Ohio State drops effort to update student information system

Ohio State drops effort to update student information system https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2022/01/11/ohio-state-drops-effort-update-student-information-system

More colleges move January programs online :: Inside Higher Ed


Campuses are starting programs online. Some for just a few days; others for a few weeks. Oberlin and Smith Colleges, Gallaudet, Northwestern, and U of Illinois are among campuses making changes.

Source: More colleges move January programs online

Burn the Universities and Salt the Earth

Burn the Universities and Salt the Earth
The real student loan debt problem, and its real solution https://hwfo.substack.com/p/burn-the-universities-and-salt-the

Can I create a syllabus with Node-RED?

Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using the wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click.
Node-RED

Here’s an idea: use the low code browser based flow design tools of Node-RED to create a syllabus of online resources. Since Node-RED can work with APIs and I have an API for CALI resources, I should be able to use Node-RED tools to design a syllabus as a flowchart through a series of resources.

I suspect there are a few missing pieces here like a program or routine to step through the flow created by Node-RED and a system from tracking results that talks to Node-RED. The pieces are likely buildable one identified. The result would be a programmed learning environment using Node-RED as a primary component.

KNN (K-Nearest Neighbors) is Dead! | by Marie Stephen Leo | Towards AI | Dec, 2020 | Medium

KNN (K-Nearest Neighbors) is Dead! | by Marie Stephen Leo | Towards AI | Dec, 2020 | Medium https://medium.com/towards-artificial-intelligence/knn-k-nearest-neighbors-is-dead-fc16507eb3e

Learning how to apply some of the algorithms mentioned in this article would likely improve students’ and teachers’ ability to locate CALI resources and allow us to build a useful recommender system.

GitHub – themsaid/ibis: A PHP tool that helps you write eBooks in markdown and convert to PDF.

GitHub – themsaid/ibis: A PHP tool that helps you write eBooks in markdown and convert to PDF. https://github.com/themsaid/ibis

Drupal Distribution: Opigno LMS

It allows to very easily create engaging learning pathsassess the knowledge of students, employees or partners, and monitor their achievements thanks to the reporting dashboards. It offers innovative features like adaptive learning depending on the user’s results, automatic skill management, a mobile application, and much more…

  • manage training paths organized in courses, modules, and activities
  • configure adaptive learning paths
  • manage and ensure skill acquisition by students
  • assess students thanks to varied quizzes
  • manage blended learning by combining online modules with in-house sessions and virtual classrooms
  • award certificates to successful students
  • sell your trainings online
  • facilitate interactions thanks to live meetings, forums and chats
  • and much more!

Opigno LMS is fully compliant with SCORM (1.2 and 2004 v3) and Tin Can (xAPI).

It integrates the innovative H5P technology, making possible to create rich interactive training contents.

Source: Opigno LMS

Drupal for e-Learning websites

What a Drupal website for distance learning should be like? We will talk about technologies for students’ assignments, collecting statistics on the work done, functionality, Drupal modules, and distributions for its work.

Source: Drupal for e-Learning websites

Citing ‘zero lethal threat’ to students, Purdue works to reopen college for fall 2020

Citing ‘zero lethal threat’ to students, Purdue works to reopen college for fall 2020 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/04/25/coronavirus-college-fall-2020-purdue-university-mitch-daniels/3018469001/

6 open source teaching tools for virtual classrooms :: opensource.com

As schools and universities are shutting down around the globe due to COVID-19, many of us in academia are wondering how we can get up to speed and establish a stable workflow to get our podcasts, online lectures, and tutorials out there for our students. Open source software (OSS) has a key role to play in this situation for many reasons, including:

Source: 6 open source teaching tools for virtual classrooms