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February 9, 2012

Facilitator Posts

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Examples of LA at #LAK12
Jeroen Donkers, Jeroen's Course blog Learning Analytics #LAK12
The examples that were introduced this week are very inspiring - not only the actual application, but also the general approach and concerns. I would advice everybody to watch the whole conversation between George Simons and Vernon Smith at Educause 2011, not only the part by Vernon. George gives some very good concerns at the end of his talk. Just to mention one: "Analytics must be rooted in learning sciences".I liked the Rio Pace example very much because they were able to create .... [Link] Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:48:00 +0000 [Comment]

#LAK12 UMBC MyActivity vs. Purdue Signals: BEATDOWN
Nancy, Libraries and Analytics
How do the UMBC and Purdue systems compare? I watched the video demo of University of Maryland Baltimore County's CheckMyActivity analytics tool and compared it to John Campbell's presentation on Purdue's Signals, as well as Kimberly Arnold's EDUCAUSE piece on Signals. Intuitiveness: SIGNALS. The use of color instantly symbolizes student grade status. The traffic light symbol is easy to understand and a powerful message and is really the genius of this system. The UMBC .... [Link] Wed, 08 Feb 2012 02:49:00 +0000 [Comment]

Mavuno – A Hadoop-Based Text Mining Toolkit
davidjbean, Dave's eLearning Blog
Mavuno is an open source, modular, scalable text mining toolkit built upon Hadoop. It supports basic natural language processing tasks (e.g., part of speech tagging, chunking, parsing, named entity recognition), is capable of large-scale distributional similarity computations (e.g., synonym, paraphrase, … Continue reading → [Link] Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:34:24 +0000 [Comment]

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Comments

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Diigo Posts

Contributions to the LAK 12 Diigo Group.

U-Sem - Augmented User Modeling
Diijo, Best content in LAK2012 | Diigo - Groups

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Tags: user-modeling, profiling, social, behavior, data, personalization, tools

by: Thieme Hennis

[Link] Wed, 08 Feb 2012 16:24:28 -0000 [Comment]

Twitter Posts

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@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @shaned07: #lak12 conference, vancouver early bird registration closes soon http://t.co/grnDlghL 2012-02-09T07:07:46Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Back to behaviorism? #LAK12 - › “… The students’ feelings and attitudes, which are hugely important to the... http://t.co/cer9A7bY 2012-02-08T16:20:51Z