DC: 12,000+ skills on Amazon’s new platform — Alexa. What will this new platform mean/deliver?

From DSC: There are now more than 12,000+ skills on Amazon’s new platform — Alexa.  I continue to wonder…what will this new platform mean/deliver to […]

Faculty members & teachers: Do your students a huge favor & assign them a digital communications project next time.

From DSC and Adobe — for faculty members and teachers out there: Do your students an enormous favor by assigning them a digital communications project. […]

Microsoft’s new Invoke speaker will offer 360-degree speakers, Skype calling, & smart home control all through voice commands.

Microsoft Cortana-Powered Speaker Challenges Amazon’s Echo With Skype Calls — from foxbusiness.com by y Jay Greene Excerpt: Microsoft Corp. is hoping to challenge Amazon.com Inc.’s […]

Veeery interesting. Alexa now adds visuals / a screen! With the addition of 100 skills a day, where might this new platform lead?

Amazon introduces Echo Show The description reads: Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video […]

The Socratic app — using AI to deliver your own digital tutor, 24×7

From DSC: I haven’t tried this app myself, but I was intrigued by the concept behind it. Machine learning/deep learning is very much at play […]

New Google Earth has exciting features for teachers [Chang]

New Google Earth has exciting features for teachers — from thejournal.com by Richard Chang Excerpt: Google has recently released a brand new version of Google […]

DC: The as-yet-to-exist-but-forthcoming “Amazon.com of Higher education” will have capabilities like this

From DSC: First of all, let me say again that I’m not suggesting that we replace professors with artificial intelligence, algorithms, and such. However, given […]

Looking to build the campus of tomorrow? 5 trends you should know [Ascione]

Looking to build the campus of tomorrow? 5 trends you should know — from ecampusnews.com by Laura Ascione Today’s trends will bring about a new […]

Will higher ed learn from the world of retail, before the “Next Amazon.com of Higher Education” hits the scene?

Retailers cut tens of thousands of jobs. Again. — from money.cnn.com by Paul R. La Monica The dramatic reshaping of the American retail industry has, […]

Samsung introduces Bixby, their own version of a personal assistant

Samsung’s personal assistant Bixby will take on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri — from theaustralian.com.au by Chris Griffith Excerpt: Samsung has published details of its Bixby […]

“The Best Amazon Alexa Skills” [Griffith] & “5 Alexa skills to try this week” [Johnson]

      The Best Amazon Alexa Skills — from in.pcmag.com by Eric Griffith Example skills:       5 Alexa skills to try this […]

Reflections on “The Hidden Costs of Active Learning” [Mennella]

The Hidden Costs of Active Learning — from by Thomas Mennella Flipped and active learning truly are a better way for students to learn, but […]