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AI Will Learn Faster

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will learn faster than most humans. We can also do this. Learning Smart – [conceptualizedintelligence.com] Instead of focusing on learning facts, we should first concentrate on how to best learn. Learning facts first often teaches thinking skills limited to the specific fact set. The result is rote memorization without the ability to […]

Education in the Future

In the early days of human history, education was the process of passing on knowledge from one individual to another in an informal and usually ad hoc arrangement. Then we learned to document knowledge and it became possible to distribute the learning of knowledge and formalize the process into the teacher and school paradigm. Over […]

Quality Education for Free

If you have not yet taken a look at Khan Academy, you should. KHANACADEMY – [khanacademy.org] Founded by Salman Kahn in 2006, the academy is non-profit educational resource that uses youtube videos as a primary teaching/learning tool. The videos come in a short enough format to keep attention focused, usually in a range from 6-12 […]

A Bootstrap Operation for Education

Bootstraps are loops at the top of boots that can be used to aid in pulling the boot over the foot. The popular but not logical phrase, “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” led to the use of the term “bootstrap” to represent self starting processes. The most common usage in this way, refers to […]

Education Needed For Living in Space

We tend to take for granted that anybody can leave Earth and go into space and that is generally true. But it’s also true that most people who have actually done this are highly educated. The first astronauts were mostly highly trained military test pilots. This means they had college degrees, military officer training, and […]

Through a Wormhole of Intelligence

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling […]

Coursera Course List

Coursera has expanded their course list. Coursera – Courses at a Glance – [coursera.org] Here are a few examples from the list: A History of the World Since 1300 Algorithms Automata Calculus Cryptography Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World Game Theory Human-Computer Interaction Internet History, Technology, and Security Logic Music Machine […]

College Degrees Must be Transformed

The way in which we use and maintain our educational base of knowledge is changing, and so must the way in which we measure that education. The college degree has long been one of the primary measures, but it is faced with pressure to transform itself into something new. As the price of a college […]

Free Online University Courses at Coursera

Coursera offers free online university level courses developed by institutions such as: Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, and more. Coursera About Coursera We offer high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We currently host courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, […]

UDACITY is Sebastian Thrun’s Online University

In the fall of 2011, Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig decided to offer their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course at Stanford in an online delivery and free. Responding to an email invitation that went viral in the blogosphere, over 160,000 students registered to take the course, although many of them dropped their participation early. The […]