BBC heading gone wrong (again)
I am sure BBC Urdu never does this intentionally but every once in a while, they put up an ambiguous heading. This one, roughly translated, can either mean ‘Exhibition of students from NCA’ or ‘Exhibition by students from NCA’.
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There was a talk today by Dr. Richard Larson at FAST-NU on an initiative by LINC called BLOSSOMS (Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies). It focuses on developing open ware modules for high school students which can be recorded and shared in classrooms. The creative twist is to create a ‘blend’ between the video lectures and an in class teacher. Participants are to be selected from US (MIT), Jordan and Pakistan.
Its open for students as well as teachers and virtually anyone can create content to teach high school students. Some of the related videos can be viewed from MIT TechTV. If anyone is interested, he/she/it should drop Dr. Larson an email.
The Conference on Language and Technology (CLT) 2009 is starting from tomorrow. Its a 3-day event consisting of invited talks, workshops, paper presentation and some other stuff as well. I hope to catch at least some of the workshops barring time overlap with classes and the session on Semantics and Information Retrieval if possible. Details can be viewed on http://www.crulp.org/clt09.
After a long long break, I finally have some time to make a second post. The new semester has started and like most things, it should not take more than two weeks to get used to the new routine. Two weeks is the maximum time it takes for me to settle down in to a new routine, the first week being a ‘discovery’ phase and the second one being the ‘implementation’.
I’ll be teaching an undergrad Web Programming class and a graduate Machine Learning class this semester. I wonder if this rule can be applied on a larger time scale as well. One might say something like “it takes two semesters to get used to academia” or “it takes two years to get used to a new age group” or even “it takes two lifetimes to get used to being alive”.
Here is the obligatory first post for this blog. Over the years, I have started up and discarded several home pages and blogs, the last one being Directed Digressions. Unfortunately, I never got around to getting a domain name registered and all. For the time being, I will use this blog as a scratch pad, while hoping it actually evolves to something more than that.
Wishing myself luck,