I was looking at the CoRT Thinking.com website a few days ago. I just stumbled onto it looking for CoRT information on the web. Then today I saw a posting of the link in the CoRT group.
The website looks very good! They even have the Yak pictures! It uses PayPal for online payment with numerous credit cards. There is even a fund to support underpriviliged students. It should have been online one or two decades ago. Now, the lessons are old technology.
I would like to see software for using CoRT Thinking tools that has the Thinking Tools on an tool palette and the computer handles the mechanics. If I click on the PMI tool on the tool palette, the computer explains what it is going to do, (with instructions available on an optional basis after the first use), opens a PLUS text window, and waits for input, possibly with the optional timer turned on. When I finish my PLUS posting or time is up, it is saved automatically and the computer explains the next step and opens a MINUS text box for a prespecified amount of time and saves that. Then it explains the last step and opens the INTERESTING text box and saves what I entered into it. Then the computer creates a printable report that I can add to my THINKING SESSION and allows me to edit the posts or add new things that occur to my esprit d'escalier mind.
I want a CoRT Thinking processor maybe even with a CoRT expert system built in to offer suggestions for tools to use at a certain stage of my thinking session.
In terms of teaching the CoRT Thinking lessons, I would like to see educational software that is goal-based and possibly in a 3D virtual world such as in Caspian Learning's Thinking Worlds. The sequence of mastery lessons might be set the first time through, but eventually, at a certain level the student can use any CoRT Thinking Tool desired.
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