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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

... towards Tomorrow's Learning Support System
NetGens Perspective
CMS - extension of the classroom - seamless partnership - my starting off point for exploring web - see simulations
Visual learner - multimedia approach - more text, more disengaged - to show us in the right directions to good research - some resource links
Too many PDFs - no reading by students
Give us a tutorial
Consider traditional vs. non-traditional students
Development path for CMS that tie with learning paradigm
Web 2.0 - Future CMS
Learning: "How People Learn," multi-pass through learning content, when associated with social aspects, active process, people who is doing is the person who is learning the most,
Lecture, transcript, Handout review, Handout authoring,

Web 1 Web 2
Britannica Wikipedia
Publishing Participating
Personal website Blogosphere
They, the media We, the media
Big content Micro content
Authority Collective
Best seller Long tail
Control Cooperation

Teaching Paradigm Learning Paradigm

CMS 2.0
- Enable mashups
- Enable tagging and bookmarking
- Content management
- Collaboration and team tools
- Themes, not just courses
- Peer tutoring collaborations
- Facebooks, not portals
- Social note taking

Active, social, interactive
"where" the students "are"

CMS - web posting, grades, one-to-many communication

What problems do we want to solve? Fundamental infrastructure tool
Expand the Mental Model: "Course" - learning opportunity
Expand the Mental Model: "Management"
Expand the Mental model: "System"

Several different ways of looking at: courses, campus, multiple campuses

Lecture: No PowerPoint reading; discussions are essential for students to show up
Room for both web 1/CMS 1 and web 2/CMS 2 - need both

Watch student behavior and access what they are doing
Open service buses - SOA - open and common standards
Open Source - when to switch - now, 3 years or 5 years? - no free lunch

The Acceleration of Technology in the 21st Century: the Impact on Education and Society
Timing is an essential key in inventions
Doubling time
Disability technology - reading machines - portable
AI -
Future predictability
Projecting linear is going to be way too conservative - rate is accelerating - exponentially
Linear function on logarithmic graph - though each paradigm runs out of steam eventually - but another paradigm starts - of course, ultimate limit - still far away
Moore's law to molecular computing
Democratization of knowledge creation
Virtual attendance - going to virtual reality
Biotechnology revolution - turning off specific genes, enzymes - artificial red blood cell
Reverse engineering of the brain - will be a key towards AI - will succeed in modeling most regions in 20 years
bulk of human intelligence - pattern recognition - an example of self-organization
language translation will be a feature on the phone.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Automated Classroom Video Streaming Pilot at the University of Minnesota
Class Capture to be the norm in 3-5 years
Value-added study aid
without operator is the key
vendors - Tegrity, Sonic Foundry, etc.
$7 million program implemented
3 phases
3rd phase: "low-end" - low-cost - asynchronous video streaming
AMS panel, mediapoint encoder, quicktime streaming server,
Sony color PTZ amx
Vadeo - expensive, $7k
high resolution video possible due to declining encoder prices
audio downloads - preferable for social sciences

EDUCAUSE 2006: Cerf's Uncovering Science in Computer Science

400 million webhosts
1TB memory on his home computer
Things that need improvement
- semantic web w/ tags - in early stage - manual - maybe moving to automated
- indexing sounds/imagery - much difficult w/ raw data
- localized - geo-indexing, also include time dimension
- meta-topics
- information decay - what do they mean? IP territory - to find ways to keep info useful
User-centric services - self-service, inverting a great deal of previous paradigm
Children - natural scientists - "Take this job and ship it" -
Technology Enrichment Programs
New Sputnik - global warming - framework for improving science in K-12
InterPlanNetary Internet - JPL - flexibility, 28kbps - transmission rate - now 128kbps - making standards - interplanetary backbone
NetNeutrality - Internet freedom - not very much choices -

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Official Google Blog: And we're back
A good way to deal with your own mistakes.

Sunday, March 05, 2006


aungzayar's is launched today! Recommit to aung zayar's 'blog' as well.