Posts Tagged ‘Software Systems’

Social Networks and the Building of Learning Communities: An Experimental Study of a Social MOOC

  Social Networks and the Building of Learning Communities: An Experimental Study of a Social MOOC This study aimed to analyze the student’s behaviour in relation to their degree of commitment, participation, and contribution in a MOOC based on a social learning approach. Interaction data was collected on the learning platform and in social networks, […]

Dropbox Gains Momentum in Education, Joins Internet2 NET+ Program

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2017 – Continuing its momentum in the education space, Dropbox today announced its participation with Internet2, an advanced technology community comprised of 319 leading research and education institutions. As part of the Internet2 NET+ program, Dropbox’s file storage and collaboration platform will be available to member universities across the country. The relationship is […]

IBM Building First Universal Quantum Computers for Business and Science

IBM unveils roadmap for commercial “IBM Q” quantum systems Releases API for developers to build interfaces between quantum computers and classical computers Following Watson and blockchain, quantum computing to deliver next powerful set of services on IBM Cloud platform IBM

Tools That May Discourage Quality Writing

Programs that promote themselves as helping students paraphrase may be helping them plagiarize, researcher warns. Inside Higher Ed

HarvardX rolls out new adaptive learning feature in online course

Students in MOOC adaptive learning experiment scored nearly 20 percent better than students using more traditional learning approaches. Edscoop

OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms | From the Bell Tower

Academic librarians are pleased with the progress they’ve made in leading their campuses to recognize the value of Open Educational Resources (OER). Now publishers are responding to OER with new learning platforms. It may be time for a new strategy. The Library Journal 

Computerized Dynamic Adaptive Tests with Immediately Individualized Feedback for Primary School Mathematics Learning

In this study, a computerized dynamic assessment test with both immediately individualized feedback and adaptively property was applied to Mathematics learning in primary school. For evaluating the effectiveness of the computerized dynamic adaptive test, the performances of three types of remedial instructions were compared by a pre-test/post-test nonequivalent group design. These remedial instructions are the […]

Personalized Learning and the ‘Internet of Things:’ Q&A

Can the “Internet of Things” help teachers observe the hidden dimensions of human learning in real time, without compromising student privacy? It’s a “moonshot,” said the leaders of a new multidisciplinary research initiative at the University of Southern California. But it’s worth a try. Education Week 

Download Report: Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age

Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could result in […]

Exploring the Factors Associated with MOOC Engagement, Retention and the Wider Benefits for Learners

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have and continue to change the way in which non-traditional learners’ access education. Although the free element of these has been linked to low completion rates due to no invested interest, the MOOC platform enables innovative technologies and practices to be trialled. Therefore, rather than attributing varied intentions of learners […]