How does digital communication affect our social behavior?

New technologies can have a lasting impact on the way we live – this is also evident in mobile communications. The diverse communication options offered by smartphones & Co. also have an impact on our social behavior. This is especially true for younger users. The fear that this would lead to an impoverishment of social contacts is not confirmed by experts. The ability to be reachable almost anytime and anywhere has changed the way we interact. Professionally and privately, mobile technologies make our communication more direct and immediate and make it easier for us to stay connected with people. The influence that this has on our communication behavior is, among other things, the Mannheim communication and media scientist Prof. Dr. Angela Keppler  examined in a  study . Accordingly, communication today often takes place on several levels at the same time: “People still talk to each other, but naturally they also look at their smartphones from time to time,” says the researcher. The influence of digital means of communication on everyday behavior is particularly evident in  children and adolescents who today grow up with smartphones. Mobile devices have changed the way activities are coordinated, says  Prof. Dr. Johannes Fromme , expert for educational media research and media education at  Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Instead of long-term agreements, young people …

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Is e-learning the inevitable future?

Covid-19 When the first few cases of coronavirus started coming in the month of February, we heard the clarion calls for a lockdown to contain the virus. During this, the education sector grappled with the difficult situation keeping the students engaged if the schools closed, especially around examination time. According to UNESCO, nationwide closures have impacted 89 per cent of the world’s student population. On the spur of the moment, nothing made more sense than to close down and switch to or adopt e-learning or online learning on a war footing. And, by March 21st, all schools closed down in Sindh, with managements figuring out what to do next. Some high-end private schools quickly switched to online learning as they had been experimenting with it for a while. Case in point, Masuma’s younger daughter is in class 3 and goes to an upbeat private school. The school had invested in online learning for some time. They had created separate log-ins for parents and students to reach a dashboard through their email accounts. “There were videos and games from YouTube that my daughter watched and did every day. She was also given homework regularly which she had to turn in, in …

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Using drones will become easier: why and in what cases

Starting February 12, 2020, the procedure for using “unmanned aerial vehicles” is simplified, which includes, for example, quadrocopters and drones. In a new blog on ITMO . NEWS Eugenia Normark, 1st category legal adviser at the Department of Legal Support in Economics and Finance at ITMO University, explains when and under what conditions it will be easier to use drones.   In accordance with the new rules, quadrocopter flights no longer require the presentation of a flight plan, obtaining permission to use airspace, establishing temporary, local modes and short-term restrictions. However, such permissions are not necessary only if the following conditions are met: the maximum take-off weight of the quadrocopter should not exceed 30 kg, the external pilot maintains direct visual contact with the quadrocopter, and does not follow it with the help of instruments (the so-called “visual flight of an unmanned aircraft”), the flight is carried out within line of sight in daylight at altitudes of less than 150 meters from the earth or water surface in airspace, The flight should not be made within: Dispatch zones of civil aviation aerodromes, areas of aerodromes (heliports) of state and experimental aviation, airspace above the venues of public events, official sporting events, as well as security events held …

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Without stress: how to turn a job search into a game?

Without stress: how to turn a job search into a game? Regardless of whether you are a student, graduate or a person with vast work experience, finding a job is a difficult task for everyone. The topic of finding a job and going through all the stages is one of the most popular: you can find millions of articles on the web, but we will not retell them here. To begin, let’s look at the attitude towards job search. As a rule, this is super-stress, the possibility of which is so frightening that many do not dare to find the job of their dreams … And in vain! Today we will try to show that everything is not so scary and much depends on the mood, desire and perception. And also share the chips that they themselves have used more than once. Career events at ITMO University There is no doubt that the job search itself is a full-fledged job in itself. Every day is a recurring, debilitating, and, worst of all, sometimes absolutely futile process. It seems that you are walking in a vicious circle? We offer to go back one step, rethink and look at a different angle on the whole process. To be easier …

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Study and work: how to find the right balance

As a rule, many of the student ‘s ITMO University begin to combine work and training already in the first year. How do they succeed, what advantages do they see in this experience and what difficulties do they face? We decided to discuss all this with our hero today, 1st year student of the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics Bekoy Mikaya. Beka not only copes with the training load, but also manages to conquer new career heights, working in a large international IT company . Please tell us a little about yourself, why did you decide to combine study with work? Hello! I introduce myself again, my name is Beck. For the fifth year now, I am studying at ITMO and at the same time I am looking for myself. As it turned out, when you grow up, you have to answer for your expenses yourself during the search. Therefore, at one point, I decided to find a job. Was it scary to start the search? Were there any guidelines: what to do, how to do, where to go? Having filtered, compressed and rethought all the accumulated knowledge, experience, hobbies and just your desires, it turned out to cook up some resume. Next, I decided on a list of companies that interest …

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Top List Country ranking in AI research 2020

BERLIN taz | Research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has reached a peak and is currently booming like no other field of science. The number of scientific AI publications has increased on average by around 12 percent annually in the past five years (2013 to 2017), according to a study by the science publisher Elsevier . In the previous five years, growth was just under 5 percent. In 2017, more than 60,000 AI research papers were published worldwide, compared to just under 10,000 in 1998. The research location China has an increasingly large share in them. It is now 24 percent, ahead of the USA (17 percent) and behind Europe, which is the strongest AI research region with 30 percent, but decreasing: 20 years ago, it was 35 percent. In the country ranking, China is in third place ahead of the USA and rising star India. Germany comes sixth behind Japan. 600,000 documents and more than 700 AI-specific keywords from the four areas of research, education, technology, and media were evaluated for the Elsevier study. The combination of “extensive text mining and semantic literature analysis” is “currently the most comprehensive analysis of existing AI research,” said Enrico Motta, professor of knowledge technologies at the Open University in Great Britain and co-author of the report. “We basically …

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Alexa’s human ears 2020 New Technology

New jobs at Amazon: Alexa’s human ears Temporary workers in Poland help to improve Alexa’s speech recognition. These jobs are not without problems.   Don’t be rude to Alexa – a real person might hear youPhoto: ap Did you ever get loud when Alexa didn’t do what you wanted? If it is only a device, you will think, but nothing there. Because, as several media reports show, Google , Apple and Amazon employ human employees to improve their speech recognition. They listen to and record transcriptions of the voice commands. So one or the other curse that you directed Alexa might have already been transcribed. This not only raises questions about data protection : the evaluation of records by people is another example of how work is changing through digitization and machine learning. The good news: digitization not only eats jobs, it also creates new ones. But what are these jobs? As research by the Welt am Sonntag revealed Amazon employs temporary workers * inside in Poland for the evaluation of the recordings. The company Randstad Poland had job vacancies online until Friday, in which Polish employees with German language skills were looked for on the mother tongue level. It is reasonable to assume that Amazon would like to save. This would of course not make Amazon the first company to …

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Now In 2020 Federal government monitors AI

Artificial Intelligence Observatory:Federal government monitors AI The Ministry of Labor is planning an “AI observatory” to regulate artificial intelligence. She does not yet know exactly how that should work.   Artificial intelligence is used in self-driving carsPhoto: Volvo / dpa / picture alliance BERLIN taz | She is behind the automatic translation of texts and chatbots in customer service , learns as a speaking digital assistant and always causes debates: artificial intelligence (AI). The trendy term primarily means machine learning and self-learning algorithms , i.e. systems that identify patterns based on large data sets and solve problems independently. In order to investigate the effects of technology on society and the labor market, the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) has filled the first eight positions of an “AI observatory” in the think tank “Digital Labor Society ” in the BMAS. It should start this year. In itself, AI applications are nothing new in everyday life , but apparently they are for the BMAS. It suggests that “first develop a regulatory framework for AI”, as a spokeswoman puts it. Among other things, the aim is to clarify how data protection for employees and how people can be trained. Susanne Dehmel, member of the Legal and Security Executive Board of the Bitkom industry association , is generally positive about observing the use of AI …

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What is so difficult about craeating online courses?

What is so difficult about creating online courses? As someone who currently creates online course content for a living, I feel I can speak to the present topic. Let us say that you simply sit right down to watch a 10 to 15 minute online instructional video that has PowerPoint slides and a hands-on walkthrough/demo. When the editing is completed well, it gives the impression that the trainer recorded the video in “one shot”. And on top of that, you will think that the trainer just sat down, decided in their head what they need to demo, hit record, “one shot” it, then done. I will not to be guilty of this type of thinking. Creating a 10 to 15 min video can take you all day. First you would like to decide what you would like to show, create/test the hand-on walkthrough, prepare PowerPoint slides, and maybe write a script. Once you begin to record, Murphy’s law takes effect (if something can fail, it will). you will click on a wrong link within the video, a page might not load, you will stutter or mispronounce a word. This mean you want to redo sections or re-record audio. So, for …

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What are the detailed steps to make a web course? (Part 2)

What are the detailed steps to make a web course? (Part 2) Hosting your Course In this step, you ought to decide what is best for you and your students in terms of hosting your course. You should explore employing a standalone course management system or an all-in-one platform if you would like to create a sustainable business which will provide income for years to return and allow your business to scale and grow. There are strong players within the market to think about for your learning management system. These include Kajabi, Thinkific, and Teachable to offer you a couple of examples. Some Course Creators feel comfortable hosting their course on their own website with a plug-in like Course Cats. Selling your Course Facebook ads and webinars are the tools of option to promote your online course. The key thing to recollect during this stage is to warm up your audience and build the “know, like, trust” factor before you approach them to shop for your online course. You can attract your ideal customer through Facebook ads then send the ad to a blog post with a free giveaway, so you will build your email list. Private Facebook groups or …

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