MIT Tech Review wrote an article to review Loeto, Servedio, Strogatz, & Tria (2017): Dynamics on expanding spaces: modeling the emergence of novelties. The researchers found a mathematical way to identify novelty/innovation from the language. This is great, isn't it? Perhaps we can use this method to measure the degree of novelty of the articles on TCR, NLT, and EdLab blog.
If you have not heard of SCORM, watch the following video:SCORM stands for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model”. It is a set of technical standards for e-learning products to make sure learning resources are re-usable / interoperable across different learning modules. Sounds familiar? Yes, this concept is very similar to our Rhizr except that Rhizr is ba...
2 months ago
Today Ryan and I had a good discussion of the existing and potential use cases of Vialogues. I think EdLab blog is a good place to archive and share our discussion. If any of our research associates is motivated, I think expanding this topic can make a good publication on the pedagogical models of video-based discussions. Additions, comments, and suggestions are also welcome.Video AnnotationVideo Annotation is an important tool in anthropology research. Researchers shoot videos about human behaviors and...
According to this article Why Employees At Apple And Google Are More Productive, Apple and Google are the most productive companies not because of talent . These companies have three secret weapons:1. Let the most talented people work together.2. Shield their employees from institutional/organizational drags.3. Engage the employees in awesome works with...
3 months ago
As we are re-designing the Vialogues application in order to improve its effectiveness in supporting educational dialogues, the following research is particularly relevant:C. Clark, N. Strudler, and K. Grove (2015). Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Video vs. Text Based Discussions in an Online Teacher Education Course. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Network, Vol. 19, Issue 3.In this research, the authors compared a text-based ...
5 months ago
As a (former) game researcher/developer, I am always excited by this kind of futuristic video games that combines digital fantasies with physical experiences. With VR, this is becoming true. Icaros is said to sell for $8000. But DIYs like the bird simulator may cost a lot less by using Google Cardboard (it can be very addictive if it becomes the VR version of Flappy Bird).
a year ago
I encountered the following video where a LinkedIn staff talked about the Economic Graph project at LinkedIn. After seeing this video and some digging about the EG project, it turns out EG is very similar to our own almost-forgotten project -- EdNode!
a year ago
Yesterday I ran into U.S. Department of Education's Ed Tech Developer's Guide published in April 2015 and was excited to find New Learning Times was mentioned as a useful resource for EdTech developers nationwide! New Learning Times is produced at the Ed Lab at the Teachers College at Columbia University and provides ...
2 years ago
I encountered the following video on FB. Try dragging the screen when the video is playing.