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4 months ago
This is an interesting TED talk by Prof. Rebecca Nugent at Carnegie Mellon University. Many people think that they are not good friends with math or statistics, and data science is something that's far removed from them. She points out that people might have wrong self-perception on their own skill sets, especially on statistics and math. We all ...
4 months ago
The World Inequality Report 2018 relies on a cutting-edge methodology to ­measure income and wealth inequality in a systematic and transparent manner. By developing this report, the World Inequality Lab seeks to fill a democratic gap and to equip various actors of society with the necessary facts to engage in informed public debates on inequality.Following is a chart of the top 1% vs. Bottom 50% national income comparison, I can tell why people on the bottom 50% are so desperate and willing to change the country in the election.
4 months ago
Happened to notice this short article on the new library being constructed in Dubai.The form is based on an open book resting on a Rehl (a traditional lectern for hol...
4 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 ...
While the negative consequences of AI and related technologies have been discussed for advanced societies where such technologies are being introduced first, there has been less discussion of the impact in the context of developing countries. A brief article in phys.org highlights several of the most likely negative consequences, including unemployment, wealth co...
As we move more fully into developing tools to support mobile learning opportunities, it seems that audio will play a larger role in our work. Audio has a number of advantages as a mobile technology, including the ability to create an immersive experience without totally distracting users from the other activities around them. However, audio also has some limitations such as enforced linearity and, of course, discounting the powerful opportunities that visual presentation can offer. With these things in mind, it may be worth some careful thought about how audio-centric learning experiences ...
5 months ago
Social networking platforms has made communication a lot easier. It also has a detrimental effect on young people’s mental health, according to a
Applying to colleges can be an overwhelming experience, especially for new and first-time applicants. The application process serves as the seminal transition period from high school to college and it is a highly intensive and stressful period for students. In this
5 months ago
In this op-ed, educator Maxine Insera argues that the most important curriculum that is not being taught to children from pre-K to 12th is developmental behavior. A veteran educator who has taught at all levels, she has been recently working with Peace Works, a curriculum currently in over 20,000 schools. The curriculum helps students better their behavior by teaching traditiona...
5 months ago
Learning something requires focus and time. The higher the difficulty of the material, the higher amount of focus and time you must spend. There has been a lot of talk about making education relevant to students, especially considering the platforms that are popular with students. This article focuses on the unique teaching...