15 février 2018

Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy

Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy
Thomas H. Davenport, Barry Libert, Megan Beck, Harvard Business Review, 2018/01/12
What will the Harvard Business School do if its graduates are replaced by robots? It might not be long. More...

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On 'Experiential Learning'

On 'Experiential Learning'
John Kijinski, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/01/09
The comment thread is far and away the best part of this article. Working without data or evidence, the author argues that in-class learning is more valuable than experiential learning. More...

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Laptops in Class are the New Second-Hand Smoke

Laptops in Class are the New Second-Hand Smoke
Paul A. Kirschner, 3-Star Learning Experiences, 2018/01/09

Paul Kirschner's schtick is promoting the idea of compkete focus on learning with no distractions (which he believes cause extraneous cognitive load). More...

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Google And Lenovo Unveil The First High-Quality Stand-Alone VR Headset

Google And Lenovo Unveil The First High-Quality Stand-Alone VR Headset
Daniel Terdiman, Fast Company, 2018/01/10
According to this article, "Google and Lenovo pulled back the wraps on their entrant into the stand-alone VR world, the Mirage Solo, a device that has all its computing onboard, and which is capable of positional tracking with no external sensors." These aren't available commercially yet, but it won't be long. More...

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This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks like

This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks like
Nick Summers, Engadget, 2018/01/10
This is a fascinating set of photos from a display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Normally the computer would have a case, but here we can see the coils and coolant arrangements needed to keep this 50 quantum bit (qubit) computer functioning. More...

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With New Personalized-Learning Software, AltSchool Moves Into Public Schools

With New Personalized-Learning Software, AltSchool Moves Into Public Schools
Benjamin Herold, Education Week, 2018/01/26
More on AltSchool's pivot from running schools to selling personalized learning software as reported in December (more), including numerous criticisms of the company. More...

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Knewton Releases $44 Adaptive Digital Textbooks

Knewton Releases $44 Adaptive Digital Textbooks
Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology, 2018/01/25
OK, there's some merit to the idea of selling software-enhanced textbooks directly to students. But I am sceptical as to whether these represent an advanced on the 'programmed texts' of the 1970s. More...

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Higher Education's Top 10 Strategic Technologies and Trends for 2018

Higher Education's Top 10 Strategic Technologies and Trends for 2018
EDUCAUSE, 2018/01/31
Educause has a bunch of 'top 10 lists for 2018' and it's a bit hard to keep track. But I think this is the over-arching one. In any event, it's the most recent. The top 'strategic technology' for 2018 is "Uses of APIs," which would accord with my own thinking. More...

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PoodLL A\V Recording Plugin For Moodle Gets Deep Into HTML5 With Latest Update

PoodLL A\V Recording Plugin For Moodle Gets Deep Into HTML5 With Latest Update
Moodle News, 2018/01/30
Yes, it's pretty incredible that you can record live audio and video directly into your Moodle website. It is also, thanks to HTML5, relatively straightforward. From the developer side of things, it is a lot like uploading a file. It's just that you're uploading the file as it is being created, using the capture="camera" command in the input element. More...

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People with tetraplegia master brain implant in minutes

People with tetraplegia master brain implant in minutes
Kevin Stacey-Brown, Futurity, 2018/01/29
Stories like this illustrate why I can be so positive about technology. A tetraplegic - unable to niove at all - is able to control a computer with thoughts alone. By focusing on "training the computer, not the user" designers are making the easy to learn and to use. More...

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