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Tony Searl

lak12 - Week4_Semantic_Data - 1 views

  • the learner model should be updated rapidly to reflect near real-time learner success and activity so that decisions are not made on out-dated models
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    "there is greater inter-disciplinary discussion occurring in analytics than what is generally found in an established domain". A key motivator for my interest. Co-operation is a must.
Tony Searl

Unstructured data is worth the effort when you've got the right tools - O'Reilly Radar - 1 views

  • With regard to the challenges, enterprise data is very messy, inconsistent, and spread out across multiple internal systems and applications. APIs like the ones we're working on can bring consistency and structure to a company's legacy data.
  • entity relation extraction is an important trend.
  • Entity relation extraction helps detect new knowledge in big data.
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  • Other trends include detecting sentiment in social data, integrating multiple languages, and applying text analytics to audio and video transcripts.
Tony Searl

Just to Clarify: Stories are the Last Mile in Big Data - 3 views

  • Once configured, the system is then able to generate stories at scale without any further human intervention.
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      anyone else have a problem with this?
  • For any pool of data, there are always going to be multiple stakeholders, and they should each be receiving their own targeted messaging.
  • But the last mile has to be the Story; the Story that communicates what is happening in the world, and what needs to be done to fix the problems and exploit the opportunities that analysis exposes
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    Data alone isn't the answer. In fact, from a business perspective, the data is still part of problem. Insight is the answer, which is derived from the data.
Tony Searl

Shiny Badges Everywhere. - Neoteny - 2 views

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    sharing and communicating
Tony Searl

Nothing New About Asking Questions. The Right Ones. - Neoteny - 0 views

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    There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the BD market. But big data probably deserves a place in overall enterprise IT strategy for generating business insight. Best practices include generating a list of important challenges or questions that the current approach to data does not address. Could big data deliver the answers enterprises are looking for? If so, then it's all about discipline. A disciplined, targeted approach to big data - one focused on answering very specific questions. (my emphasis - I'll get to those later)
Tony Searl

Learning Analytics: Time Series Visualization | iterating toward openness - 4 views

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    My goal with practical learning analytics is to provide access to data in ways that an average teacher, with no special training, can leverage in order to help her students succeed. This is, of course, an extremely tall order
Tony Searl

U. of Texas Adopts Plan to Publish Performance Data on Professors and Campuses - Facult... - 2 views

  • help ensure that taxpayers are getting their money's worth
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      as I attempted to raise during LAK11, intent is critical. If LAK is primarily accountability driven, then more complex outcomes available IF questioning of data is deeper, may be missed (or ignored/buried/not sought)
  • Among other things, the system will report such factors as research expenditures, publications, teaching evaluations, and external support.
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      myschool is already developing into such a site. Insightful LAK, with holistic intention, not narow agendas, is preferable. Metrics, data, inclusions and questions need bipartisan support IF education is to be apolitical.
  • That was a swipe at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank supported by Gov. Rick Perry that has advocated a controversial blueprint known as the "Seven Solutions" to higher education
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      Perry, potential president? Fascinating 2012 election
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  • It also calls for a review system in which outside experts analyze the performance of individual colleges within the system's universities.
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      intent, questions asked, data deemed inclusive, all crucial for LAK outcomes. Enormous potential for misrepresentations exist IF analytics is poorly conceived and managed.
  • Mr. Powell said the database would allow students, parents, legislators, and others to easily examine detailed data about how different campuses and departments performed.
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      exact definition of intent of our 2 year old myschool data
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    The plan unveiled on Thursday designates money to create a "dashboard"-an interactive, online database-to give students, parents, and legislators access to detailed measures of departments' and colleges' productivity and efficiency. Data on individual professors will probably also be included, although Dr. Cigarroa stressed that each campus would be able to develop its own system of metrics and the details have not yet been worked out
Tony Searl

Living Analytics Research Centre - 2 views

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    conduct research on behavioural and social network analytics and behavioural experiments so as to discover and harness the laws of information network evolution for networks of people, organisations
Tony Searl

Singapore Picks a Winner in Analytics - Tom Davenport - Harvard Business Review - 0 views

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    Singapore's government has also provided substantial support for the Living Analytics Research Centre. The Centre, a research partnership between Carnegie Mellon and Singapore Management University, "seeks to make Singapore one of the world's premier locations for the development and applied use of real-time consumer and social analytics, as well as one of the world's leading centres for computational social science related R&D and education."
Tony Searl

Big data in real time is no fantasy - Cloud Computing News - 2 views

  • It will never be what we call “next click,”
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      why?
  • thanks to various Hadoop optimizations, complementary technologies and advanced algorithms, real-time analytics are becoming a real possibility
  • react promptly to sensor readings or analyze web logs as they are generated because that type of information becomes quickly obsolete.
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  • But the most interesting thing about it might be that it was hardly even possible a few years ago
  • the evolution from batch processing to real-time processing has happened quickly.
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    Among the greatest innovations might be the advent of real-time analytics, which allow the processing of information in real time to enable instantaneous decision-making.
Tony Searl

Pontydysgu - Bridge to Learning - Educational Research - 3 views

  • resulting in a weakening of institutional boundaries
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      continuation of the disaggregation of knowledge away from closed institutional model
  • social recognition of achievement.
  • The model is based on a large degree of self motivation and is reliant on learners being able to manage both their own learning and able to develop their own support networks. This is a pretty big limitation.
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      not sure I agree with it being a limitation, but rather a focus on learning.
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    One of the less successful experiments seems to be attempts to integrate VLEs, especially Moodle, within MOOCs.(was My experience with LAK11)
Tony Searl

Gates and Pearson Foundations to Offer Online Courses - NYTimes.com - 1 views

  • said the new course materials could provide an important link between the common core standards and the standardized tests that two consortia of states are writing
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      oh noes
  • We could get a one size fits all.”
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      no shit sherlock
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    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy, and the foundation associated with Pearson, the giant textbook and school technology company, announced a partnership on Wednesday to create online reading and math courses aligned with the new academic standards that some 40 states have adopted in recent months.
Tony Searl

Dueling algorithms - 1 views

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    According to Eva Tardos, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, the researchers' paper "is more the beginning of research than a definitive result or end product." The researchers' models make several simplifying assumptions - including the number of competitors - that make the math easier but limit their applicability. Nonetheless, "just raising the questions is an important step forward," Tardos says.
Sylvia Currie

The Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) | Research and development | ViTaL Par... - 0 views

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    "The Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) research first identified, then devised a scientifically rigorous way of assessing the essential characteristics of effective lifelong learners." Shared during Feb 18, 2011 web conference with Simon Buckingham Shum
Sylvia Currie

Cohere >>> make the connection - 0 views

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    "Cohere is a visual tool to create, connect and share Ideas. Back them up with websites. Support or challenge them. Embed them to spread virally. Discover who - literally - connects with your thinking." From Feb 18, 2011 web conference with Simon Buckingham Shum
Sylvia Currie

Learning Analytics: Notes on the Future - 2 views

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    Slides from Feb 18, 2011 web conference Learning Analytics: Notes on the Future Simon Buckingham Shum, Knowledge Media Institute Open University UK
Sylvia Currie

VizThink | All you need to know about Visual Thinking - 0 views

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    "VizThink is a global community for visual thinkers and communicators who like to get beyond words and believe that visuals can be an effective tool whether you're just trying to work through your ideas or working to get your message across as simply as possible." Shared by Adam Weisblatt during Feb 18, 2011 web conference with Simon Buckingham Shum
Sylvia Currie

Knowledge Cartography - 1 views

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    Knowledge Cartography: Software Tools and Mapping Techniques. (Eds.) Okada, A., Buckingham Shum, S. and Sherborne, T. Springer: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series. ISBN: 978-1-84800-148-0"
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