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I found this interesting website that showcases an open source taxonomy for the future of education.The 2019 Global Learning Landscape is an open source taxonomy for mapping innovation in learning and talent. Combining machine learning with a global community of experts, we analyzed over 50,000 organizations, 500,000 apps and considered the 3 million schools, colleges and universities around the world. Using the classical top-down / bottom-up design methodology, the 2019 Global Learning Landscape was built around 50 core clusters along a learning journey. From k...
Check out this story from Fast Company about the Open Syllabus Project. Researchers at Columbia analyzed over six million syllabi to learn what was being taught and what materials were being used. Here are some highlights:Most economics courses are conservative. The notion of "the canon" has lost traction.The same subject is taught differently in different nations
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I received an email from Dr. Ryan Baker, formerly of TC and founding president of the International Educational Data Mining Society, about a competition they are hosting later this year. The invitation reads:We are pleased to announce a worldwide competition to use data science tools to analyze educational events in a large national test. The goal of this competition is to engage leading researchers and ...
Check out the this story from insideBIGDATA about the launch of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR). It is a new, peer-reviewed, open access journal.The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Xiao-Li Meng but they have
Recently New York City's public libraries including Queens Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and New York Public Library announced their plans to suspend contracts with video-streaming vendor Kanopy citing unsustainable pricing models as the main motivator in ending their agreements. In circumstances I am most familiar with, library patrons were allotted a maximum of 6 films per month, and libraries were charged $2 per view. Views, of course, are not defined by finishing a film. Once the film is started, it subtracts from the patron's allotted monthly films and the library is charged...
This morning I talked with Aaron DeVera at White Ops about the United States's foray into the Russian power grid, the fourth industrial revolution (including Internet of Things and AI automation in factory and agricultural realms), Facebook content moderation, and Alexa in the classroom - all lovely dystopian topics plaguing our society.White Ops is a cybersecurity company that fights malicious ads and botnets online. White Ops director Tamer Hassan was recently named the #1 most creative person in business this yea...
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Check out this story from Forbes titled, "Salaries Of Data Scientists: Why Google And Salesforce Spent $20 Billion On Self-Service Data Science." The focus of the article is the high salaries that data scientists command and the growing demand for data scientists and predictive analytics professionals. 
During our first weekly brown bag discussion, we talked about the recent college admission scandal. We touched on some of the issues affecting public schools including how to deal with students who have disciplinary problems. We decided to focus on student discipline as the sole focus for the following brownbag. As part of the preparation for the discussion, we watched an interview of a retired public teacher
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I recently came across an ad claiming I could learn everything in an MBA program in one class:I thought this had to be fake but then I saw it was being offered on Udemy (with over 200K enrolled).The "course" has 15 sessions with 51 lessons. It includes:8 h...
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So for the past three months of so I have been serving as Chief of Staff and Chief Strategist for the Mike Gravel 2020 Presidential campaign, which I launched with my high school friend David Oks. The campaign aims not to get the 89-year-old leftist former senator Mike Gravel elected president, but instead to p...