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Machine Learning is this year's theme

History of Cognitive Science Course at SAU

As mentioned in the first class, this course is changing to a more applied focus. It is still a cognitive science course, but now the emphasis will be on more practical issues related cognitive science. So, topics like human factors, interface design, usability, human-computer interaction (HCI), and similar will now be added to the course. The basics of the cognitive science will still be covered, however, in nearly every area the relationships between pure and applied science will be explored. In large part, this redirection is response to the job market. The World Wide Web has spawned a great demand for persons who can meld psychology and technology. As in previous years, students will still create Web-based presentations for presentation in class.

Dice.com--IT job site, check it for jobs in the areas above.








Basics, Kardas & Milford 1,Kardas & Milford 2 (if you don't know much about the Internet, you should read these two chapters) Chapter 1 Notes Chapter 2 Notes


The Internet and the WWW


Intro to Cog Sci 1, Intro to Cog Sci 2, Top Interfaces; Web Pages that Suck, Student Interface Nominations


Cognitive Science

Code Breakers 1





Kardas on CS History, Watch Jeff Hawkins on AI, Part1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 Machine Learning

Watson YouTube


History and People, Test 1 Hints

Test 1will be Thurs. 2/8/18
No Class 2/13 or 12/15
Work on your presentations



Wright, Bingle, Henderson


AI/ Computers/Animal Cognition


Womack, Self, Baker

Visual Displays, Online Instruction



Interfaces, Interface Guidelines (Apple), Ask TOG: 1st principles, POET, Brief History of the Interface The History of the GUI

SAU , UAM, Henderson , The Best Interface is no Interface ,

Cineus, Hashaway, Lankford

InterfacesTest 2 Hints


TEST 2, History of e-Commerce, 3 important e-Commerce trends, , Gun Broker , Craigslist Arkansas eBay 2017 Columbia County Yard Sale e-Commerce (Wikipedia) Man Cave Walmart

Barrom, Ybarra


E-commerce, buying and selling on the Internet


Machine Learning


Kardas Machine Learning

Spring Break





Billings, Farish




Kardas on Hypermedia; http://ei.cs.vt.edu/book/chap1/htx_hist.html; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperCard OLED TV iPadDrop Day (3/28) Death by PowerPoint Video PowToon Vannevar Bush (memex) Berners-Lee
eBAY 2018 Aspen Movie Map

Curtis, Mosqueda



Kardas on Physiology, General Principles, CS and Evolution GMC Ad (compare to evolution) CS physiological issues

Burch, Burns, J, Terry

Physiology, Test 3 Hints

Augmented Reality


Kardas on Usability, Pistol Grip Remote 1 & Pistol Grip Remote 2 SAU Web Page Phablets (Wiki),


Nipper, Burns, K.



Kardas on Encryption

Rea-Duran, Godoyo, Trahan



Kardas on Interaction Devices iPhone as computer

Interaction Devices


Final is in regular classroom at 10 am on May 1 (remember 1st day when I thought class met at 11?)

Final Final Exam Hints

Credit Hours: As required by federal law, CREDIT HOURS (not grades) are earned by: attending class (33%), making class presentations (33%), preparing for and taking tests (33%).

Academic Integrity:
The mission of Southern Arkansas University empowers all members of the University community to develop and encourage learning environments that create, expand, acquire, share, evaluate, and communicate knowledge. Academic integrity at SAU is an organizational and individual responsibility to honesty in all learning experiences. Students, faculty, and staff share responsibility for maintaining the highest standards for academic integrity. This policy focuses on the academic integrity in course-related work, its basis and context is applicable to all.

Any act of dishonesty in academic work constitutes academic misconduct and is subject to disciplinary action. Acts of dishonesty include, but are not limited to, plagiarism and cheating.

For detailed information on academic integrity, read page 36 of the SAU 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog.

Disability Support Services:
It is the policy of Southern Arkansas University to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal law, state law, and the University’s commitment to equal educational opportunities. Any student with a disability who needs accommodation should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. Students with disabilities are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Support Services, which is located in the Reynolds Center.

Contact Information:
Edward P. Kardas, Peace 109 (am); Nelson 200 (pm); epkardas@saumag.edu; 870 235-4231

CS Text Proposal (restricted access)

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