence-based classroom, and it is currently available for pre-order on the iTunes Bookstore.
Content & FeaturesThe book contains nearly all of the blog posts that were first published here. As a bonus, the book takes the blog a step further by including an introductory chapter that explains why the book was written; each post is organized into a section within a chapter (instead of the stream-of-consciousness ordering found on the blog); there are Glossary items that define all of the vocabulary terms; there is an introduction to each chapter; and there are two new, never-before-seen sections on expertise.
I decided to publish the first version of this book on the iBooks platform because of the many fun and interactive widgets that were created for the blog. I desperately wanted to preserve (and extend) those experiences. In addition, the iBooks platform also has fun features, such as note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking. It will even create flashcards for you! Unfortunately, a pdf or kindle version does not support that level of interactivity. I am, however, looking into what is required to convert it to a different platform.
The book is currently available for pre-order, and it will become available for download on Cuatro de Mayo (May 4th, 2016).
Kickstart This!If you've enjoyed the content from this blog, please consider purchasing a copy of the book for you and your loved ones. For less than the price of a Domino's Spinach & Feta Pizza or a first-run movie, you can take a copy of Dr. Bob's Cog Blog with you wherever you go. Thanks for your consideration. And, more importantly, thanks for reading!!
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