Does the Use of Information Technology in Education Encourage Cheating? - Community - Utne Reader. In The War on Learning (MIT Press, 2014) Elizabeth Losh examines current efforts to “reform” the use of information technology in education, particularly in higher education.
She finds that many technological solutions to educational problems fail because they treat education as a product rather than a process, and proposes six basic principles of digital learning integral to successful university-based initiatives. The following excerpt comes from Chapter 1, “What They Learn in College.” “GMA,” said the woman answering the phone on the opposite coast. The acronym was unfamiliar, so it took me a moment to realize that I had the right number for Good Morning America and was calling the correct person back from the popular ABC television show.
Months before, I had written an item on my blog about the existence of online cheating videos, created by high school and college students, that demonstrate elaborate techniques designed to boost examination scores. Conceptual Trends and Current Topics. The internet is vast.
Bigger than a city, bigger than a country, maybe as big as the universe. It's expanding by the second. No one has seen its borders. And the internet is intangible, like spirits and angels. The web is an immense ghost land of disembodied places. Yet everyday we navigate through this ethereal realm for hours on end and return alive. I've become very curious about the maps people have in their minds when they enter the internet.
You can see them all here. I'd love to have more folk maps of the internet. This folk cartography might be useful for some semiotician or anthropologist. In fact I'll post the best taxonomies and interpretations of these maps submitted to me via comments or email. UPDATE: A quick-thinking professor in Buenos Aires has extracted an emergent taxonomy from this first set of maps, as explained here. <A HREF=" Widgets</A> The Living Company. THE LIVING COMPANY: Habits for survival in a turbulent business environment Prologue The Lifespan of a Company In the world of institutions, commercial corporations are newcomers.
Their history comprises only 500 years of activity in the Western world, a tiny fraction of the time span of human civilization. In that time, as producers of material wealth, they have had immense success. Yet, if you look at them in the light of their potential, most commercial corporations are dramatic failures-or, at best, underachievers. There are a few. I didn't see these astonishing statistics until I had already spent more than two decades as a professional manager.
Well, they don't. Intelligent Complex Adaptive Systems. I don’t believe in the existence of a complex systems theory as such and, so far, I’m still referring to complex systems science (CSS) in order to describe my research endeavours.
In my view, the latter is constituted, up until now, by a bundle of loosely connected methods and theories aiming to observe— from contrasted standpoints—these fascinating objects of research called complex adaptive systems. Nearly 40 years after Von Bertalanffy’s General System Theory (1968) and Jacques Monod’s Chance and Necessity (1971), it is fair to look back and to try to assess how much remains to be said about these complex adaptive systems. After all, Prigogine’s Order out of Chaos (1984) already demonstrated that future wasn’t entirely predictable in a history- contingent world. The universe is a massive system of systems -- for example, ecological systems, social systems, commodity and stock markets. Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus: Understanding the Brain with the Help of Artificial Intelligence. How does consciousness arise?
Researchers suspect that the answer to this question lies in the connections between neurons. Unfortunately, however, little is known about the wiring of the brain. This is due also to a problem of time: tracking down connections in collected data would require man-hours amounting to many lifetimes, as no computer has been able to identify the neural cell contacts reliably enough up to now. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried plan to change this with the help of artificial intelligence. They have trained several artificial neural networks and thereby enabled the vastly accelerated reconstruction of neural circuits.
Neurons need company. To be able to use this key, the connectome, that is every single neuron in the brain with its thousands of contacts and partner cells, must be mapped. Being Complex. Brains Map Ideas. MEDICA.