Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)
and Technology Acceptances Model (TAM)
Bracq, M et al (2019). Learning procedural skills with a virtual reality simulator: An acceptability study. Nurse Education Today, 79, 153–160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.05.026
I was trying to think of something to do with my spare pi zero… from r/raspberry_pi
Irate Comcast subscriber turns Raspberry Pi into a watchdog for slow Internet speeds
Ethermap is a new tool that simplifies the process of collaboratively creating online maps. Unlike Google’s My Maps, Google Earth, or ESRI’s mapping tools, Ethermap doesn’t require user registration.
To invite others to work on your Ethermap with you, you simply have to give them the link to your map.
Google Maps & Earth – More Than Just Social Studies.
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the service can be used for a variety of functions at schools and colleges, including verifying credentials, tracking donations and payments, or handling other student records.
a K-6 educational app called SpoonRead
Blockchain is a decentralized system where every record is linked and transparent, and any alterations leave a trail that supposedly can’t be hidden.
Some have questioned whether there is a need for blockchain in student records, considering that other kinds of encryption techniques already exist to protect and verify things like credentials.
more on blockchain in education in this IMS blog
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AI computing involves two phases: training and inference. Training requires computers that can process enormous amounts of data. For example, getting an AI system to recognize what’s in photographs requires a computer to sort through billions of labeled photos to create a model. That model is used in the second step to infer, or identify, what’s in a specific photo.
Intel already sells its Nervana chips for training and inference to data centers packed with servers, computing infrastructure that often powers services at AI-heavy companies such as Google and Facebook. Intel is now shipping its larger, more expensive and power-hungry Nervana NNP-T chips for training and its smaller NNP-I chips for inference, the chipmaker announced.
he latest crop of phones like the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, OnePlus 7 Pro or Google Pixel 4
If your phone doesn’t have a built-in wide-angle mode (as you’ll find on the iPhone 11 ($699 at Amazon) series or Galaxy S10 Plus), you should take a look at Moment’s range of clip-on phone lenses, available for all recent iPhones, Galaxy phones, Pixels and OnePlus phones.
Moment also makes filter adapters for screw-in 62mm filters, such as polarizers, which can help reduce reflections on water or boost the blues in the sky. Filter adapters also let you use professional-quality square Lee Filters, which slide into a holder connected to the adapter via a 62mm adapter ring.
In The Age Of A.I. (2019) — This just aired last night and it’s absolutely fantastic. It presents a great look at AI, and it also talks about automation, wealth inequality, data-mining and surveillance. from Documentaries
13 min 40 sec = Wechat
14 min 60 sec = data is the new oil and China is the new Saudi Arabia
18 min 30 sec = social credit and facial recognition
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