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Christine Walti

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, cw-#lak12, Mar 06, 2012
Week 6 Another worthwhile TED Talk that applies to our topic from Kahn Academy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gM95HHI4gLk Again, I had trouble with the recordings from this weeks webinars - that is frustrating... Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:32:00 +0000 [Comment]

Week 5 – Activities, Thoughts and Questions
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 27, 2012
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Week 5 Materials
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 21, 2012
cw-#lak12 Is it just me or are there no materials so far for week 5? Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:14:00 +0000 [Comment]

Week 4 Activities
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 17, 2012
cw-#lak12 I've enjoyed the week so far. The first two readings on the semantic web were too techy for me and I have yet to read the reamining ones. However, as I was watching Tim Berners-Lee TED talk I had made a note of his comment regarding the stats presentation by Hans Rosling. I watched it and wanted to share with everyone that it really is - in more ways thatn one - a fascinating presentation. If you have a little extra time it is totally worth watching > http:/... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:04:00 +0000 [Comment]

Week 3 Readings
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 15, 2012
cw-#lak12 This has been my favorite week to date. I enjoyed the reading and the various clips. I definately have a better understanding of 'big data' and can image what a data scientist would do and/or needs to know. There were some additional resources that I made note of: Stephan Wolfram, NKI's Quality Barometers, First Monday and Gartner. I learned that behaviors are good predictors and like the Purdue example --- (yes, Signals) -- really brought it home ... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:37:00 +0000 [Comment]

Week One Presentation
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 15, 2012
I enjoyed the first presentation (I had to watch the recording since I could not attend live. I thought it very valuable to have someone discuss analytics in a completely different area. I especially iliked the many graphics and images as forms of data. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:12:00 +0000 [Comment]

Got some motivation today
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 15, 2012
#lak12 I've been working on setting everything up and haven't yet had time to devote to the readings. Learned today that a work colleague has joined as well - this should be a motivator. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:40:00 +0000 [Comment]


Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 15, 2012
Starting with lak12 setup today. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:22:00 +0000 [Comment]

Week 2 Readings
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 15, 2012
cw-#lak12 I was glad to learn about the distincition between learning analytics (learners and their contexts) and academic analytics (business focus on the institutional, regional and international level). This helps to understand where and how analytics can be transformative. The Educause article by Campbell and Oblinger was informative with respect to the depth and breadth of academic analytics and who the players and stakeholders are as well as describing the data, how it is gatehered ... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:13:00 +0000 [Comment]

During Week 2
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 15, 2012
cw-#lak12 I'm not sure why my blog isn't showing up on the lak-12 Daily Newsletter, but that is another thing. I attended the live session on Tuesday and feel that the technology got in the way of making the session (and no doubt the recording) a less than effective learning moment. Serendipitously, I had another opportunity to listen to Wally Boston, President and CEU at APUS who presented on how his institution uses learning analytics and some of the tools they employ. A very ... Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:22:00 +0000 [Comment]

Week One Readings
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12, Feb 15, 2012
I had some time over the weekend to devote to the readings. The McKinsey Report was a great overview of big data and what it all can mean and what needs to be considered. I found the ECAR findings interesting and enjoyed seeing an alignment to educational institutions. I was particularly interested in the finding that institutions were least successful in reducing 'shadow systems', but that those that use reporting dashboards did have greater success. It may be(... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:59:00 +0000 [Comment]


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