Posts Tagged ‘drones’
Press Release – DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Here us a short outline from USAToday:
FAA completes landmark rules for commercial drones
U.S. Announces New ‘Ground Rules’ For Use Of Commercial Drones
More on drones in this IMS blog:
FAA panel says small drones could operate in populated areas
By Mark Rockwell Apr 07, 2016
The final report the Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration recommends dividing popular small-drone technology into four categories based on size and allowing some to be operated in populated areas.
more on drones in this IMS blog:
A gesture-controlled drone makes the pilot look like a Jedi
What You Should Know Before You Test The Holiday’s ‘Flyest’ Gift
- You can’t fly within five miles of an airport without special permission.
- You’re not allowed to fly in heavily populated areas or over sports stadiums.
- You can only fly at altitudes of 400 feet or less.
- And you can’t fly in D.C., because someone crashed a drone on the White House lawn.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Rogue drones: Transportation agency considers owner registration
and the objections against it: http://readwrite.com/2015/10/22/drones-regulations-laws-registry
FAA drops the hammer on drones, but specifics about regulations remain up in the air
Hope Reese | October 20, 2015, 1:04 PM PST http://www.techrepublic.com/article/faa-drops-the-hammer-on-drones-but-specifics-about-regulations-remain-up-in-the-air/
The specific FAA regulations are still unclear at this point—a task force is being assembled to collect recommendations by November 20th
FAA issues its small drone rule
Gamify! Play! Learn! Turn Campus Resources into Exciting Learning Experiences
- Gamification is the use of game mechanics and
game design techniques in non-game contexts.
- Gamification uses the natural desire for competition, achievement, status, altruism and/or collaboration (depending on the personality type).
- Objectives: A behavioral mechanic type, requiring the user to take action for the reward.
- Progression: Move the user through the content.
- Feedback: Informing the user of their status
Gamification Mechanic Benefits Each gamification mechanic result in one or more benefits.
Gamification Personality Types
People are motivated to play games differently.
Explorers: Pride themselves in exploring all facets of a game or the context surrounding it.
Killers: Driven by player vs player competition. Always comparing themselves to others.
Socializer: Prefers to chat, play cooperatively, and share game experiences with others.
Achievers: Look to achieve all objectives available in a game. Desires to beat the game itself.
Adaptive Learning in Online Learning: Results from an Ongoing Evaluation
Adaptive learning systems provide each student with a personalized learning experience, adapting the presentation of the content, and possibly the assessment to the individual ability of the student
Badges: A New Mode for Faculty Development
Outcomes: Understand the basics of a three-tiered framework for digital badges * Review the online badging platform * Explore topics for faculty development
Open Digital Badges: Microcredentials and the Higher Ed Landscape
Outcomes: Understand the open badge ecosystem and how it benefits learning in higher education * Review digital developments in badge delivery * Discover contexts for the future of badges. Daniel Hickeyhttp://www.educause.edu/library/resources/where-badges-work-betterA Framework for Interactivity in Competency-Based Courses: http://er.educause.edu/articles/2015/8/a-framework-for-interactivity-in-competency-based-coursesBadging in a Learner-Centered Context http://er.educause.edu/multimedia/2015/8/badging-in-a-learner-centered-context
Mozilla Open Badges 101: Digging into Badges (a webinar)
personalized learning or competency-based does not resolve it. GPA does not respond to employers search
regimenting credentials. digital representation of of skill or achievement. represent achievements on the web. social status (foursquare). granular, evidence-based and transferable. badge ecosystem (across multiple areas), this is why open badges; open system. Open Badge Standard: issuer information; earner information; criteria URL; evidence URL; Standards Alignment; Taxonomy Tags
Data Visualization: The What, the Who, and the How
OUTCOMES: Identify multiple opportunities for use of data visualization * Learn about multiple user communities, including those not centrally managed * Explore ways to support users and steer them toward good practiceshttp://www.educause.edu/sites/default/files/library/presentations/E15/SESS029/Data%2BViz%2BEducause%2B151028%2BFINAL1.pptxslides 7: What works well for technically savvy developers may not work for faculty or staff without those same credentials.
- Data Wrapper
- Oracle suite of OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) has been very successful for CSU
- Cognos (IBM) is another tool that is very popular for developers and has been used by USG central office
- D3 (For Data Driven Documents)
- Fusion Charts
- Chart js
- Google Charts
slide 11: Two primary design goals supported through Data Visualization:
- Discovery and Exploration
–What story is the data telling you
–Identify patterns and exceptions
–Compare, contrast, choose
–Explain, make a point, decide
qPresent more clearly or more forcefully than would be accomplished with text or tables
qReports, dashboards, infographics, etc.
qAllow us to see what would be difficult or impossible to see if not presented in a useful visualization
qRealm of research but moving into the mainstream
qCan same visualization serve both purposes?
iPad, You Pad, We All Pad: Transforming Teaching and Learning
Outcomes: Learn about the transformational impact of one-to-one iPad initiatives in the classroom * Understand the need for extensive faculty development and faculty adoption strategies * Appreciate deployment and support challenges====================
The Avalon Video and Audio Repository for Libraries and Beyond
Outcomes: Understand the problems Avalon solves * Understand the extended use cases addressed with Avalon, both present and intended future * Learn how best to engage with the Avalon project.========================
Karuta: Design Your Own Portfolio Process
Supporting the Discovery and Adoption of Open E-Textbooks
Outcomes: Identify quality open textbooks for general education, high-impact courses * Learn how to interpret textbook peer reviews with a faculty-created rubric * Understand how to reference these resources for the discovery of quality no- or low-cost materialshttp://www.educause.edu/sites/default/files/library/presentations/E15/PS58/COOL%2BEducause%2BPoster%2B2015.pdf
Seminar 12P – Six Secrets for Evaluating Online Teaching (separate registration is required)
OUTCOMES: Distinguish online content and practices that “count” as teaching behaviors * Design self-, peer-, and administrative-evaluation analytic tools * Develop a 6-stage, campus-wide program for evaluating online teachinghttp://www.educause.edu/annual-conference/2015/seminar-12p-six-secrets-evaluating-online-teaching-separate-registration-required
Reimagining Learning Space Design across the Disciplines
Outcomes: Identify and apply the principles of active learning associated with learning space deign * Understand the design process * Assemble an effective learning space design teamhttp://www.educause.edu/annual-conference/2015/reimagining-learning-space-design-across-disciplines
Thinking Digitally: Advancing Digital Literacy with Personalized Learning Tools
Outcomes: Understand the value of incorporating digital literacy into curriculum * Select from emerging personalized learning technologies to support digital literacy across diverse academic scenarios * Adapt a methodology for developing partnerships to advance digital literacy across the organizationhttp://www.educause.edu/annual-conference/2015/thinking-digitally-advancing-digital-literacy-personalized-learning-tools===============
What’s That Droning Overhead?
Outcomes: Learn about the drone devices in use, from miniature to massive * Understand the impact of drones on academic institutions, for better or worse * Learn what drone activities are legally allowable, banned, or discouragedhttp://www.educause.edu/annual-conference/2015/whats-droning-overhead
5. Using small unmanned aerial vehicles today is similar to the “fair use” of media
Resources – Higher Ed Drone Policies
The Ohio State University
Iowa State University
University of Kansas
Penn State University
University of New Mexico
The Association of College and University Policy
Administrators (ACUPA, acupa.org)
what is worth at this year’s Educause
Signal-Scrambling Tech ‘Freezes’ Drones in Midair
A new device that can detect, target and deter commercial drones could be used to keep the flying robots away from areas where they’re not wanted, like government properties, airports or your own backyard.
The new anti-drone system has been tested in the United Kingdom, the United States and France, according to the BBC. But there’s no word yet on when or where this drone-freezing technology could be used in these countries.
LITA’s forum has a question, which many are waiting for an answer:
From: David Library [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:42 AM
Subject: [lita-l] Re: Getting Into Drones
Cool. My girlfriend and I build them. Lots of fun and POWERFUL.
On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 6:20 PM, Cody Behles (cbehles) <email@example.com> wrote:
We are implementing a drone lending program at my institution. I am familiar with the University of South Florida case, but does anyone else have a drone lending program in their library (preferably one that is not being held up by the FAA)?
Emerging Technologies Librarian
126 Ned R. McWherter Library
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee USA 38152
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