While conducting a study of Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory uncovered a previously unseen way in which the ice and ocean interact. The glaciologists said their findings could mean that the climate community has been vastly underestimating the magnitude of future sea level...
AI makes plagiarism harder to detect, argue academics – in paper written by chatbot
An academic paper entitled Chatting and Cheating: Ensuring Academic Integrity in the Era of ChatGPT was published this month in an education journal, describing how artificial intelligence (AI) tools “raise a number of challenges and concerns, particularly in relation to academic honesty and plagiarism”. What readers – and indeed the peer reviewers who cleared it for publication – did not know...
Failure isn’t shameful – in fact, it’s the perfect reason to have an ice-cream
High school students in the US are tackling the brutal process of college applications with rejection parties, the New York Times reported last week. At one school, students bring along a printout of their college rejections, ceremonially feed them into a shredder, and then get ice cream; there is a prize for the most rejected. It...
AI race is disrupting education firms – and that is just the star
The artificial intelligence race is already producing losers. On Tuesday, education companies trading on the London and New York stock exchanges saw hundreds of millions wiped from their valuations after Chegg, a US firm that provides online help to students for writing and maths work, said ChatGPT was affecting customer growth. The firm said it had...
ChatGPT in Education: The Pros, Cons and Unknowns of Generative AI
There’s a lot of drama swirling around this groundbreaking artificial intelligence chatbot, released in November by the startup OpenAI. A few months later, in early March, OpenAI’s GPT-4 was introduced and has already stunned many by easily outperforming its older AI sibling. Not to be outdone, Google announced the arrival of its own AI chatbot, Bard, in late March. Like everywhere...
Study seeks to optimize comfort for patients removed from ventilators at end of life
A paper recently published online in the journal Chest reports on a study of the palliative ventilator withdrawal (PVW) procedure performed in intensive care units (ICU) at the end of life.
COVID-19 outbreak lasts days longer for each day’s delay in social distancing
A new analysis of COVID-19 outbreaks in 58 cities has found that places that took longer to begin implementing social distancing measures spent more time with the virus rapidly spreading than others that acted more quickly.
The Chronicle of Education 2018 interviews
The Chronicle of Education (TCE) is today generally acknowledged as the foremost and most robust education newspaper on the African continent
There is a big disconnection between Nigerian Universities and its End Users Says Prof. Olufemi Bamiro
Former Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Bamiro has emphasized the need for quality interaction between Nigerian Universities and the private sector
Kaduna State initiates education strategies to empower teenage mothers
Teenage pregnancy is one of the major impediments to the educational success of girls in sub-Saharan Africa because in many cases the birth of a baby marks the end of schooling for the teen mother.