Educational Technology

Making it easier to discover datasets – Google releases Google Dataset Search

Educational Technology News Blog - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 00:30

Natasha Noy, Google Blog

In today’s world, scientists in many disciplines and a growing number of journalists live and breathe data. There are many thousands of data repositories on the web, providing access to millions of datasets; and local and national governments around the world publish their data as well. To enable easy access to this data, we launched Dataset Search, so that scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else can find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

https://www.blog.google/products/search/making-it-easier-discover-datasets/

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Silencing Malware with AI

Educational Technology News Blog - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:40

Robert Vamosi, Forbes
Stuart McClure is on a personal mission. After more than two decades in the anti-malware industry, he firmly believes that ninety percent of malware attacks today can be prevented by not clicking on this, not clicking on that, and not opening that attachment either. While he’s not the first nor alone in suggesting the user bears at least some responsibility, the anti-malware industry up until now hasn’t yet produced an effective alternative to signature-based solutions based on known attacks. McClure’s company, Cylance, thinks it has the answer with its first-generation AI-driven anti-malware products for both enterprises and consumers.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612975/ai-natural-language-processing-explained/

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Tutoring apps change pupils’ study habits

Educational Technology News Blog - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:35

Sandhya D’Mello, Khaleej Times

Those who are pressed for time in preparing for standardised tests and admission exams turn to apps like Khan Academy or Magoosh, among other programmes. Others who would like to explore new subjects often browse through the offerings of platforms like Coursera and edX. Kuwait-based Darisni – which was launched in 2017 as the region’s first smart platform that instantly connects students with tutors – is all set to run its operations in the UAE. Noor Boodai, CEO of Darisni, said. “This has been largely driven by three factors: the tremendous success of online education globally, the fast-paced advancement in technology, and the recent growth in the adoption of digital service apps in the region. This has paved the way for increased confidence in trying new ideas and greater on-boarding into the world of mobile learning.”

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/tutoring-apps-change-pupils-study-habits

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E-learning could forecast ‘working’ snow days

Educational Technology News Blog - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:31

By KELSEY RETTKE, Daily Chronicle

Between the recent polar vortex knocking out five days of school in DeKalb School District 428, and snow days in abundance already, less than two months in to 2019, districts are looking to legislators in Springfield as they indicate the definition of a “traditional school day” is changing. DeKalb District 428 Superintendent Jamie Craven said nothing can replace the one-to-one relationship between a student and teacher in a classroom setting. “There’s no substitute for a student’s teachers,” Craven said. “And the best education, in my opinion, is with their teachers in a classroom. However, we’re in an age now where we have remote learning opportunities.”

https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/02/15/e-learning-could-forecast-working-snow-days/aunifvx/

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