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One of the potential research projects I want to tackle in the coming months is on immigrant students (and maybe refugee students) and how they direct their own learning. There is an often held belief that children of immigrants (especially first generation) often have high academic attainment. The phenomenon, dubbed the “immigrant paradox,” looks at some of its underlying reasons such as grit and motivation. However, Professor Cynthia Feliciano at UC Irvine argues that there is a more compelling reason for immigrant student success: that immigrants simply work their way into the social cla...
There are a lot of free online visualization tools. It all depends on that type of data you have and what tasks you want to complete. Below are some of the best ones I’ve seen or used. Figure 1. Flowchart of data visualization tool choosing If you have ...
As we are re-designing the Vialogues application in order to improve its effectiveness in supporting educational dialogues, the following research is particularly relevant:C. Clark, N. Strudler, and K. Grove (2015). Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Video vs. Text Based Discussions in an Online Teacher Education Course. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Network, Vol. 19, Issue 3.In this research, the authors compared a text-based ...
3 years ago
One interesting and potential application of mixed reality at Smith Learning Theater is prototyping in mixed reality at a design event. I ran into this paper on prototyping in virtual reality, and it presents several useful guidelines for planning such activities. These points are helpful as we cons...
4 years ago
After the Design Team's Way-finding Seminar last month, and in preparation for the opening of the Learning Theater, I have been exploring a few of the options mapped out by the EdLab crew. One that really struck me was adding Russell Hall to a pre-existing way finding app like Google Maps.  In their infinite wisdom Google has provided an indoor mapping option on their open platform ...
Hi everyone! I'm pleased to present our video for the winner of the 2015 Strage Prize, Sonali Rajan. You have probably caught snippets of this video in the sound dome out in the hallway, but here's your chance to watch it in full! Sonali's research investigates the roots of adolescent gun possession and highlights how health education can lower the risk of gun violence among youth by creating a safe and inclusive school environment.
This paper talked about results of comparing different machine learning techniques in classification problem. The results are interesting and somehow expected. Support Vector Machines (SVM) and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) performed best overall. Also, feature selection is a a great factor for any algorithm. Selecting irrelevant features will have a huge impact on any of them and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) suffered most. Apply some sort of filter before using features as it is very important, especially for ...
Hey everyone! METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) announced that Code4LibNYC is hosting an event for anyone interested in libraries, coding, and systems/web services! The event is on Wed, Sep. 10, 2014 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and Eric Glass, a GIS/Metadata Librarian from Columbia, will be discussing topics like geospatial data repositories, ebooks platforms created in Python and Django, social media integration in web development, and more! It's a great op...
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