New Technology Opportunities on Campus | The Bell Ringer
According to Matson, the newer software is more frequently requiring that students should be able to access it from their mobile devices. “The university system is planning right now to replace Georgia VIEW in the next 18 months or so,” Matson said. “One of the criteria for the new system is mobile device support. Students will be able to look at materials more easily on their cell phone, iPad or whatever they might have.”
Read this in an article about Reddit,
But Reddit.com is still one of the internet’s most popular sites with over a billion pageviews a month.
I realize a billion is a big number, but I figured even GeorgiaVIEW could be getting half a billion pageviews a month. January 15th to February 14th (our peak 30 day period), we did about 774 million pageviews. In the last 30 days we did about 600 million while some kids are on spring break (sic?).
There must be online learning systems larger than…
Photo of me by Wesley Abney
At a party last night, a woman asked where I am from. I told her my hometown. She said, “No, no, no, where are your parents from.” I thought, “Oh, boy, I know where this is going.” So I told her my father is black and my mother white. She wanted to know what part of Africa he is from. I told her my father’s first cousin got the mitochondrial DNA tested and it was from Ghana, but both mDNA goes mother to child so his relationship to this cousin is…
Report on Two NCSU Instructors’ Experience with Moodle During Fall 2010
This is a report on two instructors’ experience using Moodle to teach distance- and web-based upper division PHI and LOG courses during Fall 2010. Dr. David F. Austin taught Philosophy of Science PHI 340-001, 601 (initially 383 students) using Moodle (without any TAs as always); Dr. Gary H. Merrill (GHM) taught (Practical Ontology [for Data-Mining] PHI 498/LOG 598 – 14 students, some of whom were very experienced…
Find it amazing children who have never been exposed English can learn it from a kiosk with just 1980-90s computer games made available to them. That the kids worked in groups appears to enhance the effect was also pretty interesting. One child would operate with 3 advising and all 4 would test the same, so they learn as much by watching as doing.
Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own…
Noticed this one from PurpleCar. (I first noticed it through the TED Facebook page and meant to watch it, but for whatever reason did not bookmark it. So maybe better to say renoticed.)
Roy setup cameras in his house to capture everything that happens around his son for the purpose of watching the influence of adults on his son learning. How his son improves on “water” over many, many repetitions is very cool. Even cooler is how similar data modeling can show the national Internet…
Trojan Nuclear Plant from the U.S. National Archives
The New York Times article “Nuclear Agency Tells a Concerned Congress That U.S. Industry Remains Safe” had a curious statement from Gregory Jaczko, of the chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in front of Congress.
“U.S. nuclear facilities remain safe,” Mr. Jaczko told two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees, which had originally planned to consider his agency’s budget for the coming fiscal year at the hearing….