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  1. Jul 2019
  2. Jun 2019
  3. May 2019
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  5. Mar 2019
    1. Learning House offered recommendations based on the study's findings. They include: mandatory or incentivized training for instructors who have not taught online. a regular feedback cycle for continuous professional development. a regular feedback cycle for instructor evaluation, including peer feedback. a uniform learning experience for standard components of an online course.

      This article discusses whether or not online professors are assessed and by whom. Nearly 60% of online teachers are never evaluated! Because of this Learning House recommends incentivized trainings, regular feedback/evaluation, professional development and a uniform learning experience with standard components for all online classes. Rating 6/10

    1. This is a discussion of informal learning that focuses on ensuring that incidences of informal learning are recognized. This discussion portrays it has happening through casual conversations, online discussions, or social media. The page is easy enough to read though it does not try to be comprehensive. rating 2/5

    1. Gagne's nine events of instruction I am including this page for myself because it is a nice reference back to Gagne's nine events and it gives both an example of each of the events as well as a list of four essential principles. It also includes some of his book titles. rating 4/5

    1. Edward Thorndike's three laws of learning. The page does not explain this, but his theories came out in about 1900. His three laws of learning appear to be relevant to our course work. This simple page features black text on a white page. It is brief and it simply describes the three laws of learning. rating 5/5

    1. Jack Phillips and ROI. This page describes the Phillips Return on Investment model. The model as presented here is an alternative to Kirkpatrick's model. There's a bulleted list of the components of the model as well as a nice graphic that briefly describes the levels. There is an explanation about how to apply the model, though I think more information would be needed for real world practice. Rating 4/5

    1. This is Bloom's taxonomy of cognitive objectives. I selected this page because it explains both the old and new versions of the taxonomy. When writing instructional objectives for adult learning and training, one should identify the level of learning in Blooms that is needed. This is not the most attractive presentation but it is one of the more thorough ones. rating 4/5

    1. Human Performance Technology Model This page is an eight page PDF that gives an overview of the human performance technology model. This is a black and white PDF that is simply written and is accessible to the layperson. Authors are prominent writers in the field of performance technology. Rating 5/5

    1. This link is to a three-page PDF that describes Gagne's nine events of instruction, largely in in the form of a graphic. Text is minimized and descriptive text is color coded so it is easy to find underneath the graphic at the top. The layout is simple and easy to follow. A general description of Gagne's work is not part of this page. While this particular presentation does not have personal appeal to me, it is included here due to the quality of the page and because the presentation is more user friendly than most. Rating 4/5

    1. This page is a simply presented list of many learning theories, both popular and less well known. The layout is clean. The pages to which the listed items link are somewhat minimal in nature so this would give a basic tour or overview of the models and would allow viewers to review the names of some of the learning theories. This page does not prioritize learning theories or identify and establish those theories that are the most prominent.

    1. This is one of many discussions of Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation. More of the page is taken up with decoration and graphics than needs to be the case but this page is included in this list because it offers a printable guide and because the hierarchy of the four levels is clearly shown. The text itself is printed in black on a white background and it is presented as a bulleted list (the bullets are not organized as well as they could be). Nonetheless it is a usable presentation of this model. rating 3/5

    1. This 69 page PDF offers good advice on writing a variety of types of test questions. It is called "Is this a trick question?" Despite the length of the PDF, it is easy to browse if you are interested in writing a specific type of question. As may be suggested by the length, this resource is more comprehensive than others. Rating 5/5

    1. This is a description of the form of backward design referred to as Understanding by Design. In its simplest form, this is a three step process in which instructional designers first specify desired outcomes and acceptable evidence before specifying learning activities. This presentation may be a little boring to read as it is text-heavy and black and white, but those same attributes make it printer friendly. rating 3/5

  6. Feb 2019
  7. Jan 2019
    1. A Rubric for Evaluating E-Learning Tools in Higher Education

      The Rubric for E-Learning Tool Evaluation offers educators a framework, with criteria and levels of achievement, to assess the suitability of an e-learning tool for their learners' needs and for their own learning outcomes and classroom context.

  8. Nov 2018
    1. Failing Loudly: An Empirical Study of Methods for Detecting Dataset Shift

      该文做的实验是探索对数据集进行 shifts (某种可控的扰动) 后的模型表现,提出了classifier-based的方法/pipeline 来观察和评价:

      这对于我的引力波数据研究来说,可以借鉴其数据的 shift 方法以及评价机制 (two-sample tests)。

    2. How deep is deep enough? - Optimizing deep neural network architecture

      精心构造了一个度量:generalized discrimination value(GDV),实现了对网络各层中对不同输入类别的量化评价。这个评价定义还关于输入数据有平移不变性和缩放不变性 ,同时,并不依赖特征图的数目,也不依赖于每层中神经元的数目和排序。

  9. Oct 2018
    1. About a third of 18- to 49-year-olds (32%) correctly identified all five of the factual statements as factual, compared with two-in-ten among those ages 50 and older. A similar pattern emerges for the opinion statements. Among 18- to 49-year-olds, 44% correctly identified all five opinion statements as opinions, compared with 26% among those ages 50 and older.
    2. In a survey conducted Feb. 22 to March 4, 2018, the Center asked U.S. adults to categorize five factual statements and five opinion statements. As a previous report revealed, about a quarter of Americans overall could accurately classify all five factual statements (26%) and about a third could classify all five opinion statements (35%).
    1. Approximate Fisher Information Matrix to Characterise the Training of Deep Neural Networks

      深度神经网络训练(收敛/泛化性能)的近似Fisher信息矩阵表征,可自动优化mini-batch size/learning rate


      挺有趣的 paper,提出了从 Fisher 矩阵抽象出新的量用来衡量训练过程中的模型表现,来优化mini-batch sizes and learning rates | 另外 paper 中的figure画的很好看 | 作者认为逐步增加batch sizes的传统理解只是partially true,存在逐步递减该 size 来提高 model 收敛和泛化能力的可能。

  10. Jul 2018
    1. For one, much of the new research centers on U.S. politics and, specifically, elections. But social networks drive conversations about many other topics such as business, education, health, and personal relationships. To battle bad online information, it would be helpful to know whether people respond to these sorts of topics differently than they respond to information about political candidates and elections. It also would be useful to know whether myths about certain subjects — for instance, a business product or education trend — are trickier to correct than others.
  11. Dec 2017
    1. After doing some research, we found mochiglobal, a module that exploits a feature of the VM: if Erlang sees a function that always returns the same constant data, it puts that data into a read-only shared heap that processes can access without copying the data. mochiglobal takes advantage of this by creating an Erlang module with one function at runtime and compiling it.

      This is a cool trick and it sounds like partial evaluation and just-in-time compilation.

  12. Oct 2017
    1. Because life is a contest, there can only be so many winners, and the winners receive big rewards. Get used to it. Get ready to compete.

      In todays society life satisfaction and happiness is presented in the form of a college degree, a powerful career, and the amount of money you have. It seems like the only way to make it in this world is to be robotic and follow the system. We have lost touch of what life should consist of. Todays youth are conditioned to follow the path of money and power instead of happiness. Kids should be kids, not robots.

    2. It is this increasingly intense competition for spots in top universities that is responsible for the rise in parental time spent with children.

      Thus the question of the decade is answered. The amount of time spent with parents has increased because of the intense competition for spots in top universities. Parents are prepared to do anything like signing their children up for extra circular activities, sports, even volunteer work in hopes that scholarships and acceptance will be rewarded.

    3. Yet it has become increasingly obvious over the past two decades that the gap between those who succeed in today’s economy and those who merely survive is large, and growing larger.

      With more and more people attending college and getting a degree, the market for a successful career is quickly becoming less tangible. This has created an extreme competition between the youth to secure their futures.

    4. And while it might be nice to go to an elite institution, state schools provided great value for money. So you’d need a pretty good reason to shell out the tens of thousands of dollars it would take to go to Yale or Duke.

      The process to attend an elite university was ultimately built for the rich and powerful. Any college you choose could teach you a profession, but these were built to be superior. You could attend a state school for a good price, but some are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to secure themselves a spot at the top of the social hierarchy.

    5. Rather, school was a practical step on the path toward a sturdy, dependable career. You went to university to learn, first and foremost: to pick up the skills needed to find a trade.

      Higher education then was considered the practical way to study, and learn trade skills to get a dependable career.

    6. Instead of increasingly outsourcing child-rearing, parents are devoting more of the scarce time left outside working hours to their children. Over the last two decades, time spent by parents on child-rearing has jumped. In America in the 1980s, for example, young mothers spent about 12 hours per week actively engaged in child care while fathers spent about four hours per week. Those figures have since soared – and the rise in hours spent with children has been greatest among better-educated, higher-earning parents. Mothers without university degrees now spend about 16 hours per week on child care, while those with degrees spend nearly 22 hours per week. For fathers the figures are seven and ten, respectively. This pattern is repeated across the rich world.

      The correlation between mothers having high-powered, well-paid professional positions and child outsourcing had an unexpected outcome. Working, better educated, and higher earning parents actually spend more time with their children.

    7. They attend school in Arlington, Virginia, home to one of the best public-school systems in America. Yet many worry that is not enough, and plot their children’s route to Thomas Jefferson, Northern Virginia’s highly selective magnet high school, or to the region’s tony private schools: funnels to America’s top universities and elite society, attended by the offspring of the rich and powerful.

      Despite living in an area that is home to one of the best public school systems in the country, these parents worry that their children having only a public school education isn't enough. Consequently causing parents to push their kids harder and put way more pressure on them to succeed. Their elite education prior to college significantly increases attendance to the top tier Universities like Yale or Harvard.

    8. I still have what I imagine must be the naive ideas of a parent of young children, that they will develop their own interests and passions as they grow older: that taking a drill-sergeant approach to learning and to homework would ultimately be counterproductive.

      The author knows that she can't push her own hopes onto her children too aggressively because extreme authoritative parenting is ultimately counterproductive. Each child's mind and physical development is different. Although there are countless possibilities of the child's character and personality, good parenting is crucial in their development.

  13. Sep 2017
  14. Oct 2016
    1. In general, humanities scholars have neglected editorial work because the reward structures in the academy have not favored editing but instead literary and cultural theory. Many academics fail to recognize the theoretical sophistication, historical knowledge, and analytical strengths necessary to produce a sound text or texts and the appropriate scholarly apparatus for a first-rate edition.

      Reasons why scholarly editions aren't valued in the academy (c 2008)

  15. Aug 2016
    1. The definition of literacy has evolved in the 21st century. The basic definition of literacy means to be able to read and write. To be successful in today’s digital world, literacy goes far beyond being able to read and write. What it means to be digitally literate has reflected the change in how information is processed, delivered, and received in today’s highly connected world.

      This is pointing to an expanded definition of literacy with the growth of technology. It argues that literacy in today's world goes far beyond just knowing how to read and write.

  16. Jun 2016
    1. There is also a stream of research related to online versus paper surveys of faculty perfor-mance. In general, online ratings were found to be about the same as paper ratings. Theonline ratings were, if anything, slightly higher than paper ratings (Carini et al. 2003). Otherresearchers found that the properties of student ratings were similar for both paper andonline responses (Hardy 2003; McGhee and Lowell 2003). Even though there was a slightlylower response rate for online as opposed to paper ratings, researchers conclude that withacceptance of online ratings by students and faculty, appreciation of the advantages of onlineratings (thoughtful feedback, convenience and user-friendliness) and the development ofonline infrastructure, this response difference will diminish (Ballantyne 2003; Johnson2003)

      Online ratings about the same or higher than paper ratings, and the properties (selection, etc.) similar.

    2. Does ratemyprofessor.com really rate my professor?

      Otto, James, Douglas A. Sanford Jr, and Douglas N. Ross. 2008. “Does Ratemyprofessor.com Really Rate My Professor?” Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 33 (4): 355–68. doi:10.1080/02602930701293405.

    1. RateMyProfessors.com offers biased evaluations

      Legg, Angela M., and Janie H. Wilson. 2012. “RateMyProfessors.com Offers Biased Evaluations.” Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 37 (1): 89–97. doi:10.1080/02602938.2010.507299.

  17. Apr 2016
    1. The opportunities are boundless,

      Wearable are something that I think are huge for the future. This article does an excellent job in showing what some of the features that can be sued with them are. It goes into the health industry and analyzes some of the pros and cons that come with wearables. This will help me in evaluating wearable technology in the more general term other than physical fitness.

    1. “My mission in creating this wearable was to come up with a device that would be fashionable and fun for children while allowing their parents to keep a pulse on their safety while they are apart. The Paxie band also tracks activity to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.”

      Not only can wearables be used to tracking fitness and encouraging physical activity, parents can use them to help monitor where their kid is and making sure that are safe and out of harms way. However, making sure that the kids keep these devices on is an obstacle that the parents will have to hurdle.

  18. Mar 2016
    1. Osuna, C., Crux-Castro, L., & Sanz-Menedez, L. (2011). Overturning some assumptions about the effects ofevaluation systems on publication performance.Scientometrics, 86, 575–592

      evaluation systems and publication performance

  19. Feb 2016
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  21. Feb 2015
    1. we promote the lifecycle approach to exhibition evaluation because we know that when evaluation procedures are built into an exhibition’s lifecycle

      RK&A types of eval: front-end evaluation (after concept-development but before design develops), formative evaluation (evaluating prototypes), remedial evaluation (post-installation/troubleshooting), summative evaluation (at end of everything)

  22. Nov 2013
    1. Mine are truthful and distinct, as both the art and its practice prove when they have been thoroughly investigated. This is the first, the mid-dle, and the final support of my argument. I do not make evil use of the testimonies of men who can lie, but I establish my argument by the truth-fulness of unwavering, natural usage, the usage, I repeat, which I have been following for so many years with the greatest effort through daily practice and by experience in the subject.

      Ramus' point.

    2. But the writings of these scholars reveal that while they indeed collected a lot of material, they did not evaluate it sufficiently, for in some places I look in vain for a syllogism. And they did not arrange it in a sufficiently fitting order, for else-where I find a lack of method. I confidently state that I have truly judged and correctly organized this same material in my teachings.

      The difference between Ramus and others.