Gary and I are making our way to the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online),
More details to come.
Thanks to funding from the New Venture Fund and support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medium has launched Bright, pop-up publication about innovation in education."
Check it out here. I bet it will have interesting stories to feature on High Five and Vialogues.
As an aside, it looks great on mobile.
Details for the talk are below. I will blog it for folks who are interested.
Learning Analytics Seminar Series
Jack Mostow, Carnegie Mellon University
Horace Mann Hall 144
April 2, 10am
Title: How Can We Learn from a Reading Tutor that Listens?
Abstract: Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor listens to children read
aloud, and helps them learn to read. It displays text on a computer
screen, uses automatic speech recognition to help analyze a child's
oral reading, and responds with spoken and graphical assistance
modeled after expert reading teachers but adapted to the limitations
Wired.com just launched a overhauled site. Here is the new tech stack:
Stylus for CSS
Coming soon: React.js
Development and Deployment:
Gulp for task automation
Linting (check out stylint written by our own Ross Patton)
I wonder what they are using for testing.
You can read more about it in this article from Kathleen Vignos, Wired.com's Director of Engineering.
If you are looking for a feel good story to read this Thanksgiving check out this story from Sports Illustrated about the South Bronx United soccer program.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Loose cables of EdLab have finally met their match. Check out the GaffGun:
Learn more here.
Looking for primary sources to use in your teaching of 9/11? Check out over 3,000 hours of news coverage from September 11, 2001 to September 17, 2011 at the Understanding 9/11 TV News Collection. It contains broadcasts from major U.S. news outlets as well as international news channels (e.g., BBC, CCTV3, CBC, AZT, NHK).
There are also some Vialogues that were created back in 2011 for the 10 Year Commemoration:
September 11, 2001 - As It Happened - The South Tower Attack
Check out this article from Ars Technica about a new HTML element that will make browsing the web much faster.
It's a great story of how a small group of developers (at the Boston Globe) engaged a broader community of developers and then some established institutions (as well a crowd funded campaign) to solve the problem of slow loading responsively design websites.
Here is how it w...
Did you graduate college in 2008?
According to a story from Vox the Class of 2008 had the misfortune of graduating right in the midst of the Great Recession. For example, they have higher unemployment and lower incomes than other college graduates.
Class of 2008 Unemployment Rate
Class of 2008 Salary
The situation is even worse if you were a social science or humanities major:
I was invited at the last minute to participate in the following workshop:
Fostering Innovation and Improvement in Education: the Contribution of Longitudinal Information Systems
An international workshop organised by the
OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)
New York City, United States, 30 June — 1 July 2014
Specifically, I was asked to moderate a session on "next-generation systems and promising features in the R&D pipeline."
Nelson Gonzalez, Declara
Gerri Burton, New Learning Ventures
Chris Lohse, Renaissance Learning