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February 2019: Sorry for the downtime Tuesday, 12th February. It was caused by an attempt to fix a small database error that in turn sparked a much bigger error. 

  • As a member of McGill's Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives, I was a part of the North American Dialogue on Biocultural Diversity May 2019. Here is a briefing about the event and the Declaration we developed:...
  • Well this is good news! Of course, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions and there is much that could go wrong in between plan and execution, but it seems that Twitter is recommitting itself to openness, standards, and the use of protocols...
  • Jill Diachuk published a blog post Week 14 yesterday
    Week 14:              “Yes, You Are a Writer” was a blog post that related well to me personally and would relate back to Fernsteen and Reda’s  (2011)...
  • Jill Diachuk published a blog post Week 12 yesterday
    WEEK 12:  Research found in a university library is has some form of scholarly background or peer review on it. The literature has been proven and sourced not a quick google search. One of the first things I was taught through school was to...
  • Jill Diachuk published a blog post Week 11 yesterday
    Week11: Writing a critical review was a good way to start writing academically again in a shorter form. It has been around 4 years and change since I have had to writing a legitimate paper . By receiving feedback from the instructor, it gave me a...
  • Jill Diachuk published a blog post Week 10 yesterday
    Week 10:  The main difference that stands out for me is that a critical review is of one article or journal. There may be other opportunities to make additions to your critical review through secondary books, journals etc. but the main focus...
  • Jill Diachuk published a blog post Week 9 yesterday
    Week 9:  Writing a critical review was a good way to start writing academically again in a shorter form. It has been around 4 years and change since I have had to writing a legitimate paper . By receiving feedback from the instructor, it...
  • This ‘Teaching Guide’ describes the materials and approaches associated with the ‘Children in the Viking Age’ teaching pack developed by Dr Kirsty Squires, Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past...
  • Chowdhury Sarker Jihan commented on a wiki page titled Week 12 - Looking Back December 1, 2019 - 8:49pm
    All the best in the AI course, Philip. I suppose I'll see you in January 2020 (enrolled in the same course). As a matter of fact, professor Dr. Chang is my supervisor for one of their ongoing game-based learning projects ongoing.  In respect...
  • Philip Kirkbride created a wiki page Week 12 - Looking Back November 30, 2019 - 2:27pm
    This was my first grouped study at Athabasca so initially I was diving deep into each weekly topic. This worked well in that I was happy with the outcome of my first assignments. There was a deep shift once I started reading about the RLO...
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    • All the best in the AI course, Philip. I suppose I'll see you in January 2020 (enrolled in the same course). As a matter of fact, professor Dr. Chang is my supervisor for one of their ongoing game-based learning projects ongoing. 

      In respect to data science, most of the individuals I know professionally are not grounded in AI theoretical aspects. Unless you're looking into AI research shops, an employer will settle with software engineering skills. In my experience, engineering skills are more valued in this domain.

       

      It is mostly learning a few Python/R libraries, SQL and gumption in domain knowledge. However, once you focus on the Deep Learning part then machine learning, linear algebra, differential calculus begin to percolate. In all fairness, most of the time in data science is actually spent in data cleansing (some prefer to say data wrangling). As a matter of fact, there is a growing debate lately whether or not the data science fad is dying. 

      I'm currently enrolled in Data Mining (COMP 682). Along with the AI course, I hope to gain valuable academic insights into that aspect of IS.

       

      Chowdhury Sarker Jihan December 1, 2019 - 8:49pm

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A magazine by and for students of AU, freely accessible via the Web.

  • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education - Twain
  • The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a hearth to be lighted - Parlby
  • We have a hunger of the mind, which asks for knowledge all around us - Mitchell
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever - Gandhi
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts

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