On Thursday evening I listened in to a fantastic ‘fireside chat’ with author Cathy Davidson. She was in conversation with Michelle Levesque (mostly) and Mark Surman about what she considers to be the 4th ‘R’: algoRithmic thinking.
Session link: http://lanyrd.com/2012/CathyDavidson
Cathy’s fantastic. She’s an educational celebrity yet sharp, funny and incredibly warm. I had the amazing good fortune to interview her last year about her latest book, Now You See It whilst I was in New York for the Mobility Shifts conference. If you haven’t read that book yet, do so – I highly recommend it.
The audio should appear embedded below and the MozPad/backchannel/liveblog is available here.
More about this by Cathy Davidson:
- Washington Post – A fourth ‘r’ for 21st century literacy
- DMLcentral – Why We Need a 4th R: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms