4th week in #LAK11

6 02 2011

That’s another reason why starting with goals and a predefined strategy for data analysis matters. It is important to ensure that the numbers that you see really are what you think they are.  Marielle Lange


Participation  in forums for Week 4: http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=8726

Playinging with a few analytics tools:
– Gephi: http://gephi.org/ Download dataset: http://wiki.gephi.org/index.php/Datasets
– OECD Factbook: http://stats.oecd.org/oecdfactbook/
– Gapminder http://www.gapminder.org/downloads/
If you’re using VUE or CMAP to develop your concept map, add new concepts from this week and detail connections to previous concepts.
Playing around with a few of these tools:
ManyEyes: http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/
Darwin Awareness Engine: http://www.darwineco.com/
George Siemens (I found Hilary Mason and Werner Vogels talks very interesting).gave a broad overview of data and data science (not specifically focused on the education sector), from the Strata conference, which has made several short (10-20 minutes) keynotes talks available:

Strata Conference Videos


LAK11 Wiki


Sarah Havard:

Map of Science home: http://scimaps.org/
(Try the BROWSE MAPS and have fun getting lost in amazing analytics visualizations toward semantic webbing, seems to me.) And also, http://www.visualizing.org/
Scroll down and enjoy another “forest” of visualization adventures! Take your pick!!

…and so then, as seems to happen sometimes — all at once new patterns emerge all over the place once you have the right glasses on, I discovered Linked In’s new visualizing your network tool, have you seen it and/or tried it? I think this wil take you there… inmaps.linkedinlabs.com

My friend Nicola:


Thread of the week


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