31 août 2018

Quirk

Quirk
Craig Gidney, Algorithmic Assertions, 2018/07/31
This is lovely. Quirk is a quantum computing circuit simulator. It takes me back to my days of doing machine language programming on silicon computers - except all the commands are different. Weird. You'll want to watch the introductory video before messing around with the simulation. More...

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A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate

A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate
Adam Pah, Brian Uzzi, Rebecca Hinds, Harvard Business Review, 2018/07/30
As this summary stated in its original version, "Dropbox gave us access to project-folder related data, which we aggregated and anonymized." The result was a storm of protest. The story has since been rewritten to say Dropbox anonymized the data before handing it over to researchers. More...

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I created the exact same app in React and Vue. Here are the differences.

I created the exact same app in React and Vue. Here are the differences.
Sunil Sandhu, Medium, 2018/07/30
React and Vue are frameworks for creating interactive web applications. I don't use either of them (I'm an old-school JQuery hack) but I've followed their development over the years and (of course) looked at code that uses them. More...

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9 Answers That Will Be Buried With Moodlerooms As Moodle And Blackboard End Long Standing Partnership

9 Answers That Will Be Buried With Moodlerooms As Moodle And Blackboard End Long Standing Partnership
Cristian T. Duque, Moodle News, 2018/07/30
Some of the 'answers' are pretty irrelevant. Who cares how much Martin Dougiamas is worth? Others are more interesting. More...

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LinkedIn research shows the importance of skill and competency management

LinkedIn research shows the importance of skill and competency management
Steven Forth, TeamFit, 2018/07/30
Referencing the LinkedIn 2018 Workplace Learning Report (51 page PDF) Steven Forth points to "the growing importance of skill management." Though it sounds like a fairly obvious thing to address, skills management is a moving target. More...

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Introverts, collaboration, and creativity

Introverts, collaboration, and creativity
Doug Belshaw, Thought Shrapnel, 2018/07/27
This is often how I feel. "Collaboration... generally 'reduced creativity due to the tendency to incrementally modify known successful designs rather than explore radically different and potentially superior ones.'” Working with a team on the personal learning environment I certainly felt we were trying to increment on previous designs rather than (as I wanted) build something fundamentally new. More...

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Genetics, big data science, and postgenomic education research

Genetics, big data science, and postgenomic education research
Ben Williamson, Code Acts in Education, 2018/07/27
Ben Williamson has put in the work and done the reserach and it shows in this excellent article on the nature and implications of the story circulating this week on the relation between some specific genetic properties and educational attainment. " Clearly the paper is a massive advance for genetics science, in education and beyond," he writes. Looking at the diagram - showing how the 75 genes are implicated specifically with the process of neurotransmission - it seems to me to be a significant advance in neuroscience as well. More...

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Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties

Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties
Michael Feldstein, e-Literate, 2018/07/27
As reported in this article, "Moodle just announced that Blackboard 'will transition out of Moodle’s Certified Moodle Partner program in the coming months.'" The most immediate impact is that Blackboard's Moodle platforms will have to stop using the work 'Moodle' to describe themselves. More...

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Journalism programs struggle to adapt to changing times

Journalism programs struggle to adapt to changing times
Soraya Roberts, University Affairs, 2018/07/27
Journalism runs in my blood. At the age of 10 I started my first newspaper - The Eagle Report - and in university I was editor of the student newspaper. And as journalism has changed over the years, so have I. Hence my latest effort, this newsletter. More...

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What On Earth Is A MOOC-Based Degree Path?

What On Earth Is A MOOC-Based Degree Path?
Derek Newton, Forbes, 2018/07/27
I didn't appreciate the tone of this article as it uses phrases like "no more academic weight than the McDonald’s dollar menu" and "has the academic and employment standing of a dryer sheet" to describe MOOC credentials. Derek Newton is very sure. More...

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