Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

MOOC is Data. The second allows us to think of data – and hence, of our record of that knowledge – as distributed, as being copied and shared and circulated as and when needed around the world. xAPI is able to pull data from the physical world (sensors etc.),

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#SOCRMx Week 5: Data Analysis

Jenny Connected

In this second half of the Introduction to Social Research Methods course the focus shifts from data generation and research methods to data analysis. One paper took a qualitative approach to data generation and the other a quantitative approach. Handbook of data analysis (pp.

2017 130

HR and #BigData – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research for Recruitment

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

HR and Big Data – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research. Microsoft said they bought LinkedIn for the data – such an interesting video on how LinkedIn intends to use the information we provide. Data/profile on every member of the global workforce (3 billion).

2018 136

Staff Persona Avatars: Social Media, Big Data and Employer Branding

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Would you use big data tools that analyse social media to identify your perfect job and ditch unsuitale jobs? Should organisations use big data tools to analyse social media to identify perfect candidates and ditch less than ideal ones? Big Data and Social media and Recruitment.

2018 157

Data Breaches

Michael Sampson - Currents

We are at a time in history when data breaches are becoming more prevalent and more frequent. Uber has been in the news this week for hiding knowledge of a data breach of 57 million customers for over a year (the rotters; if only the fines in GDPR were based on market value not annual revenue), and of course the 500 million odd user Yahoo breach (added to the earlier one billion user data breach). Someone will have access to personally identifiable data on you.

2017 89

Data Breaches – It’s Not Just Hackers

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection regulations around the world, data breaches are a topic of concern. In all cases, the regulators do not want data breaches to happen (because it goes against the data protection mandate), and generally speaking, there is a requirement to notify a given authority when a data breach is detected. Data Protection

2018 98

Schmoozing with Portland Data Scientists

Learning Alliances

And the several other data science MeetUps have similar topic profiles. But when people ask to join the Portland Data Science MeetUp , for example, they say they are seeking things like: Networking. Better sense of the Portland data science community.

Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. They are focussing on the DATA behind social media. Viva La Big Data. then provide that data to companies eg. SMH big data social media.

2016 204

Identifying Dark Data in non-OCR’d Images

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new European data protection legislation goes into effect next Friday. There are many aspects required in complying with GDPR, but one core tenet is knowing where you are storing personal data. A challenging data type in this respect is images that contain personal data but where the image has not been converted to readable text. Identification of personal data is important. Data Protection

2018 104

Dogged pursuit of data quality and use

Learning Alliances

Data Dogs notes – Jan 2, 2017 – Health data such as using a fitbit and syncing it with a phone. In between: Have a customer that generates lots of data: so much that paper doesn’t work anymore.

2017 130

Community questions and possibilities from a little data

Learning Alliances

Do we ever use all the data that’s out there (and that we generate every day) for the benefit of our communities? How could the data that we generate help our communities see themselves in new or more useful ways? All of that makes using data for a community more challenging.

2013 182

Accessing LinkedIn Profile Data in Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Ignite in late September, Microsoft announced an integration between LinkedIn profile data and Office 365 : After you connect your LinkedIn account to your Microsoft account, you’ll seamlessly discover more insights within the Profile Card in your Inbox, your calendar and contacts lists.

2017 116

Big Data Analysis Continues to Grow

Portals and KM

The use of Big Data continues to get headlines. At times its use is controversial but regardless, Big Data is here to stay. Here is some data, reported by eWeek , to support that claim. This applies to Big Data as well.

2013 214

Data Breach Alert In Mozilla Firefox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mozilla is looking at how it can alert users of a data breach when visiting a site that has been breached: Firefox operator Mozilla is looking at adding a feature into the browser that would alert users if their credentials have been involved in a data breach, by integrating with Troy Hunt’s breach database.

2017 109

Using Data Analytics on People for Better Decision Making

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chantrelle and Natalie from the Workplace Analytics practice at Microsoft share three ideas of how organisations are using people analytics (defined as “ the use of data about human behavior, relationships and traits to make business decisions “): 1.

2018 116

Green Chameleon » From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about From Data, with Love That most hallowed of mental models and glib explanations, the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy has taken a bit of a beating this week.

2010 189

Data is Made to be Shared

Portals and KM

As reported in Information Week, a survey, Fostering a Data-Driven Culture, by the Economist Intelligence Unit indicates that executives who feel their organizations handle data collection, analysis and sharing well are also more likely to feel that their companies outperform their industry peers.

2013 173

Open data movement afoot

Viv Mcwaters

At last year’s TED conference, Tim Berners Lee called for the an open data movement with the free sharing of raw data and all the benefits that would come from that. He shows how mashable maps are being produced from the raw data.

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Blog>> From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon

That most hallowed of mental models and glib explanations, the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy has taken a bit of a beating this week. Better to think that KNOWLEDGE is the way we create INFORMATION from DATA. We need data – and structure.

2010 189

Technology Stewardship for Portland Data Scientists

Digital Habitats

And the several other data science MeetUps have similar topic profiles. But when people ask to join the Portland Data Science MeetUp , for example, they say they are seeking things like: Networking. Better sense of the Portland data science community. Meet more people in the community, and learn what types of data work goes on in Portland. Meet colleagues and hear about their best practices, projects and approaches to solving problems in the data science space.

Goodbye, Corporate Data Silo; Hello Linked Data

Green Chameleon

Alas, the corporate data silo that we’ve all learned to love and cherish is slipping away. However, the enterprise, cross-enterprise, and cloud-based metadata and semantic data world taking its place means more than just lots of more data available to everyone. Paul Miller provides a summary of Kingsley Idehen’s comments at the recent Linked Data Planet conference in New York.

Data is beautiful (but not many learning professionals believe this)

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read the book '' Big learning data ''. I do like playing with data and always liked mathematics. Learning data is a new topic - quite big and still evolving. Data interpretation was one of the lowest scoring skills of learning professionals!

2014 164

City Data City Apps: Open Data and Transparency

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting how government transparency is getting contagious - local municipalities (New York, San Francisco) are mimicking what the federal government has been doing with its various open data and app store efforts.

Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The underlying data was provided by SurveyMonkey Intelligence: Microsoft’s core Office apps — Excel and Word — badly trailed their rivals from Google, Sheets and Docs, respectively. Yu had pulled data for Computerworld on U.S.

2016 127

Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The underlying data was provided by SurveyMonkey Intelligence: Microsoft’s core Office apps — Excel and Word — badly trailed their rivals from Google, Sheets and Docs, respectively. Yu had pulled data for Computerworld on U.S.

2016 127

Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

Governance in a Networked World

The title “Social Physics” in itself is notable as Pentland’s desire to a put a name to what he is doing, that is, identifying social interaction patterns from logged activity data. I might add here that Pentland does not rely solely on ‘mined data’ or what he calls ‘reality modeling’.

2014 158

Big Data and Large Systems Change: free webinar Thursday

Networking Action

Topic: Big Data and Large Systems Change. Date: Thursday, Oct. Time: 9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET Free, no registration required. Place: j/172922477 or audio +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting … Net Dev

2015 122

Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

The Bumble Bee

One of the most useful aspects of Microsoft Excel is its ability to quickly slice and dice customer data from live systems to identify important trends and behaviors which can inform strategy. It's a simple job then to graph the data using the excellent excel chart facilities.

2012 206

Data mining made easy with DMF

The Bumble Bee

Data Mining , a hi-tech buzzword for many years, is about excavating useful patterns which are hidden deep in your data to give you valuable insights you could not otherwise find. I was looking for a data mining tool in the same broad price bracket as Excel but which was also robust and did not require you to be a mathematics genius to use it.

2012 132

Fujitsu Lifebook Notebook - with Inbuilt Data Projector

Michael Sampson - Currents

Fujitsu announced the forthcoming release of a data projector "bay" for the Lifebook P771 and S761 notebooks, for on-the-go presentations: " Fujitsu today unveils the latest ‘must-have’ device for the business professional: the world’s first projector built in to a modular notebook bay.

2011 159

The Need for Smarts as Well as Data

Portals and KM

Rich Beatty published a nice article, Data Guides, But the Gut Decides , on how CMOs need to balance art and science in their decision making. The corresponding rise of big data has got a lot of senior executives excited about getting access to what their customers are saying.

2013 169

How Data Drives Effective Decision Making

Portals and KM

The New York Times ran a story, When There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Information , by Steve Lohr, that covered some of the value of using data to help with business decisions. They found that those that adopted “data-driven decision making” achieved productivity rates 5 to 6 percent higher than could be explained by other factors, including how much the companies invested in technology. The best business is in helping customers analyze and manage all that data.”.

2011 141

State of Customer Data Integration in 2012

Portals and KM

In February 2012, Scribe Software surveyed 300 business leaders and channel partners to uncover opportunities and challenges associated with customer data integration. “ The State of Customer Data Integration in 2012” report contains input from C-level executives, business analysts and IT engineers, and systems integrators and consultants who design and implement data integration for their enterprise clients.

2012 122

SAP Big Data Startup of the Year” Award to TWeather

Portals and KM

This time Tweathe r received “SAP Big Data Startup of the Year” awar d. I have written about Darwin and Big Data here. see Big Data Makes the Big Time and Opens Up New Areas of Potential Understanding and “Big Data” vs. “Big Content” Complementary Sides of Information Overload.

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Data visualisation - which diagram should I use?

The Bumble Bee

Here is an excellent web link plus two great books which address the question which diagram or chart should I use to effectively present information visually. With at least 40 types of diagram and new ones being added daily this is a very hot topic! Think Differently

2012 131

Visualizing Data - Health and Wealth - An Excellent Example

Michael Sampson - Currents

Professor Hans Rosling brings data to life through a very impressive visualization. He show data on health and wealth of 200 countries over 200 years, in 4 minutes. As he said, this required plotting 120,000 data points - and what they do really brings it to life.

2010 170

A Look At Twitter, Big Data, And Analytics

Collaborative Thinking

Big Data at Twitter, Chirp 2010. Big Data at Twitter, Chirp 2010. Worth scanning. NoSQL at Twitter (NoSQL EU 2010). NoSQL at Twitter (NoSQL EU 2010). Spatial Analytics, Where 2.0 Spatial Analytics, Where 2.0

Exploratory Data Analysis

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

I've used exploratory data analysis (EDA) in my work and in my thinking about situations ever since discovering it years ago. A year or two ago, I discovered John Behrens' Principles and Procedures of Exploratory Data Analysis , which seems to contain principles and some of the common procedures. statistics data decision making continuous process improvement

2012 39

Gartner Reports that Big Data Challenges Go Beyond Managing Large Volumes of Data

Portals and KM

Big Data is certainly a hot topic. I went to a session on Big Data Analytics for Social Media at the recent Enterprise 2.0 The article begins buy noting that many IT leaders are managing "big data" challenges by focusing on the high volumes of information and properly covering the many other dimensions of information management. Big data is a “term used to acknowledge the exponential growth, availability and use of information in the data-rich landscape of tomorrow.”

2011 126

Plot the data!

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

I've heard the injunction " Plot the data " for decades. Plotting the data is important throughout statistical analyses, from initial looks to surmise what model might fit the data to looking at residual plots to check the model or see what might be a good next step. I also understand the utility of tables of data, at least in the right circumstances. Now there's a bit of research that may help in the decision whether to use a graph or a table for displaying data.

Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission


Data is the new black. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. One effective way to transform your data from an afterthought into a powerful communications product is through visualizations that help tell your story.

More Exploratory Data Analysis

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

To get a better explanation of what that means, see Andrew Gelman's A Bayesian Formulation of Exploratory Data Analysis and Goodness-of-fit Testing.I'd statistics data system dynamics simulation mathematicsI missed two items in my last posting on EDA. First, there's another tool I use: J. Over time, I seem to oscillate between R and J. J, at least when I don't let myself get rusty in expressing ideas in J, is a powerful and concise way of thinking.

2012 39

New data on neighbourliness


But the survey had a whopping 25,340 respondents and a ten-point scale for each question, so there could be some interesting work to be done on the relations between some of the measures, if the data can be made available.

2012 64