Weekly Roundup April 6, 2012

  • You Can Teach Problem Solving and You Should (PDF of a PPT)
    • Any skill is teachable. “Working with bozos is not fun. People who cannot problem solve will behave like bozos.”
  • The LMS: It’s Not All About You
    1. The core value proposition of the LMS is that it allows instructors with limited technical skills to create and manage web-based courses with limited assistance.
    2. The LMS is designed to integrate with other school systems – student data, registration, finance, and so forth
    3. The LMS places a number of important institutional activities under a single, consistent system – one managed by the institution itself, and according to its’ own logic and requirements.
    4. Learning management systems also provide institutions with the opportunity to capture and report on its activities.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining but Were Afraid to Ask
    • Terms it covers: 1) Anomaly detection, 2) Association learning, 3) Cluster detection, 4) Classification, 5) Regression
  • Colleges Mine Data to Tailor Students’ Experience


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