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Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2019 · fast.ai
Launching today, the 2019 edition of Practical Deep Learning for Coders, the third iteration of the course, is 100% new material, including applications that have never been covered by an introductory deep learning course before (with some techniques that haven’t even been published in academic papers yet). There are seven lessons, each around 2 hours long, and you should plan to spend about 10 hours on assignments for each lesson.
ai  machinelearning  programming  deeplearning  ml  tutorial  datascience  education  python 
7 weeks ago by whip_lash
A Self-Learning, Modern Computer Science Curriculum
This is a collection of modern resources on various undergrad level computer science topics, for someone with an interest in theory. Use LibGen if you can't buy these books. You don't have to do everything here, just the topics of interest to you.
course  education  learning  programming 
7 weeks ago by whip_lash
CS 188: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2018
This course will introduce the basic ideas and techniques underlying the design of intelligent computer systems. A specific emphasis will be on the statistical and decision-theoretic modeling paradigm.
ai  machinelearning  courses  education 
11 weeks ago by whip_lash
Security Education Companion
Welcome to the Security Education Companion! SEC is a resource for people teaching digital security to their friends and neighbors.
security  education 
december 2018 by whip_lash
GitHub - dibgerge/ml-coursera-python-assignments: Python assignments for the machine learning class by andrew ng on coursera with complete submission for grading capability and re-written instructions.
This repositry contains the python versions of the programming assignments for the Machine Learning online class taught by Professor Andrew Ng. This is perhaps the most popular introductory online machine learning class. In addition to being popular, it is also one of the best Machine learning classes any interested student can take to get started with machine learning. An unfortunate aspect of this class is that the programming assignments are in MATLAB or OCTAVE, probably because this class was made before python become the go-to language in machine learning.

The Python machine learning ecosystem has grown exponentially in the past few years, and still gaining momentum. I suspect that many students who want to get started with their machine learning journey would like to start it with Python also. It is for those reasons I have decided to re-write all the programming assignments in Python, so students can get acquainted with its ecosystem from the start of their learning journey.
ai  education  machinelearning  programming  python  tutorial 
september 2018 by whip_lash
Project Python
Project Python is a free interactive book that will teach you to code in Python, using graphics, animations, and games. You’ll also learn ways to solve classical computer science problems, principles of software design, and how to analyze algorithm performance. No prior experience required; you’ll write code to draw a smiley face by the end of the first chapter
python  education  tutorial 
september 2018 by whip_lash
Direct Instruction: A Half Century of Research Shows Superior Results - Marginal REVOLUTION
Direct Instruction was pioneered by Siegfried Engelmann in the 1960s and is a scientific approach to teaching. First, a skill such as reading or subtraction is broken down into simple components, then a method to teach that component is developed and tested in lab and field. The method must be explicitly codified and when used must be free of vagueness so students are reliably led to the correct interpretation. Materials, methods and scripts are then produced for teachers to follow very closely. Students are ability not age-grouped and no student advances before mastery. The lessons are fast-paced and feedback and assessment are quick. You can get an idea of how it works in the classroom in this Thales Academy promotional video. Here is a math lesson on counting. It looks odd but it works.
education 
february 2018 by whip_lash
The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything
It's called the Feynman Technique and it will help you learn anything faster and with greater understanding. Best of all, it's incredibly easy to implement.
learning  education 
january 2018 by whip_lash
Washington Monthly | The Looming Decline of the Public Research University
Trump’s cuts would affect all research universities, but not equally. The problem is more pronounced at public universities than privates, and especially at public institutions in the Midwest, which have historically conducted some of the nation’s most important research. These schools are desperately needed to diversify economies that rely disproportionately on manufacturing and agriculture and lack the wealthy private institutions that fuel the knowledge industries found in Silicon Valley or along Boston’s 128/I-95 corridor.

GOTTA MOVE OUT OF THE STICKS FELLAS
education  research  politics 
december 2017 by whip_lash
The Case Against Reading Everything · The Walrus
There’s no doubt that, in the political realm, we need more connection with those we disagree with. But for the most part, “read widely” belongs to a class of expression that’s good to be heard saying (as in: we need “more dialogue” or we need “to have a national conversation about sheet cake”).

I LAFFED
education  politics 
december 2017 by whip_lash
What’s College Good For? - The Atlantic
What does this mean for the individual student? Would I advise an academically well-prepared 18-year-old to skip college because she won’t learn much of value? Absolutely not. Studying irrelevancies for the next four years will impress future employers and raise her income potential. If she tried to leap straight into her first white-collar job, insisting, “I have the right stuff to graduate, I just choose not to,” employers wouldn’t believe her. To unilaterally curtail your education is to relegate yourself to a lower-quality pool of workers. For the individual, college pays.
college  education  economics 
december 2017 by whip_lash
WeWork Hits Education With an Entrepreneurial School for Kids - Bloomberg
“In my book, there’s no reason why children in elementary schools can’t be launching their own businesses,” Rebekah Neumann said in an interview.
education  kids  humor  ilaffed 
november 2017 by whip_lash
The Gender Gap in STEM is NOT What You Think - Marginal REVOLUTION
Put (too) simply the only men who are good enough to get into university are men who are good at STEM. Women are good enough to get into non-STEM and STEM fields. Thus, among university students, women dominate in the non-STEM fields and men survive in the STEM fields. (The former is mathematically certain while the latter is true only given current absolute numbers of male students. If fewer men went to college, women would dominate both fields). I don’t know whether this story will hold up but one attractive feature, as a theory, is that it is consistent with the worrying exit from the labor market of men at the bottom.

If we accept these results, the gender gap industry is focused on the wrong thing. The real gender gap is that men are having trouble competing everywhere except in STEM.
education  Gender 
september 2017 by whip_lash
Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong | WIRED
Interleaving and varying your study location will help whether you’re mastering math skills, learning French, or trying to become a better ballroom dancer.
education  learning  memory  studying 
june 2017 by whip_lash
Curriculum
No-pay MBA curriculum.
mba  education 
march 2015 by whip_lash
Jeff Bezos and the End of PowerPoint | Rightly Understood | Big Think
 The truth is, of course, that PowerPointing, tweeting, texting, and even emailing and blogging have been hell on thinking. 
education  powerpoint  presentations  thinking 
september 2013 by whip_lash
Udacity - Educating the 21st Century
Learn programming in seven weeks. We'll teach you enough about computer science that you can build a web search engine like Google or Yahoo!
programming  education  learning 
january 2012 by whip_lash
Goshen College Board of Directors ask for alternative to playing the national anthem
"The Goshen College Board of Directors announced today that it has asked President James E. Brenneman to find an alternative to playing the Star-Spangled Banner that fits with sports tradition, that honors country and that resonates with Goshen College's core values and respects the views of diverse constituencies."
education  mennonites  hippies  bullshit 
september 2011 by whip_lash
The Human Nature of Teaching III: When Is Teaching an Act of Aggression? | Psychology Today
"Now, to the question posed in the title to this essay: When is teaching an act of aggression? My answer is that any coercive teaching is an act of aggression. Any teaching that that is not wanted by the student, but is forced on the student, is an act of aggression. Any educational use of rewards or punishments to make students learn is an act of aggression."
learning  education 
september 2011 by whip_lash
Project Euler
"Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems."
programming  math  puzzles  education  learning 
september 2011 by whip_lash
What Really Keeps Poor People Poor | JonBischke.com
"Poverty is not deprivation. It is isolation. When the high school senior from the inner city doesn’t get into Harvard or Yale, she’s being isolated from the networks that could allow to reach the highest rungs of society. In all fairness, many people from impoverished communities have been able to access these networks in recent decades and it has lead to some of the greatest success stories of our time. Michelle Obama. Sonia Sotomayor. Even a story like Lloyd Blankfein’s (Goldman Sachs CEO/Chairman) is largely one of accessing networks (through a full ride to Harvard) that would have been normally inaccessible to a son of a Postal Service worker."
education  sociology  economics 
may 2011 by whip_lash
Department of Education | For-Profit College Regulation | Wall Street Short Sellers | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment
"The Education Department’s inspector general is investigating Wall Street short sellers’ role in strict new regulations of the for-profit college sector, sources confirm to The Daily Caller.

The investigation could reveal the extent to which the investors, who are hoping to profit when the for-profit firms’ stock goes down, influenced the process or received advance knowledge about regulatory actions by the department."
corruption  education 
april 2011 by whip_lash
3quarksdaily: Khan Academy aims to reinvent education through video
"Khan wants to increase the academy’s video library to tens of thousands of video tutorials - each about 10 minutes long - that students would watch in the evening as “homework.” Then the next day in class, the students would work on homework-like assignments, where they could ask the teacher questions and work with their peers. In essence, by “flipping the classroom,” students could watch a video lecture as many times as they like, at their own pace, and then have time in class to ask specific questions."
education 
march 2011 by whip_lash
Where Did the Korean Greengrocers Go? by Laura Vanderkam - City Journal
More fundamentally, there’s the Korean narrative in America. As Americans debate immigration policy yet again, Korean-Americans have shown exactly how immigration should work, vaulting several rungs up the U.S. economic ladder in one generation. Duke professor Jacob Vigdor’s 2008 report for the Manhattan Institute, “Measuring Immigrant Assimilation in the United States,” found Koreans economically indistinguishable from native-born Americans. The children of Korean immigrants aren’t manning cash registers late at night; they’re in lines of work that pay more and that their parents see as higher-status.
immigration  education 
february 2011 by whip_lash
Minneapolis
Eventually, DiMaggio got used to not asking questions. He got used to skimming the essays as fast as possible, glancing over the responses for about two minutes apiece before clicking a score.

Every so often, though, his thoughts would drift to the school in Arkansas or Ohio or Pennsylvania. If they only knew what was going on behind the scenes.

"The legitimacy of testing is being taken for granted," he says. "It's a farce."
education 
february 2011 by whip_lash
Your Child Left Behind - Magazine - The Atlantic
We’ve known for some time how this story ends nationwide: only 6 percent of U.S. students perform at the advanced-proficiency level in math, a share that lags behind kids in some 30 other countries, from the United Kingdom to Taiwan. But what happens when we break down the results? Do any individual U.S. states wind up near the top?

Incredibly, no. Even if we treat each state as its own country, not a single one makes it into the top dozen contenders on the list. The best performer is Massachusetts, ringing in at No. 17. Minnesota also makes it into the upper-middle tier, followed by Vermont, New Jersey, and Washington. And down it goes from there, all the way to Mississippi, whose students—by this measure at least—might as well be attending school in Thailand or Serbia.
education 
december 2010 by whip_lash
Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction - NYTimes.com
“Their brains are rewarded not for staying on task but for jumping to the next thing,” said Michael Rich, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and executive director of the Center on Media and Child Health in Boston. And the effects could linger: “The worry is we’re raising a generation of kids in front of screens whose brains are going to be wired differently.”
culture  education  internet  learning  memory 
november 2010 by whip_lash
Modern Perl, by chromatic - Onyx Neon Press
Modern Perl is one way to describe how experienced and effective Perl 5 programmers work. They use language idioms. They take advantage of the CPAN. They're recognizably Perlish, and they show good taste and craftsmanship and a full understanding of Perl.

You can learn this too, whether you've dabbled with Perl for a decade or someone just handed you this book and said "Fix this code by Friday.
books  education  free  howto  programming 
november 2010 by whip_lash
The Shadow Scholar - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
I've written toward a master's degree in cognitive psychology, a Ph.D. in sociology, and a handful of postgraduate credits in international diplomacy. I've worked on bachelor's degrees in hospitality, business administration, and accounting. I've written for courses in history, cinema, labor relations, pharmacology, theology, sports management, maritime security, airline services, sustainability, municipal budgeting, marketing, philosophy, ethics, Eastern religion, postmodern architecture, anthropology, literature, and public administration. I've attended three dozen online universities. I've completed 12 graduate theses of 50 pages or more. All for someone else.
culture  education  ethics 
november 2010 by whip_lash
Law schools are manufacturing more lawyers than America needs, and law students aren't happy about it. - By Annie Lowrey - Slate Magazine
nother point is that prospective law students usually look at average pay at graduation. But the average hides substantial inequality: There are the jobs at white-shoe firms that pay about $160,000 per year to recent graduates, and then there are the rest of jobs, which generally pay between $45,000 and $60,000. Almost no salaries are near the median or the average. They are clustered at the bottom, with fewer high earners, many of whom come from a handful of super-elite law schools, up at the top. That means that most students do not meet the break-even salary—the starting salary that would make law school tuition a good investment, estimated at around $65,000.
law  education 
october 2010 by whip_lash
Anki - friendly, intelligent flashcards
Review anywhere. Anki lets you study on your own computer, online, on your cell phone or other portable devices like an iPod touch.
Synchronization features let you keep your information across multiple computers.
Shared decks allow you to divide work between friends, and let teachers push material to many students at once.
Intelligent scheduler based on the SuperMemo SM2 algorithm.
Flexible fact/card model that allows you to generate multiple views of information, and input information in the format you wish. You're not limited to predefined styles.
Fully extensible, with a large number of plugins already available.
Optimized for speed, and will handle reviewing decks of 100,000+ cards with no problems.
Clean, user-friendly interface.
Open Source
education  learning  memory  tools  opensource 
october 2010 by whip_lash
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