Cathy N. Davidson Quotes.

1. "I began to wonder if writers don’t choose to love long-distance, a sure way of blending passion and prose. The love letter seems perfectly suited to the contradiction of a writer’s life... the love letter may be the emblem of a vocation that demands solitude but desires communication."
- Quote by Cathy N. Davidson

2. "Binet himself worried about the potential misuse of the tests he designed. He insisted they were not a measurement, properly speaking. He argued that intelligence comes in many different forms, only some of them testable by his or by any test. His understanding of different skills, aptitudes, or forms of intelligence was probably closer to that of educator Howard Gardner’s concept of multiple intelligences than to anything like a rigid, measurable standard reducible to a single numerical score.21 His words of caution fell on deaf ears. Less than a year after Binet’s death in 1911, the German psychologist William Stern argued that one could take the scores on Binet’s standardized tests, calculate them against the age of the child tested, and come up with one number that defined a person’s intelligence quotient (IQ).22 Adapted in 1916 by Lewis Terman of Stanford University and renamed the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, this method, along with Binet’s test, became the gold standard for measuring not aptitude or progress but innate mental capacity, IQ. This was what Binet had feared. Yet his test and that metric continue to be used today, not descriptively as a relative gauge of academic potential, but as a purportedly scientific grading of innate intelligence."
- Cathy N. Davidson, Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21s t Century

3. "businesses, even traditional ones like IBM, use crowdsourcing more and more as a way to get a read on their employees’ opinions, to frame a challenge, or to solve a problem. Sometimes they create a competition and award the winner a prize while the company receives the rights to the winning idea."
- Cathy N. Davidson, Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21s t Century

4. "Lacking confidence in your ability to change, it’s much easier to blame the changed situation—typically, new technologies—and then dig in your heels, raising a bulwark against the new."
- Cathy N. Davidson, Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21s t Century

5. "Our argument here is that our institutions of learning have changed far more slowly than the modes of inventive, collaborative, participatory learning offered by the Internet and an array of contemporary mobile technologies."
- Cathy N. Davidson, The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

6. "because of the collaborative opportunities offered by social networking sites, wikis, blogs, and many other interactive digital sources. But beneath these sites are networks and, sometimes,"
- Cathy N. Davidson, The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

7. "University of California, Irvine, Professor of Art and Engineering, Codirector of Arts, Computation, and Engineering (ACE) Program Kavita Philip University of California, Irvine, Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Anthropology, and Arts, Computation, and Engineering (ACE) Program Todd Presner University"
- Cathy N. Davidson, The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

8. "others met (if at all) only virtually, whose institutional status"
- Cathy N. Davidson, The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

10. "What is the institutional basis for their persistence? If a virtual site spans many individuals and institutions, who or what supports (in practical terms)"
- Cathy N. Davidson, The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

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