The paper linked to below is a piece bearing on some of my claims about deep learning on the Web that I've made in my column on the New Gutenberg Revolution and the Post-Gutenberg Mind (excerpts can be found elsewhere on this page, along with one of the full columns, where I talk about why Wikipedia is not Post-Gutenbergian). The co-author is a very talented doctoral student named Mike DeSchryver -- keep your eye out for him.
The paper appeared in a book called Cognitive Effects of Multimedia Learning (the full citation appears at the top of the first page of the piece). A comprehensive theoretical piece on a new model of deep and open learning on the Web I am writing with Mike is nearing completion.
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