- As Data Floods In, Massive Open Online Courses Evolve | MIT Technology Review - "It’s unclear whether the laundry lists of refinements that result from A/B testing will add up to a grand theory of learning and teaching that challenges tradition. Ng says he doesn’t think a grand theory is needed for MOOCs to succeed. “I read Piaget and Montessori, and they both seem compelling, but educators generally have no way to choose what really works,” he says. “Today, education is an anecdotal science, but I think we can turn education into a data-driven science, where you do what you know works.”"
- A comparison of approaches to large-scale data analysis
- New Government Documents Show the Sean Parker Wedding Is the Perfect Parable for Silicon Valley Excess - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic - Just... wow.
- Refactoring Coursera | Mike Caulfield
- The Ed Techie: You can stop worrying about MOOCs now
- MOOC as Courseware: Coursera's Big Announcement in Context |e-Literate
- Coursera Jumps the Shark | HESA
- Business as usual | Music for Deckchairs
- Economic Effects of State Bans on Direct Manufacturer Sales to Car Buyers
- Zipf, Power-law, Pareto - a ranking tutorial
- Your favorite tech companies/products get sassy new slogans courtesy of Reddit thread
- Why Big Data Is Not Truth - NYTimes.com
- The Lorenz Cipher and how Bletchley Park broke it
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Posted by Gordon Haff at 2:07 PM