I have argued for a while that I think the target audience for mSchool should be teachers. It makes sense given our institutional context and our deep knowledge of the education space. This story from the Atlantic further highlights the fit between educators and online education.
Check out this story in Fast Company titled, "How to Store Your Data for a Million Years.
- How can we use DNA as a storage mechanism?
- In 2012 biologists encoded a book on DNA
- ""You could take all the information of the world and store it in a few grams of DNA."
- Another challenge is making sure future civilizations can decode the data.
If you want to see the future of smartphone apps, forget Silicon Valley and head to Seoul. According to this story in the NYTimes, Seoul is 3-4 years ahead of San Francisco in terms of internet infrastructure.
Dr. Brian Hughes has finally arrived.
We are hard at work preparing for our afternoon interactive session.
Wish us luck.
Gary and I are making our way to the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online),
More details to come.
Thanks to funding from the New Venture Fund and support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medium has launched Bright, pop-up publication about innovation in education."
As an aside, it looks great on mobile.
Details for the talk are below. I will blog it for folks who are interested.
Learning Analytics Seminar Series
Jack Mostow, Carnegie Mellon University
Horace Mann Hall 144
April 2, 10am
Title: How Can We Learn from a Reading Tutor that Listens?
Abstract: Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor listens to children read
aloud, and helps them learn to read. It displays text on a computer
screen, uses automatic speech recognition to help analyze a child's
oral reading, and responds with spoken and graphical assistance
modeled after expert reading teachers but adapted to the limitations
and affordances of the technology. The Reading Tutor logs its
interactions in detail to a database that we mine in order to assess
students' performance, model their learning, and harvest
within-subject experiments embedded in the Reading Tutor to compare
alternative tutorial actions. This talk will illustrate a few of the
Reading Tutor's tutorial interactions, student models, and
Wired.com just launched a overhauled site. Here is the new tech stack:
Stylus for CSS
Coming soon: React.js
Development and Deployment:
Gulp for task automation
Linting (check out stylint written by our own Ross Patton)
I wonder what they are using for testing.
You can read more about it in this article from Kathleen Vignos, Wired.com's Director of Engineering.
If you are looking for a feel good story to read this Thanksgiving check out this story from Sports Illustrated about the South Bronx United soccer program.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.