When building supervised learning models, I often come across situations where there is a large class of features I’d like to try adding, but the corresponding increase in model parameters seems daunting.
DeRandomized is my favorite site that I do not yet understand - but wish I had a colleague who did. Anbody need a job?
How do we drive engagement in eLearning and mLearning? Interactivities can help, but only if we design those interactivities effectively. Learners also need engaging content, an engaging (or at least not frustrating) interface, engaging media and visual design, and maybe a game here and there. In this eBook, experts provide 68 tips for making sure your learners are fully engaged, in areas including:
Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions Docuticker Despite some promising results, the current literature does not evidence adequately the presumed link between motivation, attitude to learning and learning outcomes.
...evidence continues to mount and looks good, but more work is needed to establish the links - (aren't these links also in every other kind of learning there is? If someone has no motivation and a bad attitude, which direction do you think "learning effectiveness" would go as the system evolved - up or down? I think the links will be found, and in the directions we expect.
Laboratory Equipment Machine-Learning Algorithm Outperforms Predecessors Laboratory Equipment Image: MIT Reinforcement learning is a technique, common in computer science, in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through...
I've posted this news before I believe, but it bears repeating - concerning RLPy (for reinforcement learning and Python) from MIT
In the badge pathways paraquel post we discussed the importance of the whole system and how your badges can coalesce into something greater than its parts. But le...
The 3 part structure of one's "strengths, interests and aspirations" that I've used as a mental model for decades might have an alignment with Carla's "command, contract and desire" paths framework. Strengths lead to first building on them and then trusting the recommendations other make for shoring up weaknesses. Interests statements declare your allegience to something, which can lead to contracts. Aspirations are the lofty horizons that you explore via independent exploration or creation of new pathways.
Until recently, the wet lab has been a crucial component of every biologist. Today's advances in the production of massive amounts of data and the creation of machine-learning algorithms for processing that data are changing the face of biological science—making it possible to do real science without a wet lab. David Heckerman shares several examples of how this transformation in the area of genomics is changing the pace of scientific breakthroughs.
This 36 min video is well worth the time spent - to get an idea (hopefully a transferrable one) about Big Data and the frontiers of science. In this case both "wet lab" (test tubes microscopes) and "dry lab" (computer modeling with machine learning) and needed and so is content as well as computational literacy.
EdGE researchers are using video analysis of game play and educational data mining (EDM) to identify moves and the development of strategies the may be evidence of implicit knowledge building within the games.
Cloud computing and mobile technology are the top technologies to watch in education, according to this year's K-12 Horizon Report, an annual publication from the New Media Consortium that highlights developing trends in ed tech.
During his stay, Dr. Whitelock offered workshop The Research Workshop Learning Analytics and student feedback and seminar Automatic feedback for motivation and self-regulation. The latter forms part lecture series on ...
HabitRPG is a time and task management tool which overlays motivational elements of computer games onto managing time and tasks.
The two major motivational elements are health points, which can be used up and coins which can be earned by doing daily tasks, following good habits and doing jobs from your 'Todos' list. These coins can then used to buy rewards.
With millions of problems attempted per day, Khan Academy’s interactive math exercises are an important and popular feature of the site. (Math practice. Popular. Really!) For over a year, we’ve used a...
This is a great, instructional tell-all (well tell-most) re analytics
Take a look and give critique to Norm Friesen if you are interested in learning analytics. I agree that it isn't a panacea, but I do hope he's wrong about the field helping reach a day when learning can be personalized to individual learning profiles.
Working with predictive models and machine-learning applications on Apache Hadoop (RT @pawcon: Working with #predictive models, machine-learning: Scoring engine via #PMML makes #Hadoop easier, by http://t.co/YfTAXzVgZe)...
I've been fairly quiet recently about Lumen Learning, the "RedHat for OER" I founded earlier this year with Kim Thanos. Lumen (for short) is where I'm spending my Shuttleworth Fellowship time, with...
Is this OEI for OER (infrastructure...for resources?) If so, then let's add automated analytics, digital performance assessments "item bank" (I say "item" because each item is really a complex multimedia object, and what else? What would you like to have OE-access to?
TADA-Ed stands for Tool for Advanced Data Analysis in Education. It is a data mining platform dedicated to teachers, allowing them to visualize and mine students on-line exercise work with the aim of discovering pedagogically relevant patterns.
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