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a month ago
In a recently published book, Mohammad T. Alhawary (2018): The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition, an interesting chapter is dedicated to a research that investigated whether Vialogues is effective in supporting pre-service Arabic student-teachers to transfer pedagogical theory to practice. The chapter in the book is titled Effect of Using a Collaborative Video-based Self-evaluation Activity ...
2 months ago
Currently, Vialogues users can upload 360-degree videos to YouTube, and use that video to create video discussions in Vialogues. In the future, after we upgrade JWPlayer (the core of the Vialogues Player) to V. 8, Vialogues users can directly upload their 360-degree videos to Vialogues and create 360-degree discusssion! Below is a demo. Click and drag your mouse cursor in the video to look up, down, and around!
3 months ago
I attended a colloquium today at the Human Development Department of TC where Prof. Alyssa Friend Wise from NYU came to present her research in using learning analytics for online discussions in MOOC. Her research has a high relevance to Vialogues because we have been researching how to evaluate the productivity of video discussions in Vialogues. Here I'm sharing some notes and thoughts about her colloquium.She looked at five types of data: demographic, performance, activities, artifacts, a...
5 months ago
H5P is an incredibly flexible tool to help design an interactive and scaffolded learning experience with videos. It is open source with the MIT license, which means anyone can use it to make a great software.Below is a demo.
6 months ago
Today, Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist of Google Cloud AI, blogged about the soon-to-be-released Google Cloud AutoML. Cloud AutoML is the self-serving version of the Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine released in 2017. The difference between the Cloud Machine Learning Engine and Cloud AutoML is the latter has a much lower entry ...
8 months ago
I encountered a great book by Curtis J. Bonk and Elaine Khoo titled Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online. This book proposes the following framework for educational technology design in order to engage learners in proactive knowledge acquisition and application:1. Tone/Climate: Psychological Safety, Comfort, Sense of Belonging 2. Encouragement: Feedback, Responsiveness, Praise, Supports 3. Curiosity: Sur...
8 months ago
As some of you know, yesterday (11/3) I presented my research and development works on video-based learning (including Vialogues) to a group of audience at United Nations. By the time I started presenting there were about 60 participants from all over the world, who I believe are people from the UN human resource departments of their various headquarters interested in using video for professional development.I am sharing the link to my presentation, which will have a permanent web archive:
10 months ago
I read a great article today about Dr. Yingyi Qian's presentation about why the reform of China's education system is imperative due to the emerging technologies such as AI. Dr. Qian is Dean and Professor of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Sorry it's in Chinese. You can try
10 months ago
I encountered Comment Bubble today which is a tool for "react to videos". Very familiar UI similar to Vialogues: video on left, discussions on right, and even a comment density bar below the video we used to have in the previous version of Vialogues. What do you think?
a year ago
This Github repository is an adorable example that a tech nerd can be an artist - not in terms of the product s/he creates through coding, but in terms of the codes per se being arts.So what is it? It is some really difficult code that turns Ruby code into Scala code, then to Scheme code, then to Perl code, then to Lua code, and so on so forth (100 languages ...