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Augmented Reality In Social Media, Marketing, Mobile Apps and More

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2018-03-29 02:03

by G-Cube

Augmented Reality (AR) in which virtual content is incorporated with real-world scenarios, is an emerging trend in the field of workplace learning and development. It is a way of bridging the gap between real and digital world by superimposing virtual images with the information of real world. With the use of smartphones, tablets and other personalized devices, an immense potential of AR has started to be explored.

http://www.elearninglearning.com/edition/weekly-corporate-learning-best-elearning-2018-03-10

 

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Tag der älteren Generation am 06.04.2018. Dieser Tag macht international auf die Belange der älteren Generation aufmerksam.

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2018-03-29 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Tag der älteren Generation am 06.04.2018.
Dieser Tag macht international auf die Belange der älteren Generation aufmerksam.
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Using Data to Expose Industry Needs — and Design Degree Programs Accordingly

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2018-03-28 02:09

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

To get a bead on opportunities in the field of business analytics education, Montclair State University turned to a team of internal data experts to figure out what a new education program should cover — the very same people who would eventually be teaching its courses. In a paper published in 2015 in Information Systems Education Journal, three faculty members described how they used data to map out curriculum for a proposed business analytics program. Development of this kind of program was being undertaken in a highly competitive atmosphere. As the paper noted, graduate and undergraduate programs on business analytics had already been introduced at 130 institutions in just the previous five years. What set this effort apart, however, was its intended emphasis on “competency-based instruction” — if they could pinpoint just what that meant in this context.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2018/03/08/using-data-to-expose-industry-needs-and-design-degree-programs-accordingly.aspx

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5 Key Points for Journalism Educators Who Want to Teach Online

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2018-03-28 02:04

by Kate Ames, Media Shift

If you’re transitioning to teaching students online, then you’re possibly in one of two camps: you’re resistant because you believe face-to-face teaching is better, or you’re resigned because you know it is a matter of when, not if. Finding a truly passionate distance educator in a field where much of the learning has to be practical (how to write, use a camera, record sound) has, in my experience, been difficult. Most people design curriculum with the on-campus student in mind, and then make amendments for the distance student. “Designing authentic learning tasks that facilitate connections requires you to be innovative, particularly in the ways you provide feedback and support to students without overwhelming yourself.” However, journalism education by distance seems a natural fit. Journalists routinely have to work remotely, receiving briefs from editors thousands of miles away. They create and file stories using a diverse range of technologies, and need to be mobile, adaptable, social and able to negotiate complexity when conducting research.

http://mediashift.org/2018/03/5-key-points-new-distance-journalism-educators/

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New Study Finds Discrimination and Bias in Online Course Forums

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2018-03-28 02:03

By Henry Kronk, e-Learning Inside

In the new report, “Bias in Online Classes: Evidence from a Field Experiment,” researchers looked into whether or not students and instructors displayed racial or gender biases in online courses. In 124 different MOOCs, the authors “tested for the presence of racial and gender biases in these settings by creating fictional student identities with racial- and gender-connotative names, having these fictional students place randomly assigned comments in the discussion forums, and observing the engagement of other students and instructors with these comments.”

New Study Finds Discrimination and Bias in Online Course Forums

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Sozialhilfe - Empfänger/-innen Grundsicherung im Alter und bei Erwerbsminderung

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2018-03-28 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der "Statistik der Sozialhilfe - Empfänger/-innen von Grundsicherung im Alter und bei Erwerbsminderung" des Statistischen Bundesamtes wurden um die Angaben des Jahres 2017 ergänzt.

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Redirect FB algorithms now and 4 lessons from Cambridge Analytica

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Tue, 2018-03-27 19:17

Inge de Waard, Ignatia Webs, Mar 27, 2018

This is a nice compendium of some of the lesser-known strands of discussion around the now-boiling debate on analytics. One strand is an "MIT research project on “How to manipulate Facebook and Twitter instead of letting them manipulate you’." Another turns the whole "correlation is not causation" argument on its head (especially relevant to discussions about PISA). Another looks at the recent paper on how well you can be profiled from just 12 likes

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Facebook Container Isolates Facebook From The Rest of Your Firefox Browsing

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Tue, 2018-03-27 18:35

Justin Pot, How-To Geek, Mar 27, 2018

I use Firefox to browse the web because it doesn't report back to Facebook or Google. It's not that I'm paranoid, but I don't trust businesses that collect and sell my data. It's also the same reason I don't use Facebook. But if you need to use Facebook for whatever reason, this might be an option. "Facebook tracks your activity across the web, thanks to a network of “Like” buttons and embedded ads. If that creeps you out Facebook Container can help... The next time you visit Facebook it will open in a new blue-colored browser tab (aka “container tab”)... If you click on a non-Facebook link or navigate to a non-Facebook website in the URL bar, these pages will load outside of the container." I also use Ublock Origin to block ads, trackers and unwanted garbage on web pages (not AdBlock Plus).

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5 Ways You Can Use Psychology to Boost Ecommerce Sales

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Tue, 2018-03-27 18:26

The Blog Herald, Mar 27, 2018

When I was in the Canary Islands a number of years ago I learned an expensive but valuable lesson about sales as I was convinced to pay far too much for a zoom lens for my then-brand-new camera. The lesson was: they are professionals, and I am a rank amateur. The same is true of sales generally. Which is why the whole Facebook-Cambridge Analytics debate is in reality nothing new, and is, in one way or another, very widespread, as this article shows. Sales is ultimately about psychology, making you feel a need you didn't know you had, and making you willing to pay something or (in the case of elections and referenda) do something. The only way to prevent is is to stay out of the store. Don't go into that expensive camera shop, block ads on ad-supported blogs, and for goodness sake, don't use software that tracks you using a network of ads and logins.

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Terms and conditions apply - what went wrong?

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Tue, 2018-03-27 18:14

Alastair Creelman, The corridor of uncertainty, Mar 27, 2018

More on the same issue. Here is Alastair Creelman: "Personalization in learning and advertising is enabled by platforms. Just as there are deep problems with personalization of advertising, we will find it is multiplied by tens of thousands when we apply it to learning. Utopian views that ignore the problems of platforms and personalization are only going to end up looking like what we are seeing now with Facebook and CA (Cambridge Analytica)."

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Personalized learning is for online courses, too

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2018-03-27 02:08

By Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
eCornell CEO Paul Krause said his organization, which started as an entrepreneurial unit of Cornell University’s main campus and now provides much of the institution’s online infrastructure and marketing, has laid out a model for massive open online course (MOOCs) providers to look to as an example for monetization.  Personalization is important, said Krause during a conversation in Austin last week. Even in an online or blended space, he said, offering relevant, engaging experiences is the best way to get the desired outcomes for the average students. To achieve the needed level of personalization, Krause said instructors and course designers should find ways to embed high levels of peer-to-peer interaction, even within online modules, and incorporate course examples that are timely and relevant to students.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/personalized-learning-is-for-online-courses-too/

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Why College Professors Still Struggle with EdTech

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2018-03-27 02:05

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Some striking recent statistics indicate that while 92% of educators say that they would like to use more edtech in their classroom in the future (because they believe it enhances student engagement and learning outcomes) and yet only 14% of them actually use digital learning materials on a week by week basis. College professors account for a large proportion of the educators who, though they appreciate the value of edtech, do not actually use it to teach. So why is there such apathy or resistance toward edtech in the higher education classroom?

http://www.thetechedvocate.org/college-professors-still-struggle-edtech/

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UPCEA Intros Digital Badges for Excellence in Online Learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2018-03-27 02:03

By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) has launched a program to recognize excellence in online higher education: the Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership Review. The program evaluates online education programs based on seven key elements, such as internal advocacy, entrepreneurial initiative and faculty support, and then issues Credly digital badges to qualifying colleges and universities.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2018/03/15/upcea-intros-digital-badges-for-excellence-in-online-learning.aspx

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Don’t Delete Facebook. Do Something About It.

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Mon, 2018-03-26 22:03

Siva Vaidhyanathan, New York Times, Mar 26, 2018

Readers will recall I deleted Facebook a year and a half ago, citing just the sort of newsfeed manipulation we've now all come to see as harmful. If I had been able to do something about it at the time, I would have. I have spent my time since focusing on working with and developing distributed personal learning and information networks. There's no money in this. If you are required to find paying clients, you'll hear nothing but crickets (or the many voices telling you to centralize and consolidate and do analytics). The people working on Diaspora, the people working on Mastodon, the people working on SoLID - these people, and others like them, are the people who should be supported. 

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Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Mon, 2018-03-26 17:09

Doc Searls, Doc Searls Weblog, Mar 26, 2018

Two things are true. First: " Facebook makes money, in other words, by profiling us and then selling our attention to advertisers, political actors and others. These are Facebook’s true customers, whom it works hard to please." And second, "the same is true for the Times, along with every other publication that lives off adtech: tracking-based advertising." He then backs up this assertion with a detailed description of the tracking tools employed by news websites. Don't think for a minute that education is immune from this. You can't see the tracking tools in an LMS because the LMS is the tracking tool. Nothing prevents your educational institution (or the LMS vendor, if it's in the cloud) from packaging and selling detailed student data. Which means, most likely, that this is exactly what's happening.

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Coursera Announces First Online Bachelor’s Degree

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2018-03-26 02:10

By Cait Etherington, eLearning Inside

As described on the Cousera website, their new online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree will be offered by the University of London. Students will “learn in-demand computing skills,” develop their “abilities to solve complex problems,” and nurture both their innovation and creativity. They will also develop “real-world computer science skills” by developing their own software projects. Subject areas owill include Machine Learning, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Web Development, Virtual Reality, and Game Development. The degree is expected to launch in April 2019, pending approval by the University of London.

Coursera Announces First Online Bachelor’s Degree

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Udacity U-Turns on Money-Back Guarantee

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2018-03-26 02:06

by Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed

Udacity has quietly scrapped its pledge, nixing the program, which guaranteed a job within six months of graduation or 100 percent of students’ money back, at the end of last year. Announced with much fanfare, the job guarantee applied to Udacity’s Nanodegree Plus program, an enhanced version of the nanodegree with access to a career adviser and career concierge services. Udacity stopped accepting new enrollments into the Nanodegree Plus program in December 2017, and the program will come to a complete end in June. The program was priced at $299 a month ($100 more than a regular nanodegree) and was available in four areas — Android developer, iOS developer, machine learning engineer and senior web developer. Udacity says on its website that most nanodegrees take students between six months and a year to complete.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/03/16/udacity-ends-pledge-students-get-hired-or-get-their-money-back

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In the Future, Artificial Intelligence and Education Will Go Hand-in-Hand

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2018-03-26 02:03

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Artificial intelligence is becoming a part of our daily reality, so we should anticipate it making changes in the realm of education. We are already becoming invested in our personal AI assistants, such as Siri and Alexa, and we are eagerly awaiting self-driving vehicles. What was once only considered a future possibility is here – and it is here to stay. According to research, the compound annual growth rate of artificial intelligence in education is expected to be “47.50% during the period 2017-2021.” That’s a huge leap! As our lives become more intertwined with technology and AI, it will also follow students into the classroom. And, it just may be what the US Education system needs.

http://www.thetechedvocate.org/in-the-future-artificial-intelligence-and-education-will-go-hand-in-hand/

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Luftemissionen

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Mon, 2018-03-26 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherte gestaltbare Tabelle "Luftemissionen in 1000 t" aus dem Bereich "Umweltökonomische Gesamtrechnungen - Material- und Energieflussrechnung" des Statistischen Bundesamtes wurde um die Angaben des Jahres 2016 ergänzt.

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Tag der Kriminalitätsopfer am 22.03.2018Dieser Tag soll darauf aufmerksam machen, dass Opfer von Gewalterfahrungen den Schutz, die Hilfe und die Solidarität unserer Gesellschaft benötigen.

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Mon, 2018-03-26 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Tag der Kriminalitätsopfer am 22.03.2018
Dieser Tag soll darauf aufmerksam machen, dass Opfer von Gewalterfahrungen den Schutz, die Hilfe und die Solidarität unserer Gesellschaft benötigen.
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