23 février 2017

The Challenge of Non-Disposable Assignments

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Challenge of Non-Disposable Assignments
Alan Levine, CogDogBlog, 2017/02/22

Non-disposable Assignments (NDAs, though he agrees a better acronym is needed) are assignments that ase seen by more than just the student and the person grading them. More...

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Kaltura Launches Lecture Capture Solution

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Kaltura Launches Lecture Capture Solution
Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology, 2017/02/22
This is just something I want to keep handy for when I talk to people who already have a Kaltura system running. More...

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Amazon Launches Chime Video & Voice Chat

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Amazon Launches Chime Video & Voice Chat
Amazon, 2017/02/14

Amazon has launched a new video-chat and conference service called Chime. I can't say I'm a fan of the name. More...

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The Legacy of InBloom

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Legacy of InBloom
Monica Bulger, Patrick McCormick, Mikaela Pitcan, Data & Society, 2017/02/10
As the story (34 page PDF) says, "InBloom was a $100 million educational technology initiative primarily funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aimed to improve American schools by providing a centralized platform for data sharing, learning apps, and curricula." More...

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HEBOCON World Championship 2016

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. HEBOCON World Championship 2016
YouTube, 2017/02/03

As usual, the essence of understanding technology can be found in understanding what makes for bad technology. "Hebocon is a robot contest for the technically ungifted. More...

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What Research Says About Transferring Explicit Knowledge: To Share or Not to Share

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What Research Says About Transferring Explicit Knowledge: To Share or Not to Share
Nancy Dixon, conversation matters, 2017/02/06

As always, convenience is the major usability factor when introducing new technology. More...

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Building a Chatbot: analysis & limitations of modern platforms

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Building a Chatbot: analysis & limitations of modern platforms
Javier Couto, Tyro Labs, 2017/01/26
Good article exploring the strengths and weaknesses of various chatbot platforms. "The chatbot ecosystem is moving very fast and new features are being released every day by the numerous existing platforms." There are non-technical platforms aimed at average users: Chatfuel, ManyChat, Octane Ai, Massively and Motion.ai. More...

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Leaving Lynda.com

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Leaving Lynda.com

Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, 2017/01/26
When companies acquire each other they create debt out of nothing, which creates from thin air a new urgency to increase customer revenue. This is what has happened to universities subscribing to Lynda.com as they face double digit increases after Lynda was acquired by LinkedIn, and LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft. More...

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3D TV is finally, blessedly, mercifully, dead — will VR follow suit?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 3D TV is finally, blessedly, mercifully, dead — will VR follow suit?
Joel Hruska, ExtremeTech, 2017/01/26

I wonder how many pundits predicted that virtual reality would be one of the big trends for education in 2017. I wasn't one of them. More...

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