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Mathieu Plourde

Scientists weighed all life on Earth. It's mind-boggling. - 0 views

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    "If everyone on the planet were to step on one side of a giant balance scale, and all the bacteria on Earth were to be placed on the other side, we'd shoot violently upward. That's because all the bacteria on Earth combined are about 1,166 times more massive than all the humans."
Mathieu Plourde

We Need a Better Way to Visualize People's Skills - 1 views

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    "How can companies get a better idea of which skills employees and job candidates have? While university degrees and grades have done that job for a long time, they've done it imperfectly. In today's rapidly evolving knowledge economy, badges, nanodegrees, and certificates have aimed to bridge the gap - but also leave a lot to be desired. While HR departments are eager for better "people analytics," that concept is still fuzzy. And simply collecting data is not enough - to be used, data has to be presented usefully."
Mathieu Plourde

Trello - 0 views

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    "Drop the lengthy email threads, out-of-date spreadsheets, no-longer-so-sticky notes, and clunky software for managing your projects. Trello lets you see everything about your project in a single glance. "
Mathieu Plourde

Manuel Lima: A visual history of human knowledge | TED Talk | TED.com - 0 views

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    "How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected network. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data - from languages to dynasties - using trees and networks of information. It's a fascinating history of visualizations, and a look into humanity's urge to map what we know."
Mathieu Plourde

LISTedTECH - 0 views

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    This is a great resource! I will have to figure out their data sources for the most popular systems as shown on the map...
Mathieu Plourde

Drawing in UX for dummies - 0 views

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    "Did you ever wanted to learn how to draw? Me to! But probably there's only one problem - you can't draw... Don't worry. You can learn!"
Mathieu Plourde

Urban Observatory - 1 views

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    Richard Saul Wurman, Radical Media, and Esri bring you the Urban Observatory-a live museum with a data pulse. You'll have access to rich datasets for cities around the world that let you simultaneously view answers to the most important questions impacting today's global cities-and you. Compare and contrast visualized information for a greater understanding of life in the 21st century.
Mathieu Plourde

Map of OER Repositories - 0 views

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    "Recently Leo @leohavemann and I were discussing on how was the best way to encourage academics to use OER and share their materials, how can we make them see at the impact that sharing content can have and after reviewing some very interesting models of data visualisation, we decided that the best way was to generate a map with a which contains the list taken from the directory of repositories of OER and some new more."
Mathieu Plourde

Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality - 0 views

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    The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion.
Mathieu Plourde

Graphic Display of Student Learning Objectives - 3 views

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    A graphical display of this information might be helpful. Below is a graphic that depicts the student learning outcomes for a course I taught last year, a course for preservice teachers and the teaching of writing in K-12 schools.
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    This is right on target for what I am trying to pull together for my major project for my program. Mat, when you designed your Fall 13 course - did Canvas have advantages over SAKAI when it came to the mechanics of assessing your students' work?
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