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5 years ago
Manav introduced me to this paper on the Chinese Restaurant Process (CRP) in the context of recommendation of learning resources across multiple EdLab resources: Blei, David M., Thomas L. Griffiths, and Michael I. Jordan. "The nested chinese restaurant process and bayesian nonparametric inference of topic hierarchies." Journal of the ACM (JACM) 57.2 (2010): 7 I think it provide a nice overview of supervised learning methods and unsupervised learning methods, as well as parametric and non-parametric mode...
5 years ago
Check out Malik, Reindorf, and I engaged in on-the-job-training at the Services Desk.
5 years ago
Watch the video below featuring Surabhi Gupta, a software engineer at Airbnb. She explains that she left her job at Google because she was so impressed with the Airbnb site and services. She also states that the best software engineers have a "beginner's mind" and are always seeking to learn more. This orientation seems important for everyone in an organization.
5 years ago
Laura and I just presented at SkillShare 2014. SkillShare is an annual event held at the Pratt School of Information and Library Science to highlight the newest ideas in Special Libraries, and provide a chance for all Pratt SILS students to learn and network. Here were the panels: - Know What's Around You: Competitive Intelligence and the Information Professional - Digital Archive Interface Design/UX with Digital Archives - The Librarian and the Start-Up - Leadership and Career Development for ...
5 years ago
Curious about life in Silicon Valley? Check out episode 1 of Silicon Valley on YouTube (embedding not allowed :( ) The show is not without controversy. As an aside, Sharath reports the show is completely accurate.* *I am kidding. I just want to see if Sharath is keeping his promise to keep up on the EdLab blog.
5 years ago
Participants: - Inferential Foundations for Learning Analytics in the Digital Ocean. John T. Behrens, Pearson - Toward Demonstrating the Value of Learning Analytics for Education. Ryan Baker, Teachers College, Columbia University - Putting the Learner at the Center: Exposing Analytics to Learning Participants. Marie Bienkowski, SRI International - Policies and Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics. Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education Chair: Taylor Martin, Utah State University (spotty wifi so not really live)
5 years ago
ABSTRACT: Sylvia Scribner Award Address: Michelene Chi. Division C - Learning and Instruction; Invited Session Chairs: Patricia A. Alexander, University of Maryland - College Park; Richard E. Mayer, University of California - Santa Barbara PRESENTER: Michelene T.H. Chi, Arizona State University WHERE: Convention Center, 100 Level, 113A; 2:15-3:45pm
5 years ago
According to McKinsey and Company, "when you measure news consumption in the U.S. by time spent, rather than raw audience numbers, digital platforms are getting only 8 percent of the action." For the full story click here (thanks Manav for sharing this). Can someone provide a review and/or critique of the McKinsey report? Here are some questions I have: 1) What counts as news? 2) How does time spent on news consumption ...
5 years ago
Check out this story from Venture Beat about the USC Game Pipe Laboratory. I think it provides a nice model for how a unit within higher ed might build on its strengths to achieve a goal. I was only surprised that Professor Jenkins (who was featured in NLT) was not mentioned.