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Spectacular achievement of a fellow researcher!

Mr. Lachlan Gepp, a visiting Mitacs Globalink intern, has completed a spectacular achievement by finishing 5th in his age category at the full 42.2 km Edmonton Marathon! Congratulations Lachlan! You can visit the Edmonton marathon website here:

IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing

Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing | IMS Global Learning Consortium Traditional educational models have placed great emphasis on educational processes and inputs such as strong curriculum development, effective student selection and enrollment, and excellent facilities. Increasingly, however, educational models are focusing on outcomes, the results of educational…
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Creative Robot ??

This article claims that the robot was able to use the crook of its arm to cradle an object to be moved, even though it was never taught that move. How is it possible? One can set up all the necessary preconditions for cradling and the robot can randomly place an object there to see…
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Dr. Vive Kumar has been promoted to Full Professor position!

Dr. Kumar joined Athabasca University in 2008. Over the years, he has emerged as international leader in learning analytics. Vive(k)’s research centers around Technology-Enhanced Teaching, Learning, and Research that extends to mixed-initiative human-computer interaction, causal modelling, model tracing, automated instructional design, lifelong learning, cognitive modelling of self-regulated and co-regulated learning, semantics of online learning interactions,…
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Data Sciences – The New Analytics Paradigm, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – October 12, 2015) – Access to data and key information for the purpose of Analytics has been a constant in the Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences / Health Care industries, and this has been true for a great deal of time. Recent industry challenges such as declining R&D productivity, increased levels of regulatory…
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Dr. Kinshuk’s Visit to Tianjin School Division

由和平区教育信息化管理中心创办的和平教育信息化微信公众号(微信号为:hpjyxxh),重点推送目前教育信息化相关政策法规、国际前沿的技术应用、各类教育信息化相关案例及区内信息化建设的宝贵经验分享等。 2015年9月8日,和平区教育局召开了智慧教育示范区国际交流研讨会。加拿大阿萨巴斯卡大学计算机和信息系统学院院长Kinshuk教授现场做了专题报告。   See more pictures and read full article!

IEEE Spectrum June: Hacking the Human OS

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Big Data in Education

Big Data in Education, the MOOC on methods for educational data mining, is re-launching on EdX starting July 1st. Learn how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics on large-scale educational data. Education is increasingly occurring online or in educational software, resulting in an explosion of data that can…
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We Know How You Feel

Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait. Three years ago, archivists at A.T. & T. stumbled upon a rare fragment of computer history: a short film that Jim Henson produced for Ma Bell, in 1963. Henson had been hired to make the film for a conference that the company was…
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Education Technology and the 21st Century Skills Gap

Today’s fast-changing world requires students who not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, math, and science but must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and curiosity. The requisite twenty-first-century skills fall into three broad categories: foundational literacies, competencies, and character qualities. (See the exhibit…
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