One of the (many!) concepts that I learned about at the Tools for Thinking conference last week was “immersion reading”—it’s where one both reads a book and listens to the audio version of it at the same time. It’s often used as a tool in education, especially for foreign languages, and is supposed to aid with both comprehension and recall.
I’ve found the idea sufficiently intriguing that I’ve decided to give it a try using Annie Murphy Paul’s book, The Extended Mind, mostly because it was mentioned in Jerry Michalski and Howard Rheingold‘s The History and Future of Software as Tools for Thinking session during the day, but also because it was cosigned by Chris Aldrich in the IndieWeb Etherpad notes.
Should be a fun—and worthwhile—experiment.