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3 years ago
Check out this story on Finnish libraries. Apparently, they are in the business of creating experiences. Patrons can borrow "bikes, chairs, outdoor social games, and traditional instruments".
3 years ago
Gary and I are attending a talk by Professor Kurt VanLehn. Here is an abstract of the presentation: There has been an unfortunate tendency in learning analytics to apply sophisticated tools without much consideration of what the assessments mean. This talk will present two counter-examples. The first presents a solution to the assignment of blame problem, which is the problem of how to apportion blame when there are two or more explanations for an error. This method has been implemented and some preliminary results are available, using data from the Dragoon intelligent tutoring syst...
4 years ago
Check out this interview with Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association. Some highlights: The place, the actual library space, is undergoing a transformation because there's so much more collaborative activity and making. ...the projects, the platform of what's happening, and libraries are not only gaining digital content from outside vendors, but they're creating digital content. So there are about 35 academic libraries today th...
4 years ago
Members of the TC Community are attending a talk by Matt Taylor titled, "Design Assumptions for the 21st Century." I will post highlights/questions on this post.
4 years ago
Today at a NLT Visualized meeting I learned about a Library where you can check out people instead of books. While trying to learn more I came across these libraries with no books. Happy reading.
4 years ago
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. “What jumped out for me was that ... as many as 39 percent of our learners [in MOOCs overall] are teachers,” said Isaac Chuang, one of the study’s lead researchers. In some of Harvard’s MOOCs, half the ...
4 years ago
Check out this story in Fast Company titled, "How to Store Your Data for a Million Years. Some highlights: - 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. As the technologies for data storage improve what will be the impact on ins...
4 years ago
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. Much of this was made possible by two decades of enormous public investment. Seoul is blanketed with free Wi-Fi that offers the world’s fastest Internet speeds — twice as fast as the average American’s. Back in 1995, the government began a 10-year plan to build out ...
4 years ago
Malik was recently names a CUNY Scholar Athlete of the Year. Check out the full story here. Also, check out the video they made about him: Congratulations Malik.
4 years ago
Dr. Brian Hughes has finally arrived. We are hard at work preparing for our afternoon interactive session. Wish us luck.
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