Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

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Digital Readiness Gaps

Americans fall along a spectrum of preparedness when it comes to using tech tools to pursue learning online, and many are not eager or ready to take the plunge Pew Research Center

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Can Computers Foster Human Users’ Creativity? Theory and Praxis of Mixed-Initiative Co-Creativity

This article discusses the impact of artificially intelligent computers to the process of design, play and educational activities. A computational process which has the necessary intelligence and creativity to take a proactive role in such activities can not only support human creativity but also foster it and prompt lateral thinking. The argument is made both […]

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Visual expert to lead USC institute’s graphics lab

Hao Li, an assistant professor of computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and holder of an Early Career Chair, will take the helm at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies Graphics Laboratory. University of Southern California

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Video Captions for Online Courses: Do YouTube’s Auto-generated Captions Meet Deaf Students’ Needs?

Providing captions for videos used in online courses is an area of interest for institutions of higher education. There are legal and ethical ramifications as well as time constraints to consider. Captioning tools are available, but some universities rely on the auto-generated YouTube captions. This study looked at a particular type of video—the weekly informal […]

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Digital Divide Narrows for Latinos as More Spanish Speakers and Immigrants Go Online

The long-standing digital divide in internet use between Latinos and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009 as immigrant Latinos and Spanish-dominant Latinos make big strides in going online, according to newly released results from Pew Research Center’s 2015 National Survey of Latinos. Meanwhile, broadband use among Latinos is little changed since 2010. […]

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Download Report: Results of 2016 Professional Learning Survey

Results of 2016 Professional Learning Survey The SIIA Vision K-20 Project promotes the best uses of technology to ensure that all students have access to a learning environment capable of preparing them to compete globally and lead the world in innovation. The Vision K-20 Survey is an annual online self-assessment hosted on SIIA’s Vision K-20 […]

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Francis Ford Coppola tests concept of live movie-making at UCLA

More than 75 students and faculty from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television participated in a monthlong experimental workshop with five-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker and alumnus Francis Ford Coppola that culminated Friday with a live broadcast of a production based on Coppola’s concept of Live Cinema. University of California Los Angeles

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Websites with history can be just as conversational as chatting with a person

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A website with search and interaction history can be just as engaging as chatting with an online human agent, or robot helper, according to Penn State researchers. The Pennsylvania State University

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A Platform to Monitor Learning

Philadelphia-based start-up Yellowdig is betting it can help students connect with their peers — and faculty members understand what captures students’ attention. Inside Higher Ed

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Social divide stays in online learning

There are strong social divisions in how young people use digital technology, according to international research from the OECD. BBC