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Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

With respect to the analysis of the networked interactions, it's not clear to me that we should even be doing this, at least, not in the sense suggested by the question. My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?"

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

I fail to understand why this is big news, since US intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis (SNA) for domestic purposes since the 1990s, and likely even before that. There is a big hubbub today over a New York Times article N.S.A.

Power analysis of a typical psychology experiment

Mind Hacks

Since it is a common test, I’ve been doing a power analysis for a two-sample (two-sided) t-test, for small, medium and large effects (as conventionally defined ). You really should prefer within-sample analysis, whenever possible (power analysis of this left as an exercise).

The celebrity analysis that killed celebrity analysis

Mind Hacks

Most ‘psy’ professionals are banned by their codes of conduct from conducting ‘celebrity analysis’ and commenting on the mental state of specific individuals in the media.

Using social network analysis to uncover authority and centrality

Ross Dawson

I have applied the tools and approaches of network analysis to a wide variety of domains, including organizational analysis , industry analysis , client relationship analysis , influence networks , sales and innovation networks , high-performance personal networks , and far more. However network analysis is an invaluable complement to that work, applying it as a tool to help improve performance. Read the article for full details on the analysis.

Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

The post Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark Quinn

A technique for doing that is Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA). If you’ve got performances that absolutely have to be right, you’ll want to do the analysis ala CTA, and use it to decide what really needs to be in training, checklists , etc. While I argue strongly for stepping away more frequently from formally structured learning, not least because we overuse it, there are times when it is crucial.

DARPA offers $42 million for ‘revolutionary’ research on social media analysis

Ross Dawson

Among the tools the successful seeker of government funding might choose to employ: linguistic cues, patterns of information flow, topic trend analysis, sentiment detection and opinion mining. I have been following how intelligence agencies have been using network analysis from the mid-1990s, including writing an article on the topic in The Bulletin in July 1997, and in 2005 I wrote about Social networks, intelligence, and homeland security , covering some of the players in the space.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Even more importantly, what motivates them. So, was delighted when Darren Barefoot asked if he share a guest post about how to do audience analysis. Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for NGOS by Darren Barefoot. But not all kinds of audience analysis are evil.

[berkman] Culturomics: Quantitatve analysis of culture using millions of digitized books

David Weinberger

Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel (both of Harvard, currently visiting faculty at Google) are giving a Berkman lunchtime talk about “ culturomics “: the quantitative analysis of culture, in this case using the Google Books corpus of text.

From character analysis to orgasm batteries

Mind Hacks

Slate has a brilliant article on one of the most troubled and yet fascinating people in the history of psychology – William Reich – inventor of the orgasmotron.

Twitter network analysis of events - what's possible?

Ross Dawson

Among other interesting entrepreneurial activities Daniel is playing with a new venture that does analysis of Twitter activity around events. There are many, many ways that effective Twitter analysis could be highly valuable for events.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Why customer service can't.

Martijn Linssen

a simple SWOT analysis Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Beth Kanter

The organization is still relevant but no longer the only unit of analysis. Click Through To Twitter Summary of Plenary. Guest post from Barbara Kibbe. The new reality of organizations as parts of networks requires another lens and different perspective.

Wisconsin Elections Analysis

Nine Shift

August 9, night of the local recall. We lose big. GOP spends $30 million on just one rural senate district race. Yet the energy and spirit at the "losing" headquarters is so positive, you get the sense we won. August 10, day after the recalls of Republicans. Major depression.

Wisconsin Recall Analysis

Nine Shift

Too early for a rationale analysis of the Wisconsin recall, but here's initial thoughts. Wisconsin the big loser, as the state continues its downward economic path. The brain drain will continue to cost the state its best young talent. -No No clear impact on other elections. Tea Party still strong. Unclear whether the loss is a victory or long term loss for the Tea Party. Unclear about the future fight left, and next strategy, for the advocates of the 21st Century.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Advertising - paying for our.

Martijn Linssen

a simple SWOT analysis Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 28 January 2011 Advertising - paying for our free(mium) world for how long?

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: It's a mobile revolution.

Martijn Linssen

a simple SWOT analysis Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

Wisconsin Protests: Election Analysis

Nine Shift

Just my personal analysis of yesterday's election non-results. In case you have not heard, as of this writing the Supreme Court race too close to call. Recounts likely. TOO BAD. I thought Kloppenburg would win, and win by a good margin. MORAL VICTORY. On the other hand, changing the minds of thousands of Wisconsin voters in just three months, a positive sign about the ongoing fight. GOOD NEWS. We were outspent by big rich guys by over one million dollars.

Wisconsin Protests: Latest Analysis

Nine Shift

The Wisconsin protests are a wonderful symbolic as well as real battle between the last century and this century. The battle is more than union versus anti-union. It is high school graduates (most Wisconsin people) versus college graduates (60% of state workers). It is cars versus trains. It is, most of all, Gen Y versus old people- Baby Boomers. Here's some of my pictures from the big rally that made national and international news. Click on them to enlarge them

Analysis of a folksonomic protest

David Weinberger

Eugenio Tisselli Vélez has posted an analysis of a tag used in Germany to protest a restriction Flickr placed on photos tagged as unsafe. Among its conclusions: The analysis of the data shows that protestors most likely disseminated the use of strategic tagging among their contacts, rather than within a particular specific-interest group.

Harold Jarche » Workplace Performance Analysis Job Aid

Harold Jarche

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: InMaps - a priceless gem

Martijn Linssen

a simple SWOT analysis Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 28 January 2011 InMaps - a priceless gem LinkedIn released InMaps this week , a very nice visualisation method that divides your linkedIn network in companies, networks, groups, etcetera.

Harold Jarche » Analysis for Informal Learning

Harold Jarche

Pew Research Center: great surveys, clueless analysis

Nine Shift

Unfortunately, the Pew folks are fairly clueless about the analysis of their own great surveys. In yesterday's blog entry, we talked about a great new study on the Generation Gap as reported by the Pew Research Center. For example, with regard to the Generation Gap survey results, Paul Taylor, director of the demographic trends project, said that the "generation gap in 2009 seems to be more tepid in nature than it was in the 1960s, when younger people built a defiant counterculture."

5 characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work

Jane Hart

From the results of the Learning in the Workplace survey and my analysis of how smart workers use social media to work and learn today, 5 key characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work have emerged.â?¦

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready

Jane Hart

I’ve also done a full analysis of this year’s list, and produced a Best of Breed categorised list, but here are some of the highlights from this year’s list The list was compiled […].

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Apple subscriptions vs Google One Pass subscriptions – comparison and analysis for publishers

Ross Dawson

Discussion and analysis. I will update that analysis soon. The lovely pace of change in the media world isn’t slowing down any…. One day after Apple launched its long-expected subscription service, Google announced its One Pass content payment system. Here is a quick comparison.

Harold Jarche » Value Network Analysis Resources

Harold Jarche

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

June 4, 2009 From E-Learning to Social Learning , June 10, 2009 Investigating the Application of Social Software to Support Networked Learning , June 4, 2009 Top Keywords Social Learning (34) Social Network Analysis (4) Collaboration (43) Mobile Learning (18) Performance (46) Learning Management System (11) eLearning Technology. eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Here it is: The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

Jane Hart

For a fuller analyis, visit Analysis 2013 Twitter retains its no 1 position for [.]. The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 list (released today, 30 September 2013) was compiled from the votes of over 500 learning professionals (from education and workplace learning) from 48 countries. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s list. Top Tools 2013

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Supporting continuous learning and performance improvement – a vital new area of work

Jane Hart

In my previous post I showed that an analysis of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work suggests that L&D departments should consider working more closely with people managers to support the continuous development and performance improvement of their people – both in teams and individually.â?¦

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Learning in the Workplace Survey 2015

Jane Hart

Once you submit your own data, you will be able to view the results submitted from over 3,000 people worldwide – plus an analysis of what this means for L&D practices. This is our 4th Annual Learning in the Workplace Survey. The survey asks you to rate 10 different ways you learn at work.

Visualization for Understanding

Harold Jarche

The visualization of social network analysis (SNA) can give us significant new perspectives, not available from looking at a series of data points. I once used value network analysis to help a company’s research steering group see their internal community of practice in a new light.

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Mapping quality with VNA

Harold Jarche

With Value Network Analysis, one looks at tangible and intangible asset transfers. This is a limitation of performance analysis as it often misses the social aspect of organizations.

Rahaf Harfoush #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

For instance she made the case for context-sensitive performance support, social network analysis, and a learning culture. Rahaf Haroush opened the second day of the 2017 ATD TechKnowledge conference. She made clear some important points about the potential for technology.

Take the Learning in the Workplace 2013 survey; the results might surprise you

Jane Hart

I’ve opened it up again this year – and once you submit your own choices, you will be able to view the results submitted so far, plus an analysis of what this means for L&D practices Here’s the link to the surveyâ?¦

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications.

How to make money from crowdsourcing: A framework for Crowd Business Models

Ross Dawson

I think one of the most valuable aspects of our newly-launched book Getting Results From Crowds is the analysis of Crowd Business Models.

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