27 septembre 2018

Hearables for learning combining #language, #AI & internet #edtech #informal learning

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Hearables are clearly on the rise. After the screens (read & write web), learning on the go (mobile learning), the eyes (all sorts of augmented glasses), some kinetic learning (various motion controllers), other wearables (e.g. smart clothing) ... the next sense that is now ready to inspire new learning is: hearing (HLearning). More...

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Si la escuela no puede vencer a las nuevas tecnologías, ¿por qué no aliarse con ellas?

The ConversationMenos de diez años después de su aparición, los móviles se han convertido en una parte central de nuestras vidas. Y esta propuesta, de hecho, parece reconocer que la escuela no se ve todavía capaz de afrontar este profundo cambio en nuestras relaciones con la realidad, con los demás y con la información. Y probablemente tenga razón. Plus...

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¿Por qué a los adolescentes no les gusta leer?

The ConversationLeí San Manuel Bueno, mártir (Miguel de Unamuno, 1931) por primera vez cuando tenía catorce años. En mi lista de libros obligatorios de 2º de la ESO, la lectura de Unamuno iba después de Marianela (Benito Pérez Galdós, 1878) y antes de La familia de Pascual Duarte (Camilo José Cela, 1942). Plus...

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The Pros and Cons of Six Different Competency Models

The Pros and Cons of Six Different Competency Models
Kerry Williams, Avilar, 2018/08/23
The headline of this post is a bit misleading. A competency model is "a framework for defining the skill and knowledge requirements of a job. It’s a collection of competencies that jointly define successful job performance." More...

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Fairness without demographics in repeated loss minimization

Fairness without demographics in repeated loss minimization
Adrian Colyer, The Morning Paper, 2018/08/23
The key to representing minorities fairly is to recognize that there are minorities. But what if information about minorities isn't in the data? A lot of machine learning datasets have this problem, which is why they perform poorly with respect to them. A speech-recognition system might perform poorly with minority accents, for example. More...

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BU, ACC developing virtual reality look at First World War internment camp

BU, ACC developing virtual reality look at First World War internment camp
Brandon Sun, 2018/08/23
This is a part of our history that has to a large degree been expunged and forgotten, but during the first world war internment camps were set up across Canada to isolate "so-called 'enemy aliens' -  immigrants who’d come to Canada from countries that were fighting against the British Empire." The records of these camps were destroyed in the 1950s. More...

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Exploring blockchain for better business

Exploring blockchain for better business
National Research Council Canada, 2018/08/23
This is a very nice implementation of blockchain technology - Ethereum, to be specific - to provide public access to data about National Research Council (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) grants to companies in different research areas. Coverage in Coindesk. You can see the implementation here. More...

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Spitball brings the blockchain to decentralise elearning

Spitball brings the blockchain to decentralise elearning
Alex Hamilton, IBS Express, 2018/08/23
This is very similar to other blokchain applications to create DRM-like capabilities in e-books and other publications. For example, Scenarix is a company that has worked with NRC to build blockchain publishing solutions; it anticipates rolling out its Bookchain application for general use in October of this year. More...

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“Netflix for Books"

“Netflix for Books"
Matt Reed, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/08/21
This is an opinion column discussing the plan whereby "a student pays a set rate per semester, and has unlimited access to new copies of the latest books provided by that publisher." Matt Reed's main criticism is that "this publisher only carries what it publishes. It would be as if Netflix only carried content provided by Fox Studios." Moreover, the subscription model tends to promote a single-publisher monopoly at an institution (because using any other materials creates an extra expense). More...

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The “Always Check” Approach to Online Literacy

The “Always Check” Approach to Online Literacy
Michael Caulfield, Hapgood, 2018/08/21
I really like the first part of this article: "the only viable literacy solution to web misinformation involves always checking any information in your stream" before you believe it or share it or whatever. No doubt, and he makes the case convincingly. More...

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