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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study of AI project published a report by a panel of experts assessing the current state of AI. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But there are studies: [link] vast majority of students said online was better or just as good. We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diversity University started out as an educational MUD; Walden University was also an early adopter, and a whole bunch more. But it was brilliantly engineered; I learned tons by digging through the source, learning how all the Javascript worked, and adapting it for my own purposes.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It’s a theory where we grow knowledge, rather than acquiring it, where we learn by immersion in a field of study rather than by being told about it. The “connectivism” is extended to the whole world recent years, how did you combined it with practice in a subsequent study ? The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

high cost; or campus access in central lab - open couyrses, MOOCs, highly distributed hardware - LabVIEW crosses these two envirnments Centralized lab: eg., matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

His latest post is A new view of NY Times news , and it’s a great demonstration of open source development out here in the everyday world. When MT goes open source by the end of the year, much more should be possible.

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My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.   My Stanford colleague Huggy Rao and I have been talking about and doing case studies on "scaling" for a few years now -- the challenge of spreading and sustaining actions and mindsets across networks of people.  We are also doing case studies. The study of scaling is needed in this period of difficult change. Let us know if we can help with some case studies. Bob Sutton.

Open Content, Enclosure and Conversion

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Indeed, one of the challenges is to arrive at a definition of an open license that allows for such agreement. I say 'definition of an open license' because I now believe that it is possible to arrive at one. The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.