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 ...
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...
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.
Curious about the future of Artificial Intelligence? Here are 51 predictions compiled by Gil Press. My pick six:Developers will confront the question of open sourcing their AI/ML data sets. It is no secret that companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon currently have a monopoly on our data. In 2018, developers will need to make a decision: band together and open-source their AI/ML data sets in the hope of...
For the past few years various agencies have been reporting on the rise in print book sales and the drop in e-book sales. According to a recent Nielsen survey the increase in print book sales was due to "children's fiction and... younger generations preferring physical books to e-readers." Will this trend persist? Will...
In your groups identify a "wicked" problem upCREATION participants can grapple with to develop analytical frameworks, collaborative strategies, and comprehensive approaches to solving problems.
For your problem:
i. write a detailed description of the problem (no more than one paragraph)
ii. create a visual representation/sketch for the problem (hand drawn preferred)
iii. create a vialogue that will help participants better understand the problem (add the #upCREATION in the title).
Be prepared to present your group's "wicked" problem to everyone.
Check out this excerpt from the book," Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving" by Jon Kolko. It describes ten characteristics of "wicked" problems and posits why we don't focus on solving them.
Students in Gary's class have been working in teams to create online learning experiences on emerging forms of online learning. Examples include:
- Personal Learning Networks
- Immersive and Interactive Environments in Education
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Adaptive Learning
In your triads, review the two emerging forms you have been assigned.
Please respond to the following questions for EACH online resource in the comment section below:
1. What do you think are the learning/teaching goals for each online learning opportunity?
2. What theory or approach to learning do you...