I love traveling. Visiting strange and new places seems to be freeing me from the everyday environment I have been through. This is a kind of small enlightenment that makes us to realise the lightness of the reality burdens we consider so heavily. Especially when traveling overseas, the fresh impulses of newness are lingering in my head for a long time. Continue reading “Smart traveller: Going to Vietnam”
It is said that the fourth industrial revolution had already begun. What do we have to do to nurture the talents needed for the 4th Industrial Revolution? From the perspective of educators, we hope that learners will have the ability to meet the new era. I referred to several places, the competencies for the new generation is called the four C’s. Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical thinking. In fact, all of these competencies are about how to solve new problems and to survive. Continue reading “Rethinking Education for 4th Industrial Revolution”
I recently had the opportunity to interview Ben Nelson, CEO of Minerva. Ben Nelson, the president of a successful venture company, was able to confirm that he started his business with his vision and insight in education. The reminder is that Minerva does not invest in gyms, buildings, or school properties. Minerva has invested to develop a good curriculum, recruited good professors, and developed instruction models using good teaching tools.
Continue reading “There is something special about Minerva.”
OKMindmap is a great web based mindmap. It provides many different format conversion and import/export functions. Because it use many kind of different API for other service integration, sometimes it is not easy to catch up other service or standard changes. One of the service is export to image of OKMindmap now. We used an open source library and now some changes of the library make it hard to get successful image export result.
Fortunately, OKMindmap is based on SVG and it is possible to export it to SVG. Then user can modify the SVG file with SVG editor and even produce a image or a pdf file. There are many free SVG online editors on Internet, and I suggest to use Vector Painter. User can upload SVG file exported form OKMindmap directly here. User can edit and export the image.
Some of the images will not appear because it is provide as web image. OKMindmap allow to embed web based images, but this is not shown in the SVG editor printed result. It is necessary for user to embed the image as data: type. Though this surely occupies more data file of OKMindmap, but resolves the problem of not being able to print the image component. User can convert the local or Internet image on askApache service. Please, watch the video.
I visited Uzbekistan this July and talked about using Moodle & OSS for education. The presentation was quiet satisfactory. So, I would like to share the content on my blog.
Here is the video.