21 novembre 2017

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more. The basic definition of machine learning is that it allows a computer to learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. More...

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5 Apps to Help All Students with Math

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. A big part of offering up science, technology and math (STEM) opportunities for students of all abilities is differentiating instruction for each students’ needs. More...

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Online Learning Now a Core Form of Delivery of Courses and Programs in Canadian Colleges and Universities – Newswire

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Online learning is now a core form of delivery for Canadian universities and colleges, according to a report released today at the World Conference on Online Learning in Toronto. More...

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Digital textbooks equal cost savings for Auburn students

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Auburn University says it has saved students nearly $1 million since 2014, crediting a focus on going digital textbooks. “We’ve actually saved students $941,000, just in three years,” said Russell Weldon, assistant director in charge of course materials at the university’s bookstore. More...

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The New, Improved IPEDS

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics has unwraped a revision of the IPEDS database that will expand the government’s tools for measuring postsecondary outcomes, especially for the students who, for lack of a better term, are frequently called “nontraditional” (even though they now outnumber the “traditional” 18- to 22-year-olds). More...

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3 ways the modern school is becoming more like the modern workplace

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. As the office has evolved to allow a more creative and collaborative workplace, many educators have taken note, bringing those same features to classrooms. There was a time when American schools, like American offices, were drab and stuffy places. More...

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Can the Performing Arts Boost Student Outcomes in STEM Disciplines?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Can participation in the arts really bolster scientific learning? Can dance, in particular, spark STEM success? A recent paper from North Carolina State University suggests this might just be the case. More...

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The Impact of Binging on Education Content

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Binge-watching leads to poorer sleep, less family time in front of the TV and even less enjoyment of the content. But at the same time could it also generate better learning outcomes and higher completion rates. More...

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Woz U and the Future of Learning

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and speaker at Bryant University in the Spring of 2017, has launched his latest venture – Woz U. Wozniak was always into learning and tinkering perhaps more so than his former business partner Steve Jobs. Now he wants to give back. More...

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The latest AI can work things out without being taught

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The result is a program that is not just superhuman, but crushingly so. Skill at Go (and chess, and many other games) can be quantified with something called an Elo rating, which gives the probability, based on past performance, that one player will beat another. After 40 days of training AlphaGo Zero had an Elo rating of more than 5,000—putting it as far ahead of Mr Ke as Mr Ke is of a keen amateur, and suggesting that it is, in practice, impossible for Mr Ke, or any other human being, ever to defeat it. More...

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