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Roland Gesthuizen

The 10 stuff-ups we all make when interpreting research - 14 views

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    What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Understanding what's being said in any new research can be challenging and there are some common mistakes that people make.
Roland Gesthuizen

Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach? | MindShift - 59 views

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    "Some teachers are embracing student data to inform their teaching, while others believe there's a risk of an over-reliance on hard numbers that doesn't take into account the human factor."
Roland Gesthuizen

How Can Big Data Enhance Education? - Edudemic - 50 views

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    "The handy infographic below takes a look at some ways that data mining and learning analytics can help enhance education."
Roland Gesthuizen

How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did - Forbes - 108 views

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    "Every time you go shopping, you share intimate details about your consumption patterns with retailers. And many of those retailers are studying those details to figure out what you like, what you need, and which coupons are most likely to make you happy. Target, for example, has figured out how to data-mine its way into your womb, to figure out whether you have a baby on the way long before you need to start buying diapers."
Roland Gesthuizen

Traditional colleges aim to boost LMS usage | Inside Higher Ed - 3 views

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    "Less than two decades since professors and students traded exclusively in oral discussion and printed documents, online learning environments have become ubiquitous. More than 90 percent of all colleges and universities -- small and large, public and private -- have invested in an institutionwide LMS.."
Ed Webb

Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats by AP: Yahoo! Tech - 0 views

  • Parents who install a leading brand of software to monitor their kids' online activities may be unwittingly allowing the company to read their children's chat messages — and sell the marketing data gathered.
  • Software sold under the Sentry and FamilySafe brands can read private chats conducted through Yahoo, MSN, AOL and other services, and send back data on what kids are saying about such things as movies, music or video games. The information is then offered to businesses seeking ways to tailor their marketing messages to kids.
  • a separate data-mining service called Pulse that taps into the data gathered by Sentry software to give businesses a glimpse of youth chatter online. While other services read publicly available teen chatter, Pulse also can read private chats. It gathers information from instant messages, blogs, social networking sites, forums and chat rooms.
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  • Parents who don't want the company to share their child's information to businesses can check a box to opt out. But that option can be found only by visiting the company's Web site, accessible through a control panel that appears after the program has been installed. It was not in the agreement contained in the Sentry Total Home Protection program The Associated Press downloaded and installed Friday.
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