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Learning analytics - the next generation of higher edtech

Learning analytics - the next generation of higher edtech<br>Sponsored: Analytics provides insight into learning behaviours like never before<p>Posted by …

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2017: Application Development and DevOps

Developers looking to make their life easier can turn to ProgrammableWeb's directory and discover plenty of tools for building, deploying and …

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

Apps

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

University of California

Is this cruise to Croatia's lesser-known spots the Adriatic's best-kept secret?

"Marmalade tasting or military history on Vis?” Matija, our cruise manager on MS Agape Rose, was offering a choice of excursions. The island of Vis had long been a mystery to me so I side-stepped the tasting.<p>With the daily trips booked, I watched the fortress at Trogir slip into the distance as we …

Discover why Python is an essential programming language

If you dream of earning big bucks as a programmer, you’ll need a broad knowledge of popular programming languages. Most experts would agree that …

Python Programming

Croatia’s white wine and white beaches: a vineyard tour of Korčula

At 10.30am, I thought it might have been a bit early for a wine tasting. But the eight people sitting in the cool stone tasting room at Bire Winery were already having a merry time of it. I had just cycled uphill from the seafront at Lumbarda, one of Korčula’s main wine villages, and had to stop …

European Travel

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Facets: An Open Source Visualization Tool for Machine Learning Training Data

Posted by James Wexler, Senior Software Engineer, Google Big Picture Team<i><br>(Cross-posted on the Google Open Source Blog)</i><br>Getting the best results out of …

A New Browser Is Making Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting More User-Friendly

The technology behind Beaker makes it possible to host websites and share files with a few clicks.<p>The state of web hosting today is a paradoxical situation: On the one hand there are an enormous number of hosting providers and cloud storage services, and on the other, a handful of giant actors like …

The best of the UK seaside

Broadstairs, Kent<p>Broadstairs must be in my blood. My mum’s family has been going there at least since Edward VII was on the throne. We have an old album of photographs of her parents horsing around in what is presumably Viking Bay. In one picture, my grandfather is posing in a woollen bathing suit …

Ireland

10 Foolproof Hiking Backpacks

Osprey Aether/Ariel AG<p><i>Osprey Ariel 60L/70L/85L from $290; Aether 55L/65L/75L from $290.</i><p>The women’s Ariel AG and men’s Aether AG are tailored to make …

Backpacking

Dutch startup aims to save our environment from billions of wasted IoT batteries

It’s fitting that a solution for harnessing weak amount of solar energy comes out of the rainy Netherlands.<p>There are already a staggering amount of IoT devices around, but predictions show that number might quadruple in the next three years to 20 billion devices. This is terrible news for the …

Clean Energy

Would You Become An Immortal Machine?

Picture this: You are in the bathroom, doing your usual thing after breakfast, when you notice blood in the water sitting in your white, porcelain toilet.<p>Scared, you schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist, who recommends a colonoscopy and a biopsy. It could be cancer, it could be a …

Best ever cheesecake recipes

22 of our best ever cheesecake recipes, all utterly irresistible, all really easy to make. Will you choose baked raspberry, dulce de leche, or …

Dessert

Mobile App Development Lifecycle Guide that Every Developer Should Bookmark

When it comes to mobile app development, every step ofThe post Mobile App Development Lifecycle Guide that Every Developer Should Bookmark appeared …

What makes a good (Android) Software Engineer

For the past five years, I have been building stuff on Android. During this time, I have collaborated with engineers from different backgrounds and …

5 ways the new connected agriculture world changed in 2016

The world of agriculture technology, or agtech, is rapidly evolving from an industry entrenched in tradition to one that is fast embracing change. It’s automating laborious tasks and providing farmers and growers with greater knowledge and insight into their crops than ever before. As technology …

How to Create a Booking Form with jQuery UI

Scheduling is an important part of the online ecosystem. Not only does it play a huge role in almost every web and mobile application we use, …

jQuery

Best Backpacking Backpacks

Best Backpacking Backpacks Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteWith so many choices available to adventurers, finding the <b>best backpacking</b> …

10 Useful Methods To Access Blocked Websites

Constraints and bans over websites are always annoying, and governments are now censoring content more than ever. These easy-to-use and effective …

10 Web Design Trends & Predictions For 2017 [Infographic]

Checkout this beautiful and informative infographic about the future trends of Web Design for 2017<b>For the visually impaired, here’s the text-friendly</b> …

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it. He leaves that to an artificially …

Machine Learning

R vs. Python for Data Science: Summary of Modern Advances

Recently, some of our readers have been asking us about the best programming language for data science. Immediately, R and Python both come to mind… …

50 things I learned from spending 3 years as a UX intern

Alexis Collado on using data, finding mentors, and designing for humans.The post 50 things I learned from spending 3 years as a UX intern appeared …