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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
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
2 months ago
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. 
2 months ago
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...
3 months ago
ExLibris (ProQuest) recently announced "significant progress" on their Central Discovery Index (CDI) product. According to their overview page, here are the Key Benefits:Increased scalability and an improved infrastructure that is designed to address future challengesExpanded content coverageContinuous content enrichment a...
8 months ago
Check out this story from Motherboard about how human labor is driving advancements in the A.I. industry. It provides an overview of what is involved in the training of algorithms (and how we might be doing the same thing every time reCAPTCHA asks us to click on all the cars, sighs, bikes, signs, etc). Some highlights:The artificial intelligence industry relies on this cheap, human labor as algorithms and ...
8 months ago
Check out this post from from the DuckDuckGo blog about the Google filter bubble problem. Here is a summary of their "study" findings: What accounts for the variation in search results? What lessons should we keep in mind as we work on search and rec...
At the D&R today I shared that it might be useful for EdLab/Library staff members to become more familiar with some of the literature on learning (Patrick echoed a similar thought). Here are some resources on learning, broadly defined, to help us get started:Natriello, G. (2007). Imagining, seeking, inventing: the future of learning and the emerging discovery ...
I am attending a panel session at the Education Leadership Data Analytics Summit 2018. The panel is titled, "The Multiple Facets of Education Leadership, Evidence Use, and Data Analytics." Here are the speakers: Madhabi Chatterji, Professor of Measurement, Evaluation and Education, Teachers College, Columbia Uni...
2 years ago
Four years ago I was part of a Teachers College contingent that visited IBM. This morning I am back in the same room (I think) with different hosts to learn about the work IBM is doing in education. I will report highlights below.