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5 months ago
Africa has not seen the full potential in the rise of technology yet. This has provided enormous opportunities for innovators longing to diversify the use of technology in Africa. Take the story of Karuiki. He was born in a farming village where electricity was scarce. His superb grades in primary school qualified him to attend a pr...
5 months ago
In an effort to combat growing criticism about depression on its platform, Facebook recently conducted a study to debunk the allegations. The research was conducted primarily because former Facebook employees grow increasingly worried about the platform and its effect on society. The researchers found that using and interacting with Facebook is healthier than just scrolling through the news feed. This prevents a user from comparing themselves to their friends. The two experi...
5 months ago
Hi all.  These are my statistics for the year 2017.  Everyday I keep statistics and then record them onto one spreadsheet.  This way I just have to look at one spreadsheet and add it up.  Here they are.Number of New Books Received-504Number of New Books Processed-504    Number of Cafe Items-281Number of Missing Books Recovered- 2,289Number of Books Retrieved- 531Number of Books Shelved-701Number of Books Brought to Reserve-847Number of Books Brought to Hold Shelf-210Number of Books Rush Processed-77Number of Books Searche...
5 months ago
http://uxpamagazine.org/tracking-user-behavior/I found this interesting paper about a model to understand user behavior and the application to data from a Chinese video platform called iQIYI.
Curious about the future of Artificial Intelligence? Here are 51 predictions  compiled by Gil Press. My pick six:Developers will confront the question of open sourcing their AI/ML data sets. It is no secret that companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon currently have a monopoly on our data. In 2018, developers will need to make a decision: band together and open-source their AI/ML data sets in the hope of...
6 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...
Because companies need more ways to collect data on customers, the engagement platform Hurdl has created a wearable LED for concert-goers. Attendees are given an LED device at the door of their event and activate it through a series of questions over SMS. Devices illuminate different colors based on users' answers, creating a glowing crowd at the concert...
6 months ago
The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to construct the largest Mars simulation in the desert near Dubai.  This is part of a larger plan called Mars 2117 whic...
7 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:http://go.tc.edu/zhou...
7 months ago
Our amazing resident artists Wearable Media Studios are holding free workshops to share some of their wisdom about combining data, fashion and wearable technology!Please spread the word RSVP zoe.logan@tc.columbia.eduThe incredible installation is on the 2nd floor,