DARPA's Physical Intelligence program represents a potential major advance in artificial intelligence research, as the “physical intelligence” device would not require computer programming or the use of human controllers to provide directions, as with traditional robots. Instead, the device operates via nano-scale interconnected wires that send signals through synthetic synapses, just like the human brain. Such a system is capable of remembering information, meaning that robots might be able to act like humans in the foreseeable future.
Compared to traditional artificial intelligence systems that rely on conventional computer programming, this one “looks and ‘thinks’ like a human brain,” said James K. Gimzewski, professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Gimsewski is a member of the team that has been working under sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on a program called Physical Intelligence.
The stated objective of the program is: "The analysis domain is to develop analytical tools to support the development of human-engineered physically intelligent systems and to understand physical intelligence in the natural world".
As manager of an organisation that uses technology to help changing the social acceptance of a terrible situation like sexual harassment in Egypt, Rebecca Chiao kindly agreed to put herself in front of the camera and give us her reflections on the main question of this blog. Chiao was one of the featured speakers atTEDxBarcelona Women event. We deeply thank the organisers for this contribution.
Transcript of Stephen Wolfram’s SXSW 2013 presentation. Discusses his vision of what computation will do for people in the future. Not only as it applies to science and knowledge discovery, but also as it pertains to personal well-being.
MORIL, Open Educational Resources (OERs) initiative by the Open and Distance Teaching Universities within EADTU. Free education and courses.MORIL is a leading-edge Open Educational Resources (OERs) initiative by the Open and Distance Teaching Universities within the EADTU membership. The MORIL initiative is a multi-country initiative, and is to make educational content more broadly accessible (by means of OERs) to a vast array of both (lifelong) learners and institutional users.
A multitude of OER member courses (varying in size) is involved in the initiative, directly aligning with EADTU members' institutional strategy and development. All OER offers are special in nature and differ from the offers of conventional universities in the sense that they consist of pedagogically-rich learning materials, specifically designed and developed for distance learning and intended for independent self-study
Besides English content, many OERs are compiled in the national languages of the participating members within MORIL, making the initiative truly multi-country and multi-lingual: reflecting adequately the international dimension.
Whilst in the process of designing a unit of online learning I started thinking about the qualities and skills that a good educational technology trainer should have. After thinking of a few myself I decided to draw on the wisdom of my PLN and crowd-source a few more ideas.
In this free eBook from The eLearning Guild, experts provide 129 tips for educators and designers who want to make the best use of these technologies.
Helena Capela's insight:
Using virtual-classroom and virtual-world features effectivelyInstructional design and presentation skills for the classroomPros and cons of virtual classrooms and virtual worldsPros and cons of physical and blended classroomsGames for the classroomMobile and social learning for the classroom
Second Call (Volume 1, Issue 2)Quality: Impact, effect, validation or transformation of learning – Where do we stand today?Background to the Call
The future of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) depends on the passion and capability of educational professionals and institutions’ capacities. Given an ever-growing international market for TEL revealing a transition from an “early adopter” to a more common place application, it is critically important today to gain an understanding how TEL is applied most successfully. Almost two decades of TEL and a decade of intense development of quality criteria, methods and management approaches it is time to extract the scientific essence: Where do we stand today in quality development for TEL? What has proved working well? What is the orientation for the future? Which new and emerging fields and technologies are posing new challenges to quality development?
There are different levels of using open content; teaching lessons that use open content is the starting point. Remixing material that incorporates two or more openly licensed sources is a next step. Releasing that remixed version is the next step. Collaborating with other people to edit and remix content is an additional level of involvement.
There is not a single time in which I posted here about the use of Facebook in education and did not get a torrent of angry emails from some teachers. For instance, Following the publication of Teacher's Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education, one of my readers wrote me "Facebook is a red line. I can think of using any form of social networking site with my students except Facebook."I do understand part of this concern but as I always say : the answer is not banning students from it but rather helping them use it for educational purposes. What I have for you below is a study in which more than 2000 college students participated. The study investigates the relationship between Facebook and student engagement. Go through the stats and facts mentioned in this infographic and let us know what you think of it. Enjoy
Helena Capela's insight:
The + influence and - influence in facebook activities
Last fall I introduced many of you to gClassFolders. gClassFolders is a Google Drive script that will create folders for you for as many course sections as you need. The concept behind it is this; students have a "dropbox" folder in their Google Drive accounts that you have shared with them. To submit work students drag files into that "dropbox" folder. From there gClassFolders sorts submissions to the correct folder for each student.
The latest version of gClassFolders is part of gClassHub which includes other useful scripts like Doctopus. This means that after your students have submitted their work through Google Drive you can grade it, write feedback, and have emails sent to students from one spreadsheet in your Google Drive account.
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.