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    1. These are goals which, for me, are intellectually appealing, but which I'm not emotionally invested in.

      Learning requires an emotional connection

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    1. Research messages are frequently too vague to be effective because the skills and expertise of teaching are difficult to transfer.

      I have not yet encountered this myself. Honestly, vagueness to me would mean that I do not understand the subject enough and so I need to take a step back and reassess my knowledge.

      All vagueness can be overcome by expertise.

      How can one expect to teach when one does not understand how learning works on a deep level? This is a fatal flaw within the current education system. In High School you are expected to know how to learn without it ever being taught, and teachers cannot help for they too do not know how to learn...

      They come with severely outdated methods (i.e., summarization, rereading, or flashcards), or even disproved principles like Learning Styles.

    2. And the evidence is coming back with unexpected results. A series of randomised controlled trials, including one looking at how to improve literacy through evidence, have suggested that schools that use methods based on research are not performing better than schools that do not.

      This, too, is very logical. It is due to the nature of systems.

      When one component, or even a lot, get "upgraded" this does not result in the overall results being improved. A system works best when all components work together to one or multiple goals in seemless harmony, creating emergence.

      Therefore, if a component is out of place, even if it is better than its predecessor, it won't yield the correct results.

      So for the methods to have a large, positive, impact, the entire system needs to be transformed.

      This is why I don't want to upgrade a component of education at a time, but completely transform it once my theory of optimal education is complete. Like a phoenix, from the ashes we will rise. Burn it all down, and build it up again with an OODA loop at the core... The system needs to be in constant change, for without change, evolution cannot happen.

      Observation Orientation Decision Action

      This loop needs to be at the center of every system for "systems without the inherent capacity to change are doomed to die" -- Colonel John Boyd.

      Of course, the system will need to be designed with utmost care and based on countless amounts of research, reviewed by a multitude of world-class experts in numeral areas.

    3. But my research and that of others shows that incorporating strategies that have evidence backing them into teaching doesn’t always yield the results we want.

      True, learning is complicated, so is the learner. In what ways does it not yield the results? Did the theory get applied correctly? Please give more detail.

    4. Most schools have implemented reading programmes with significant amounts of evidence behind them. But, despite this, reading abilities have not changed much in the UK for decades.

      How many is "most"? Did they apply the evidence correctly?

    1. that is, shaped by dominant sets of values and interests, andthen acting (however subtly) to perpetuate the dominance ofthose values and interests.

      These values and interests might be best described as those of the private sector and the profit motive. The teaching management platform Moodle seems to follow this trend as the interactivity of the platform is largely controlled by the teacher. This is one way that capitalism enforces bisected learning, and it is also an example of how bisected learning and capitalism are indirect contradiction to explorative learning and free knowledge.

    2. more incentive for individuals to be primarily self-concerned,“rational selfish” and motivated by “the drive to better theirown condition”

      This is an example of the prisoners dilemma being promoted by the way digital learning technologies are constructed. Scholia and hypothesis might present the antithesis to this problem, as these platforms constantly remind the user that the way their learning is dependent on others. Since hypothesis is always present at the side of the screen the learner is also constantly being reminded that they are able to contribute to the public knowledge database.

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  2. Apr 2024
    1. Digital technologies arein no way opposed to learning as a worlding practice. On thecontrary, they can be quite powerful in expanding learningprocesses in various contexts. However, as Ralf Lankau pointsout: “Nobody learns digitally” (2017, p. 10). Learning is not amechanical procedure of digital machines but a world-disclosingactivity of living subjects. Thus, the question arises about thesignificance of digital devices for the activity of learning and towhat extent they are relevant for the development of the differentelements and movements of the act of learning including theformation of human agency and contextual thinking. In thenext chapter, I will analyze the specific characteristics of digitaltechnologies and the accompanying transformations in thepractice of learning.

      It seems possible that the arguments made against digital technologies for learning could also be made for any other human technology. Perhaps the underlying argument is that learning exists in the relation itself between the subject at hand and the learner. in that case, " nobody learns technologically". The point that seems to be made is that a digital technology for world making and learning needs to promote the relations themselves between the learner and the text. It could be argued that this is a quality of semantic tools.

    2. Expansive acts of learning are future-oriented; the learnerwants to achieve something not yet accessible to him or her. Thisprocess of not being able to do something toward being able todo it constitutes the decisive movement of non-bisected learning,and it unites both content and method. John Dewey describesthe structure of this movement when he emphasizes that learningis about the extension and reconstruction of experience (1938/1997). Holzkamp refers to this process with the concepts ofaffinitive and definitive learning phase (1993, pp. 324–337),because he sees the significance of the movement in grasping andrealizing the relevant connections, meaning contexts, and affinitiesof the learning matter.

      The decisive movement of non bisected learning might be mediated better by semantic tools such scholia or hypothesis.

    3. Research into the digitalization of educational practice, however,has so far widely reproduced the logic of bisected learning. Whenlearning is articulated as an activity of the learners, the focusis only on the how of learning and on questions regarding theperformative, operational, and organizational dimensions of theact of learning. As I will show in detail in Chapter 2, it is preciselyin these dimensions that the strengths of digital technologiesfor expanding the learning activities of learners lie. However,these strengths harbor the pitfall that, with the continuation of areduced understanding of learning in the context of digitalization,the practice of bisected learning will be intensified in a new quality.In order to create the preconditions for a more comprehensiveview of the significance of digital technologies in learning, I musttherefore take a further step into the particular shape and variouselements of learning as a worlding practice.

      The dimension of learning concerned with the how might not be the only dimension that digital technologies can grasp. Using semantic digital technologies for learning could for example radically change the way we see the learning process as we learn. For example using scholia might prompt the learner to ask more questions about the why as they have more material in front of them and have to make choices about which one to read based on the information about each of them. Hard to understand concepts would be opened up to the learner and the learner would get used to being able to open up these concepts. Using a tool like hypothesis might also prompt the reader to ask critical questions about the text that they are reading and these critiques could be written down for the other students to use and learn from.

    4. Holzkamp analyzesthe subjective reasons that lead to a learning action and recognizesthat it is possible to distinguish between two typical patterns ofreasoning involved in identifying learning problems and pursuingthe detour of learning—defensive and expansive reasons for learning

      A key quality of Hypothes.is and Scholia might be whether they promote defensive or expansive reasons for learning. a key difference between using semantic applications for learning and using the designated course material is that you don't constantly have to consider the word count of what you are reading. Instead you can focus on the content of the learning itself, instead of the requirements put forth by the institution that you take your education

    5. and that in turn at least presumesthat I can see where there is something to learn for me.

      This might also be understood in the sense that you can't learn anything from a text that you don't have any expectations for. If you don't have some idea about the conclusions that are going to be drawn, there are no concepts in your mind that I improved changed or created.

    6. The process of learning, he argues, is not based on just puttingtogether the separate elements of subject matter and method buton experience as a whole that is constantly in flux. “Experience,”he explains, “is not a combination of mind and world, subjectand object, method and subject matter, but is a single continuousinteraction of a great diversity (literally countless) of energies”(1916/2008, p. 147). Consequently, Dewey fiercely criticizes the“evils in education that flow from the isolation of method fromsubject matter”

      This is the precisely the conclusion you would draw on learning if you were to analyze the process of learning dialectically. This conclusion also stands in direct opposition to the dominant narrative and method of approximating knowledge by splitting up the whole into smaller and smaller isolated pieces

    7. AnthonyGiddens for example emphasizes: “Action … does not refer to aseries of discrete acts combined together, but to a continuous flow ofconduct”

      as this applies to the learning action as well, an effective digital learning tool would have to tear down the conceptual walls, that divide the different texts that constitute a university lecture

    8. Learning is distinguished, then, by its more or less explicitintentional character. For this reason, learning is not simply aprocedure, an operation, or an activity but an action. Learningdoes not only have its origin in everyday action but is itself aparticular form of action—and this is why one can rightly talk ofthe act of learning or a learning action.

      Categorizing learning itself as an action is an important step to understanding the difficulties associated with learning digitally. Perhaps the problem with digital tools for learning is that they make the learning process less dynamic, more formulaic and predetermined?

    9. If one takes a closer look at human actions from the perspectiveof action theory, one can see that it is made up of four distinctcomponents: (1) a content element—the what of the action (e.g.,I have to go to the local market to buy something); (2) a reasoningelement, the why of the action (the reason I have to go to themarket is, that I need something to eat). These more content-related dimensions of the action give it a particular direction,and they determine (3) the more methodological, operative, andperformative elements, and the question how the process of theaction is carried out by the actor (how do I get to the market,which way do I go, do I walk or go on my bike?); and finally (4) areviewing element, an evaluation of the action, whether what setit in motion was also achieved (did I actually arrived at the marketand was able to get something to eat).

      These four components of a learning action can serve as a framework for analyzing the efficiency of tools for learning digitally like Scholia and Hypothes.is.

    1. Additionally, students in the Codex group were more eager and excited to continue learning about programming, and felt much less stressed and discouraged during the training.

      Programming with LLM = less stress

    2. On code-authoring tasks, students in the Codex group had a significantly higher correctness score (80%) than the Baseline (44%), and overall finished the tasks significantly faster. However, on the code-modifying tasks, both groups performed similarly in terms of correctness, with the Codex group performing slightly better (66%) than the Baseline (58%).

      In a study, students who learned to code with AI made more progress during training sessions, had significantly higher correctness scores, and retained more of what they learned compared to students who didn't learn with AI.

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    1. LOL. Why does this stupid myth still get promoted??? This is so dumb. It's not about the medium you use (to a certain degree) but about the processes going on in your mind. Dumb fuck.

    1. This video actually has some pretty valid learning advice despite its lighthearted style.

      Don't agree with everything, as usual.

    1. This morning I ran across a copy of Jane Austen's novel Emma with some of the keywords on each page translated into Welsh as footnotes at the bottom of the page. Apparently it's part of a series of classic books published by Icon into a variety of different languages and meant for language learners.

      The full list of their titles with Welsh can be found here: Webster's Welsh Thesaurus Editions

      I'm curious if anyone has used these before, and if so, how helpful they've found them for building their Welsh vocabulary as they read English language works.

      Is anyone aware of Welsh language books that have this sort of English vocabulary cross listed on the page? (Sort of the way in which lingo.360.cymru has news stories in Welsh with English translation help along the way?)

      syndication link: https://en.forum.saysomethingin.com/t/websters-welsh-thesaurus-editions/40131

  5. Feb 2024
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240202060134/https://andymatuschak.org/books/

      Books and lectures are transmissionism (I'd say for historical reasons mostly). Engagement (different forms) is needed, but what form of medium would drive such engagement and do it flexibly is the hard question. (Seeing lecture as warm-up to engagement is a rationalisation afterwards, textbooks already do more but lack emotional and social scaffolding.) This is the research question behind his [[Timeful Texts 20201124070427]]. There's also a connection to my [[Boeken schrijven is flauwekul 20210930172532]] because the distrust in author's motives is that they don't even aim for transmissionism. Just the pretension of it.

      Edit #2024/02/28 : Saw [[Chris Aldrich]] mention elsewhere that lectures started out as oral comments on a source text, sharing interpretation and sensemaking as it were. The word deriving from L lectio, reading.

    1. You cannot claim a credit for education expenses paid with tax-free funds. You must reduce the amount of expenses paid with tax-free grants, scholarships and fellowships and other tax-free education help.

      What are tax-free funds? Are fellowship / tuition for grad students paid by faculty grants counted as tax free?

    1. Qualified education expenses paid on behalf of the student by someone other than the student (such as a relative) are treated as paid by the student.

      Does Tuition paid for graduate students by the professor (from research grants) count as a third party?

    1. T. Herlau, "Moral Reinforcement Learning Using Actual Causation," 2022 2nd International Conference on Computer, Control and Robotics (ICCCR), Shanghai, China, 2022, pp. 179-185, doi: 10.1109/ICCCR54399.2022.9790262. keywords: {Digital control;Ethics;Costs;Philosophical considerations;Toy manufacturing industry;Reinforcement learning;Forestry;Causality;Reinforcement learning;Actual Causation;Ethical reinforcement learning}

    1. Assigning credits to learning outcomes allows for the accumulationof units of learning and provides for transferability from one setting to another forvalidation and recognition. Interviewees representing countries in which VETsystems are modularised indicated that modules are designed to indicate a set oflearning outcomes that are expressed in terms of credits. The interviewees fromnational authorities and VET providers commonly agreed that the introduction ofmodular structures in VET and the application of a learning outcomes-basedapproach was set to provide more individualised training paths, enabling accessand progression for learners.

      Align Learning Outcomes to Credits (key for meaningful unbundling/bundling)

    2. The European approach to microcredentials(European Commission, 2020a) also highlights the importance of clearly definedlearning outcomes as a way to promote overall transparency and provide detailedinformation regarding what a learner is expected to know and is able to do

      Purpose of Learning Outcomes

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    1. The alternative approach to image classification uses machine-learning techniques to identify targeted content. This is currently the best way to filter video, and usually the best way to filter text. The provider first trains a machine-learning model with image sets containing both innocuous and target content. This model is then used to scan pictures uploaded by users. Unlike perceptual hashing, which detects only photos that are similar to known target photos, machine-learning models can detect completely new images of the type on which they were trained.

      Machine learning for content scanning

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      She invites interested individuals to join The Terminal on Hive.

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      • When: The year 2024.
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    2. Learning from the learning place
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      This Shrewdies.com post is the final entry in a series about the author's journey to learn how to trade. It provides a summary of their trading progress in June 2023, discusses lessons learned, and shares some trading strategies and insights. The author concludes that trading is still a hobby for them.

    2. Learn How to Trade
      • Who: The author of the post (@adamada)
      • What: The author's final entry in their trading journal, summarizing their progress and lessons learned from trading
      • Why: The author wants to track their progress in trading and see if they can become proficient at it.
      • When: June 2023
      • How: The author shares their trading statistics, insights, and lessons learned from their trading experience.
    1. Learning and Language

      The core theme of this Shrewdies.com post is the importance of language in the learning process, particularly in the context of Nigeria where multiple languages are spoken. The post emphasizes that teachers must understand and utilize the language that learners are familiar with in order to facilitate effective learning.

    2. Learning and Language
      • Who: The author (@estherekanem), teachers, learners
      • What: Learning and language, barriers to learning, the nature of languages
      • Where: Nigeria
      • Why: To discuss the importance of language in learning and the national policy on education in Nigeria
      • How: By emphasizing the inseparable relationship between learning and language, discussing the different languages spoken in Nigeria, explaining the nature of languages, and highlighting the need for teachers to understand and use the language that learners are familiar with.
    1. Learning Methods

      Razan Salah discusses the concept of learning methods and explores different types of learning methods such as discovery learning, collaborative learning, and self-learning.

    2. Learning Methods

      Who: Razan Salah - What: This post discusses the concept of learning methods and the different types of learning methods. - Where: The post can be found on Shrewdies.com. - Why: The post aims to provide information about learning methods and their importance in the process of acquiring knowledge and skills. - How: The post explains that learning methods are personal educational methods used by individuals to acquire information, skills, and knowledge. It discusses three types of learning methods: learning about discovery, collaborative learning, and self-learning. It provides descriptions and examples of each type of learning method.

    1. Nothing Is Permanent

      This post discusses the importance of adapting to the temporary nature of things in order to find happiness and emotional stability in life.

    2. Nothing Is Permanent
      • Who: The author (@zous) and readers of the post.
      • What: Learning how to adapt to the temporary nature of things in life.
      • Why: To emphasize the importance of adapting to impermanence in order to find happiness and maintain emotional well-being.
      • How: By accepting and adapting to the temporary nature of relationships, objects, and circumstances, and by becoming stronger and learning to deal with life's problems.
    1. adapt your teaching methods

      This post discusses strategies for adapting teaching methods to meet the unique needs of learners with disabilities, including understanding individual needs, using a variety of teaching methods, incorporating technology, creating an inclusive environment, implementing positive behavior support, and being flexible.

    2. adapt your teaching methods
      • Who: Teachers, learners with disabilities
      • What: Adapting teaching methods for learners with disabilities
      • Where: Classroom
      • Why: To meet the unique needs of learners with disabilities and create an inclusive and accessible learning environment
      • When: Ongoing
      • How:
        • Understand the specific needs of each individual learner with a disability
        • Use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles
        • Use technology to support learning
        • Make adjustments to the physical environment of the classroom
        • Provide accommodations and modifications to the curriculum
        • Create an inclusive classroom
        • Incorporate positive behavior support
        • Be flexible and open to change
    1. This is why choosing an external system that forces us todeliberate practice and confronts us as much as possible with ourlack of understanding or not-yet-learned information is such a smartmove.

      Choosing an external system for knowledge keeping and production forces the learner into a deliberate practice and confronts them with their lack of understanding. This is a large part of the underlying value not only of the zettelkasten, but of the use of a commonplace book which Benjamin Franklin was getting at when recommending that one "read with a pen in your hand". The external system also creates a modality shift from reading to writing by way of thinking which further underlines the value.

      What other building blocks are present in addition to: - modality shift - deliberate practice - confrontation of lack of understanding

      Are there other systems that do all of these as well as others simultaneously?


      link to Franklin quote: https://hypothes.is/a/HZeDKI3YEeyj9GcNWKX4iA

    1. Blog: A Learner's Guide

      This post is a learner's guide to blogging, explaining what a blog is, its advantages such as running campaigns, making money, and socializing, and how it can help improve one's expertise and skills. It also includes a mention of another blog post about the challenges of blogging in a difficult environment.

    2. Blog: A Learner's Guide
      • Who: The author of the post, @mrenglish
      • What: The post is a guide for beginners on blogging and discusses the definition and advantages of blogs.
      • Why: The post is submitted to @clixmoney's weekly DCC tag contest focused on blogs and blogging.
      • When: The post was published recently, as it mentions the current political transition in Nigeria.
      • How: The author explains what a blog is, the difference between a blog and a website, the advantages of having a blog (such as running campaigns, making money, running a business, and socializing), and how blogging can help improve one's expertise. The author also promotes another user's blog post and includes an excerpt from it.
    1. Learning How To Make Arrabiata

      Discusses Chan-Sakada Om's day without their mom and sister, their new resizable ring, and their experience learning to make the dish Arrabiata.

    2. Learning How To Make Arrabiata
      • Who: The author (Chan-Sakada Om), her mom, her sister, and her dad.
      • What: The author is sharing about her day without her mom and sister, learning to make a dish called Arrabiata, and buying a resizable ring for their mom.
      • Where: The author's home and Phnom Penh
      • Why: The mom went to Phnom Penh to get her teeth fixed, the sister got vaccinated, and the author wanted to share their experiences and thoughts
      • When: The mom will be returning home tomorrow, and the author mentions the water festival happening tomorrow
      • How: The author learned to make Arrabiata with their dad's help and made mistakes but was saved by their dad. They also bought a resizable ring for their mom.
    1. Group Investigation

      ALFYD (@affiedalfayed) discusses the learning strategy called "Group Investigation" and how it can be applied in the classroom to encourage collaborative and independent learning among students. The post outlines the steps involved in implementing this strategy.

    2. Group Investigation

      Who: The post is written by ALFYD (@affiedalfayed), who is a teacher and writer.

      What: The post discusses a learning strategy called "Group Investigation" and provides tips for teachers on how to implement it in the classroom.

      Why: The purpose of the post is to provide educators with information and guidance on how to use the Group Investigation learning strategy to promote collaborative and independent learning among students.

      How: The post explains the steps involved in implementing the Group Investigation learning strategy in the classroom, including selecting sub-topics, forming groups, planning, conducting investigations, evaluating information, and presenting results. The post also highlights the role of the teacher as a facilitator in the learning process.

    1. Teaching and Establishing Boundaries

      @pinkchic discusses her experience as a teacher and the importance of establishing boundaries in the classroom to create a positive and effective learning environment.

    2. Teaching and Establishing Boundaries

      Who: The author @pinkchic, who is a teacher.

      What: Reflecting on their experiences in teaching and establishing boundaries.

      Where: In a classroom and in their own personal experiences.

      Why: To share personal experiences and insights about teaching and establishing boundaries.

      When: During the author's teaching career, including their experiences in a private school and a government institution.

      How: The author discusses their experiences, including setting restrictions and rules, creating a well-equipped instructional environment, allowing students to choose their own rules, and using strategies like assigning tasks or creating a reading corner for discipline. They also mention the "Bulls Attitude Corner" as a reflection of their teaching approach.

    1. You know XGBoost, but do you know NGBoost? I'd passed over this one, mentioned to me by someone wanting confidence intervals in their classification models. This could be an interesting paper to add to the ML curriculum.

    1. Everything that I learn, I learn for a particular task, and once it’s done, I immediately forget it, so that if ten years later, I have to—and this gives me great joy—if I have to get involved with something close to or directly within the same subject, I would have to start again from zero, except in certain very rare cases... (The ABC Primer)

      I'm definitely not like this and suspect that most people are not either.

    1. learn to work with others

      What: A comment on Learning To Work With Others. Agreeing with the importance of learning to work with others and the consequences of not doing so.

      Why: To highlight the significance of collaborating with others and the negative outcomes of failing to do so.

      How: The comment explains that by not learning to work with others, people can upset others and frustrate themselves, emphasizing the importance of this lesson in life.

    1. Life lessons

      happycrazycon discusses the importance of learning to work with others and acknowledges that life lessons cannot be avoided.

    2. learn this

      Who: The author of the post (happycrazycon) and the person they are replying to (Jadeline)

      What: The author acknowledging the need to learn how to work with others and commenting on the inevitability of life lessons.

      Why: To share a personal experience or opinion on the topic of learning to work with others.

      How: The author expresses agreement with the idea that everyone needs to learn how to work with others, and adds a lighthearted comment about life lessons. They also thank Jadeline for their constructive comment.

    1. Learning to Work With Others

      @happycrazycon tells the story of a student named Leo who is frustrated with his group member, Dean, for not cooperating on a school project, and the author offers advice on how to handle the situation and focus on personal growth.

    2. Learning to Work With Others

      Who: The author, Leo (the student), Dean, and June (other group members).

      What: Leo's frustration with Dean's lack of cooperation and teamwork on a school project.

      Where: Malaysia, at a Milk Tea Chain called Tealive.

      Why: Leo is upset because Dean is not helping with the project and Leo feels like he is doing all the work.

      When: The incident happened two days ago (28th Feb 2018).

      How: Leo tries to communicate with Dean, but Dean ignores his messages and calls, leading to Leo's frustration and anger. The author advises Leo to focus on controlling his own actions and to communicate with Dean in a respectful manner.

    1. child that can't learn fast

      Adaeze discusses the challenges faced by a mother with a child who learns at a slower pace compared to other children, and how the mother's patience, positive reinforcement, and prayers helped the child improve academically.

    2. child that can't learn fast

      Who: Adaeze, a mother.

      What: Adaeze's struggle with her child's slow learning.

      Why: The author wants her child to learn fast like other children.

      When: The struggle began when the child was young and continued into their schooling years.

      How: The author changed their approach by encouraging and praying for the child, which resulted in improvement in their academic performance.

    1. How to learn while sleeping

      Zeeshanalishaikh discusses the possibility of learning while sleeping and provides a video explanation on how to do it.

    2. How to learn while sleeping

      Who: The video discusses how anyone can learn while sleeping.

      What: The video explains the concept of learning while sleeping and suggests trying it out.

      Why: The purpose of the video is to explore the possibility of learning while sleeping.

      How: The video provides an explanation of how one can learn while sleeping, although the specific details are not provided in the given information.

    1. CHILDREN FAST LEARNING TECHNIQUE

      Jesusboy discusses techniques for helping children learn more effectively, including understanding attention spans, helping them take charge of their learning goals, and using objects to teach.

    2. CHILDREN FAST LEARNING TECHNIQUE

      Who: Jesusboy.

      What: The post discusses techniques for children to learn fast, including understanding attention span and task limits, helping children take charge of their learning goals, and making use of objects during teaching.

      Why: The post aims to provide strategies and tips for teachers and parents to help children learn more effectively.

      How: The post suggests various techniques such as understanding attention span, encouraging children to take charge of their learning goals, and using objects during teaching to enhance learning.

    1. KEY LESSON  I LEARNED FROM AN ELDERLY PERSON

      @vickoly discusses their experience with an elderly person, specifically their mother's older sister, and the valuable lessons they learned from her, including the importance of trust and confirmation.

    2. KEY LESSON  I LEARNED FROM AN ELDERLY PERSON

      Who: The author's grandmother and Madam Jacob Felicia (the author's mother's older sister)

      What: Sharing lessons learned from elderly people

      Where: The author's grandmother's residence and Madam Jacob Felicia's residence

      Why: To appreciate the care, tenderness, advice, and vast experience of elderly people and to share the lessons learned from them

      When: The author's childhood and after the passing of the grandmother

      How: By spending time with elderly people, learning from their experiences, and being corrected and guided by them

    1. 11 POWERFUL LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE HEN

      Valentine George discusses eleven powerful lessons that can be learned from observing a mother hen, including good planning, discipline, sacrifice, generosity, faith, hope, wisdom, protection, unity, mentorship, and staying focused. The post encourages readers to apply these lessons to their own lives and goals in 2018.

    2. 11 POWERFUL LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE HEN

      Who: Mother hen.

      What: Lessons to learn from the hen.

      Why: To improve ourselves and impact life in our everyday activities.

      How: By observing the behaviors and characteristics of the hen.

    1. LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

      Sharkeisha Jenkins discusses the best way to learn a foreign language, which is through immersion, and recommends using media in that language, such as podcasts and YouTube videos, to engage with the language daily.

    2. LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

      Who: Sharkeisha Jenkins.

      What: Learning a foreign language through immersion

      Where: 3 different countries, YouTube, blackgirlslearnlanguages.co, Google Translate.

      Why: Immersion is the best way to learn a language quickly.

      How: By visiting different countries, studying, only speaking the language, engaging with language through media, listening with the intent to learn.

    1. OPTIMAL LEARNING

      MoOsTaFa discusses the two modes of thinking, focused thinking and diffuse thinking, and how alternating between these modes can enhance learning and problem-solving.

    2. OPTIMAL LEARNING

      Who: MoOsTaFa and researchers in the field.

      What: The different modes of thinking (focused and diffuse) and their impact on learning.

      Why: To explain the optimal modes of thinking for optimal learning.

      How: By providing information and examples of how focused and diffuse thinking can be used in the learning process.

    1. https://steemit.com/science/@mostafa1/optimal-modes-of-thinking-for-optimal-learning-whatever-you-re-learnng-learn-more-effectively
    2. Introduction To Memory

      Who: MoOsTaFa

      What: An introduction to memory and tips on becoming a better learner

      Why: To provide information and tips on improving memory and learning abilities

      How: The post explains the different modes of thinking, the two major memory systems (working memory and long term memory), and the importance of practice and repetition in improving memory and learning.

    3. Introduction To Memory

      MoOsTaFa provides an introduction to memory and offers tips on how to become a better learner by understanding the two major memory systems: long term memory and working memory.

    1. Searching as exploration. White and Roth [71 ,p.38] define exploratory search as a “sense making activity focusedon the gathering and use of information to foster intellectual de-velopment.” Users who conduct exploratory searches are generallyunfamiliar with the domain of their goals, and unsure about howto achieve them [ 71]. Many scholars have investigated the mainfactors relating to this type of dynamic task, such as uncertainty,creativity, innovation, knowledge discovery, serendipity, conver-gence of ideas, learning, and investigation [2, 46, 71].These factors are not always expressed or evident in queriesor questions posed by a searcher to a search system.

      Sometimes, search is not rooted in discovery of a correct answer to a question. It's about exploration. Serendipity through search. Think Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell, and Latif Nasser from Radiolab. The randomizer on wikipedia. A risk factor of where things trend with advanced AI in search is an abandonment of meaning making through exploration in favor of a knowledge-level pursuit that lacks comparable depth to more exploratory experiences.

    1. the canonical unit, the NCU supports natural capital accounting, currency source, calculating and accounting for ecosystem services, and influences how a variety of governance issues are resolved
      • for: canonical unit, collaborative commons - missing part - open learning commons, question - process trap - natural capital

      • comment

        • in this context, indyweb and Indranet are not the canonical unit, but then, it seems the model is fundamentally missing the functionality provided but the Indyweb and Indranet, which is and open learning system.
        • without such an open learning system that captures the essence of his humans learn, the activity of problem-solving cannot be properly contextualised, along with all of limitations leading to progress traps.
        • The entire approach of posing a problem, then solving it is inherently limited due to the fractal intertwingularity of reality.
      • question: progress trap - natural capital

        • It is important to be aware that there is a real potential for a progress trap to emerge here, as any metric is liable to be abused
  7. Dec 2023
    1. “I do all my own research,” she said, “though reviewers have speculatedthat I must have a band of hirelings. I like to be led by a footnote ontosomething I never thought of. I rarely photocopy research materials because, for me, note-taking is learning, distilling. That’s the whole essence ofthe business. In taking notes, you have to discard what you don’t need. If you[photocopy] it, you haven’t chewed it.”

      Sounds similar to Umberto Eco's admonition about photocopying: https://hypothes.is/a/U3Sg_r0ZEe25T2tD3U-nmw

    1. I don't use private personal wikis, so my interpretation is: Zettelkasten is the private work space, personal wiki is a form of publication. Maybe not polished for publishing, but edited and redacted where needed, so I can trust that I can be stupid in my Zettelkasten without anyone noticing.

      reply to ctietze at https://forum.zettelkasten.de/discussion/comment/15201/#Comment_15201

      I can be stupid in my [private] Zettelkasten without anyone noticing.

      I too have a private space exactly for this purpose. On the other hand, writing and publishing in public spaces forces me to do some additional thinking/polishing work that I might not otherwise, and that often provides some spectacular results as well as useful feedback for improvement over time.

    1. Figure 11 shows that the resolvers that account for 50% of theIPv6 ingress set have relatively close number of IPv4 and IPv6egress addresses; the left 50% resolvers have more IPv4 egress IPaddresses than IPv6 egress IP addresse

      Only Figure 12 shows that this is indeed the distribution (for 99%)

      Otherwise, I think that's only one possible distribution matching Figure 11. And still, like the author's mentioned analysis of Figure 9, under assumption of equal distribution.

    2. under the premise of resolverswith the same proportion

      "Under premise of equal distribution (of both groups: IPv4 and IPv6)" - Interesting wording and probably the only one you can make from an ECDF graph.

      Figure 10 actually conveniently shows that this conclusion (under the simplifying assumption) is false, as ~1% resolvers have >50% IPv6-to-IPv4 ratio (p99 = 0.5).

    1. The crux being - 1. Exercise, that's the best drug to get your brain running, and it is true. 1. I have experienced the best ideas hit me when I am exercising or about to sleep, which brings me to the second point 1. Get ample amount of sleep, it helps to build synapses, and literally updates your brain as per research. 1. Form habits, 3 elements - cue > routine > reward 1. There are lot many memorization techniques, like - Memory palace, graphic representation and spaced repetitions, try and see which fits best. 1. Make chunks, or divide in modules whatever you learn, making it easier to access and use. 1. And finally, if the task seems tough, it is because it is new. Just start, as and when the synapses are formed it becomes easier to do it again and again, and even more rewarding in the future. Kinda like building a habit.

  8. Nov 2023
    1. 剛剛 在 一英英字典裡 看到 這個例句, 我很是納悶.We're dealing wiht decades of bad decisions that are coming back to roost now.一般來說, 若我要翻譯, 看到of我會由後往前翻, 但這裡的 decades of bad decisions 若這樣翻, 會很奇怪. 所以 來請教大家.

      這應該是填鴨式教育(rote learning)的遺害吧?看到「of」就自動由後往前翻,分明就是不問理由,只被教導要這樣做、這樣解題,我彷彿可以聽到某某國中英語老師或某補習班名師如此耳提面命:

      看到 A of B,意思就是 (屬於)B 的 A B 要先翻出來 不要問爲什麼,老師是教你如何秒殺 OF 介系詞。

      This is a doozy of an example of rote learning. 這是最棒的一個填鴨式教育的範例。

    1. 最近,我教過的學生們,有幾位開始變成中小學老師。這些同學們在我的課堂上到課率很低。我一直都不想去要求學生來上課,因為我自己當年到課率也是超低。所以我很早就用網路教學,一開始是用 YouTube 錄影後上傳,後來變直播,現在則改用 facebook 直播。奇特的是,他們說受我影響很深,教學的方法與理念都從我這裡獲益良多 ....這讓我想起一句話:If you would like to be good at something, teach it !

      If you would like to be good at something, teach it.

    1. Solitary study occupied four of the six days of the standard academic week at Wilhelmstein. In particular, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays were set aside for meetings with tutors and the completion of projects assigned by tutors. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, students gathered in the library of the fortress, where they divided their time between group classes and self-directed study.

      Self-directed study and occasional discussions with "tutors" seems like a model that could be applied to lifelong learning.

    1. 針對口譯的第二個元素:背景知識,Tony 其實引用了蘋果公司創辦人賈伯斯(Steve Jobs)的話「Stay hungry, stay foolish」來表達其實求知欲其實是口譯員重要的人格特質,Tony 為台灣新聞電視台口譯2016美國總統辯論和美國前總統川普(Donald John Trump)轉播的勝選演講是他難忘的經歷之一,中途也曾遇過secretariat 一字的翻譯困難,但最後是曾經讀過了一篇賽馬文章救了他,原來是一匹馬的名字。

      You never know when you'll reap the benefits. Plant the seeds of curiosity now!

    1. The purpose of Shrewdies.com is to explain Shrewd Learning Services and to evolve new Shrewd Learning Subjects

      In the Web3 version, only the first purpose applies to me. Because an inherent feature of Shrewdies3 is to enable anyone to create their own Web3 site. Therefore, evolving new subject sites is done by the community. Though I have yet to encourage such a community to form, But that will be an intrinsic part of the documentation for Shrewd Learning.

      Currently in development, I will replace this site with the alpha testing site as soon as it correctly presents content to visitors and search engines.

    1. Grabe, Mark. “Student and Professional Note-Taking.” Substack newsletter. Mark’s Substack (blog), November 10, 2023. https://markgrabe.substack.com/p/student-and-professional-note-taking?publication_id=1857743&utm_campaign=email-post-title&r=77i35.

      Educator Mark Grabe looks at some different forms of note taking with respect to learning compared lightly with note taking for productivity or knowledge management purposes.

      Note taking for: - learning / sensemaking - personal knowledge management - productivity / projects - thesis creation/writing/other creative output (music, dance, etc.)

      Not taken into account here is the diversity of cognitive abilities, extent of practice (those who've practiced at note taking for longer are likely to be better at it), or even neurodiversity, which becomes an additional layer (potentially noise) on top of the research methodologies.

    1. Actor-critic is a temporal difference algorithm used in reinforcement learning. It consists of two networks: the actor, which decides which action to take, and the critic, which evaluates the action produced by the actor by computing the value function and informs the actor how good the action was and how it should adjust. In simple terms, the actor-critic is a temporal difference version of policy gradient. The learning of the actor is based on a policy gradient approach.

      Actor-critic

  9. Oct 2023
    1. (Chen, NeurIPS, 2021) Che1, Lu, Rajeswaran, Lee, Grover, Laskin, Abbeel, Srinivas, and Mordatch. "Decision Transformer: Reinforcement Learning via Sequence Modeling". Arxiv preprint rXiv:2106.01345v2, June, 2021.

      Quickly a very influential paper with a new idea of how to learn generative models of action prediction using SARSA training from demonstration trajectories. No optimization of actions or rewards, but target reward is an input.

    1. Shayan Shirahmad Gale Bagi, Zahra Gharaee, Oliver Schulte, and Mark Crowley Generative Causal Representation Learning for Out-of-Distribution Motion Forecasting In International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Jul, 2023.

    1. Wu, Prabhumoye, Yeon Min, Bisk, Salakhutdinov, Azaria, Mitchell and Li. "SPRING: GPT-4 Out-performs RL Algorithms byStudying Papers and Reasoning". Arxiv preprint arXiv:2305.15486v2, May, 2023.

    2. Quantitatively, SPRING with GPT-4 outperforms all state-of-the-art RLbaselines, trained for 1M steps, without any training.

      Them's fighten' words!

      I haven't read it yet, but we're putting it on the list for this fall's reading group. Seriously, a strong result with a very strong implied claim. they are careful to say it's from their empirical results, very worth a look. I suspect that amount of implicit knowledge in the papers, text and DAG are helping to do this.

      The Big Question: is their comparison to RL baselines fair, are they being trained from scratch? What does a fair comparison of any from-scratch model (RL or supervised) mean when compared to an LLM approach (or any approach using a foundation model), when that model is not really from scratch.

    1. Wang et. al. "Scientific discovery in the age of artificial intelligence", Nature, 2023.

      A paper about the current state of using AI/ML for scientific discovery, connected with the AI4Science workshops at major conferences.

      (NOTE: since Springer/Nature don't allow public pdfs to be linked without a paywall, we can't use hypothesis directly on the pdf of the paper, this link is to the website version of it which is what we'll use to guide discussion during the reading group.)

    1. Discussion of the paper:

      Ghojogh B, Ghodsi A, Karray F, Crowley M. Theoretical Connection between Locally Linear Embedding, Factor Analysis, and Probabilistic PCA. Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence [Internet]. 2022 May 27; Available from: https://caiac.pubpub.org/pub/7eqtuyyc

    1. Training language models to follow instructionswith human feedback

      Original Paper for discussion of the Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback algorithm.

    1. [Kapturowski, DeepMind, Sep 2022] "Human-level Atari 200x Faster"

      Improving the 2020 Agent57 performance to be more efficeint.

      Arxiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.07550