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Friday, December 29, 2017

Harnessing Micro Moments for Learning

Always thought there was value to using all that wasted time.  But how to do it well?  A sort of crowd sourcing of our leftover time for value.  Can we assemble small time segments to produce value?   And assign the time to many tasks we can use to solve problems?   Want to see where this goes.   We worked with CSAIL long ago.

Learn a language while you wait for WiFi
CSAIL tool integrates with email and web browsers to harness micro-moments
By Rachel Gordon | CSAIL 

Hyper-connectivity has changed the way we communicate, wait, and productively use our time. Even in a world of 5G wireless and “instant” messaging, there are countless moments throughout the day when we’re waiting for messages, texts, and Snapchats to refresh. But our frustrations with waiting a few extra seconds for our emails to push through doesn’t mean we have to simply stand by.
To help us make the most of these “micro-moments,” researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a series of apps called “WaitSuite” that test you on vocabulary words during idle moments, like when you’re waiting for an instant message or for your phone to connect to WiFi. .... " 

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