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Learning Analytics 2012 Daily Newsletter

February 27, 2012

Week 6: Tools and Techniques

Week 6 info has now been posted: http://lak12.wikispaces.com/Week6_Tools_Techniques. Please note TWO guest presentations this week - Wed and Thur.

Facilitator Posts

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Participants' Blog Posts

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Week 5 – Activities, Thoughts and Questions
Christine Walti, cw-#lak12
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Excel Cloud Data Analytics – Microsoft Research
davidjbean, Dave's eLearning Blog
Excel Cloud Data Analytics is a Microsoft Excel add-in that enables users to execute a variety of data-centric tasks on Windows Azure through a custom Ribbon in Excel. This add-in can be used to connect to data stored in the … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:02:05 +0000 [Comment]

Thanks to consumerization, it's IPO season in analytics
Bianka Hajdu, Marcadores de Cartograf: bianka
Tableau has invested heavily in a product that understands users' data and can guide them to the best ways to analyze and visualize it - all while cloaking analytical functions behind a drag-and-drop interface. Right down to the psychological rules and Edward Tufte presentation principles built into the product, he said, it's all about creating the most-intuitive-and-yet-amazing product possible, an iPhone in a world of legacy brick [Link] Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:57:40 +0000 [Comment]

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Diigo Posts

Contributions to the LAK 12 Diigo Group.

Twitter Posts

If you use the LAK12 tag on Twitter, your Twitter posts will be collected and listed here (note that harvesting only started Friday morning).

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @criticallearner: Good article on dealing with the human side of analytics http://t.co/u1ZfUivs (what gave Kirk the edge over Spock) #LAK12 #lrnchat 2012-02-26T17:31:48Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: A light, and fun, yet insightful look at analytics and big data http://t.co/nbygXjQB >My personal favorite TEDTalk #LAK12 #lrnchat 2012-02-26T04:27:21Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: is #pedantic_web, #semantic_web for dummies? #lak12 2012-02-26T09:45:49Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: From #Data to Knowledge: #MachineLearning with Real-time & Streaming Applications http://t.co/bm332V3u #change11 #lak12 #conference 2012-02-26T06:52:21Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @james_ulcc: Academic Analytics and the Completion Agenda (#LAK12) http://t.co/kQUfmQX6 2012-02-25T22:06:05Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Academic Analytics and the Completion Agenda (#LAK12) http://t.co/kQUfmQX6 2012-02-25T16:52:01Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Hope it is not a new bubble, but sounds really interesting. #lak12 #BigData http://t.co/40IktFqi+ 2012-02-25T09:53:10Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: @nickdinardo33 I agree w/@cgreen. Open license *allows* for improvement. Learning analytics tells you *what* needs to be improved #lak12 2012-02-24T22:51:30Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: 20120221 ethics lak_mooc http://t.co/auGlLMx8 #LAK12 2012-02-25T08:14:04Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: lak12 - Week5_Privacy_Ethics http://t.co/ErV2jxlF via @addthis #ukrel11 2012-02-24T07:46:00Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Profiling risky clients #LAK12 http://t.co/IoVFkvbk 2012-02-23T21:33:42Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Three generations of distance learning, comparing connectivist courses like #lak12 to cog-behaviorist courses http://t.co/orvhJHtK 2012-02-24T16:44:01Z

@gsiemens (George Siemens) tweeted: RT @LAKconf: #LAK12 #LearningAnalytics conference: early bird registration extension to Feb 29 - hurry hurry! :-) http://t.co/J9w0jDrn 2012-02-24T16:38:46Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @sbskmi: #LAK12 Wkshp Feb 26 deadline: Connecting Levels and Methods of Analysis in Networked Learning Communities http://t.co/WtkO9XFh 2012-02-24T11:32:14Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: LAK12 Clay Shirky in Web 3.0 video: "does the world make sense? or do we make sense of the world?" dLr6 2012-02-24T11:22:35Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @ErikDuval: Relevant for #lak12 discussion this week: Everyone’s Trying to Track What You Do on the Web: Here’s How to Stop Them http://t.co/lmHjWGLw 2012-02-24T20:22:07Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: RT @LAKconf: #LAK12 #LearningAnalytics conference: early bird registration extension to Feb 29 - hurry hurry! :-) http://t.co/J9w0jDrn 2012-02-24T17:58:33Z