I presented my dissertation literature review at the Sloan International Conference for Online Learning on Wednesday at 12:45pm at the Swan & Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World. Several technological glitches threw me off-point, and the topic was expansive by design (perhaps too much), but attendees were positive and responsive to the presentation.…
At the heart of the Open Education Resources movement (and the Open movement in general) is the notion that education is a public good. The progression to such sentiment may be based in a notion that an educated citizenry betters democracy and civic life (folks like John Locke and Thomas Jefferson), or that knowledge and wisdom are non-rivalrous and non-excludable (Econ 101), or that the increase and diffusion of knowledge stimulates societal and cultural growth (James Smithson, John Quincy Adams). …
London, 21 February 2013 – PayWizard, specialists in payment and subscription management, has launched the TV and media industry’s first dedicated, end to end payment and subscription solution.…
The above item is one of several items to check out at this slideshow from networkworld.com.
Lynda.com, an excellent resource, now uses digital playlists.
Here’s an idea. How about, in the future, students will be able to run through a series of digital playlists:
- Focusing on a particular topic and/or a course from:
- A particular college or university
- A consortium of colleges and universities
- A group of approved subject matter experts
If and when a person gets stumped — and the artificial intelligence has reached the end of its usefulness — provide a way for that student to connect with a TA, a professor, the subject matter expert, and/or with other students.…
FAQs vs. Intelligent Virtual Assistants – from nlinews.com
Harvard’s plan to dominate higher education – from jumpthecurve.net by Jack Uldrich
Excerpt (emphasis DSC):
Critics of online education and MOOCs may delude themselves by thinking an online course can never offer the same level of intimacy or interaction as a traditional college course but they are missing a key component of the MOOC movement: analytics.…
Beyond voice recognition: It’s the age of intelligent systems – from forbes.com by Eric Savitz; with thanks to Steve Knode (steveknode.com) for posting this on his recent newsletter
But the pace of innovation continues. Expect the current generation of virtual personal assistants to evolve into ubiquitous intelligent systems.…
Below are some reflections after seeing these items:
- IBM’s Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors — from wired.co.uk by Ian Steadman
- Watson is now commercially available, set to help doctors treat cancer — from singularityhub.com by Peter Murray
College branding: The tipping point — from forbes.com by Roger Dooley
Change is coming to this market. While there are multiple issues of increasing importance to schools, two stand out as major game-changers.
Important notes for the boards throughout higher education to consider:
Your institution can’t increase tuition by one dime next year.…