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Educational Blockchain

Just as a “Cryptocurrency” Blockchain is intended to build trust in digital financial transactions.  An “Educational” Blockchain is intended to build trust in digital educational transactions. Trust is needed since digital transactions are not reality; they just represent reality.  Trusting that the transaction represents what it suggests it represents is critical for educational valuation. It helps the learning answer the question, Will this learning help me? Updated Feb. 7, 2024

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Reinforcement  Learning

Reinforcement  Learning We examine the formation of signaling conventions in a framework of a multi-agent reinforcement learning model. Introducing a population renewal algorithm, which in the presence of superlinear reinforcement, considerably enhances formation of...

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The Future of Education is Streamed Media

In the past, I used to buy music on vinyl records.  I would put them on a "turntable" and play them.   Now I buy music subscription services and stream my music.   In the past, I used to buy news from newspapers and magazines.  Now I buy news subscription services and...

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eLearning Trends

Training remote learners and driving performance gain over distance is the new reality. With an increase in work from home, it has led to a need to have an Agile and Flexible Digital Workplace. Organizations need to create a digital workplace that can easily move from...

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Obstacles to Learning

Obstacles to Learning Noise as a Fundamental Obstacle to Learning Let me go on record and acknowledge that I truly understand that while getting good enough information for learning is fairly easy, getting the “BEST” information for learning is not so easy. The reason...

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How to Encourage Responsible and Meaningful Engagement in Public Discourse

I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of -CLARENCE D ARROW To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know. That is true knowledge. -HENRY DAVID THOREAU We have met the enemy and he is us. -WALT KELLY'S "PoGo"...

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3 Learning Steps

Step one: gain a complete understanding of the natural laws that govern the thing you are trying to learn. Step two: gain a complete understanding of our own capabilities, aptitudes, skills, and talents for the thing you are trying to learn. Step three: implement...

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The Difficulty to Building Consensus is on clear display with Religion on Wikipedia. But there are solutions. Like Separating Facts and Conclusions, and transparency to the source.

A interesting post from the Religion New Service (RNS) about the "Edit Wars" on the Religious Pages of Wikipedia clearly demonstrate the difficulty to Building Consensus.  But, there is a solution.  Clearly identify what are facts and what are conclusions.  Then...

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Change is Needed in Education

Education is hopelessly antiquated and crippled by 1st Century fears and 18th Century assembly-line work rules. Until the religious, political, and economic stranglehold on the world's school's is broken, there is virtually no hope things will change. Teachers should...

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