Blog Archives

Impressions from “Making sense of education indicators”

Education is an important aspect of society and assessing the progress made by learners a key element to appreciate, validate and if need be improve the educational system in place. Determining how to best assess learning outcomes continues to be a challenge for teachers and policy makers alike. From collaborative problem solving to using interactive programs, printed books and supplementary materials to independently finding information online, learning can take many forms as can assessment.

Advertisements
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Events

Reading list for April 2015

This month we have some new gadgets and a collection of writings about Internet connectivity in developing countries.

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Reading

Structured Data for Humanitarian Technologies

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) organises every year the Spring Symposium Series (SSS) at Stanford. This is an opportunity to look into new topics for AI through a set of parallel workshops lasting 2 and a

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Events

Trip report: Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response

On February 24/25 2015, the peace informatics lab and the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs joined forces to organise a two-days meeting around responsible data for humanitarian response in Den Haag. The World Wide Semantic Web and DANS were there both days 🙂

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Events

Reading list for February 2015

As outlined in this post, according to Gartner the days of centralised processing of data are counted. With the advent of IoT it will no longer be economically interesting, nor doable, to transfer all the data coming from sensors in

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Reading

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway

Posted in Uncategorized

Reading list for December 2014

Here we go again, here as some pointers to read during the Christmas holidays break 😉 Stop Trying to Save the World is an essay by Michael Hobbes which goes over the danger of scaling up big ideas, the need to

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Reading