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Top 10 Data Science Job Opportunities in UK in 2019 | Data Science - Analytics Insight

As the reach of data science expands across the globe, developed, developing or underdeveloped, all countries are looking forward to enhance their data-friendly infrastructure, capacity and workforce, summarizes Smriti Srivastava, Content Lead at Analytics Insight.

Especially in United Kingdoms, the technology is at rise with increasing demand for data science professionals. 

Here is the list of top 10 data science job opportunities in UK along with their employer and salary offerings.
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Top 5 Must-Have Skills to Become a Big Data Specialist by Vivek Kumar, Content Analyst at Analytics Insight.

Source: Analytics Insight

Workshop Prepares Statisticians for 2021 Census | Local - The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Officers representing the Departments of Statistics in both Nevis and St. Kitts attended a four-day Statistics Communication and Advocacy Workshop at the National ICT Centre in St. Kitts to better equipped to effectively execute their duties in the 2021 census as it relates to data collection, evaluation and dissemination in the Federation by editor-cs.

“I think it is a very important workshop. This workshop starts our activities geared towards the 2021 Census,” Carlton Phipps, Director of Department of Statistics in St. Kitts, said in his welcoming remarks. “As a part of getting the cooperation of households so that we have good results, we must develop a proper communication strategy,” he added, noting that the tools and skills acquired during the workshop would assist not only getting the cooperation of citizens, but also in policy planning and decision-making

Loverly Anthony, Statistical Development Officer at the OECS Commission and Workshop Facilitator, shared similar sentiments, saying the workshop, which ran from Oct. 8-11, was vital for several aspects of statistics would be discussed...

The workshop was organized by the Department of Statistics in collaboration with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission.

Source: The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Human Skull Dimensions Follow Golden Ratio: Study | Other Sciences - Sci-News.com

The Golden ratio principle is present in the architecture and evolution of the human skull, suggests a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Nationwide Children’s Hospital by News Staff at Sci-News.

In human skulls, division of the nasioiniac arc (from nasion to inion, NI) by bregma into a shorter frontal arc (from nasion to bregma, NB) and longer parietooccipital arc (from bregma to inion BI), creates a geometrical relationship in which the ratio of the nasioiniac arc over the bregma-inion arc (NI/BI) coincides with the ratio of the bregma-inion arc over the nasion-bregma arc (BI/NB), both 1.6. The subdivision of the nasioiniac arc by bregma into two unequal arcs emulates the geometrical division of a line into the Golden ratio. 
Photo: Tamargo & PindrikRepresented by the Greek upper-case letter phi (Φ), the Golden ratio belongs to the set of irrational numbers and expands in a decimal form as 1.618033…

The first written description and illustration of how to obtain the Golden ratio geometrically came from Euclid of Alexandria around 300 BCE.
Eighteen centuries after Euclid, in 1509, Franciscan friar and mathematician Fra Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli dedicated an entire book to the Golden ratio and titled it De Divina Proportione (The Divine Proportion)...

In a new study investigating whether mammalian skull shape follows the Golden ratio, Professor Rafael Tamargo and Dr. Jonathan Pindrik compared 100 human skulls to 70 skulls from six other mammals (lion, tiger, rhesus monkey, domestic dog, blue monkey, and Eastern cottontail rabbit)...

The findings were published in the September 2019 issue of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.
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Additional resources
DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005610 

Source: Sci-News.com

Calls to give support to local bookshops | Island News - Isle of Wight Observer

In advance of the IW Literary Festival, Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely has called on Islanders to support local bookshops, saying they offer an experience not available on the internet by Jade Honey, Isle of Wight Observer.

Mark Sames, from Ryde Bookshop in Ryde High Street, said: “We were established in 1988, we have over 100,000 books in 10 rooms on three floors. There are both second-hand and new books on virtually every subject, so we are able to offer great choice and excellent value. Why browse virtually on the internet when you can browse for real, and walk away there and then with your book of choice. We are open seven days a week including bank holidays.”

Margaret Norris from Books2Love in Pyle Street Newport said: “’Customers love to browse in this old-fashioned bookshop with knowledgeable staff giving a personal service and a huge selection of books both new and second-hand to choose from. Toasted teacakes and a variety of coffee; what’s not to like?”...

Mr Seely said: “It is these smaller local stores that offer not just a good selection of books, but the staff have a unique experience, knowledge and passion for books and literature. These shops also provide a social hub as well as contributing to the fabric of our town centres. It is too easy to browse the internet and purchase online and forget that there are smaller independent retailers right on our doorstep that offer excellent choice and value.”

Source: Isle of Wight Observer

Waterstones unveils plans for bookshop refurbishments and relocations | The Bookseller

Waterstones has unveiled plans to relocate two of its bookshops to new premises and will complete major refurbishments of four branches this autumn. 

In October, Waterstones will relocate its Kensington bookshop to new premises at 130 Kensington High Street.  Opening just across the road from the current Waterstones bookshop, the new shop will trade across two floors.

The Guildford branch will move to a new property on the town’s High Street in November with plans for a large Children’s section and improved range across the shop.

Under plans to invest in its bookshops, Waterstones is undertaking a major refurbishment of its Kalverstraat bookshop in Amsterdam. The shop is being redecorated throughout and work is underway on a new shop front, lighting scheme and children’s department with picture book train...

The announcement of the refurbishment programme follows the news that Waterstones will open two new bookshops in Rustington and Hove in the next few weeks. Once Hove and Rustington open, Waterstones, including Foyles, Hatchards, Hodges Figgis and branches in Ireland, Brussels and Amsterdam, will have 294 bookshops. 

Source: The Bookseller

Sum Great Math Books for Your Reading Pleasure | List - Book Riot

Take a closer look at these math books by Romeo Rosales, contributor for Public Libraries Online, the companion website to the bi-monthly print publication "Public Libraries," the official magazine of the Public Library Association.

Photo: PexelsThis list of books about math is sponsored by Change is the only Constant by Ben Orlin, in Hardcover from Black Dog and Leventhal.

My math teacher once called me average. How mean. Happy reading!
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Source: Book Riot

There Is No Such Thing as a Person of the Book | Inspiration & Entertainment - Chabad.org

I can’t remember my first day of Hebrew school, and my bar mitzvah portion is a blur. But I’ll never forget the day a rabbi told me to stop reading so many Jewish books, notes Scott Hirsch, Chabad.org. 

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It was one of the most surprising, absurd, and ultimately, meaningful moments of my Jewish education.

The rabbi was YosefMoscowitz of Chicago’s Bucktown Chabad, and he’s on my mind because I’m sitting on a park bench in Jerusalem with no idea where I’m going to sleep tonight—it’s Chol Hamoed and every hostel and Airbnb is fully booked. But despite my lack of lodging, I’m feeling strangely upbeat, and I have Rabbi Moscowitz to thank for that.

I was 30 years old when I first reached out to the rabbi. Despite a strong Jewish background, I was interested in tackling Torah on my own terms for once—that is to say, not learning about Judaism, which I felt I knew enough about, but Torah. As a literature student and introvert, I decided maybe I should get to the heart of my tradition—the texts.

The rabbi met me for coffee, and after the usual introductions and games of Jewish geography, I finally got to my main question: what books would he recommend for someone like me—a bookish, shy-ish, Jewish guy looking to go deeper into the texts of our people?...

As an American, I forget there are places where Jews aren’t a minority; where the Jewish holidays dictate the ebb and flow of the everyday calendar. And Chol Hamoed is vacation time in Israel. Schools shut down. Families go on vacation. Parks, hostels, and bus stations swell with students and travelers.

Source: Chabad.org

The Dog Man Books: A Guide for Parents and Teachers | Children's - Book Riot

If there’s anything Dav Pilkey is a master at, it’s creating chapter books that kids can’t get their hands on fast enough by Andy Winder, YA writer from Northern Utah.

I tore through the Captain Underpants books as an elementary schooler and, almost 20 years later, am overjoyed that he’s created a series for the next generation of young readers: the Dog Man books.

Parents and educators, we’re answering your most common questions about the series today. Read on to learn all of the essential lore and what you need to know to appreciate the series as much as your children or students.
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Source: Book Riot

How to protect your books with medieval curses | Culture - Vox.com

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.

An actor in a historical reenactment consults an herbarium at Pallavicino Castle, Varano de’ Melegari, Parma, Italy, 13th century.
Photo: C. Balossini/De Agostini Picture Library/Getty Images Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. This week’s edition is a little longer than usual, because it will have to hold you for two weeks — I’ll be gallivanting around on vacation next week. So in the meantime, here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of October 6, 2019.

Source: Vox.com

Why historians need to take scientific fieldwork more seriously | Science - Times Higher Education (THE)

Much important scientific research takes place outside laboratories but this work is not always recognised by historians of science. An expert on the topic argues why equal attention must be given to other sites in one of our features this week, says Ellie Bothwell, International reporter and global rankings editor at Times Higher Education. 
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Photo: Dr Vanessa HeggieMuch important scientific research takes place outside laboratories. The history of science can only be enriched, argues Vanessa Heggie, lecturer in the history of medicine and science at the University of Birmingham, if we give equal attention to other sites.
If you do an image search for the word “scientist”, the results are extraordinarily standardised. Not only are most of the scientists themselves white and male, but they will also be in white coats, at a laboratory bench, looking down a microscope or peering at some glassware.

There have been important efforts to diversify the images of scientists. Yet it’s equally vital that we diversify our images of scientific activity. And we simply cannot understand how science operates if academic studies continue to ignore the vast amounts of work done away from the lab bench. 

When I was researching my first book, A History of British Sports Medicine (2011), I was surprised to find almost no scholarship on the history of 20th-century physiology. Part of the motivation for my new book, Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration, was a desire to fill in some of the gaps.

Physiology was neglected for two related reasons: it was often a field-based, non-laboratory form of science – and it was not genetics or molecular biology.

The story of the 20th-century life sciences is dominated by the molecular revolution and genetics, and by an overall narrative – at least in our introductory undergraduate classes – that emphasises experimental “big science”. Although historians have argued that there was not really a scientific revolution in the 16th and 17th centuries, the rise and eventual dominance of experimental practice is a canonical part of the history of modern Western science...

There is one final hidden truth revealed by field science: a lot of scientific work is boring and repetitive. Whether it is hours of pipetting tiny aliquots of liquid (one of the reasons I left the discipline of genetics) or struggling to fill in sleep record cards while wearing thick gloves in the Antarctic desert, many of the essential tasks are physically challenging, tiring or numbingly routine. Although being in the Arctic or halfway up Everest might add a little heroic glamour to the activity, physiologists in these places found themselves overwhelmed by paperwork and disappointed in their food, much like a laboratory scientist with a dull university canteen.

Source: Times Higher Education (THE)

Friends of S.T.E.A.M. rolling ahead with programs | Community - Garden City News

A Garden City-based nonprofit focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics has high hopes for partnerships and speakers to engage Garden City students this year by Rikki N. Massand, News and Education Writer, The Garden City News.

Garden City Friends of STEM was started in 2015 and is an active 501(c)3 nonprofit; this year the “A” was recently added to include the arts as in S.T.E.A.M.

The Friends’ founder and grants administrator is village resident Patricia Lynch. Matthew Wakeham is a Garden City resident, an experienced electrical engineer engineering, project consultant and factory automation engineer. In the community he is executive director of the Garden City Friends of STEAM.

At the organization’s meeting at the Garden City senior center on October 1, Wakeham spoke about the record number of sign-ups from this school year’s back-to-school nights in the district.

“We received pages and pages of parents’ signing up, especially from parents of students at the lower grade levels at Locust, Hemlock and Homestead schools. Accordingly, we had presented data from the World Economic Forum that states that 65% of students at primary schools are eventually going to work in jobs that do not exist yet. This aspect is an introduction to our discussions on technology and future applications,” he explained.

The Friends discussed a recent report produced by the Council on Foreign Relations covering “Innovations and National Security” and ways of America “keeping our edge” as emerging technology and strong S.T.E.M. programming for young students is necessary for long-term economic and national security...

Wakeham noted that in prior years, Computer Science participation was heavy in Garden City Middle School and Garden City High School, but some parents and the Garden City Friends of S.T.E.A.M. felt not enough had been done for lower grade levels and for girls to participate. He and his wife Tiffany met with Dr. Cannone and brought up the idea of a Garden City “Girls Who Code” chapter, and this year high school girls in the district plan on meeting with Dr. Melikian to discuss a Girls Who Code club.
With AP Computer Science taught by a woman, Diana Young, who also teaches Algebra 1 and 2, there is more leadership among women in technology in place in Garden City Schools. And both Lauren Maguire and Dr. Melikian serve as administrative role models in Computer Science and Technology.
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Source: Garden City News

EY STEM Tribe mobile platform to support the next generation of girls in STEM careers | Mobile Entertainment - PRNewswire and EY

- Free platform creates a virtual global community- Encourages learning around UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030- Collaboration with Tribal Planet for platform focused on girls aged 13-18- Initially connects more than 6,000 girls in Delhi schools; Atlanta and Seattle to followEY today announced the development of a mobile platform in collaboration with Tribal Planet to help girls 13-18 years of age pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers, as PRNewswire reports. 

The EY STEM Tribe platform engages girls on their mobile devices with an entertaining and gamified STEM experience and was developed working with Tribal Planet, a Silicon Valley-based company that develops innovative platforms and ecosystems to engage global citizens around social impact priorities. The app is available for free on Android and iOS platforms in Delhi and will be available in Atlanta and Seattle in the future.
The EY STEM Tribe platform features modules focused on science, such as climate change or space exploration; technology, such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing or blockchain; the future of work and skills that may be required for future, yet-to-be-defined jobs; and inspirational stories of women in STEM.
Rajiv Memani, Chairman and EY India Regional Managing Partner, says:"As technology continues to shape the future, it has become imperative to provide equal opportunity for girls to pursue high-growth STEM careers. We are pleased to launch this global initiative in India that will enable STEM learning for 6,000 girls across 45 private and government schools in the Delhi National Capital Region, which has the potential to scale rapidly, empowering young girls to learn STEM in a pragmatic and contemporary manner."
Girls choose topics based on their interests. To help incentivize learning, they earn points as they complete an activity, such as reading an article, interviewing members of their community, completing an experiment or watching a video...
The EY Women in Technology Program was formed to create an inclusive culture to successfully harness technology's potential to truly transform society. By educating women and girls, incubating their leadership potential and innovating new ways to empower a diverse workforce, the EY organization supports the closing of the gender gap and nurturing an environment where everyone can become an architect of the transformative age. EY teams support women in tech through education by investing in educational products and programs that drive awareness and participation that encourage girls and women to enter and remain in STEM fields of study and careers.Read more... 
Source: PRNewswire and EY

How to Grow a Data Scientist | Analytics, Data Science & Business Intelligence - TDWI

Troy Hiltbrand, chief digital officer at Kyäni explains, With the advent of algorithmic business, data scientists are a critical resource for the organization of the future. Increased demand creates a tight labor market, forcing companies to look inward to develop their own data scientists.

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Across organizations, there exist individuals who seem to have a knack for data analytics. They might be part of your database team with deep expertise in SQL or part of your finance team who have mastered the art of doing amazing feats with just a spreadsheet. These are the individuals who businesses go to when answers to their questions are locked in the data. 

As algorithmic business becomes the norm and organizations start to see that their future viability depends on their ability to implement advanced analytics (such as machine learning and artificial intelligence), they scramble to find resources who can help with this transformation. As they look to the market, they find that people with mature data science skills are difficult to find, costly to recruit, and hard to retain. With all of the difficulty in bringing in outside data science resources to execute your analytics transformation, the answer might be to leverage these internal data experts and nurture them into the data scientists you need.
How do you mature these resources beyond queries and spreadsheets into the data science team that will transform your business?...

Statistical and Mathematical Thinking
At the core of data science is statistics. Machine learning is not usually about finding the right answer but finding the sufficiently probabilistic optimal answer to achieve the business goals. It is also about training the system to determine whether the best answer today is the same as the best answer yesterday or if the underlying factors have changed sufficiently to alter the analytics process. This process is often termed as a heuristic approach to problem-solving.

As a starting point, data scientists will need to understand the basics of statistics. As they grow and become more involved in deep learning and neural networks, they will also need to develop an understanding of linear algebra, tensors, and calculus. 

Source: TDWI 

With Category Theory, Mathematics Escapes From Equality | Mathematics - Quanta Magazine

Two monumental works have led many mathematicians to avoid the equal sign. Their goal: Rebuild the foundations of the discipline upon the looser relationship of “equivalence.” The process has not always gone smoothly.
The equal sign is the bedrock of mathematics. It seems to make an entirely fundamental and uncontroversial statement: These things are exactly the same.

Photo: Ana Porta for Quanta Magazine
But there is a growing community of mathematicians who regard the equal sign as math’s original error. They see it as a veneer that hides important complexities in the way quantities are related — complexities that could unlock solutions to an enormous number of problems. They want to reformulate mathematics in the looser language of equivalence.

“We came up with this notion of equality,” said Jonathan Campbell of Duke University. “It should have been equivalence all along.”

Jacob Lurie, a mathematician at the Institute for Advanced Study,
was awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2014.
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation The most prominent figure in this community is Jacob Lurie. In July, Lurie, 41, left his tenured post at Harvard University for a faculty position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, home to many of the most revered mathematicians in the world... 

Lurie published his first book, Higher Topos Theory, in 2009. The 944-page volume serves as a manual for how to interpret established areas of mathematics in the new language of “infinity categories.” In the years since, Lurie’s ideas have moved into an increasingly wide range of mathematical disciplines. Many mathematicians view them as indispensable to the future of the field. “No one goes back once they’ve learned infinity categories,” said John Francis of Northwestern University... 

Lurie’s work was hard to swallow in other ways. The volume of material meant that mathematicians would need to invest years reading his books. That’s an almost impossible requirement for busy mathematicians in midcareer, and it’s a highly risky one for graduate students who have only a few years to produce results that will get them a job.

Lurie’s work was also highly abstract, even in comparison with the highly abstract nature of everything else in advanced mathematics. As a matter of taste, it just wasn’t for everyone. “Many people did view Lurie’s work as abstract nonsense, and many people absolutely loved it and took to it,” Campbell said. “Then there were responses in between, including just full-on not understanding it at all.”

Emily Riehl, a mathematician at Johns Hopkins University,
is helping to lead the development of higher category theory.
Photo: Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University Scientific communities absorb new ideas all the time, but usually slowly, and with a sense of everyone moving forward together. When big new ideas arise, they present challenges for the intellectual machinery of the community. “A lot of stuff got introduced at once, so it’s kind of like a boa constrictor trying to ingest a cow,” Campbell said. “There’s this huge mass that’s flowing through the community.”
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Source: Quanta Magazine 

30 women in robotics you need to know about – 2019 | Robotics - Robohub

From Mexican immigrant to MIT, from Girl Power in Latin America to robotics entrepreneurs in Africa and India, the 2019 annual “women in robotics you need to know about” list is here!, according to Andra Keay, Core Team Member & Robotics Industry Futurist.  

Photo: RobohubWe’ve featured 150 women so far, from 2013 to 2018, and this time we’re not stopping at 25. We’re featuring 30 inspiring #womeninrobotics because robotics is growing and there are many new stories to be told.

So, without further ado, here are the 30 Women In Robotics you need to know about – 2019 edition!
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Source: Robohub

8 resources for robotics education | Teaching & Learning - eSchool News

As robotics education gains popularity, there are more and more resources to help educators integrate robotics into the classroom by Laura Ascione, Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. 

Robotics education is gaining STEAM (pun intended) in classrooms across the nation, and for good reason–it’s engaging, hands-on, and students learn real-world concepts as they solve challenges.
And as K-12 robotics education grows, so do resources for teachers to strengthen their own robotics skills and transfer that knowledge to students.

If your K-12 robotics program is in its early stages, you may feel you don’t have enough resources to support the program as it progresses. If that’s the case, or if you’re simply looking for some new K-12 robotics resources, explore the following list to find something new to use in your classroom.
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Source: eSchool News

Technology Is Changing Insurance for The Better | Entrepreneur

An entire industry has become both more efficient and secure, continues Entrepreneur.

Photo: shapecharge | Getty Images The days of customers calling an insurance company out of the blue and getting a quote over the phone are fading fast. Customers today are digital natives and want the best rates from every insurer out there at the tap of just a few clicks. If they can do so without ever having to dial a phone number, all the better. 

Insurers are well aware of this and are rapidly investing millions in new startups and platforms that are already changing the industry for the better. Bye bye, mountains of paperwork. Technology’s impact on the insurance industry isn’t simply taking the headache out of the buying algorithm for customers, it’s also saving us money. (Not surprisingly, price is at the top of customers's concerns when buying insurance.) 
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Source: Entrepreneur

A $50 Million Investment in Academic Innovation | Digital Learning - Inside Higher Ed

Lilah Burke, Reporter at Inside Higher Ed inform, The University of Michigan will create a new center to develop tools that can improve learning both online and in the classroom.

Photo: Getty ImagesThe University of Michigan has allocated $50 million to establish a Center for Academic Innovation. The new unit is an upgrade for what was previously the Academic Innovation Initiative and even earlier the Office of Academic Innovation. Academic innovation programs at the university have focused on technology for both online and on-campus learning.

“The University of Michigan was not a first mover in the online degree space,” said James DeVaney, the center’s founding executive director. “When we created the team that ultimately became the Center for Academic Innovation, our charge was very much to look at what tools and research and pedagogies and design principles might help us to reach learners well beyond U of M, but in doing so to determine how these new instruments in technology and design would impact the residential learning experience.”

The center’s three focus areas, DeVaney said, are curricular innovation, educational data and tools for learning...

Much of the other software also focuses on personalized learning. GradeCraft, a platform to support “gameful instruction,” can help students predict their grades and decide what assignments to complete.

DeVaney says that developing educational software in-house allows designers to zero in on faculty and student needs. “[We put] these users of tools in the driver’s seat to determine best use cases and best user experiences,” he said, “and to make sure that along the way we’re addressing any concerns about privacy or thinking about how to take advantage of the social learning experience in ways that learners and faculty will enjoy.”

Source: Inside Higher Ed 

Artificial Intelligence-Based eLearning Platform: Its Impact On The Future Of eLearning | Educational Technology - eLearning Industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a buzzword that has been coming up more and more in eLearning discussions. It's the next big thing as it has the potential to improve eLearning. Many people ask questions like, "Who uses AI?" "How can it be used?" and "What is its future in the eLearning industry?"
What Is An AI-Based eLearning Platform? by Naveen Neelakandan, chief executive officer at Wizcabin.
Photo: Alexander Supertramp/Shutterstock.com An AI-based eLearning platform is a machine/system that possesses the ability to perform different tasks requiring human intelligence. It maintains the ability to create solutions to human-related problems, like speech recognition, translations involving different languages, decision making, and much more...

Well, an AI-based eLearning platform has the potential to influence the future of eLearning and positively impact its development in diverse ways...

In Conclusion
The impact of Artificial Intelligence on eLearning has advanced in today's time. Through these 5 ways, we can shape online learning and make it more engaging and effective. AI will also change the way training in the workplace is delivered.
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Source: eLearning Industry

Students told to take 'consent courses' before enrolling for degree | Universities UK (UUK) - The Telegraph

Universities are making students undergo ‘consent courses’ before enrolling for degrees, a report representing Britain's vice-chancellors has found, as The Telegraph reports.

Universities are making students undergo ‘consent courses’ before enrolling for degrees, a report representing Britain's vice-chancellors has found.  
Photo: BERTRAND GUAY /AFP Universities UK (UUK), the representative organisation for educational institutions, on Wednesday published a report on harassment and hate crime on campuses. 

The report, entitled Changing the Culture, assesses the progress that universities have made since a taskforce was set up in 2016 to look at the scale of harassment and hate crime across higher education...

A spokesperson for SOAS University of London said: "The workshops address many important issues, including consent, sexual and gendered violence, as well as other forms of harassment, violence and abuse. 

“They’re delivered by trained facilitators during enrolment week and, while mandatory, students are able to access support from our Student Advice and Wellbeing Team and opt instead for survivor-led workshops. So they’ve become a highly valued addition to enrolment, positively received by students - and are a strong example of an important student-led national campaign."

Source: The Telegraph


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