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Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.
With Coursera, Daphne Koller and co-founder Andrew Ng are bringing courses from top colleges online, free, for anyone who wants to take them.
- What I Learned From Daphne Koller (bwatwood.edublogs.org)
- Massive online education: Daphne Koller at TEDGlobal 2012 (ted.com)
- Coursera’s Machine Learning Course Runs Again (i-programmer.info)
- Daphne Koller What We Are Learning From Online Eduction (i-programmer.info)
The above statements have been pouring in from scientific studies across the world. This is their essential premise: that multitasking between emails, Facebook, Twitter, TV, mobile phones, tablets and gaming consoles have made us perpetually distracted and a scatter-brained race. Not only is the
new era of information technology making us less creative and more muddled – it’s put into place a permanent change in the way our brain maps information, how it retains it, which parts are used how and even the size of the brain is going through a metamorphosis. Very scary, right? Wait, there’s more.
Shallow and fried
The first news of this came when a series of articles and a book was released by Nicholas Carr. His argument was that ever since the advent of the Internet, we as a human race have been becoming more stupid. His book (The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember) made some very compelling points. Taking himself to be the guinea pig, Carr said that over the last few years the way he read and absorbed books was completely changing. He said, “I was losing my own capacity for concentration and contemplation. Even when I was away from my computer, my mind seemed hungry for constant stimulation, for quick hits of information. I felt perpetually distracted.”
- What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (contemplatingtruth.wordpress.com)
- Is the Internet Really Making Me Stupid, Crazy, and Constantly Distracted? [Ask Lifehacker] (lifehacker.com)
- Turning Into Man Machines: Nicholas Carr’s “The Shallows” (shorequalblog.com)
- Don’t Delete Your Stupidity. Fix it. Facebook Rolls Out Comment … – TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
- The art of tweeting–Jasmine’s Tech Dos & Don’ts (reviews.cnet.com)
- It’s Important To Have Dreams (winextra.com)
- Google isn’t making us stupid, we are (theengagingbrand.typepad.com)
- Don’t blame Twitter when journos tweet stupid things; blame stupidity (stevebuttry.wordpress.com)
My Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop first froze and then failed to reboot on the 21st of September, 2011.
On calling Dell Customer Service and running diagnostic tests, I was informed that my system’s motherboard was faulty and would have to be replaced.
I was then asked to renew my warranty since it had lapsed. I did and was charged a sum of Rs. 14, 500 that included the renewal fee and a service incident and parts charge. However, despite repeated calls, I was not attended to by any Dell CSAs nor was there any engineer sent to my residence to service and replace the parts.
Finally, on the 29th of September, 2011, (after posting a couple of uncomplimentary remarks publicly on Facebook), there was a response;an engineer and parts were dispatched.
He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot. — Groucho Marx
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What exactly is BPM?
Is it solely about technology?
Or is it more than that?
Yes, BPM is in vogue because the technology to model processes, simulate them, improve them, and maybe even improvise is available in a huge way.
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Mumbai University have set a record of sorts by declaring the October TY B Com exam results within ten days. This minor miracle was made possible by a change in ‘methodology’; six centralised assessment of papers were set up at South Mumbai. Navi Mumbai and Thane. This had the effect of reducing the travel time of the evaluators who would previously travel to Kalina campus.
Just goes to show that more than technology itself, it is change effected in processes that has more of an impact.
The statutory requirement is that results are to be declared within 45 days of the exams.
This year’s March-April examinations were declared after 89 days ;the university was severely criticised for a lackadaisical attitude towards the students.
The number of CAP centres will be raised to 15 – 20 for next year’s March exam.
|Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.|
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