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Tufts Hackathon: But1 – Outcomes-Based Learning System

But1_schematicHackathon: http://tuftsmedstart.com/

Problem: Students have a lot of resources available to them.  Which resources should they use to optimize their learning?

Solution: But1 (http://but1.co) – a site > syllabus > learning units, which consist of learning modules (as provided by external publishers) and assessment modules (as provided by But1).  Students take assessments after learning, thereby giving them an idea of how well they know the material, how they are progressing with respect to other students, and system can assess efficiency of educational resources.

I should note that the naming of But1 was the fastest and strangest naming process I’ve had to date.  Behold: Continue reading

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Idea: Collective Comparison

A participate-to-view web-app that would allow collection of comparative information about various systems/products.

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Idea: See All Sides in an Argument – AllSides

A web-application that would allow people to see top arguments from all sides.

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Idea: Infliencial Conversations

A system that would facilitate exposure of conversations happening between various influential figures in our society on various important topics.

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Idea: Air quality and Health

A system that facilitates collection of air quality data and enables correlation analysis with health-related data to attempt to identify causality between air and disease.

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Idea: GMail cleaner

A web-application that would allow you to see what takes up space in your GMail inbox and quickly remove things to clear up space.

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Idea: FlyEditors

Pain: when people write, often they are concerned about the style of writing – especially when writing in a non-native language.  This means that those who can produce valuable content might not contribute openly due to associated cost.

Solution: a distributed network of editors who can read through entries and correct them on-demand.  The system would need to be simple, yet flexible – one that allows tracking of changes.

Technical Notes: the service could be a stand-alone web-site that would copy-paste content that is being edited into its own framework.  Plug-ins for WordPress and other platforms could be provided later.

Business Model: writers pay a fee or reciprocate with reviewing other people’s work. (Urbis model)

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