Let’s jump right in for the game action.
It can be embed into your web site, added to your LMS, but to me the real awesomeness is the ability to add into any authoring tool.
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For most college students, picking classes involves reading up on options or chatting with classmates and professors. But, if Canadian ed tech company Desire2Learn has its way, more students will consult a data-driven “virtual guidance counselor.”
On Thursday, the company, which is a stone’s throw away from Research in Motion (s RIMM) in Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo area, announced that it acquired Degree Compass, a predictive analytics tool developed with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The web-based app, created by Tristan Denley, a mathematician and provost of Tennesee’s Austin Peay State University, helps students select the courses most suited to their strengths and interests. Its algorithms consider a particular student’s transcript and test scores, as well as the performance of hundreds of thousands of previous students, to generate a personalized curriculum. The goal is to help more students actually complete their degree – and in a reduced…
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I’m still stunned at the amount of misinformation that is continuing to fester on the Internet and on sites such as Linkedin. People have serious questions, real questions and in return they get all types of responses, many of which are just not true.
Sometimes the responses are innocuous, sometimes it is confusing and sometimes you wonder if the person responding themselves are providing knowledge that sounds accurate, but in reality they themselves don’t know (but afraid to admit it as so).
It reminds me of Ron Burgundy in Anchorman when discussing what San Diego actually means.
Ron: ” I’ll be honest, I don’t think anyone knows what it means anymore. Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago.”
Veronica: “Doesn’t it mean Saint Diego?”
Ron: “No. No.”
Veronica: “No, that’s what it means.”
Ron: “Agree to disagree.”
A little bit of this..A little bit of that
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