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Google Chrome gets a big redesign and new features for its 10th birthday

Chrome is turning ten, and it’s getting a makeover to celebrate. Google today announced a wide set of changes coming to the world’s most popular browser – some aesthetic, and some functional.<p>Most notably, the app now has a flatter, rounder design more in line with Google’s Material Design …

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Samsung CEO Discusses Folding Galaxy F Launch Plans

While the Galaxy S10 already looks like a mouthwatering combination of long-awaited design changes, headline-grabbing tech and faster software, Samsung has something more exciting lined-up which will arrive even sooner. And the source of this news couldn’t be better…<p>Speaking to CNBC, Samsung’s …

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Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …

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Google One launches with cheaper cloud storage plans

For some reason, Google is rebranding Google Drive storage plans under the name Google One. Along with the rebranding, Google is also improving its pricing in ways that give customers more options and more storage at lower prices. It marks the service’s first price cut in four years.<p>Google One …

An Android theming expert shares her favorite apps and utilities

Few items have become as essentially to our everyday lives as our smartphones, but what makes our smartphones so vital isn't the hardware itself, …

Research: The Truth About Teaching to Learning Styles, and What to Do Instead?

Teaching to Learning Styles: Harmful or Beneficial for the Learner?<p>Find out how you can create better learning outcomes<p>Adjusting instruction to …

3 Basic Data Visualizations L&D Pros Should Master

<b>Timelines</b><p>Timelines, which are simple to create using free storytelling tools like TimelineJS, are a fabulous addition to eLearning. A timeline can …

Institutions’ Use of Data and Analytics for Student Success

Abstract<p>As higher education institutions in the United States strive to maximize their use of resources to better support students, it is <b>now more</b> …

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

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Don't Buy The Arizona State Report On Digital Learning

Arizona State University has the third largest online enrollment among public schools with some 30,000 students taking at least one ASU class online. And according to an ASU business plan presented to the Arizona Board of Regents, revenue from online programs is expected to reach $230 million this …

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Where Learning Analytics Go Wrong

Imagine keeping track of each student’s digital footprint, class attendance, and individual needs. Essentially, this is what learning analytics does. …

Learning Analytics helps La Cite College improve student retention

As more schools begin to realize the power of student data, they are often left overwhelmed by the possibilities of what they might do with it. The …

Facebook is using machine learning to self-tune its myriad services

Regardless of what you may think of Facebook as a platform, they run a massive operation, and when you reach their level of scale you have to get more creative in how you handle every aspect of your computing environment.<p>Engineers quickly reach the limits of human ability to track information, to …

Keynote APT 2018 The power of learning analytics for teaching and academic development?

Across the globe many educational institutions are collecting vast amounts of small and big data about students and their learning behaviour, such as their class attendance, online activities, or assessment scores. As a result, the emerging field of Learning Analytics is exploring how data can be …

What Are the Benefits of Learning Analytics?

Learning analytics are web-based measurements and reporting about student learning that is intended to help teachers improve the knowledge and skill …

Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy?

Learning analytics are becoming increasingly popular for improving learning and cutting drop-out rates – but critics question the impact on privacy<p>What could be more normal that heading to the university library, swiping your card and logging in to a computer?<p>Related: University data can be a force …

Understanding Data Privacy Issues in Higher Education

Privacy is a multi-faceted topic in higher education and the privacy implications for institutional activities can be nuanced. The basic concept of …

Google just changed the name of Android Wear to Wear OS

The Android Wear brand introduced in 2014 is going away and being replaced with a new name: Wear OS. A new area of Google’s website has officially confirmed the change. Wear OS even has a new slogan: “Make every minute matter.” For now, that’s really all the news there is; since it works on both …

Follow Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction to Improve Your E-Learning Experience

<b>2. Define the learning objectives</b><p>It is significant to inform learners about their training objectives so that they can understand better, the …

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Top Ten Types of Plagiarism Infographic

<b>Top Ten Types of Plagiarism Infographic</b>Plagiarism is said to occur when someone takes the work or ideas from another person and uses or presents them …

Learning Analytics in Higher Education

Genres<p>ISBN-13<p>9781119478638<p>ISBN-10<p>Published<p>Publisher<p>Language<p>en<p>Pages<p>Learning analytics (or educational big data) tools are increasingly being deployed …

Germany bans children’s smartwatches over privacy concerns

Its telecommunications regulator called them ‘unauthorized transmitting systems.’<p>Germany's telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale of kids' smartwatches, the <i>BBC</i> reports, and encouraged parents to destroy the ones they already own. The agency …

McKinsey’s 2016 Analytics Study Defines The Future Of Machine Learning

• U.S. retailer supply chain operations who have adopted data and analytics have seen up to a 19% increase in operating margin over the last five …

The Case(s) Against Personalized Learning

Complete Coverage<p>—Alyssa Schukar for Education Week<p>By Benjamin Herold<p>Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are backing it with hundreds of millions of …

Here’s a list of every smart home device that works with Google Home and Assistant

Google Home and Google Assistant are awesome ways to control your smart home, but picking products that work with it was a pain at launch. Thankfully, the list has expanded greatly over time, and now Google has a page dedicated to showing you what works with Home.<p>On Google’s support pages, the …

Google's new platform helps you build VR and AR apps

Google is opening a new platform called Poly where people can find and distribute virtual and augmented reality objects. The tool is integrated with Tilt Brush and Blocks, respectively Google’s VR painting and sculpting apps, and is meant to provide an art library for people building with Google’s …

Meet Genee, Your Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant

Genee, an artificially intelligent scheduling app, is launching today into public beta so that anyone can have a personal assistant.<p>On the heels of Zirtual’s collapse, Genee hopes to take humans out of the equation entirely with its end-to-end scheduling helper that plugs into any existing calendar …

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …