Learning Technology

Reinforcement Learning in the Classroom

With the chatbot in the classroom, we have the opportunity to enhance the way the classroom works. There are many examples in academic settings and commercial offerings of providing technology-driven guidance or "personalized learning." If we can offload some of the personalization workload from teachers, they can devote even more time to understanding overall class progress and providing highly specialized interventions and individualized instruction.

Open Apereo 2019

Open Apereo 2019 logoWhen: Sunday, June 2, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
Where: Los Angeles CA

InstructureCon 2019

When: Tuesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 11, 2019
Where: Long Beach Convention Center, California

Q1 2019 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.

LTI Advantage: 5 Things You Need to Know

LTI Advantage provides a way to add extended capabilities to the core LTI tools and platforms. As you consider adopting LTI Advantage, here are 5 things you need to know.

Takeaways from the February 2019 IMS Meeting

The most recent IMS quarterly meeting was held last month in Tempe, AZ, hosted by ASU. We had meetings at Skysong, with IMS's Digital Credentials Summit taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The meetings that I attended were the Caliper Analytics and EDU-API groups, plus the first day of the Digital Credentials Summit. Here are some of the highlights from my week in Arizona:

AWS Lex Chatbot in the Classroom

Having a digital assistant in the classroom has the potential to provide significant value for both the teacher and the student. For example, rather than the teacher having to repeat answers continually, or identify resources for students individually, a digital assistant can fill this role quite effectively. The potential to provide significant value assumes that the system's developer understands the types of problems that automation can solve, and that the school has the resources to invest in its implementation. If some small timesavers can be identified, schools with technical resources can leverage a chatbot in their classrooms.

How Do Your Favorite Books Compare in a VR World?

January, 2019 If you could search your own library of books digitally, how would you do it? Would you do a simple text search for certain keywords or phrases? Simple text searches can be powerful but typically only answer the question "where are these terms mentioned in my books?"

Q4 2018 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

January, 2019 The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.