Wednesday, September 08, 2010 | Sticky vs Noise
Just got off the phone with Neeru Khosla of and the substance of our agreement was that technology is too often noise--and how do we get around that?

This site (part of the Active History sites) at first seems to fit the category noise. And yet....
it's worth remembering chapter 3 of Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point--"The Stickiness Factor: Sesame Street, Blue's Clues, and the Educational Virus".

Noise in education is stuff that doesn't make sense. 'Stickiness' is the stuff that helps you pay attention and perhaps remember.

Will a hamburger essay diagram or a fishbone diagram help you better learn and remember? I don't know the research. We'll bet though, that it depends on the quality and appropriateness of the content being engaged.

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