How to Hire a Great Data Scientist [toptal.com]

How to Hire a Great Data Scientist — from toptal.com; with thanks to Kathlyn Tantuan for this resource. Excerpt: What makes a great data scientist? […]

Making (low-stakes) practice tests more effective [edutopia.org]

Making (low-stakes) practice tests more effective — from edutopia.org Practice tests not only help surface gaps in knowledge—they also strengthen memory.    

This type of service will be integrated into a next-gen learning platform [Christian]

From DSC: This type of thing will be constantly running on a next-generation learning platform — i.e., scanning open job descriptions and presenting the top/”hottest” […]

Unchecked ignorance leads to fear –> unchecked fear leads to hatred –> unchecked hatred leads to destruction. Education & talking *with* people are key solutions.

From DSC: My brother-in-law sent me the link to the video below. It’s a very solid interview about racism and what some solutions are to […]

Student debt is over $1.6 trillion and hardly anyone is paying down their loans [Cox]

Student debt is over $1.6 trillion and hardly anyone is paying down their loans — from cnbc.comby Jeff Cox; with a shout out to Ryan […]

The Future of Education Technology (FETC) Conference…What did we learn this year?[Bradbury]

The Future of Education Technology (FETC) Conference…What did we learn this year? — from teachercast.net by Jeffrey Bradbury “I couldn’t believe how many sessions this […]

Soros urges world leaders to back his $1-billion Global Education Network [Parks]

Soros urges world leaders to back his $1-billion Global Education Network — from chronicle.com by Dan Parks Excerpt: George Soros urged world leaders on Thursday […]

DC: Very disturbing that citizens had no say in this. ” ” [Hill; NY Times]

From DSC: Very disturbing that citizens had no say in this. Legislators, senators, representatives, lawyers, law schools, politicians, engineers, programmers, professors, teachers, and more…please reflect […]

Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. Another unintended consequence appears on the landscapes. [Christian]

From DSC: I’ll say it again, just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. From the article below…we can see another unintended consequence is developing […]

DC: Precursor to a next gen learning platform…? Another piece is falling into place.

DC: Precursor to a next gen learning platform…? I think it's one of the pieces of the puzzle that's coming together. Google just revealed that […]

2 items re: college affordability + 2 other items re: higher education

The cost of college increased by more than 25% in the last 10 years—here’s why — from cnbc.com by Abigail Hess Excerpt: During the 1978 […]

Reflections on “Indian police are using facial recognition to identify protesters in Delhi” [Toussaint]

Indian police are using facial recognition to identify protesters in Delhi — from fastcompany.com by Kristin Toussaint Excerpt: At Modi’s rally on December 22, Delhi police […]

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