09 avril 2018

Style Transfer as a Service

Style Transfer as a Service
Rodrigo Castro, 2018/03/26
This was a really interesting article to read. At certain points you might have to just skip over some of the tech details (unless you really want to dig deep, which I applaud). The idea here was to offer a machine learning application as a service. The application takes regular photos and renders them in the style of some artwork (hence: 'style transfer'). More...

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25 Years of EdTech – 2000: Learning objects

25 Years of EdTech – 2000: Learning objects
Martin Weller, The Ed Techie, 2018/03/26
This is a good post outlining the history of learning objects as it developed roughly 20 years ago (hatrd to believe it has been that long!). They were a good idea, but as Weller notes, they never really took off. More...

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Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing
Doc Searls, Doc Searls Weblog, 2018/03/26
Two things are true. First: " Facebook makes money, in other words, by profiling us and then selling our attention to advertisers, political actors and others. These are Facebook’s true customers, whom it works hard to please." And second, "the same is true for the Times, along with every other publication that lives off adtech: tracking-based advertising." He then backs up this assertion with a detailed description of the tracking tools employed by news websites. More...

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Don’t Delete Facebook. Do Something About It.

Don’t Delete Facebook. Do Something About It.
Siva Vaidhyanathan, New York Times, 2018/03/26
Readers will recall I deleted Facebook a year and a half ago, citing just the sort of newsfeed manipulation we've now all come to see as harmful. If I had been able to do something about it at the time, I would have. I have spent my time since focusing on working with and developing distributed personal learning and information networks. More...

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A decade of reforms under three presidents rolls on

By Jane Marshall. Major university reforms launched by Nicolas Sarkozy after his election as president in 2007 changed the higher education landscape in France for the first time in more than 20 years.
Sarkozy had promised during his campaign that university reform would be a priority, in line with his determination to reduce state intervention and encourage initiative, and to make French universities internationally competitive. In the Shanghai university rankings at the time the highest-ranked French institution was placed 40th.
The previous university reorganisation had taken place following the nationwide student revolt in May 1968, which led to the restructuring and democratisation of the system, completed by the 1984 Savary law. More...

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Universities cancel subscriptions to Springer journals

French research organisations and universities have cancelled their subscriptions to Springer journals, due to an impasse in fee negotiations between the publisher and Couperin.org, a national consortium representing more than 250 academic institutions in France, writes Diana Kwon for The Scientist. More...

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Venezuela inaugurates Martin Luther King university

Venezuela paid tribute last week to Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination when Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro inaugurated the Martin Luther King University Complex in Barquisimeto, the capital of Lara state, reports teleSUR. More...

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Complaints over special treatment of foreign students

While competition at universities for locals is fierce, it has become easier for foreigners to receive a diploma at a Korean university as more institutions are seeking to make a ‘quick buck’ off overseas students, writes Kim Hyun-bin for The Korea Times. More...

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How universities should manage innovation

Innovation has reached buzzword status with higher education institutions creating innovation offices and chief innovation officer positions, launching various online and competency-based offerings, and, in some cases, answering to nervous boards of trustees regarding whether their institutions are doing enough to prepare students for an increasingly uncertain future, writes Michael Horn for Forbes. More...

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California universities in battle over fees hike

Under intense pressure not to raise tuition for the second consecutive year, California's public university systems have delayed votes to increase student fees and turned their attention back to the Capitol to lobby the state for more money, writes Alexei Koseff in The Sacramento Bee. More...

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