DiscoverED is a digital tool that allows independent learners and educators to build and traverse knowledge paths by aggregating the most helpful online resources in an interactive, intuitive, easy to use, visual interface that mimics neural networks.
Regarding the problem, if we desire an answer to a specific [...]
In addition to working with Su, Yuliya, and Sergio on our spreadsheet, I’ve briefly looked into funding options for online communities. During our discussion last class, three business models were brought up as new ways of funding learning centers. General Assembly is an anti-bundler, online courses from sites like Coursera are paid by institutions [...]
By Andy Sigler, Sergio Majluf, Yuliya Parshina and Su Hyun Kim.
I would LOVE to see standing desks installed into the floor. The benefits speak for themselves, but incase anyone is unfamiliar, I made a quick video explaining them.
I took this opportunity to familiarize myself with Popcorn Maker, Mozilla’s online video editor using popcorn.js. I plan on using this a lot in the future, and [...]
I’ve been thinking about allowing curricula and content to be modularized and user-driven, and so in researching this week’s assignment I looked at websites and communities that hold similar values, looking for commonalities and qualities I like.
First, I looked at the Learner’s Rights proposal Anya presented to us the first week of [...]
Motivations are the starting point when it comes to online education. If a student is not motivated to learn something on her own, then she will not finish that online tutorial, and so on. When we began this class, I was driven towards this problem of student motivation, but the more I’ve thought about it, [...]
I wanted to take advantage of this time to get a little bit into popcorn.js, and also start with mongodb. My idea was to have a simple system for users to comment on an instructional video, however, their comments would be tied to a range of time in the corresponding video. Their comment (and ideally [...]
For this weeks assignment, I decided to solve a personal problem of mine, here on the ITP floor. I have spent quite a bit of time helping my classmates in understanding and using Max/MSP/Jitter, and I find that there are a couple topics I have ‘tutored’ people on repeatedly. Instead of repeating these instructional [...]
Team Good Guys Number One: Andy, Sergio, Su, and Yuliya
For my experience with a education site, I went to opencourseware.org, where MIT provides a ton of class to go through for free, without signing up for anything. I chose a course called Introduction to Psychology, which was taught in 2011 so it’s fairly recent. The course’s web page was well organized and had links [...]
I feel I am approaching this class as two people. Part of me is a jaded student, two years out of college, with a bone to pick with how our educational institutions are modeled. Not only the incentives of a grading system and restricted learning environments, but also because almost all the knowledge I have [...]