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  1. Apr 2024
    1. Learners who knew all their letters at the end of grade 1 were on track with their reading by the time they reached grade 4. Learners with very limited letter-sound knowledge at the end of grade 1 were three years behind, only reaching grade 4 reading fluency levels in grade 7.

      CRUX - if I need to keep the UX design clean and simple I must make sure I focus on on the letters. The alphabet game I have in mind is perfect for that. And it would be feasible to translate to the other languages IF I GET EXPERTS in each language to help.

    2. We need to understand what prevents basic reading skills from being acquired in grade 1 and 2 classrooms. A systemic programme to improve what teachers are taught at university is needed. In classrooms, diagnostic assessment of early grade reading skills can also help to detect where children are falling behind.

      My application won't fix this but it's a tool - it's for the teacher and learner but again it won't assist if there aren't deeper incentives to inspire and create a better system - WICKED PROBLEM

    1. here were no longitudinal intervention research programmes combiningresearchers and teachers that had demonstrated in practice how to turn aroundfoundation phase classrooms in poor and rural communities. As summarised byvan der Berg, et al (2016:51), ‘unfortunately there have been almost no successstories, at least in terms of improving reading outcomes verified by a rigorousevaluation’. Moreover, while there was a small but important research communityfocusing on the importance of African languages in South African primaryschooling (prominent and influential is the work of PRAESA in early literacy, ledby Carole Bloch (e.g., 2002; 2000), there are no longitudinal attempts to applybilingual language theory systematically to the entire enterprise of foundationphase classroom teaching.

      Wow - I am going off topic but what's the point of an application when there's so few success stories in sa

    2. educationaldesign research methodology.

      Educational design research methodology.

  2. Jan 2024
    1. Danny is also a highly regarded futurist who thinkslong-term—four years ago he started the Long Now Foundation
    1. for - social transition - rapid whole system change - cosmolocal - cosmo-local - anywheres - everywheres - commons - Michel Bauwens - P2P Foundation - somewheres - meme - glocalization - meme - cosmos-localization

      summary - A good article introducing cosmo-localism as a logical vasilation of failed markets and states, swinging the pendulum back to the commons as a necessary precursor to rapid whole system change

  3. Dec 2023
    1. Once Satoshi Nakamoto published his white paper on Bitcoin on the P2P Foundation Ning forum
      • for: adjacency - Satoshi Nakamoto white paper - bitcoin - P2P Foundation Ning forum

      • adjacency between

        • Satoshi Nakamoto white paper
        • bitcoin
        • P2P Foundation Ning website
      • adjacency statement
        • I didn't realize that Satoshi Nakamoto first published his paper on the P2P Foundation Ning website.
  4. Nov 2023
    1. In December 1998, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Library of Congress a grant to support a two-year project to digitize the Hannah Arendt Papers manuscript collection. The staff of the Manuscript Division at the Library administered the project, with assistance from the National Digital Library Program (NDLP) and in cooperation with the New School University in New York City.
  5. Oct 2023
    1. we have built the first and only foundation model for Bio Acoustics masato hagiwara one of our senior researchers has named it AVS and it has been trained with 5 000 hours of sound 00:17:26 that include vocalizations from many different taxa
      • for: AVES, Bioacoustic foundation model
    1. what metaphysical foundation at once respects the achievements of science and provides a grounding so that science itself 00:14:18 understands the basis upon which its claims ultimately depend one might argue that that is the project of the first critique
      • for: critique of pure reason - goal - provide metaphysical foundation for science

      • paraphrase

        • Another goal of the Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is to provide a metaphysical foundation that
          • respects the achievements of science and
          • provides a grounding so that science itself understands the basis upon which its claims ultimately depend
  6. Sep 2023
    1. in 2018 you know it was around four percent of papers were based on Foundation models in 2020 90 were and 00:27:13 that number has continued to shoot up into 2023 and at the same time in the non-human domain it's essentially been zero and actually it went up in 2022 because we've 00:27:25 published the first one and the goal here is hey if we can make these kinds of large-scale models for the rest of nature then we should expect a kind of broad scale 00:27:38 acceleration
      • for: accelerating foundation models in non-human communication, non-human communication - anthropogenic impacts, species extinction - AI communication tools, conservation - AI communication tools

      • comment

        • imagine the empathy we can realize to help slow down climate change and species extinction by communicating and listening to the feedback from other species about what they think of our species impacts on their world!
    1. Underlines and margin notes in an unknown hand are interspersed throughout the texts. Volume I includes a daily devotional page that has been used as a bookmark. The back endpapers of Volume IV has been copiously annotated.

      Jack Kerouac followed the general advice of Mortimer J. Adler to write notes into the endpapers of his books as evidenced by the endpapers of Volume IV of the 7th Year Course of The Great Books Foundation series with which Adler was closely associated.

  7. Aug 2023
    1. Four billion people are now connected to the same infrastructure, the internet, that we the science and technology community put in place just decades ago. This is creating the conditions for an explosion of open creativity and innovation never seen before. A huge wave of labs of all kinds (living labs, fablabs, social labs, edulabs, innovation spaces, even policy labs) is emerging as the new kind of groups and communities of the digital era. We are moving from the net to the lab. On the 2030 horizon, many of these labs will gather and agree in generating the first universal innovation ecosystems in regions and countries.
      • for: quote, quote - Artur Serra, quote - labs, quote - innovation, quote - internet labs
      • quote
        • Four billion people are now connected to the same infrastructure, the internet, that we the science and technology community put in place just decades ago.
        • This is creating the conditions for an explosion of open creativity and innovation never seen before.
        • A huge wave of labs of all kinds,
          • living labs,
          • fablabs,
          • social labs,
          • edulabs,
          • innovation spaces and
          • policy labs
          • citizen labs
        • is emerging as the new kind of groups and communities of the digital era.
        • We are moving from the net to the lab.
        • On the 2030 horizon, many of these labs will gather and agree in generating the first universal innovation ecosystems in regions and countries.
        • https://www.ecsite.eu/activities-and-services/news-and-publications/digital-spokes/issue-45
      • author: Artur Serra
        • deputy director of I2CQT Foundation
        • research director, Citilab, Catalonia, Spain
  8. Jul 2023
    1. Beim Treffen des Rats der Internationalen Meeresbodenbehörde kam es nicht zu einer Einigung über den Tiefsssebergbau. Einige Staaten, darunter Deutschland, wollen ein Moratorium durcchsetzen, haben damit aber weinig Aussicht auf Erfolg. Viele Firmen wollen in der Tiefsee Mineralien gewinnen, die für die Produktion erneuerbarer Energien verweendet werden können. Tiefseebergbau würde die Biodiversität in größtenteils unerforschten Ökosystemen enorm schädigen. https://taz.de/Bergbau-auf-dem-Meeresboden/!5946114/

    1. Bowen Baker et. al. (Open AI) "Video PreTraining (VPT): Learning to Act by Watching Unlabeled Online Videos" Arkiv, June 2022.

      Introduction of VPT : New semi-supervied pre-trained model for sequential decision making on Minecraft. Data are from human video playthroughs but are unlabelled.

  9. Jun 2023
    1. Just as proper baptism was the beginning of the building upon the rock, so was the covenant of the sacrament. While the ordinance of baptism was a one-time, long-term commitment, the sacrament serves as a weekly opportunity to keep a proper foundation, the rock of Christ, under our quest for eternal life and to build upon it. For those who fail to observe their sacrament covenants, their foundation becomes one of sand and leads to an entrance into the gates of hell (18:13).
  10. May 2023
    1. The decision doesn’t change things.  Consistent with its mission, the Foundation operates in a transparent fashion and will continue to do so," said its spokeswoman, Connie Luck, in a written statement.

      ...by continuing to bar people from public meetings or respond to open records requests?!?

  11. Apr 2023
      • Michel Bauwens provides a summary and theoretical analysis of

        • the current stagnant, polarized and highly charged political environment, as well as
        • a proposed third commons-based option that could mitigate the problem.
      • In this analysis, he introduces new terminology to describe the three categories of salient actors:

        • somewheres
        • nowheres
        • everywheres
    1. Mit ihrem bisher eingreifendsten Klimaregulierungsmaßnahmen will die Biden-Administration erreichen, dass bis 2032 2/3 der verkauften Autos und ein Viertel der schweren Lastwagen elektrisch betrieben werden. Die amerikanische Umweltbehörde EPA legt dazu Emissionsgrenwerte für die Flotten fest. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/12/climate/biden-electric-cars-epa.html

    1. Bowen Baker et. al. (Open AI) "Video PreTraining (VPT): Learning to Act by Watching Unlabeled Online Videos" Arkiv, June 2022.

      New supervised pre-trained model for sequential decision making on Minecraft. Data are from human video playthroughs but are unlabelled.

      reinforcement-learning foundation-models pretrained-models proj-minerl minecraft

    1. Informationsreicher Artikel des Guardian über eine neue Anlage von #ExxonMobil zum chemischen Recycling von Plastik im texanischen Baytown-Komplex. Viele Basis-Informationen zu dieser umweltschädlichen Technik und ihrer Verwendung durch die Ölindustrie, um von der wachsenden Produktion von Single Use-Plastik abzulenken. Anlagen zum chemischen Recycling werden vor allem in räumlicher Nähe von Communities, die bereits extrem und der Verschmutzung durch Plastik und Abgase leiden Chemisches Recycling gehört auch zu den Geschäftsfeldern der #OMV-Tochter #Borealis. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/apr/10/exxon-advanced-recycling-plastic-environment

  12. Mar 2023
    1. Wesentlich gefördert durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, wurde in den Jahren 1997 und 1998 das gesamte Zettelarchiv des Wörterbuches der ägyptischen Sprache, insgesamt 1,5 Millionen Blätter, verfilmt und digitalisiert. Dadurch wurde dieses einmalige Archiv auch erstmals gesichert.

      With support from the German Research Foundation, the 1.5 million sheets of the Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache began to be digitized and put online in 1997.

  13. Feb 2023
    1. He compiled hundreds of them over the course of his career. Some were lost or given away as souvenirs, but 91 were recently discovered at the Reagan Library, stored in boxes that contained the contents of Reagan’s desk at his Los Angeles office on the day he died in June 2004.

      Ronald Reagan compiled hundreds of index card-based notes over his career. Some were lost or given away as souvenirs, but 91 we discovered at the Reagan library (circa 2011). They were discovered among boxes which contained the contents of his Los Angeles office desk after his death in June 2004,

    2. One of his secrets was a stack of 4 x 6 inch note cards that he compiled over the span of four decades.

      Though other sources like the CBS News article look like 3 x 5" index cards, John Hunt indicates that Ronald Reagan used 4 x 6" inch cards for his notes.

  14. Jan 2023
    1. he regards   00:01:35 the idea of isolated individual as a myth  what interested david much more was a dialogue   he believed that it is only in dialogue in the  class of opinions where answers are formed and how   human consciousness is born we humans according to  david are the product of our social relationship   that's why it was so important for him  to be involved in a situation in which   00:02:03 people think and act collectively and david  grabber foundation will follow the same path

      !- David Grabber Foundation : hosts Fight Club - this talk is on Debt with guests Michael Hudson and Thomas Piketty - David regarded isolated individual as a myth - human consciousness is a product of social relationship

      !- isolated individual mythology : comment - Deep Humanity praxis is aligned, seeing the deep entanglement between the individual and the collective(s) the individual is embedded within

  15. Dec 2022
  16. Nov 2022
    1. More recently, a media organization along with a prominent theatre group brought out short visual representations of popular poems. The express purpose of this project, Kaavya Kannadi was, as the website says in heavily Sanskritized Kannada, to reach out to youngsters between 17 and 40 years. The videos do away with the need to read the poems, and they also make it easy to share them.

      Kaavya Kannadi Project by Sanchi Foundation https://sanchifoundation.org/kaavya-kannadi/

    1. "On the Opportunities and Risks of Foundation Models" This is a large report by the Center for Research on Foundation Models at Stanford. They are creating and promoting the use of these models and trying to coin this name for them. They are also simply called large pre-trained models. So take it with a grain of salt, but also it has a lot of information about what they are, why they work so well in some domains and how they are changing the nature of ML research and application.

  17. Oct 2022
  18. Aug 2022
    1. Under such a scheme, even if an attacker makes a malicious proposal, voters have the ability to respond and shut it down.

      veto power for buying time for adequate response from community

  19. Jul 2022
    1. Det går mot 35 tonn! Neste skritt nå blir å forberede 35 tonns aksellast. Det krever at hele overbygningen på Ofotbanen skiftes ut.– Vi kjører jo de tunge togene våre på 54 kilos skinner og bøkesviller. Det er mange fra andre land som er forbauset over at vi kjører med så høy aksellast på en såpass «lett» sporkonstruksjon på en bane med så mange skarpe kurver, forteller Brækkan.  Men med 32,5 tonn er grensen nådd for tresviller.– Betongsviller ble forresten prøvd på Ofotbanen på 1980-tallet, med dårlig resultat. Betongsvillene knuste ballastpukken og svillene hadde også en tendens til å sprekke. Årsaken er at det er et svært tynt lag med pukk under svillene. Når vi har forlenget og bygget nye kryssingsspor på Ofotbanen de siste årene, sørget vi for at ballastlaget (pukk) ble tilstrekkelig tykt, og da har vi kunnet benytte betongsviller.

      Et resonement ut fra hva de sier er at om grunnlaget er for dårlig så får de ikke til å bygge tungt. Da går det som ligger ovenpå i stykker, og holder ikke stand. Kreftene må fordeles ned i noe som tåler trykket

  20. May 2022
  21. Mar 2022
    1. Strategic, cost-efficient evidence-building relies onstrong data governance that facilitates the access, pro-tection, and use of program and other administrativedata to enable and support secondary uses, including for
    2. The statutemakes agency evidence-building plans, known as LearningAgendas, foundational to building a culture of evidencegeneration and use.
  22. Dec 2021
  23. Nov 2021
    1. Raspberry Pi Trading

      At the moment, this company is wholly owned by the Raspberry Pie Foundation.

      For clarity, tell us the distinction between the foundation, which you run, and the trading company that Eben Upton presides over, and how they work in conjunction with each other. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-registered charity with an educational mission and Raspberry Pi Trading Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Foundation. That means that the Foundation is the shareholder of the trading company, which is an independent, commercial business. That distinction is really important because there are limits on what charities can do commercially. For example, a charity couldn't sell computers that are used in industry, which is a huge part of the Raspberry Pi computer business now. I lead the foundation and I also serve as a director on the board of the trading company. As you said, Eben Upton leads the trading company. [source]

      So it will be interesting to see how much control the Foundation has if/when the trading company goes public.

    1. We said we were going to take ex-convicts and ex-addicts and teach them to be teachers, general contractors, and truck drivers. They said it couldn’t be done. We said we were going to take 250 people who had never worked and had no skills and teach them to build a 400,000 square foot complex as our new home on the waterfront. They said it couldn’t be done. We said we were going to partner with colleges and get people who started out functionally illiterate to achieve bachelor of arts degrees. They said it couldn’t be done. We said we were going to run successful restaurants, moving companies, furniture making, and cafés and bookstores without any professional help. They said it couldn’t be done. We said we were going to do all this with no staff, no government funding, and no professionals. They laughed and said it couldn’t be done.
  24. Oct 2021
    1. And at the end of the day, Gates is not accountable to governments or to communities. He was not elected, and there is no mechanism for him to be recalled, challenged, or held responsible for faulty policies. He could suddenly decide that he was no longer interested in supporting agriculture in Africa. In that case, the new food system Gates is importing to the African continent would collapse. Political and economic systems are being drastically altered, all at the whim of one person, one foundation.In fact, the differences between this situation — powerful individuals and institutions deciding to mess with the social, political, and economic realities of countries — and the earlier form of colonialism are thin. It’s still advertised as “good intent” and the desire to “civilize” an “uncivilized” people. The only difference is that neocolonialism is quieter and more covert. By design, it provokes less outrage. But the essential power structures remain the same.

      Concentrating power to one individual is dangerous. Large portions of the food security of African nations should not be so vulnerable to corporatism.

    2. espite the foundation’s claims to be investing “within” Africa, The Nation “examined 30,000 charitable grants the foundation has awarded over the past two decades and found that more than 88 percent of the donations — $63 billion — have gone to recipients in the wealthiest, whitest nations, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and European countries.”African groups received only 5 percent of their total funding for NGOs.By withholding critical funding from African institutions, Gates ensures that any technologies developed are owned externally to the continent, keeping power consolidated in Global North institutions.

      The money trail speaks for itself.

    3. To do so, they promote “improved” seeds and chemical fertilizers.

      This is an entry gate for high tech - biotechnology via genetic manipulation and chemical industry via fertilizers.

  25. Sep 2021
    1. Asimov, for the uninitiated, is one of the most important figures in science fiction and is often regarded as one of the “big three” authors, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke. Together they helped bring about the so-called “golden age” of science fiction in the mid-20th century.

      About Isaac Asimov. He is credited with helping bring about the “golden age” of science fiction in the mid-20th century.

    1. A consequent period of barbarism will last for 30,000 years unless Seldon's plan, which involves setting up a Foundation to act as a repository of crucial, civilisation-preserving knowledge, is embraced. In that case, the Dark Ages might last a mere 1,000 years and the Foundation can build back better.

      The foundation is the necessary knowledge to be preserved to rebuild civilization after an apocalypse.

      What if we thought about the foundation of human experience to avoid the apocalypse? Stop Reset Go

    1. Foundation

      The Apple TV+ series, Foundation, has an official podcast.

      The show also has an unofficial fan site with a forum.

      The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov. First published as a series of short stories in 1942–50, and subsequently in three collections in 1951–53, for thirty years the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. It won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. (Wikipedia)

    2. David S. Goyer
    3. Transcript

      Gaal: When I was a child, at the edge of the galaxy...

      Gaal: I heard stories about a man who could forecast the future.

      Gaal: But the story remained dark to me until many years later.

      Gaal: Until it became my story.

      Gaal: Until it became the only story.

      Hari: You're familiar with my work, psychohistory? Every mathematician has read your theory. -It's not a theory.

      Hari: It's the future of mankind expressed in numbers.

      Hari: And the empire won't like the future I predict.

      History is littered with charlatans and false messiahs.

      We should kill them.

      Brother Day: We can murder the man, but what about the movement, brother?

      Martyrs tend to have a long half-life.

      Gaal: His math was right.

      Gaal: The empire is dying.

      Wars will be endless. (Men yelling)

      Hari: A thousand worlds reduced to cinders.

      Hari: Change is frightening.

      Hari: Especially to those in power.

      Hari: But we can soften the fall.

      So what's the plan?

      Hari: Many years from now,

      Hari: if humanity is to climb from the ashes,

      Hari: the coming generations will need the knowledge to build upon, a foundation.

      Gaal: We must preserve only the most

      Gaal: essential pieces of civilization.

      Gaal: Deciding what is remembered,

      Gaal: what is forgotten.

      Man: We are now staring down the barrel...

      Man: ...of a crisis.

      This is the plan.

      Gaal: We're not turning around now.

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  31. Jul 2020
    1. This is very irresponsible of them, with respect to the number of downloads. They should finally realize this and just redirect people to LO. Continuing like this hurts the Apache Foundation credibility as well as the open source community as a whole.
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  34. Apr 2019
    1. The ITL department at The Ohio State University at Mansfield has six primary themes: (a) developmentally appropriate practice, (b) integrated curriculum, (c) literature-based instruction, (d) classroom-based inquiry, (e) diversity and equity issues, and (f) technology integration. The goal for technology integration, like the other themes in the program, is to integrate the theme into each course of the program, when appropriate. For example, instructors find ways to integrate children’s literature into each of the methods courses, whether it is a mathematics, science, or social studies methods course. The goal is to integrate the common themes of the program throughout the methods courses and the other graduate courses leading up to student teaching.
  35. Dec 2018
    1. And my father dwelt in a tent

      Referencing the Fire in the Meeting Tent - A Flame within a Tetrahedron - The Pyre Amid

      One of the shortest verses in the entire BOM but one of the most powerfully significant. It should not be glossed over. It should not go unnoticed that the short phrase refers specifically and solely to Nephi's Father, Lehi. And it is not a random coincidence that it appears on the heels of such a powerful description of internal processes and their outward effects.

      The internal processes described here and their specific effects upon the outward vessels of the characters involved are known as the Flame in the Meeting Tent due to the geometric matching up of symbology with actual workings of the spirit. It is just one way of explaining the interactive relationship between inner and outer, symmetrical and asymmetrical, Maker and Man. And this analogy is one that would be very familiar or easily imagined by most if not all of our ancient ancestors.

      The imagery of a Flame in a Frame is a pure symbol in that both the symbol and the thing symbolized are in essence the same or are likenesses for and of each other. Self similarity is the principle set forth. So we should see that the raging Fire of Life or Light of Christ indwelling Lehi's person projected sufficient energy to protect him from those who would do him harm. Just as it is Lehi's words which project the power from his Fire Within one can draw the direct correlation seeing how literal light projected through a fabric stretched over the pyramidal framework of a turning tetrahedron shape will produce all the letters of the original Hebrew and Arabic alphabets. Even the fractal inlay of the first verse of Genesis as it relates back upon itself to the first word and the first word back upon the first Hebrew letter in the book - This First Word broken down to the meaning embedded within each letter as a pictogram tells us "In-Fire-Six-Thorn" which speaks to the flame nested in the six-sided tetrahedron structure.

  36. Sep 2018
  37. Mar 2018
    1. significantly increasing student access and success, and eliminating racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in college attainment.
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