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Submitted by Joann Agnitti on Sun, 2015-11-22 21:10

Brian and I have recently returned from the fabled city of San Francisco where we attended the Service Experience Conference.

I tried to take copious notes throughout each of the talks but the emcee, Jamin Hegeman (design director of Adaptive Path, the company sponsoring the event), mercifully summarized each one for us — in one line! — at the end of the conference.

I’ll add those summaries here with some personal commentary, but that wasn’t even the most interesting part of my experience there. Stay with me for Part III (or just jump to it. Otherwise it’s going to be a while until you get there).

Submitted by Daniel Agboba on Sun, 2015-11-22 19:26

The recent terrorist attacks in paris have brought the refugees crisis back into the forefront. one of the suspected attackers apparently entered Europe with the wave of Syrian refugees several months ago. this led to concerns on both side of the Atlantic by politicians about accepting refugees fleeing the seemingly endless conflict in Syria. in steps a tweet, which has since gone viral, to remind us whether we've made any progress as a nation.

Submitted by Ahmed Bagigah on Fri, 2015-11-20 00:47

As populations continue to grow elsewhere, the birth rate in Africa has seen a drastic decrease. From 1990 to 2010, the birthrate dropped from 6.2 birth per woman to 4.9. Many believe this change will help the continent's economy by enhancing schooling and other development goals.

Submitted by George Nantwi on Fri, 2015-11-20 00:33

Emojis have become such a part of mobile experience that Oxford recently named one as word of the year. However, there is more to emojis than just weird and funny smileys.

Submitted by Alseny Barry on Fri, 2015-11-20 00:23

Graduating college or obtaining a doctorate might not be enough for some people. These people often want to enhance their technical skills or learn something new adding to the adage that learning is a lifelong endeavor. Udacity, is an online education system which was launched in 2012 to introduce cheaper college courses. However, the program saw a lack of growth.

Submitted by Jihii Jolly on Tue, 2015-11-17 15:20

Episode 1 of An Audience of One, which was previewed at our podcasting seminar. Episode 2 will be out next week. For background, see this blog post.

Submitted by Jihii Jolly on Fri, 2015-11-13 17:10

Hello all!

Episode 1 of An Audience of One is here! ... and it'll be released via the blog on Tuesday, with a new episode airing each week thereafter. In the meantime, here's Episode 0, an introduction to the series, for your weekend listening pleasure.

Submitted by Youssef Ballo on Fri, 2015-11-13 00:18

Video has become a very powerful tool for educators. More and more schools are integrating free video platforms into their classrooms to enhance student learning. Recognizing the increasing impact of video-on-demand in education, YouTube is aggregating their educational content. Education videos are one of the most viewed categories on YouTube.

Submitted by Zeph Grunschlag on Thu, 2015-11-12 22:07

Deep Learning is really coming to the fore and becoming more and more accessible. Indeed, platforms such as Google's newly open sourced Tensor Flow and
Dato's Jupyter-hub based GraphLab Create analysis toolbox (Check out this Vialogue Tensor Flow advert). This means that IF problems that interest us can be solved with Deep Learning, THEN now we have nothing stopping us from answering these questions.

I wonder if we can we use Deep Learning to help us resolve questions such as:

Submitted by Malik Muftau on Tue, 2015-11-10 23:07

The NCAA is responsible for determining the eligibility of collegiate student athletes. Students are required to maintain a good academic standing in order to be cleared to play sports at the college level. Tacko Fall, a freshman at the University of Florida is planning to sue the NCAA for refusing to clear him to play basketball.