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Punchh Launches Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 Mag 2019

Punchh, the leader in digital marketing solutions for physical retailers, today announced the launch of Punchh Deep Sentiment Analysis. The new product allows brands to extract valuable insights from customer reviews using Punchh’s natural language comprehension engine built with industry-leading deep learning and artificial intelligence.Punchh Deep Sentiment Analysis integrates seamlessly with the Punchh Marketing Cloud, offering real-time descriptive and predictive analytics in a user-friendly dashboard with one-click navigation. Its natural language processing model achieves human-level performance, defined as more than 93 percent accurate, and features multi-language support.
Punchh is the world leader in innovative digital marketing products for physical retailers, combining AI and machine learning technologies, mobile-first expertise, and omnichannel communications designed to dramatically increase lifetime customer value. Punchh offers partners access to real-time consumer information via a live dashboard, enabling them to create and launch campaigns, target specific user segments and review guest feedback. Marketers can connect with customers across any channel through loyalty, offers, ordering, payments, feedback, surveys, gift cards, games and more. More than 160 global enterprise brands rely on Punchh to grow revenue by building customer relationships at every stage, from anonymous to loyalist.

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Quando il digital diventa coaching learning

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 Mag 2019

L’evoluzione è ciò a cui aspira l’uomo: trasformazione, cambiamento ma soprattutto miglioramento. In una società sempre più digital e tecnologica, il modo vincente per evolvere è attuare il passaggio dall’essere sapiens a i-sapiens, dove la i può rappresentare l’io, l’innovazione, l’ispirazione: ossia una nuova luce per il futuro. Ed è così che nasce isapiens, un’azienda operativa nel settore della formazione digitale presente sul mercato con il marchio esclusivo AliveLearning, che la contraddistingue dalle metodologie e tecnologie di e-learning sviluppate e diffuse nell’ultimo ventennio.
Nella battaglia impari tra uomo e tecnologia (sempre più avanzata), può salvarsi dall’irrilevanza solo colui che si dimostra capace e aperto a un apprendimento costante e disposto ad approfondire – regolarmente – le competenze necessarie per rispondere alle esigenze del lavoro. Ecco cosa offre isapiens: un’evoluzione professionale, grazie a un modello di insegnamento che va oltre la formazione tradizionale e digitale, superando anche il gradino dell’e-learning.All’interno di un mercato in forte cambiamento – come quello dell’education – ma comunque in crescita, l’Azienda propone, come servizio principale, il Blended learning, ossia una formazione “mista” che prevede la presenza, su differenti livelli, di un coach. Per questa ragione isapiens ha un quid in più rispetto alle già consolidate attività di formazione online: l’utente accede non più a cataloghi di corsi anonimi ma ad un catalogo di coach in cui l’interazione con esso può essere a distanza in modo asincrono, dal vivo o, meglio ancora, one-to one. “Your evolution partner” è, infatti, il claim di isapiens ed è attorno a questa idea che ruota l’interesse verso uno “sviluppo di competenze, abilità e comportamenti che possano diventare skills per rendere l’uomo rilevante in un mondo del lavoro dominato dalle macchine” dichiara Michelangelo Ferraro, CEO isapiens, “è necessario, quindi, coltivare e diffondere la cultura, salire di livello e diventare imprenditori di noi stessi per quanto concerne la nostra formazione, anche grazie al supporto della tecnologia”.L’attenzione rivolta al futuro, alla professionalità e alla dedizione per il lavoro che si svolge, è l’anima di isapiens che da sempre si mostra all’avanguardia nella formazione del personale di grandi aziende che puntano e investono in un team di professionisti specializzati e con competenze qualificate. (fonte: http://www.isapiens.com)

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Accelerate Learning, a global leader in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 novembre 2018

Announced a partnership with BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios.The new partnership will result in the creation of the STEMscopes-BBC STEMedia Streaming Package, consisting of thousands of BBC videos, articles, photos, news and virtual reality segments that will be aligned to the award winning STEMscopes™ PreK-12 digital STEM curriculum. It will be available as an add-on to the STEMscopes program and available to K-12 schools and districts in Spring 2019. In addition, new instructional videos will be added to the existing digital STEM curriculum using BBC footage throughout 2020.The BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit has produced unparalleled global landmark programs such as Blue Planet I & II, Planet Earth I & II, Frozen Planet and Hidden Kingdoms. It remains committed to huge creative ambition, discovering ever more about our natural world, with production values, skills and specialist knowledge that are second to none.Coupled with the BBC’s powerful story-telling and stunning video capabilities, the new instructional video content from Accelerate Learning, is primed to inspire and excite students in the classroom. Both products will be developed to instill a sense of wonder, curiosity, and discovery in students while teaching the foundations of scientific literacy and understanding. Students will be able to experience a world of wonders and current science events directly in the classroom.
“We are thrilled to partner with BBC Learning to help us continue to improve our curriculum and create new real-world, relevant, and job related learning experiences for the students we serve,” said Dr. Vernon Johnson, President and CEO of Accelerate Learning. “BBC programs such as Planet Earth, Africa and Life have been the gold-standard for over a decade in captivating audiences and bringing us the ability to see into unknown and sometimes undiscovered worlds. Having the ability to incorporate the world-class programming and educational assets of BBC Learning into our curriculum, we can help students make real-world connections to and deepen their understanding of STEM, why it matters, and most importantly deliver a love of science.”
Incubated at Rice University and developed by Accelerate Learning, STEMscopes PreK-12 is built from the ground up to address the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and today’s state standards. It combines an award-winning digital curriculum, supplemental print materials, and ready-made exploration kits with a 24/7 professional development portal to support and propel student and teacher success. STEMscopes can be implemented in traditional, blended, and 1:1 classrooms as a core or supplementary science curriculum. Independent studies show that schools who use STEMscopes in the classroom have experienced double digital increases in student passing rates on science assessments.

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Major League Baseball Selects AWS as its Official Provider for Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 luglio 2018

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) has chosen AWS as its official provider for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning workloads. In extending its long-standing relationship, MLB will use AWS machine learning services to continue development of Statcast—the tracking technology that runs on AWS to analyze player performance for every game—and develop new technologies to support MLB Clubs in driving innovative fan experiences and engagement across all 30 Major League ballparks. In addition, MLB will work with the Amazon ML Solutions Lab to amplify game statistical data integrations within broadcasts, including MLB Network, and live digital distribution, such as MLB.com and the MLB At Bat app, using machine learning, creating more personalized viewer experiences tailored for each market and geographic region. AWS’s broad range of cloud-based machine learning services will enable MLB to eliminate the manual, time-intensive processes associated with record keeping and statistics, such as scorekeeping, capturing game notes, and classifying pitches. By using Amazon SageMaker, MLB is empowering its developers and data scientists to automate these tasks as they learn to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models at scale. For example, MLB and Amazon ML Solutions Lab are using Amazon SageMaker to test how well they can accurately predict pitches by evaluating the pitcher, batter, catcher, and situation to predict the type and location of the next pitch. MLB also intends to leverage Amazon SageMaker and the natural language processing service Amazon Comprehend to build a language model that would create analysis for live games in the tone and style of iconic announcers to capture that distinct broadcast essence baseball fans know and revere.

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Tencent Partners with Age of Learning to Launch ABCmouse Immersive English Learning Program for Children in China

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 aprile 2018

Tencent and Age of Learning, Inc., announced the launch of a new ABCmouseTM English learning program in China, an expert-designed immersive language learning product that provides Chinese children with an essential foundation for English conversational fluency and literacy.The new ABCmouse program was developed through an innovative partnership between the leading digital children’s education company in the U.S. and one of largest Internet companies in the world. Age of Learning’s team of child development and language learning experts created the ABCmouse English learning curriculum, currently comprised of more than 5,000 engaging learning activities organized into hundreds of lessons and a structured learning path, based on extensive research on second-language acquisition. Tencent has expertly integrated this curriculum into a new ABCmouse mobile application and website, and is responsible for product development, marketing, sales, and customer support.Closely collaborating with Age of Learning, Tencent localized the ABCmouse program for China, including integration of ABCmouse with QQ, China’s leading instant messaging platform serving 783 million monthly active users, and with WeChat / Weixin, China’s leading social network and content platform serving more than 1 billion monthly active users. This integration makes it easy for parents and other family members to follow and participate in their child’s English language learning. As part of the extensive localization effort, ABC Mouse, the animated mouse who guides children through the English learning program, was redesigned specifically for the China market.“Online education is very important for Tencent,” said Dowson Tong, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent and President of Tencent’s Social Network Group. “Age of Learning is the market leader in the United States and an ideal partner, with deep expertise and a ten-year track record of success creating effective learning experiences for millions of children.”
The ABCmouse English learning curriculum is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 8, teaching English as a second language in the same natural sequence as their native language: listening and understanding, speaking, phonics and reading, and then writing. Lessons include engaging instructional animations featuring an English teacher and six children in an international school setting, along with more than 5,000 interactive English learning activities including games, songs, puzzles, art activities, and books. Speech recognition technology has also been incorporated into the newly designed product, prompting children to record their voices as they become confident and proficient in speaking English words, phrases and sentences. The immediate feedback provided by the system helps children develop excellent English pronunciation and supports comprehensive vocabulary acquisition.
“Our goal at Age of Learning is to help children build a strong foundation for success in school and in life. For children in many countries, English fluency is an essential part of that foundation,” said Doug Dohring, Founder and CEO of Age of Learning. “We’re extremely pleased to partner with Tencent to bring our unique ABCmouse English learning curriculum to China.” The new ABCmouse English learning program is available on all major platforms, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and computers. It can be accessed at abcmouse.qq.com and from all major app stores in China.

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1996-2017: il cooperative learning in Italia

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 6 giugno 2017

Roma Venerdì 9 Giugno 2017, ore 11:00 Polo Didattico Principe d’Amedeo, Aula 4 Via Principe d’Amedeo, 186. Il Laboratorio di Ricerca CEFORC “e la Società SIREF “Società Italiana di Ricerca Educativa e Formativa” invitano al seminario di studio in onore del Prof. Mario Comoglio dal titolo “1996-2017, il cooperative learning in Italia. Un sistema generativo tra attualità, criticità e prospettive”.

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Learning city and cultural diversity

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 febbraio 2017

unescoRoma Giovedì 16 Febbraio 2017, ore 9:00 Palazzo Firenze, Loggia del Primaticcio Piazza di Firenze, 27 International Conference Learning City and Cultural Diversity Roma, Il Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione dell’Università Roma Tre, in collaborazione con la Commissione Italiana Nazionale per l’Unesco, intende realizzare, un convegno scientifico a carattere internazionale sui temi relativi a learning city e diversità culturale, che rappresentano anche alcune delle priorità dell’Agenda 2030 sullo Sviluppo Sostenibile delle Nazioni Unite. L’obiettivo dell’iniziativa è di presentare, in una prospettiva nazionale ed internazionale, il quadro d’insieme, teorico, metodologico ed esperienziale, sul tema delle learning cities. Le città, intese come metafora ed espressione territoriale, sociale, politica e culturale, possono essere mobilitate per dimostrare come usare efficacemente le loro risorse in tutti i settori, al fine di promuovere e arricchire il loro potenziale umano, sostenere la crescita personale lungo l’arco della vita, ma soprattutto dare impulso allo sviluppo dell’uguaglianza e della giustizia sociale, insieme con il mantenimento di una coesione sociale armoniosa. Tale posizione è inoltre arricchita dal concetto di human security, ormai parte integrante del lessico del settore politico, dei governi, del personale militare e non-governativo, che abbraccia questioni quali il crimine organizzato e non, i diritti umani e la buona governance, i conflitti armati, il genocidio e i crimini di massa, la salute e lo sviluppo, le risorse e l’ambiente. Inoltre il convegno si presenta come opportunità per stabilire e consolidare rapporti di collaborazione tra soggetti e istituzioni interessate al tema, appartenenti a diversi sistemi e ambiti istituzionali, culturali e della società civile; si prefigge così l’obiettivo di pervenire alla costituzione di un tavolo inter-istituzionale teso alla definizione di un documento condiviso di cui l’Ateneo di Roma Tre possa essere promotore. Gli attori coinvolti che hanno manifestato la volontà di partecipare attivamente al convegno sono, oltre alla Commissione Unesco già menzionata, il Centro Unesco per l’Apprendimento permanente con sede ad Amburgo, il Ministero dell’Interno, il Comando generale della Guardia Costiera – Capitanerie di Porto, l’Università di Glasgow, l’Università di Helsinki, l’amministrazione comunale della città di Torino che lo scorso anno ha ottenuto il riconoscimento quale learning city, il CNR, Il MIUR, la Rete Universitaria Italiana per l’Apprendimento Permanente (RUIAP), l’Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (ASVIS), il Centro Regionale di Informazione delle Nazioni Unite.

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Blackboard Launches Learning Analytics Solution

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 26 aprile 2012

Washington, (PR Newswire) At a time when education institutions are increasingly looking for ways to leverage data to improve performance and student outcomes, Blackboard Inc. today announced the launch of Blackboard Analytics for Learn™, a solution that gives education leaders an unprecedented view of teaching and learning across their institution. The application harnesses learning activity and data from the learning management (LMS) and student information systems (SIS) to give education stakeholders at all levels access to on demand information needed to improve academic success and student retention.
Armed with greater insight, campus leaders can better set and measure learning goals and assess the success of various programs. Instructors can quickly identify where students are falling behind and intervene to support them, and get better insight into course development approaches that can be more engaging for students. Even students can leverage the application to gain insight into course activity and progression measures of their peers to better understand activity patterns associated with peer performance.
Blackboard Analytics for Learn was built on the Blackboard Analytics™ platform and is one of six modules in the suite of solutions. Each module within Blackboard Analytics provides immediate access to data analytics and insight on areas including enrollment management, finance and human resources. Blackboard Analytics was launched in 2011 and is now used to guide data-driven decision making at more than 130 higher education institutions.Blackboard Analytics for Learn is currently available for clients using Blackboard Learn™ 9.1, with Service Pack 4 or later. The application integrates with the leading SIS solutions and can be customized to integrate with other SIS solutions.
Blackboard Inc. is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard’s solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Blackboard represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release. Actual results may differ materially as a result of various important factors. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

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Action learning program

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 giugno 2010

London. Even before receiving their MBA degrees, students at Hult International Business School must showcase their hard-earned strategic mettle. Hult’s Action Learning Program (ALP), a real-world management exercise offered at the conclusion of the Hult MBA experience, lets students flex their management muscle by providing blue-chip corporations with practical solutions to existing problems. Duracell, Xerox, Pfizer, and the Financial Times are among the companies participating in this year’s ALP, which will take place on Hult’s campuses in Boston, London, and Dubai. ALP teams—consisting of four to six students—compete to provide clients with innovative solutions and ideas for growth. At the conclusion of the project, each student team presents a proposal for action to representatives of the client organization. The ALP, which was launched in 1964 and has been identified by Forbes as “highly distinctive” and in the top five MBA programs in the United States, has drawn many industry leaders in the past, including IBM, Sylvania, and Sherwin Williams. The solutions presented to these companies, created under the guidance of a Hult faculty advisor, oftentimes resonate long after the participating students graduate from Hult.
Hult International Business School (formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management) is the first global business school with operations in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The school offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Masters, and Undergraduate degrees. Hult is ranked 5th for International Mobility and 6th for International Business by the Financial Times, and is among the Top 50 best business schools in the world and Top 25 in the U.S. by the Economist. The school is a fully accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of MBAs. For more information about Hult International Business School, please visit http://www.hult.edu

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Quality Assurance in universities

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 settembre 2009

Quality Assurance processes used in universities must allow more space for ‘risk taking and failure’ as this is essential for stimulating innovation and creativity in higher education. This is one of the recommendations of a new report published this week by the European University Association. The report “Improving quality, enhancing creativity: change process in European higher education institutions” is based on a two-year EC-funded project, that EUA has carried out with partners ACQUIN (the Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute, Germany), the Higher Education Academy (UK) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.  The project brought together 29 higher education institutions and Quality Assurance (QA) Agencies from 18 different countries to explore what kind of quality assurance processes in teaching and learning (external and internal) can actually support creativity and innovation. In the past, there have been concerns that QA processes can actually inhibit creativity within higher education.
The European University Association, as the representative organisation of both the European universities and the national rectors’ conferences, is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. EUA’s mission is to promote the development of a coherent system of European higher education and research.

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