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Proceedings of the 23rd Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education

Proceedings of the 23rd Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education

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Appreciative Inquiry "Appreciative Inquiry is about the coevolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. In its broadest focus, it involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms. AI involves, in a central way, the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential." Full article: Sexbots: a case for artificial ethical agents 1. Introduction The concept of sex robots (often referred to as “sexbots”) and artificial sexuality has awoken discussions regarding the ethics of robotics.

Suggestions on qualitative research methods’ articles and books for graduate students Anybody who has ever read my work knows that I’ve done a lot of research using qualitative methods (even though I consider myself a multi-method scholar). Anyhow, Dr. Yasemin Besen-Cassino requested suggestions of “cool journal articles/book chapters” that her qualitative research methods students’ might be interested in reading. Since we have a new Masters in Methods for Public Policy Analysis (CIDE METPOL) and I will be teaching a couple of courses there, I decided to turn my thread into a permanent blog post for people to refer to this one. Ok, my brain was friend 20 minutes ago, I think I still have some energy in me.

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 1. Introduction 1.1 Background of the Field The ethics of AI and robotics is often focused on “concerns” of various sorts, which is a typical response to new technologies. Many such concerns turn out to be rather quaint (trains are too fast for souls); some are predictably wrong when they suggest that the technology will fundamentally change humans (telephones will destroy personal communication, writing will destroy memory, video cassettes will make going out redundant); some are broadly correct but moderately relevant (digital technology will destroy industries that make photographic film, cassette tapes, or vinyl records); but some are broadly correct and deeply relevant (cars will kill children and fundamentally change the landscape). The task of an article such as this is to analyse the issues and to deflate the non-issues.

10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen Download a free poster of Jakob’s 10 Usability Heuristics at the bottom of this article. #1: Visibility of system status The design should always keep users informed about what is going on, through appropriate feedback within a reasonable amount of time. When users know the current system status, they learn the outcome of their prior interactions and determine next steps. amazon.co Review "This dangerous methods book puts Foucault to good work in contesting neoliberal proceduralism and addressing ethically activist research in a critical materialist moment." Patti Lather, Ohio State University, emerita" Aaron Kuntz has written a stunning critique of technocratic social science methodology that ignores both its historical and political entanglements as well as its theoretical commitments. He reminds us that methodology is thinkable (or not) only within specific onto-epistemological formations and cannot be applied willy-nilly from one study to another as has become all too common in educational research.

- Article Detail Author(s): Alin-Andrei GeorgescuSubject(s): Social Sciences, EducationPublished by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing HouseKeywords: Chatbots; Artificial intelligence; Technology enhanced learning; Summary/Abstract: Conversational agents change the way we think and live, as they have the ability of being present and ready to provide help anytime and anywhere. From mobile phones or PCs to smart homes, virtual assistants may ease our lives, by doing tasks while conducting conversations. The effects bots can have on education change the humanity forever, implementing new educational principles designed as complementary to traditional methods and to teachers.

Publications and Outputs : Timescapes Archive Timescapes Overview Documents Timescapes Working Paper Series Briefing Papers – (2011) Policy Briefing Paper 1 – My Place in Society: young people’s perspectives [PDF: 1.14MB]Policy Briefing Paper 2 – Following Young Fathers: the lived experience of teenage parenting over time [PDF: 1.73MB]Policy Briefing Paper 3 – New Mothers in Contemporary Times [PDF: 3.07MB]Policy Briefing Paper 4 – Strengthening Men’s Involvement in Fathering: Opportunities and Challenges [PDF: 1.68MB]Policy Briefing Paper 5 – Children and Working Parents: experiences of managing time, place and caring [PDF: 2.34MB]Policy Briefing Paper 6 – Intergenerational exchange: Grandparents, their grandchildren, and the texture of poverty [PDF: 2.76MB]Policy Briefing Paper 7 – The Changing Dynamics of Family Relationships in Later Life [PDF: 1.6MB]

The rise of chatbots – new personal assistants in foreign language learning Abstract The creation and training of a smart conversational agent has long been a dream of the human race and a huge challenge for scientists and programmers. Until recently, it was still just a dream. However, state-of-the-art technologies, like deep learning and neural networks, give language teachers a new hope, providing them with smart chatbots able to learn through communication just like humans. Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design The entire contents of the book is online here, and also available in a print version. Improve your websites, software, hardware, and consumer products to make them more useful to more people in more situations. Develop effective accessibility solutions efficiently. Accessibility is designing products so that people with disabilities can use them. Accessibility makes user interfaces perceivable, operable, and understandable by people with a wide range of abilities, and people in a wide range of circumstances, environments, and conditions. Thus accessibility also benefits people without disabilities, and organizations that develop accessible products.

Where Qualitative Meets Quantitative Data w/ Delve co-founders LaiYee Ho and Alex Limpaecher Our interview on ThisAnthroLife with Adam Gamwell After being a listener of ThisAnthroLife for quite a while, I was lucky enough to meet the host, Adam Gamwell at the Business Anthropology Summit. We decided to meet up last July, along with my co-founder Alex, to geek out on qualitative research on the ThisAnthroLife podcast. I’m reposting it here from the ThisAnthroLife website.

A fully automated conversational agent for promoting mental well-being: A pilot RCT using mixed methods 1. Introduction Over nearly two decades, researchers have gathered evidence to support the notion that rather simple cognitive and behavioural strategies, designed to mirror the thoughts and behaviours of naturally happy people, can help increase well-being, reduce negative symptoms and improve happiness (Bolier et al., 2013, Sin and Lyubomirsky, 2009, Weiss et al., 2016).

Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design Introduction The first phase of most User-Centered Design Processes is Analysis. The Background chapter lists Design Phase steps and shows how they fit into a User-Centered Design (UCD) process. This chapter provides information on the following aspects of UCD Analysis: More specific information on including accessibility in parts of the Analysis Phase are covered in the following sections: User Group Profiles, an aspect of User Analysis Personas, an aspect of User Analysis Scenarios, an aspect of Workflow Analysis

Synthesizing different bodies of work in your literature review: The Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump (CSED) technique Since I’m writing a series of posts on literature reviews (and undertaking a few of my own), I figured I could expand on how you can combine citation tracing, concept saturation, results’ mind-mapping with a method that Professor Elaine Campbell showcases in her excellent post “How I use Excel to manage my literature review“. I call this technique the “Conceptual Synthesis Excel dump” – I call it “dump” because I basically throw into the Excel file everything that is already in my research and conceptual/reflective memoranda. Doing the conceptual synthesis Excel dump as you do your reading allows you to create a nice map of the literature. It also helps reach conceptual saturation during the literature review. What I am showing here is my Excel dump on bottled water. There are a number of themes (if you’re doing coding in qualitative methods, you’ll understand what I mean) that interest me:

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