ICTA research leader in artificial intelligence, Professor Toby Walsh, says Watson is well suited to solving problems that involve sifting through large volumes of unstructured data.
As the volume of data available to humans increases, he says tools like Watson will be essential for helping make sense of it all. An early application of Watson is in helping clinicians make better decisions.
“The number of scientific papers being written is beyond the remit of any one person to read any more, and often it is unstructured text,” Walsh says.
One of the first Australian organisations to sign up to Watson is Victoria’s Deakin University. Chief digital officer, William Confalonieri, says the university is using Watson initially to create an intelligent digital guide for students. Deakin has received the highest ranking of any Victorian university for learning satisfaction for the past four years, and Confalonieri says the use of Watson is intended to cement this...
The main thing teachers constantly lack is time. My new book, Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom addresses just that: how to manage the classroom so it is easier on the teacher and much more effective for the 21st century student.
In writing the book, the big question was: as teachers,how can we be more effective in the classroom and make our lives easier? Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? But it isn’t with the Blended Learning model supporting teachers.
The goal of Moonshots is to support teachers in the classroom, to make teaching easier and more relevant to today’s world within the existing structure of education while simultaneously making it more effective for students.
Throughout 2013 the European Commission realised a thorough task of researching this field, in which the academic content of 1,091 training programs were analised of Universities and European Business schools, and surprising only 21 of these fulfilled the basic requirements of ICT employability. (IE Business School has three of the 21 programs)...
Durante el año 2013 la Comisión Europea desarrolló un profundo trabajo de investigación en este terreno, dentro del cual se analizó el contenido académico de 1091 programas formativos de Universidades y Escuelas de Negocios Europeas, y sorprendentemente entre los mismos tan solo 21 cumplían los requisitos básicos de empleabilidad TIC...
Professor C. Roland ("Chris") Christensen was the maestro of Harvard Business School's case method of teaching. Over a career spanning half a century, Christensen made his colleagues better teachers, and his students better leaders. From the HBS Alumni Bulletin...
In The Art of Discussion Leading, Professor C. Roland "Chris" Christensen, who taught for nearly fifty years at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, initiates a group of apprentice teachers into the challenges of discussion leading. Under his guidance, the group analyzes a teaching case centering on how much help an instructor should provide a student.
Christensen's own mastery of discussion leading provides a powerful model for anyone involved in this difficult mode of teaching.
Even as most of the nation’s 15,000 public school districts roll out
new systems to evaluate teachers, many are still struggling with a
central question: What’s the best way to identify an effective educator?
After a three-year, $45 million research project, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes it has some answers.
The most reliable way to evaluate teachers is to use a three-pronged
approach built on student test scores, classroom observations by
multiple reviewers and teacher evaluations from students themselves, the